USP Pro is the premium version of User Submitted Posts, the #1 WordPress plugin for user-generated content. It enables you to create unlimited forms and display them anywhere on your site.
USP Pro gives you fine-grained control to build the perfect front-end forms. Easily create submission forms, registration forms, contact forms, forums, and everything in between. Read testimonials »
User Submitted Posts
Ultimate Frontend Publishing
Create unlimited forms for post submissions, user registration, contact forms, forum topics, art-directed content, and more from the front-end of your site.
USP Pro ships with numerous form demos, shortcodes, quicktags, and custom fields to help you create and customize as many forms as required quickly and easily.
Custom Post Content
Display content anywhere
Display submitted content anywhere in your theme using an extensive set of shortcodes and template tags. Auto-display uploaded images and/or use them as featured images.
Let users customize their post content using WP’s built-in visual/rich-text editor, and submit content as posts, pages, or custom post types (with post demos!).
User Registration Forms
Register users from the front-end
Create forms to display on the front-end for registering new users. Assign default roles, customize form input with user-profile fields, custom fields, and much more.
Auto-send post-submission and user-registration alerts to admin, users, and carbon-copy to any email(s). Display user info with shortcodes, template tags, and advanced user settings.
Upload Images & More
Let users upload their own media
Enable visitors to submit any supported file-type from the front-end: images, video, audio, PDF, zip, .docx, and many others. All files added to the WP Media Library.
Uploads Settings enable you to set the number of files, min/max file dimensions, min/max file size, allowed file types, and more. Features include lightbox support, featured images, and image-previews.
Deluxe Form Options
Automatic, advanced, awesome.
From forms and posts to users and uploads, USP Pro includes settings for customizing and fine-tuning just about every aspect of the post-submission process.
Settings give you extensive control of forms, custom fields, error messages, success messages, labels, placeholders, names, roles, redirects, post types, post formats, categories, taxonomies, tags, custom fields, and everything in between.
Unlimited Custom Forms
Build and display forms easily
Use the Form Builder to create and customize submission forms, registration forms, contact forms, forum topics, image uploaders, art-directed content, combination forms, and much more.
USP Pro makes it easy to create any number of custom forms using quicktags, shortcodes, template tags, widgets, custom markup, and extensive settings to dial it in exactly as needed.
Many Awesome Features
Front-end forms in style
USP Pro includes all existing and nearly all requested features of the free version of the plugin, so it is literally packed with many awesome settings and features.
Feature highlights include show/hide-content shortcodes, remember form input, reset form shortcode, clean HTML markup, inline docs, automatic plugin updates, and robust options for contact forms.
Script & Style
Plug-n-play or roll your own
USP Pro’s clean markup makes it easy to customize forms with your own scripts and styles, with plenty of juicy selectors available for every form element.
Built with WordPress
Developed with the WordPress API
USP Pro uses the WP API for nearly everything: post-submission, user registration, media uploads, custom fields, shortcodes, quicktags, widgets, auto-updates, and much more.
Extensive use of WordPress API helps to keep the plugin lightweight, flexible, fast, and secure. Screenshots here show more features such as tag inputs, Google reCAPTCHA, and clean code.
|Customer Support||Free Updates||Automatic Updates||Fast & Secure||Unlimited Forms||Display Anywhere||Action & Filter Hooks||Front-End Post Editing||HTML5 Support||Form Styles||Form Fields||Form Types||Form Demos||User Registration||Submitted Content||Post Status||File Uploader||Flexible Data||Widgets||Shortcodes||Template Tags||Quicktags||Display List of Posts||Dashboard Widget||Submission Redirects||Success/Error Messages||Email Alerts||Email Shortcodes||Anti-Spam||User Statistics||Featured Images||Image Previews||Lightbox Support||Auto-Display Images||User Shortcodes||Visual/Rich-Text Editor||User Permissions||Unlimited Custom Fields||Custom Post Types||Custom Taxonomies||Custom Post Formats||Chained Categories||Remember Form Input||Require User Login||Meta Boxes||Content Filter||Live Content Preview||Tabbed Login/Register Form||Backup/Restore Options||Documentation||Forum Access||More Features|
|Purchase of any USP Pro license gets you awesome customer support »||Purchase of any USP Pro license gets you free updates for the life of the plugin. With USP Pro you don’t have to pay again every year.||Enjoy automatic updates from the comfort of the WordPress Admin Area. WordPress will display a notice when new versions are available.||USP Pro is built with PHP and the WordPress API. Using WP functionality whenever possible helps keep things fast, secure, and compatible.||Create unlimited forms with the USP Form Builder. Add input fields for virtually anything using Quicktags and custom-field shortcodes.||Display unlimited forms anywhere on your site. Forms may be displayed via shortcodes, template tags, and widgets. Even multiple forms on a page.||USP Pro includes over 40 action and filter hooks, so you can customize virtually anything exactly as needed. Check out a complete list of hooks »||USP Pro is 100% compatible with awesome front-end editing plugins, so you can enable logged-in users to edit their own Posts from the front-end. Learn how to set it up »||Use any HTML5
