Really Simple Guest Post Plugin for WordPress

September 2, 2013 by - Posted In: WordPress , WP Plugins

Really Simple Guest Post Plugin  will help you to generate a guest posting form in the simple and easiest way.

Looking for wordpress guest post plugin? Use Really Simple Guest Post Plugin and allow your visitors to submit posts without registration (as a guest author). Anyone will be able to submit post and it will be added automatically as pending post. After reviewing you will be decide which posts approved for publish and which are rejected. Submitted posts will be included with author name, email address, author url, post title, description and keyword tags. Use simple short-code [mag-simple-guest-post redirect="URL" author="username"] (URL= Put your selected page/post url to redirect after form submit. Author= confirm your selected author username) inside page or post content to show guest posting form.

All Features:

  • Really Simple Guest Post Plugin will create a form where your guests can submit their posts.
  • Posts will be directly saved into WordPress database and will show up in Admin Dashboard as pending post with given Title, Description, Category and Tags.
  • Moderator will be able to review and approve them as needed.
  • Authors Name, Author url and email will be added as custom field.
  • So simple and user friendly

Live Preview:

Note: Please read full description for better use.


1. Upload `` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.

2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress Dashboard.

Nice!!! Plugin upload and activation have been completed!!

More User Guide

Create a new page/post with the name “Really Simple Guest Post” or whatever you like best.

If you don’t want to use custom redirect url or author then use this shortcode [mag-simple-guest-post] into the page/post and publish it. It will publish post under admin and redirect will be to homepage.

If you think this plugin is really helpful for you then give a 5 star review to say thanks.

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About the Author :

Hi, I'm Ataul. Founder of Free Blogging Tricks, I have a passion for anything techy - whether it be web design, eCommerce, SEO or social media. WordPress is my favorite open source software of all time and I love writing about it! Find me on Google+ & Twitter.

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  1. Zahed Kamal says:

    Hehehe… Im first…. i want it for my blog! Need to use it before i ask any question! :)

    Thanks you, Ataul

  2. Everest says:

    I just tried your plugin and it worked great, i really love it, i first saw it in one of the blog i visited but i didn’t know it was your plugin God bless you and trust me you deserve the 5 star rating as requested.

  3. Santhosh says:

    works great thanks dude keep rocking

  4. cjt says:

    Hi there.
    Thanks for the plugin, it’s just what I needed!

    One question: how do we get the guest author’s name, e-mail and website on the panel? It appears on my own name only…

    Thanx in advance,

  5. Alok Srivastava says:

    Thanks for this plugin…but I still not able to get the Name, email and website of the person sharing the article. please help

  6. says:

    This plugin is very simple, I like this plugin, I think only one drawback of this plugin is no option category, keyword tags only option, if there is no option to create a category of authors may also want to confuse what category is given in the article sent, I hope this plugin will be updated adding the next category option in the capture of the category on the blog, this plugin is overall pretty good.

  7. Glu says:

    Hi, is it possible to add others fields to really-simple-guest-post plugin?
    If yes, how?


  8. Tara Dye says:


    When selecting the category for the net post it refreshes and sends to home page before article can be submitted. Am I doing something wrong?


  9. Neharika says:


    I have used this plugin in my website and I find it really nice. Just 1 problem which I am unable to resolve that whenever I select the category it redirects me to the page where the posts of that category are shown without submitting the post.

    If I am not clear with the explanation of the problem, you can see it at :

    Try submitting the post and you will get the problem what I am facing.

    Waiting for the solution


  10. Wayne S. says:

    This plugin looks very promising! However what would make it just about perfect is if it would work with a CAPTCHA plugin like SweetCAPTCHA.

  11. Mike Dodd says:

    I need more info as to where to input get_post_meta(). It currently makes no sense to me as to where to put that code. All the other parts of this works awesome. But no matter how I look at it, I cannot get the author info to show on the post.

    A better explanation on how to get that to show on the post would be awesome.


  12. Alice says:

    Hi!. I did everything as written in the instructions above but yet I don’t get any posts on my dashboard, at all. And, as Mike, I also don’t get it where to put that get_post_meta()

  13. John says:

    Is there a way to remove the tag field? I do not want guests to create new tags.

    • Ataul Ghani says:

      Yes, But you need to change tag code on plugin files. If you are not expert on this then you can take our team support with a little charge.

  14. steve says:

    Hi and thanks for the plugin. I uploaded and activated but do not see any sign of it on my front page? Not being a techie I would appreciate some help getting it up and running.

    • Ataul Ghani says:

      Hello Steve, Thanks for using my plugin. Actually after install you just need to input a simple short-code [mag-simple-guest-post redirect="URL" author="username"] in your desire page or post. Then form will be display on it. Please read full details to get more idea.

  15. JC says:

    Hi Ataul,

    This plugin is very useful indeed, I’ve installed it but want some modifications before I fully use it, How do you support such changes.,

    Very much interested on this plugin. Thanks.

  16. Darcy Voutt says:

    This is a very good light plugin and easy to make changes to. I’m doing a bit of hacking but one thing I can’t seem to get to work is the default category. I’ll explain my goal, instead of users choosing the category I want it to be pre-selected and they never have to see it in the form.

