If you are constantly looking for new, creative ways to boost your website, and you do not have much time or money to invest, user-generated, content plugin may suit your needs, perfectly.
User generated content plugins are default or external WordPress extensions with front-end features, allowing your site visitors to add their own posts to your pages. What that really means is that your visitors will turn to be active participants instead of passive spectators, and we all know how people love to be noticed….
You can get them involved in many different ways; commenting, asking questions, answering others, posting pictures, and most importantly, you get them to stay with you longer and most likely come back for more.
Another great advantage of the user generated content plugins is that you frequently gain new content for free. Your SEO gets to be improved, and you are gradually perceived as an authority blogger.
There are different types of user generated content plugins for WordPress, which are not involved with authorizing users to your admin, but leave them on the front-end. We have assembled some of the best ones for you to consider.
User Generated Content Plugins for WordPress
Front End Upload
- Enables users to upload files to the Media
- Notifies admin
- Easy to implement
- Numerous forms types
- Easy to embed
- Full customization options
- Limit entries, advanced fields, scheduled forms, pricing fields etc.
- User generated posts
User Submitted Posts
- Users’ posts submissions include title, category, tags, Images, content, url and author.
- Redirect users to anywhere
- Easy admin control over content and appearance
- Set submitted posts status: draft, publish or publish after X number of approved posts.
WP Client File Share
- Share files between admin and users
- Generates users’ private page to upload or download files
Quick Post Image Widget
- Quick image posting from sidebar or page
- Add tags, links, description, title
- Ability to select categories
- Set post status (2 user levels)
- Front-end login, registration and edit profile
- Customizable options
- Easy to create with the simple plugin shortcodes
- Pro plugin – additional styles, avatar uploads, custom redirects, e-mail confirmation etc.
Nmedia Users File Uploader Plugin
- Users upload files to admin
- Users may download, delete and customize files and massages
- Flash uploader
- Ajax based validation
- Pro features are available
Ninja Forms Plugin
- Customized field options
- Easy creation and integration
- Entry management
- Pro version – front end post submission, files uploads, multipart forms
FV Community News
- Allows visitors to upload posts
- Admin’s full control over the appearance and posts
- Custom post type, featured images and tags support
- 3 widgets to present posts, post forms and tag cloud
- Akismet spam protection
- Multi language support