Posterno free core features
Members will never have to see your WordPress admin panel. Everything is done on the frontend. From listing submission to registration, login, account customization and password recovery.
Members have access to a custom dashboard page on the frontend from where they can manage, edit and delete listings. They can also customize their account and control privacy settings.
Familiar admin interface
Any user familiar with WordPress will find the interface instantly recognisable and easy to use. Posterno follows the WordPress design system.
We’re always improving Posterno and we make sure it’s always compatible with the latest WordPress release.
Posterno (and all official add-ons) are fully internationalised allowing you to translate strings or use your own language.
Posterno uses an optimized custom database structure for some of it’s data and combined with built-in smart caching you can rest assured your website will be blazingly fast.
Listing types, categories, tags and locations help you organize your listings conveniently for users to browse desired areas of interest.
Phone number, email address and website are some of the default contact details available for listings. Use the custom fields editor to add more if needed.
An unlimited number of social networks is available to be attached to each listing. Add/change/remove them freely.
Pin listings to a location, store coordinates and address and display them onto maps. Currently supported Google maps, more will be available soon.
Showcase an unlimited number of images in a rotating carousel that looks amazing. Administrators can limit the amount of images uploadable for listings.
Displaying business hours on your website for listings can help customers make an appointment or plan their visit accordingly.
Featured listings are special listings that will always be visible at the top of search results and are styled differently to attract attention.
Administrators can choose to display listings for the set number of days, then expire. It’s also possible to automatically clean up your database of expired listings.
Members can submit listings themselves and administrators can approve them before going live to ensure quality of the content.
Listings can support an unlimited number of categories, tags and locations.
Add noopener noreferrer and nofollow attributes to external listings links.
Author contact form
A contact form widget is available so that visitors or members can get in touch with the author of a listing via email. The widget can also be restricted to logged in members only.
A listings details widget provides the ability to display information about the listing. Custom fields can also be added to the widget through the integrated drag & drop editor.
Taxonomy terms widget
The taxonomy terms widget provides the ability to display terms ( categories, locations, tags ) assigned to the listing as a list. Any other listing taxonomy registered by developers is automatically recognized too.
Listing author widget
The listing author widget showcases information about the author of a listing. Custom profile fields can also be displayed within the widget through the integrated drag and drop editor.
Visitors of your website can filter listings and change the order of the search results by newest/older/title a-z & z-a/random. The layout filter can change from a lists style to a grid style.
With a single click, comments for listings can be entirely disabled.
Featured image placeholder
If a listing does not have a featured image a placeholder will be displayed. The placeholder image can be disabled or customized.
Business hours layout options
Business hours can be displayed with abbreviated days names and/or without zeroes ( e.g 9:00 am becomes 9am ). Additionally you can set that the week starts on a Sunday or decide to just display the current day’s hours only.
Frontend listing submission
If needed, Posterno allows you to restrict access to the submission form to specific user roles on your website.
Gallery images limit
Another restriction that you can apply to submissions is the amount of uploadable images. You could let members upload a maximum amount of 5 images.
Redirect after submission
After successful submission, you might want to redirect users to a custom “thank you page” or any other page on your website.
Categories to types association
When enabled, the submission form will let members choose categories for their listings that have been associated to the listing type the user has selected.
Tags to categories association
When enabled, the submission form will let members choose tags for their listings that have been associated to the categories that the user has selected.
Multiple categories selection
Multiple categories can be selected through the dropdown during submission. Administrators can also limit the maximum amount of selectable categories.
Allow edits & pending edits.
If needed, administrators can enable/disable edits to listings. Additionally changes to pending listings can be also enabled/disabled.
You can decide whether members should be allowed to delete listings or not. When listings are deleted they’re moved to your site’s trash, they can optionally be entirely wiped from the database instead of being moved to the trash.
Published edits moderation
Control whether members can make changes to published listings and if they’re allowed you can also decide to moderate changes.
Redirect after changes
If needed, members can be redirected to a custom page when changes to listings are made. If disabled a simple message will be displayed.
Default user role
You can assign a user role to be the default user role when users sign up on your site.
You can add a role selector field to the registration form so users can select the role they want before they register.
You can select a page where you can redirect users after they register or simply display a confirmation message.
You can disable the username field within the registration form. The email address will be used as username for the new user.
Automatic password generation
You can disable passwords within the registration form. A randomly generated password will be sent to the user.
Strong passwords & confirmation
The registration form can require users to confirm their password furthermore administrators can require users to use “strong” passwords.
