7 Must Have Guest Blogging Plugins for WordPress Blogs

Do you own a WordPress blog and want to start guest blogging activities on it?

But don’t know how to go about it and searching for few guest blogging plugins which could make things easier for you? There are some incredible plugins useful for guest blogging available which will make all of tasks associated with guest posting quite easier which we are going to cover in this post.

Whether you know it or not, guest blogging is still one of the most effective ways to grow your audience and increase your backlinks and traffic. There are so many bloggers who are using it to grow their online revenue and email list. So if you are thinking to grow your online presence, make sure to harness the power of guest posting to boost your blog’s exposure.

Today I’m going to share list of 7 must have guest blogging plugins for WordPress users. These plugins will be really handy for you if you are introducing guest blogging opportunities on your blogs.

Before discussing in detail about these guest posting plugins, there are some basic facts related to guest blogging, I would like to discuss with you. Let’s talk about them first.

There’s a better and quick way to accept guest posts on WordPress 

First of all you need to make sure how you will be accepting guest posts i.e. via Form on your blog or through Email or through direct submission into your blog by their accounts. I used to get 40-50 guest blogging requests here on BloggersPassion.com every month.

So far I haven’t been accepting guest posts through a form on my blog. If you are interested in accepting guest posts through a form on your blog, below I’m going to share a guest blogging plugin which will allow your blog readers submit their guest post on your blog without any registration.

As far as I’m concerned, I used to review guest bloggers posts via Email and direct submit on my blog through their contributor accounts.

Accounts Creation Process for Guest Blogging

By default, people are not allowed to create any kind of account on your WordPress blogs. You need to activate it from your WordPress Admin Panel. When you click on Settings –> General option, will see a field membership, you need to select the Anyone can register checkbox available against it. And then decide the role for new users from New User Default Role drop down. New members can register as contributors, subscribers, editors, authors or administrators.

Subscribers: They can just manage their profiles. This role will be useful when you want to upgrade their accounts for guest post submission after going through their profile only.

Contributors: 
They can manage their profiles and can submit blog posts for review but don’t have permission to publish them. This will be handy when you want to allow your blog readers directly submit their posts for review.

Authors: 
They can manage their profiles, can submit their posts and even can publish them. This role will be very effective on multi Author WordPress blogs.

Editors: 
Editors can publish posts, pages and even can manage other people posts.

Administrators: 
They have access to all of administrative features in WordPress.

I hope you are now in better situation to decide the role that you would like to assign to new members. Here is a screenshot showing New Member registration and roles window in action on Bloggers passion blog:

New Member registration

7 Incredible Guest Blogging Plugins 

guest blogging plugins

Now let’s move ahead with the most effective guest blogging plugins topic for the day:

1. Peter’s Collaboration E-mails Plugin

This plugin will send automatic notification via email to guest bloggers about their guest posts status i.e. if it’s in pending state, scheduled state or approved. I

t will also notify them about the change in status of their guest posts like if their guest posts moved from pending status to scheduled or from pending to draft etc. You as blog owner will get notifications about new guest posts that are submitted and your own blog posts that are published.

After started using this plugin on BloggersPassion, things have become lot more smooth for me. Before using this plugin, I have to manually email guest bloggers about their guest post status like its publishing or scheduling date. Now I did not need to email them about any kind of notification related to their guest post status.

Also I also don’t need to go to my WordPress panel over and over to see if there are new guest posts waiting for my attention. With Peter’s Collaboration E-mails plugin, I get instant notification on my email address about a new guest post submission. Here is a screenshot showing the kind of notification I’m getting into my Email box new guest post submissions after started using Peter’s Collaboration E-mails plugin.

Guest Post Notification sent by Peter's Collaboration E-mails Plugin

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2. Sabre Plugin

What you will do if seeing lots of spam registrations are done on your blog in the recent times? Sabre plugin can help in solving this problem to great extent. Sabre plugin is basically a Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine.

