How To Enable Guest post in WordPress
You will be glad to know that WordPress allows different user role for your blog. You might be interested in knowing how to enable guest post in your WordPress blog? It is very simple and easy. But before going in to the details let’s discuss what the benefits of enabling Guest Posts are.
What is a Guest Post? A guest post in wordpress blog is an article submitted by a guest generally called as a contributor. Contributors can submit their article for review, once the admin reviews the article they can approve or reject it.
Benefits of Guest post:
1. Generate more traffic to your blog
2. Build powerful links to your circle
3. Increases your brand awareness.
4. Attract potential customers/subscribers
5. Build a better contact with other bloggers
6. Gives a chance to find new business partners
7. It broaden your circle
8. Increases the number of article on your blog
Now let’s come to the main topic, how to enable guest post. There are two ways to enable guest post:
1. Enable Registration on Your blog
2. Create Guest User on Request
This option enables your visitors to register on your website. They can register and create guest posts which require approval from admin. Below are the steps to do so:
STEP1: Login to your blog with admin user.
STEP2: Go to Settings—>General, then select the check box against
Anyone can register, this will enable the registration on your
site and select Contributor from the drop down list against
the “New user default role”, this will make sure that people
who register will have a role of only contributor. Now save
the settings. They cannot do anything else other than posting
article for review. See the image below:
STEP3: Provide a link on your header menu for Register and Login
STEP4: That’s all, you are done. Now users can register and write
Create Guest User on Request:
You can disable the registration method on your website and provide guest user account on request basis. For doing so please follow the below steps:
STEP1: Login to your blog with your admin user.
STEP2: Go to Users—>Add new and fill out the form, remember to
select the check box against “Send password” and select
the Contributor from the drop down list against Role, this will
make sure that the user will have only contributor rights, a
guest user. Now click on “Add new user button”, the user
will be created and the details will be sent to the email id of the
STEP3: That’s all, you are done.
Note: For the second option you need to create a new page “Submit Guest Posts” and provide the details on that page. The content can be as below, but always you can write your own content:
“For writing guest posts please contact the email id [email protected] requesting for a guest account.”
That’s all. Good luck!!!!!!!!