Limit The Number Of Posts A User Can Publish On Your Blog

Howdy my Techies???

Using WordPress has its own pros and cons. One thing I like about WordPress is, pick any facility you would like to have on your WrodPress site or blog and hopefully a plugin is available there. Free or Premium!!

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I want to add tables in my posts – Plugins are available.

I want to add contact form – Plugins are available.

To make Email Marketing Easy – Plugins are available.

Want to do this or want to do that??? – Plugins are available.

Suddenly I thought of limiting posts for authors of my blog. I cannot let them post daily. I need to limit posts by other authors than me, so my authority is maintained on my blog. If they will post more number of posts then I have to provide them backlink as well, giving more backlinks can distract my readers from my blog. So, I have to set limits for all user. Contributer can post X number of posts, Author can post Y number of posts and so on for other users.

Is There Any Plugin Available?


Thanks to wordpress.org for providing us Bainternet Post Creation Limits plugin free.

Now the question is how to use this plugin? Is it hard to configure it? How much time will it take? Is it complicated to use?

NO…….NO…..NO…..The answer for all the above questions is NO. It is one of the easiest plugins and it will take 2-3 minutes to configure it. Follow steps I am going to show and that’s it. You are done with limiting the posts for your users.

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How To Use Bainternet Post Creation Limits Plugin?


First thing you need to do is common. Just intall the plugin by clicking on the above link.

Installation of Plugin

Now after installation of the plugin, you need to activate it as other plugins. Once the plugin is activated, you can create some rules for setting limitations for users. For making the rules, you need to go in setting from left side menu on your dashboard as shown in screenshot below:

Make the rules

In settings, you need to select the option given as your plugin name – Posts Creation Limits. Click on it and you will get screen looking like the below screenshot. Click on Add new limit.

Add New Limits

By clicking on Add New Limit, you will get a simple form, which you need to form by selecting from given options and limits rule will be created. The form will be like this:

Form for creation of Rules

First, you need to select the user for whom you want to set limit from the drop-down menu. Then you need to select post type which will be considered in limits. After selection of user and post time you need to set limit- no. of posts a user can do on your blog or website. In status, you need to select the status of post which is going to be considered in limit.

You can write your custom limit message which will be shown to the user when he/she will exceed their post limit. At last, you need to set the time span for which the limit is set. and click on Add. Done you have created one limit rule for one type of user. Thus, you can set various posts for various users of your website.

One filled form is shown below:

Filled Form

After clicking on Add, this rule will be added to the list as shown below and what you need to do is Save Changes. In future you can edit or remove any limit rule as per your requirement.

Save Changes

So, I hope you all would love to install this plugin if you are having multi author blog. You cannot set rules for admin except you are on a multi-side install. One limit of this plugin is it is not updated for last 2 years and it is untested with newer versions of WordPress. It is compatible upto 4.0.0. So, install this plugin at your risk though it worked well with 4.4.2 version.

If you know any other useful plugin for this functionality then feel free to comment and as usual feel more free to share this post if you find it useful.

Mahezabin Malida

I am Mahezabin Malida - A passionate blogger who loves to explore the technical stuff. I am passionate about words and that is why I am in this blogging field.

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