||USP Pro provides a Shortcode that displays a customizable list of user-submitted posts on any Post or Page. Learn more »||USP Pro provides a Widget that displays a list of user-submitted posts on the WP Dashboard. Learn more »||After successful form submission, send user to a success page, the submitted post/page, or any valid URL. Redirect globally or per form. Custom redirect also possible when form submission fails (e.g., required fields, etc.).||Customize the messages displayed to visitors when forms are submitted successfully and when returned with any errors. Includes an option to show/hide the form on successful submission.||Admins, users can receive customized email alerts for submitted posts, post approvals, and user registrations. Optionally send carbon copies to unlimited email addresses. Send alerts in HTML or plain text format.||Customize your email alerts and contact messages with any text, markup, and email shortcodes for things like the post date, author name, post content, and much more »||Choose either Google reCAPTCHA or a custom Challenge Question to protect against spam. All form submissions use WordPress Nonces for better security. Also, contact email may be sent in HTML or plain-text format.||USP Pro provides an option to collect basic user statistics such as IP, user-agent, and referrer. When enabled, USP Pro attaches this info to submitted posts and/or includes with any messages sent via USP Contact Form.||USP Pro includes an option to automatically display the specified uploaded image as the Featured Image for the submitted post/page.||Display image previews on any USP Form to improve usability and the coolness factor for your visitors. Works with multiple image uploads!||Out-of-the-box support for lightbox images. Just add the template tag or shortcode and images will be displayed using your own lightbox script.||Out-of-the-box display of uploaded images either before or after post content. This optional feature enables you to select which size images to display, thumbnail, medium, large, or full.||User Shortcodes enable visitors to specify where their uploaded images are displayed in the post content. For example, add
||Let your visitors use WordPress Visual/WYSIWYG/Rich-Text Editor to craft their post content. To enable the Visual Editor, just add
||Select which level/role is required for users to access the USP Form builder and USP Post Types (if enabled). Also supports custom user roles.||Create unlimited Custom Fields with any keys/names that are required. USP Pro works great with Advanced Custom Fields and other custom-field plugins.||Supports unlimited Custom Post Types. Specify your own Custom Post Type and/or use the built-in “USP Post” Custom Post Type.||USP Pro supports Custom Taxonomies (“custom categories”), so you can add as many as needed for each form.||USP Pro supports all Custom Post Formats. Just add a shortcode to any form and done.||Add multiple Category fields to any form to build chained category inputs and combo inputs.||Global settings determine the duration that forms should remember inputs, while locally the “Remember me” checkbox can be enabled or disabled by default.||USP Pro provides shortcodes that make it easy to require users to be logged in to view forms and submit content. Plus conditional shortcodes to show/hide forms and content based on user role.||USP Pro supports Meta Boxes for Custom Fields in submitted content. Learn how »||USP Pro provides a built-in content filter that enables you to blacklist any forbidden terms (e.g., foul language, etc.).||USP Pro makes it easy to add a Live Preview feature to any form. Learn how »||USP Pro provides a tabbed Login/Register/Password form that can be added anywhere via shortcode. Learn more »||USP Pro gives you full control over its settings. You can backup/restore your options, completely remove all plugin options, or restore plugin options to their default values.||USP Pro is well-documented with over 100 Docs and Tutorials here at Plugin Planet, and we’re always adding more. Plus you can use the Forum or contact form to ask any questions.||Purchase of USP Pro gets you free access to the Help Forum, where you can ask questions, get help, and leave feedback.||In additon to everything listed here, USP Pro includes extensive options for fine-grain control over every aspect of your front-end forms. Check out the screenshots to see more!|
|The free version of the plugin is supported via its support forum at WordPress.org.||The free version of USP and all of its future updates are completely free, but the plugin is not as capable as USP Pro.||As a plugin hosted at the WordPress Plugin Directory, the free version of USP also enjoys auto-updates from the Admin Area.||Also built with PHP and the WordPress API. Additional security measures such as antispam challenge-question possible via plugin settings.||Includes one form designed for submitting post content from the front-end. Also can use template file to add custom form.||Display the predefined USP Form on any page or number of pages. Also can use template file to add custom form.||Limited support for custom action and filter hooks may be implemented manually via the form template option.||USP Pro is 100% compatible with awesome front-end editing plugins, so you can enable logged-in users to edit their own Posts from the front-end. Learn how to set it up »||Supports basic HTML5
||Style the form using a predefined style, or add custom styles via the settings page.||Form fields optionally include Name, Title, URL, Category, Tags, Content, and Files.||Handles one form for submitting post content.||No demos provided (or required).||No user-registration (uses assigned author).||The form may include Title, Author, Content, Categories, and Tags. Custom Fields may be used for URL, Email, and Images.||Set Post Status to Draft, Publish immediately, or Publish after “x” number of approved posts.||Enable visitors to upload any number of images.||Custom Fields used to attach Name, URL, and any uploaded images to submitted posts.||No widgets included. Display the USP Form via shortcode or template tag.||Includes a basic set of shortcodes.||Includes a basic set of template tags.||No Quicktags provided (or required).||Provides a Shortcode that displays a basic list of user-submitted posts.||No Dashboard Widget provided.||After successful form submission, send user to any custom URL or return to the current page.||Basic customization of error messages.||Basic plain-text email alert for submitted posts.||Email shortcodes not supported.||Anti-spam security includes hidden field and custom Challenge Question.||Attaches IP as custom field to submitted posts.||Provides option to use the first submitted image as the Featured Image.||No image preview provided.||Some light coding required to display submitted images via lightbox.||Configure via settings or use template tags to display attached images.||Not supported.||Optionally enable WP’s Visual/Rich-Text Editor.||No built-in option for setting user permissions.||No support for extra Custom Fields.||No support for Custom Post Types. Uses regular WordPress Posts.||No support for Custom Taxonomies. Uses regular WordPress Categories.||No support for Custom Post Formats. Uses regular WP Posts.||No support for chained/combo categories.||Basic “Remember me” functionality.||Basic setting to require user login.||Not supported.||Not supported.||Not supported.||Not supported.||Not supported.||Basic documentation in the plugin readme.txt and at Perishable Press.||No forum access.||User Submitted Posts (free version) includes a few additional options, but nowhere near as many as the Pro version!|
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