Allow users to post without signing in (4 posts)

  1. scot279
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there a way to allow users to make posts without having to sign in to WordPress? Right now I currently have it set up to where users can login via social accounts to make the process easier, however, I feel most of my intended userbase will have difficulty navigating through the basic dashboard.

    The idea is that this will be an open "Journal" of sorts where any user can automatically type their entry into a post field. I have heard ways to make it as one big comment, but I want users to be able to comment on individual posts. Can anyone offer any advice on this?

    I have come across various themes and plugins that claim to achieve this but most are outdated. Any help would be appreciated.


  2. PinkishHue
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There's a lot of plugins but many are out of date or too buggy to use unfortunately. This one is simple and seems to work ok:


    But I need something with the ability to add custom fields. I have been using TDO Mini Forms but have experienced some major problems so I'm researching alternatives.

    Here's some more recommendations (but again they may be out of date):


  3. PinkishHue
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have decided to go with a hand made solution instead of relying on a plugin as before you know it they're out of date or no longer supported. Thankfully there's quite a lot of helpful info out there if you search for 'wordpress front end submission form' or similar.

    Here's some more info (and a copy of the code) on what I'm using:


    BUT so far I'm still working out how to implement different security features like the nonce: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Nonces

    and validating the data to make sure people actually fill in everything they need to. It's been tough getting it to this point but hopefully I can go the last mile and get these extra things worked out.

  4. scot279
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the info Pinkish, I'll definitely have to check this out.

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