Limit the number of posts a user can submit in a day

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October 8, 2011

Guest blogging has become ubiquitous in the recent years. There are lots of blogs that allow guest posts their blogs; Techattitude is also one among them. There are many benefits of allowing guest posts on your blog but nothing is without demerits. Guest posts can bring you a number of quality articles to your site but at the same time also increases the chances of spammers submitting numerous duplicated posts in a single day. If you want a solution of this, here is the trick.

An easy solution would be to limit the number of posts a user can submit one day. Generally, contributors that submit genuine and original articles don’t submit more than 1 or 2 posts a day. On the other hand, spammers submit tens of posts in a single day. So, the idea is to limit the number of submissions to 1 or 2 per day, based on how popular your blog is. You can also set it to 5 if you have a very large contributor base.

WordPress doesn’t have any native option to limit the number of posts per day. But don’t worry; there is a plugin that allows you to do that. Limit Post Creation per day is a WordPress plugin that lets you set the number of posts a user can submit for each user type. (This plugin is currently not available through the WordPress Plugin Directory.) For example, you can set the number of posts submissions to 2 for contributor, 5 for author and so on. Using this plugin is pretty easy. Just download the plugin and install it. You will now find the options for configuring the plugin in the settings panel. You can then enter the number of posts submissions for each user type like contributor, author etc. The plugin also allows you to set no limit for certain users by entering their IDs separated by commas.

Thus Limit Post creation per day is a very handy plugin for those who run multi author blogs and want to limit the number of posts a user can submit in one day.

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  • Anil Kumar Sharma ˚͜˚

    plugin does not work on wordpress 3.3.1