How To Enable Guest post in WordPress

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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.

 

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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

 

Enable Registration:

 

 

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:

 

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STEP3: Provide a link on your header menu for Register and Login

Register link:

http://YourSite/wp-login.php?action=register

 

Login Link:

http://YourSite/wp-login.php

 

STEP4: That’s all, you are done. Now users can register and write

guest posts.

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

user.

 

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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!!!!!!!!

Guru

+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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6 Responses

  1. Superb! I was looking for plugins and all sorts of complex things but this comes in as a breath of fresh air. Thanks for this easy tut!

  2. this is actually excellent post,cut and clear method to enable guest posts.But one question does these two methods have any security problem associated with it?Do let me know,i want it to use any one method for my site
    cheers 🙂

    • Hello Mohammad. Thanks for your comments. None of these methods have any security issues as long as the role is “Contributor”. Also make sure that WordPress installation is update and you are not using any plugins which are compromised. If you meet these criterion then safely you can enable any one of these methods. Best Of Luck.

  3. TheGift73 says:

    Nice article and easy to read.

    What happens though if I have Two-Step Verification set on my site? Will I have to disable this to allow Contributors to access the site to submit their articles?

  4. Generally it should work as normal but again it depends on what kind of 2 step verification you are using.

  5. Boom! That worked like a champ. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions. I just did a test run with another email of mine to see if it worked… it did.

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