It will save your blog from those people who use automatic programs or software’s etc for user registrations and post submissions. It comes with lots of features like allowing you to add simple or complex Captcha and math test etc. at user registration level.

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3. Peter’s Post Notes Plugin

This plugin works well in association with Peter’s Collaboration E-mails Plugin. With this plugin, you can add notes at edit post and edit page level for yourself and for others. This plugin can be useful in many circumstances. Suppose you are reviewing one of guest post on your blog, if you find anything that is missing in that post, you can add a note against that guest post for its guest blogger. These notes are sent along with the e-mails in the collaboration workflow.

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4. WordPress Guest Post Plugin

This plugin gives you the flexibility to accept, edit or publish guest posts on your blog using a Form hosted on your WordPress blog where guest bloggers will not need to create any type of account on your blog. Customized notifications about post submission and its approval can also be send onsite and via Email using this guest blogging plugin.

Here are few interesting features of this guest blogging plugin.

  • You can easily obtain guest posts without user registration
  • Your blog users can add their posts right from a form hosted on a page on your blog. No logging in your WordPress admin.
  • Effortlessly manage and edit post submissions
  • Customizable post submission notification on site and via email

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5. Capacity Manager Plugin

You can use this plugin to create and manage roles and responsibilities of users at different level on your blog. You must have noticed when you go on to submit your guest posts on certain blogs using their WordPress interface, some of them are giving contributor’s image uploading facility while others are not.

So they have customized the kind of roles and capabilities you as a contributor can manage. Using this plugin, you can easily set capabilities for users at subscriber, contributor, editor, author and administrator level. Here is a screenshot showing the kind of capabilities you can assign to your blog contributors. You can replicate the similar process for other user roles.

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6. User Submitted Posts

This is another easy to use guest blogging plugin that can help you easily manage all your guest post submissions. The best part about using this plugin is that your users can easily submit guest posts and images or multimedia stuff from the front-end of your site. How cool is that?

Here are few features of this plugin.

  • You can allow your website visitors to submit posts from anywhere on your site
  • Option to set submitted images as featured images and also have an option to use WP’s built-in rich text editor for post content
  • Your guest post submissions may include title, tags, category, author, url, post and images
  • Redirect user to anywhere or return to current page after successful post submission
  • This plugin also includes a set of template tags for displaying and customizing user-submitted posts

Click here to download this plugin for free

7. TT Guest Post Submit

This is another powerful guest posting plugin which makes it extremely easier to let others submit guest posts on your blog. They can also easily add images and multimedia without any hassle.

The best thing about this plugin is your user doesn’t have to log in or register to submit a guest post on your sites. Here are some of the great features of this plugin.

  • Captcha enabled which protects spams
  • Use shortcode to display the submission form anywhere
  • Email notification to admin email or any other email after successful post submission

Click here to download the plugin

Final thoughts about the top guest blogging plugins

So there you! Those are the top 7 plugins which are extremely useful for guest blogging. Whether you are already accepting guest posts or thinking to accept them on your blogs, consider using any one of them by carefully reading the features. You will definitely like them and don’t forget that all the plugins mentioned here are absolutely FREE.

I hope the above guest blogging plugins will help you in making the whole guest blogging process on your WordPress blog very smooth. Do you know about any other best guest blogging plugins which are highly useful for WordPress blogs, do share them in the comments.

48 Comments

  1. Good job with making this work easier for me, Anil. I was just thinking of adding the ability for people to publish guest posts on my blog, and you posted a list of must-have plugins just in time for me. Definitely having a look through all those plug-ins right away. 😀

  2. SNPlanet says:

    An interesting article. I always looked for a way to allow guest post on my blogs so I find your list very helpful..thank you Anil!

  3. Jean says:

    Good rundown of some essential WordPress plugins. The Top Commentator plugin is also very good and worth having on every blog to encourage participation by readers.

