Ask Jeff: Is The Submit A Post Link A Plugin?

askjeff80x80This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. This is where I’ll take a question someone within the WPTavern or WordPress community gives me and provide my thoughts/answer to. The question is:

Longtime listener of your podcast here. I noticed the “Submit a Post” feature now on WP-Tavern, and I was wondering: Is this a plugin? Anything I could use on my own site?

Answer:
You can read all about the post submission feature on WPTavern here but as it stands, the plugin I use was custom built by Michael Torbert who is the author of the All In One SEO Pack. The plugin contains functions and code that is specific to this site so releasing it to the general public would not be a good idea. However, you are one of many looking for a plugin that accomplishes what this one does so I imagine that if there is enough demand, Michael might recode the one on this site so that it can be redistributed or he’ll place a new version on the plugin repository. Until then, the only thing I can suggest is taking a look at the TDO Mini Forms plugin which enables you to create forms.

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  1. Speaking as the one who posed the question to Jeff, consider me one vote strongly in favor of releasing “guest post” as a plugin. Another thought: wouldn’t it be cool to build this kind of functionality into P2, so that users don’t necessarily have to be logged in to make
    a post using that theme? Would that work?

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  2. I use TDO Mini Forms. It works fairly well for taking guest submissions directly inside WP.

    I guess the classic alternative method is, “If you want to submit an article, email it to _____ .”

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  3. For contact form 7 to work, does the email address specified in the template have to be the same as the domain name the word press site is attached too?

    Thanks John

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