You are a blogger or owner of an online magazine and want to allow other authors to contribute to your site in the form of guest articles?
Usually, there are a lot of steps involved from getting in contact with the author, deciding on the content and topic, reviewing the article, adding the article to your website, formatting, and editing, picture, and video embedding, and reviewing the article again (often from a master editor) to finally publish the article. This process can take weeks or months for some companies.
If you are a WordPress user this headache can be solved with an innovative plugin called BuddyForms which enables users (authors) to create and submit articles directly from your front end. As an admin, you can manage these articles in an efficient way now. The posts will be pending and for you to review before they go live. Also, BuddyForms is the only plugin on the market that is not removing a published article from the website for editing that may happen afterward. It just saves the old one and as soon the post is finished with editing it will automatically save the new version. That way it’s still readable for the page visitors.
In the settings you can control as well the management of posts for example sending out automated emails that go out if there is a post going live, pending, or published. That way you can communicate with your site users (the authors for example) without actually being present.
Also as a form builder plugin, it allows you to create customized forms with drag and drop and comes with ready-to-use templates. For developers and advanced levels, you can benefit from filters and fully customizable forms that enable you to do whatever you want.
It also comes with a lot of extensions for example integrating BuddyPress, WooCommerce, or if you want to order your posts in hierarchies.
It is a simple, powerful plugin that saves you a lot of time and money that you would otherwise spend on customer care.
You can download the plugin here.