  4. Fabrizio says:

    Anil, these are indeed fine plugins, I use a form on my blog which I created via Google Docs, that way I don’t have to create lots of author accounts and I can approve and reject posts before posting them on. The Sabre plugin sounds interesting though I’ll have to give that a try, thanks again mate.

  5. Dean Saliba says:

    Thank you for this post, I was having a lot of trouble with spam registrations and the Sabre Plugin is hopefully just what I was looking for. 🙂

  6. Albert Paul says:

    Good list of plugins,Thanks a lot

  7. Denise Lopez says:

    Thanks a lot for this post. I was searching for some plugins to add to my blog to enable guest posting so these were really useful.

  8. Debarshi says:

    Nice plugins, can you tell me any plugin by which we can setup adsense share for guest bloggers, I will appreciate your help,
    thanks

  9. An interesting article. I always looked for a way to allow guest post on my blogs so I find your list very helpful..thank you Anil!

  10. My blog is new and I get plenty of spam registrations these days. I was searching for a plugin in order to stop such registrations. Adding WangGuard had helped. But herein, I found out about a better plugin and that’s Sabre.

  11. Rehmat says:

    Nice post Anil, I am thinking to switch my blog from Blogger to WordPress, but first, I need to search fully for available services to make my blog a perfect one for accept guest posts. You have shared some good plugins here.

  12. Cool post Anil. Thanks for the detailed guide which I need to enable for my blog. Specially your plugin descriptions are helpful for me.

  13. Foundinbooks says:

    Thanks, we’re already using MyBlogGuest and loving it!

  14. phppoet says:

    I have created a wordpress plugin which works as a complete solution for free and paid guest posting.

    with this plugin less famous blogs can pay to users for posting on their blog while famous blogs can earn money by inviting paid posting on blog.
    http://phppoet.com/wp-guest-posting-plugin-for-wordpress/

    regards

  15. mhb writer says:

    thanks for this, i guess i will stick with WordPress Guest Post Plugin, it is just the perfect plugin am searching for.

  16. mym says:

    Thank you for sharing, this i look for build my own guest posting web

  17. Ankur says:

    Hey, but i think guest blogging seriously affect seo of that blog because all backlinks are going out from that blog losing its importance from seo point of view.

  18. Ann Smarty says:

    That’s an awesome list of plugins! Thanks for including MyBlogGuest plugin!

  19. Thank you! I was totally lost and had no idea about the action=register function until I imitated yours. I ended up using that, combined with the SI Captcha plugin and the User Submitted Posts plugin. My only beef is that it requires the new user/guest poster to deal with two different pages to first register and then submit the post. I hope some developer out there is working on a plugin that combines it all so it’s more intuitive for the guest.

  20. Raman says:

    Great job Anil…But I want a Guest Posting Plugin having Author Bio Option in it.

  21. Sheena says:

    Hi Anil,

    Can you tell me how I can create a guest blogging form on my blog?

    Thanks

    • Gowtham says:

      You can simply install a contact-form plugin right from your WP dashboard. The default fields can be edited to accommodate your needs. Just look up “contact forms” in plugin search. And choose the best that suites your needs.

  22. Gowtham says:

    Stop on! Exactly what i wanted. Although I won’t be using all the 6 plugins mentioned above, I will surely be using both Peter’s plugins and anti-bot signup plugin. Highly appreciate you sharing the information.

  23. JB says:

    Hey Anil,

    Add this Guest Post Plugin for wordpress as well.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/best-guest-blog-poster/

    Thanks!

    JB

  24. Shruti says:

    Your suggested plugins are the things i needed a lot, i am tired of sending confirmation mails to my contributors, this will save my 50% time and tension.. Thanks Man

    Regard’s
    Shruti

  25. Rajesh says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing these useful plugins, Peter’s Collaboration E-mails seems really useful for me, will try this plugin. I’m also using Custom Author Byline plugin.

