SmartPost Templates

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SmartPost is a powerful authoring tool that makes it quick and easy to generate posts on the front-end of your WordPress site.

Author:RafiLabs (profile at
WordPress version required:3.8
WordPress version tested:4.3.1
Plugin version:2.3.9
Added to WordPress repository:06-05-2014
Last updated:06-10-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:2 702
Active installs:10+
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What is SmartPost?

It is a template builder and authoring tool that is user centered. No programming or coding knowledge required.

Why use SmartPost?

  • Create new posts on the front-end, get instant feedback to the look and feel of your post.
  • Break up your posts into different sections - i.e. a picture gallery, a video, and richtext sections.
  • SmartPost can use ffmpeg to rotate and compress uploaded video files for a better video-streaming experience.
  • Extend the capabilities of SmartPost by developing your own post section.

How does SmartPost Work?

Build Templates to be used on the front-end of your WordPress site:

SmartPost enhances WordPress categories by applying templates to them. Users can create new category templates and build them up by dragging and dropping components into the template builder. Once category templates have been setup, users can utilize them on the front end to create new posts. SmartPost also allows you to copy existing templates into new ones.

Authors use pre-defined templates to build rich posts on the front-end of WordPress:

No more going back and forth between the dashboard. Build rich posts one component at a time with immediate feedback on how your post will look like once published. SmartPost utilizes intuitive actions such as dragging and dropping to add pictures and videos to your post.

Note: SmartPost is still in the Beta stage, check out the "Beta Testing" tab for more info!

For more information, check out the plugin site here.