Terms & conditions
You can force users to agree to your terms & conditions before registering an account. A custom terms page can be attached to the form.
After successful registration, you can decided to automatically authenticate users and redirect them elsewhere.
Link to login & password recovery
Links to the login page and password recovery page can be displayed within the registration form.
The registration form comes with anti-spam protection hidden honeypot field.
The login form can restrict users to log-in with 3 different methods: username only, email only, username & email.
With a single click, you can decide to lock access to the wp-login.php file on your WordPress site and redirect users to the frontend.
Show registration & password recovery
The login form can display links to the registration form and password recovery form in case they need to access one or the other.
Redirect after login
You can select the page where you want to redirect users after they login.
Automatic query string redirect
If a user is sent to the login page via an url that contains the “redirect_to” parameter with an url of another page, after login, the user will be redirected there.
Allow your users to upload a custom avatar of their choice directly through your website.
Customize personal details
Through their frontend dashboard your members can customize all the default user fields that come with WordPress, including: email, first name, last name, website, description etc.
Support for custom fields
The integrated custom profile fields builder allows you to collect an unlimited number of details about your members.
Each member on your website gets a public profile where visitors and other members can view all the details of the user.
You can select what slug appears in the url when viewing user’s profiles. You can select to show: username or user id.
Decide whether you wish to restrict access to your users profiles to logged in users only or if you wish to make all profiles private so that even logged in members can’t see other members profiles.
Display or hide users submitted posts, comments and listings within their profiles. Each section can be re-arranged thanks to the WordPress menu builder.
Override WordPress author page
You can decide whether you wish to override the WordPress author page with the profile page provided by Posterno.
Custom fields everywhere
Listings fields editor
Create the directory you want, customize the listing fields to match your data using the integrated custom fields editor. Fields are available for display in forms widgets and listings pages.
Profile fields editor
The integrated custom profile fields builder allows you to collect an unlimited number of details about your members. Fields are available for display in forms, listings widgets and profiles.
Registration form fields editor
You can decide to display custom fields within the registration form so you can collect as much data as you want during signup.
The plugin comes with a list of pre-installed common fields which allows you to quickly build your forms.
Integrated in the admin panel
All custom fields created through Posterno are visible and customizable through the user’s page and listing post type page in the admin panel.
Customize the field name, label, description, placeholder and much more. Every single detail is editable.
It is possible to make certain fields required before a form can be submitted.
Admin only fields
Fields can be restricted to administrators only. Admin only fields will not be customizable from the frontend forms.
You can decide which file types are allowed to be uploaded by the user and also specify a maximum file size.
Posterno provides customizable email templates for each email that can be sent to users after a certain event/trigger happens.
You have access to merge tags, they render bits of information about the website, the user or the listing.
All email situations provide support for administrator’s notification.
Registration confirmation email
This email will be sent to users after they have successfully become a member of your site.
Password reset email
This email will be sent to users if they have requested to reset their password.
Listing submitted email
This email will be sent to the listing’s author after a listing has been successfully submitted onto your site.
Listing updated email
This email will be sent to users after they have successfully edited one of their existing listing.
Listing approved email
This email will be sent to the listing’s author after their listing has been manually approved by a site’s administrator.
Listing about to expire email
This email will be sent to the listing’s author a few days before one of their listing is about to expire.
Listing author message email
This email will be sent to the author of a listing after a member or visitor sends a message to the author through the contact form within the listing’s page.
Personal data request form
Posterno provides a form for your members where they can request a copy of their data directly through their frontend dashboard.
Personal data cancellation form
Posterno provides a form for your members where they can request erasure of their data directly through their frontend dashboard.
Account cancellation form
Posterno provides a form for your members where they can deactivated and delete their own account directly through their frontend dashboard.
Widgets & shortcodes
Posterno uses shortcodes to display the majority of it’s forms. All forms are customizable through the settings panel.
Posterno provides multiple shortcodes and widgets to display listings within your site. Ranging from recent listings to featured listings, including types, categories and locations lists.
Actions & filters
Developers have access to an extended collection of actions and filters ready to be used to customize and extend Posterno.
Posterno comes with a templating system that allows you to easily customize all the templates of the plugin.
Developers documentation soon
The developers documentation is where we place our developer focused documentation for the core Posterno project.
REST API soon
Developers and external applications can take advantage of a complete RESTful API that provides easy access to members and listings in a JSON format.