  26. Shilpa says:

    Ya… its a beautiful plugin. i will surely try guest blogging for my blog celebspolling. thanks for the information !!!!!

    Thanks

  27. Arup says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing about the awesome plugins.

  28. Amanda Matheny says:

    There is a plugin that someone should make. I do not know how to code or I would make it myself. There should be a plugin to transfer posts from site to site. For example, I could write a post using my WordPress on my site, craftyfrugalmom.com, and then transfer it into the drafts of another site I am guest posting on. The admin would just have to approve it and voila, it’s posted! No need to create contributor accounts if someone already has a WordPress site, no need to adapt to a different layout if someone has their settings very different from your own. Just write it from your own dashboard and send it to another. I wish someone would write this type of plugin. You could even limit it to say 3 or maybe as many as 5 posts a week onn a free version, then make it unlimited for a paid version that’s say, $20 or $30. Again if I had the technical skills to write this, I would, but if anyone sees this that does, feel free to use it. I’d personally grab this plugin myself if it existed.

  29. Onlinenepali says:

    Hey Anil !
    Thank you for your great list for guest bloggings plugins. I would like to choose one of them.

  30. Dealjust says:

    Anil ! Thank you for listing guest blogging plugins and i would like to choose WordPress Guest Post Plugin. I really appreciate for your contribution.

  31. Daniel says:

    Hi Guys, I now this post is a tad older, but you’re SEO is out of the roof for “Gues Posting” 🙂 … we made our own FREE plugin, as we were not satisfied with the current solutions. We’re further developing the plugin and would be crazy happy if any of you guys could give us any feedback on what you would need for the next version: http://wordpress.org/plugins/contributer

  32. These seven guest blogging plugins for word-press are the perfect ones. From when i start to use efficient plugins on my website; i have witnessed some great positive results. My advice for all of you is to must get the benefit of that article use it for your blogging improvement perspective.

  33. Teju says:

    Buddypress and bbpress are best plugins to create social networking blogging website.

  34. Thank you so much Anil for sharing these awesome guest blogging plugins.

  35. Thanks Anil for sharing this post. Actually i am new in blogging so this all plugin are new for me. I need to understand more about it and how to use it. Their are lots things that i need in blogging and bloggers like you can only help me. I always follow you to read your content.

    Waiting for your next post 🙂

  36. James Robertson says:

    Thanks Anil sharing awesome informative post. I have niche site and I planned to Guest blogging for my blog. I will use those plugins for my guest blogging process.

  37. Hi Anil,
    Thank you sharing such a nice blog & also for sharing the list of plugins for guest blogging. This blog was very meaningful & interesting blog.

  38. Kaushal Malkan says:

    The post was really helpful. I was unsure about how to tackle my comment section on my new site. This article helped a lot.

  39. Jumanji says:

    I am using WordPress Guest Post Plugin from a while and it gave me good posts by users….It is very easy to operate and is very much user friendly….

  40. Hi Anil, this is another golden post by your knowledge ocean. I learnt few new things however I am a regular visitor of your blog. Every time I read new post, it includes something new and attractive. I quickly bookmark your each post to take fresh ideas for my post.

  41. Pritam Obi says:

    Thanks for your suggestions. I never had an idea of getting Guest Post. One of my friends showed me his website and he was getting the guest post and sharing revenues from AdSense. I am interested to allow the guest to post their affiliate links instead of AdSense to monetize. Please advise if it good and how to allow.

  42. Rajat says:

    I am going to start Paid Guest Blogging on my site and I think User Submission Post plugin will work better according to my needs.

    I have a Question Too, Are Guest Posts Affects our blog’s SEO Negatively?

  43. Seomakers says:

    Thanks for these compilation of plugins. We have some really bad experiences with some frontend user plugin related to formatting and media uploading, will definitely try some of these. Could you also suggest some plugin to restrict the dashboard access for guest posting. Thanks.

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