    1. I want to hide the category option (so I removed it from the ‘simple-guest-post.php’ form
    2. I changed the cat attribute in the array of the same file to a different number (from 1 to 3), as follows:

    function reallysimpleguestpost_shortcode( $atts ) {
    extract ( shortcode_atts (array(
    ‘cat’ => ’3′,
    ‘author’ => ’2′,
    ‘redirect’ => get_bloginfo(‘home’),
    ), $atts ) );

    Unfortunately this does not seem to select the category of which I have selected (I got the ID #3 from the URL after creating the category). But the changing of author 1 to 2 works just fine.

    Is there anything I’m missing?

    • Ataul Ghani says:

      Do you want to remove completely category option from there? Don’t need to show me codes just let me know shortly.

      • Darcy Voutt says:

        (1) Yes, I don’t want anyone to see category options at all.
        (2) I want all posts to publish to a specific category within the site.

        • Ataul Ghani says:

          I will give you a way to remove category option 1 but sorry for no 2 option.
          Remove following code from simple-guest-post.php file to hide category option from form.

          ‘. wp_dropdown_categories(‘show_option_none=Select a category…&tab_index=4&taxonomy=category&hide_empty=0&echo=0′) .’

          If you need anymore support then will not be allow on free support, you should take pro installation support. Thanks

  17. Scott says:

    Good stuff. Thank you.
    Getting a 404 error message whenever the article is submitted.
    Also, is there a way for images to be uploaded or the form edited?

    • Ataul Ghani says:

      I think it’s wrong on your theme so please can you check it with another theme then will be sure about this problem. Anyway, thanks for your comment.

  18. Kevin Unger says:

    very good plugin ! :D
    On my submitting Page I deleted the Tag, Email, Title and URL only Author and Description is left and I chanded that the post isn`t pending. The post is published instantly. In this Post there is only the content and not the author. How can I do it that the author is added in the post. You wrote something about using get_post_meta(),but I don´t know where I have to put this. Can you help me?
    ps. Sorry for my bad english. Im german ;D

    • Ataul Ghani says:

      Please read this post ( then you will be able to know how to use this function. Thank you!

      • Dianne Provenzano says:

        Thank you but I have no idea what you are talking about. I was referred to this post to answer my question about the posts not appearing in my dashboard (or anywhere) and the fact that the website goes to a blank page on your website when I hit “submit” the guest blog form. Does this Post Meta code instruction address that issue?

        • Ataul Ghani says:

          @Dianne, If you use this function then those option will show in your post view on live. It’s post meta which used as custom filed so it will be automatically published on your guest post custom field option. That’s it. If you need anymore help on setting up this then can take an consultant support to get more about it. Thanks!

          • Dianne Provenzano says:

            Thanks for the response. So the posts will automatically go live and not in the pending queue?

          • Ataul Ghani says:

            Yes, The posting system as pending post.

          • Dianne says:

            Thanks but I’m still confused because you answered both yes and no in one sentence. Again, will a guest post appear directly on the blog without the opportunity for approval? Yes or no please.

            And my original issue is that submit button does not work. When a sample post was done using the plugin and I hit “submit” I go to a blank page on Free Blogging And the post does not appear anywhere on the site live or pending.

            Is post meta implementation REQUIRED for full functionality of the plugin?

          • Ataul Ghani says:

            No, I think you have changed something on code. If you use plugin file from then it will not be wrong. No post meta implementation REQUIRED for full functionality of the plugin. Please download plugin again and try on your site. Thanks!

  19. Sanjin says:

    (1.) I wrote a comment before Kevin. After that is my comment waiting for approval and then did not show up. I guess it was deleted. Why? Because I asked when we can expect that the plugin works in responsive mode?
    I subscribe to the comments and regularly receive messages …
    (2.) I’m a few hours trying to figure out the function get_post_meta(). I went through the entire Internet about it. Ataul, would not it be easier to give a concrete answer and an example of how to do this?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Ataul Ghani says:

      @ Sanjin, I’m really sorry to know about your comment was removed or missing. This plugin will work as responsive mode. Most of the theme included get_post_meta option but most of the themes need to add this function manually. And I gave a post tips about how to get rid on get_post_meta. I can’t give anymore ways. If you don’t understand that then take support from a web designer or Theme designer. Thank You!

      • Sanjin says:

        Thanks Ataul! That would be helpful.
        But I have an idea for a simpler and more efficient solution. The first three fields (Your Name, Email Address, Website URL) should be removed. Instead, under the field “Description” can add another field (Think of it as the “Description” which consists of 2 parts) – “Author Bio.” Here guest poster enter name, email, url and something briefly about yourself. On the result page, this can be framed. This can be boxed or otherwise highlighted. There would be no more need for “get_post_meta”. Plugin will work by default on all WP Themes. And it would look really nice. In this way we get a really “Really Simple Guest Post Plugin”. Thanks in advance.
        Ataul, what do you think of this idea?

  20. Remi Badozi says:

    Hi Ataul and thanks for this really simple to use plugin! Just one question… is there any way you could add the option for authors to submit an image (and/or image url) for their posts?


  21. Sergi Jimenez says:

    Hello! The plugin is great but I have two problems:

    1) The entries made ​​by users are in Spanish with graphic accents and characters specific to the Latin Extended. When the message reaches the administrator these characters are not displayed correctly. Any tips?

    2) It is possible to force the user to only publish under a particular category?

    Many, thank you very much and good job!

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