Limit Posts Plugin

Limit Posts Plugin

If you’re running a multi-author site or one that needs to monitor the number of post being submitted, then check out the Limit Posts Plugin. This plugin by WPsite.net (yours truly!) allows you to limit the number of posts that can be published based on role (i.e, author) or user.

Limit Posts Plugin

It allows you to configure the following:

  • Limit number of posts by role (i.e., author)
  • Limit number of posts by user (i.e., John Doe can be limited to 5 posts)
  • Posts submitted after user has exceeded their limits will have a new post status of ‘Limited
  • Limit number of posts by post type (coming soon…)

What happens when a user has exceeded his / her limit?

Rather than force the user to delete their post, such posts will be submitted for review using a new post status labeled ‘Limited.’ An Admin can then determine if the post should be published. This ensures no author’s work is disregarded simply because they exceeded their post limit.

Easy to Use!

The plugin does not have many complex settings. It was developed with a minimal footprint in mind, and is quite straight-forward. See the screenshot below:

Limit Posts Plugin Settings

It’s the simplest way to limit the number of posts that your authors can publish.

Grab a copy of the Limit Posts plugin from the WordPress plugin repository.

Do you have any ideas on how to enhance this plugin? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to review the plugin to show your appreciation. It’s FREE!

Charlie

Charlie Patel is a world traveler, WordPress geek, serial entrepreneur, & consultant to big-shots in the corporate world and on the web. Otherwise, he's just planning the next trip or in some far-away land. He runs WPsite.net (this awesome site!).

4 thoughts on “Limit Posts Plugin

    1. Hi Carmelo – I did not understand your question. Can you clarify. Subscribers role does not have ability to write posts so there’s no need to limit posts for them. Thx.

  1. Most needed & welcome but rarely available Plugin.Try to find on net or WP plugin directory for such type of plugin without any success.
    Nice & welcome plugin.

    It is working with normal post.But has some problem with “Custom Type Post”. it had stopped my other “Custom Type Post”.If I activate this plugin I was not able post any “Custom Post”.

    Plus it needs more feature/options which admin can set –
    1.Option : Author can post,exceeding the limit but admin approval required.
    2.option : When author exceeds the maximum post.”Add post” link is hide to that author & author is not able to post any article.

    But I think most interesting thing is that If it is integrated with some point System (I have in my mind http://www.mycred.me)to limit the post.Your plugin will become invaluable.

    To Post any articles author must have certain Point for “a Post”. for example 10 point for a post.If he wanted to post Five articles he must have 50 points.Either admin can credit or he can “buyCredit” with the help of payment gateway;which automatically credit his point & he can now post upto 5 articles.

    And this senario owner of site is earning.

    1. Hi Jayesh – thanks for the comment. Sorry for delayed response as I am just now seeing this comment. Here are responses to your suggestions / notes:

      1.Option : Author can post,exceeding the limit but admin approval required.
      This is already how the WPsite Limit Posts work. It will allow the author to post even if they have already exceeded their limit, BUT that post will need to be approved by the Admin.

      2.option : When author exceeds the maximum post.”Add post” link is hide to that author & author is not able to post any article.
      This statement contradicts the feature #1 above. If an author writes the article, it should not go to waste. We allow the author to save it, BUT that post will need to be approved by the Admin.

      But I think most interesting thing is that If it is integrated with some point System (I have in my mind http://www.mycred.me)to limit the post.
      Unfortunately, that type of functionality requires a completely new plugin. It is something we have considered building but due to the time and resources required, it will be a premium (paid) plugin similar to our other premium plugins.

      Unfortunately, with Limit Posts, we had a very simple and straight-forward use case for it. We may enhance it to accommodate custom post types, but other than that, it is quite stable. Currently, all our time is going into our new plugins and site redesign.

      Once again, thanks for your suggestions. I already noted them into our feature request log.

      Charlie

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