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.
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:
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!