NEWS TIPS FOR WORDPRESS PLUGIN
News Tips is a secure tool that allows news services to easily solicit, accept and manage news tips submitted by your readers and users on any WordPress website.
News tips may be submitted anonymously, or the news tip submitter may optionally include contact information or documentary evidence, if that is their preference.
After installation and activation of the plugin, you’ll find a News Tips section on the WordPress admin screen menu. All news tips submitted through the modal form are listed there and are searchable. With News Tips, you no longer need to worry about managing news tips due to user error or mail server issues or misconfiguration in mail setup.
View the code on GitHub
NEWS TIPS FORM FEATURES
- News Tips form is displayed as a lightweight modal pop-up on any page.
- One form can be submitted anonymously or with contact information
- File upload for optional documentation, evidence, photos.
- Each news tip is assigned a secure and random number for later easy reference.
- Quick and easy installation and configuration.
- News Tips can be placed on any page or menu as a button or text.
- Configurable button and link text.
- News Tips are saved in the All Tips menu for easy access and reference.
- Visual indicator on the WordPress menu if a new tip is available.
The News Tips plugin stores submission data collected via an online form, which may include the submitters’ personal information, in the database on the server that hosts the website.
DOWNLOAD, INSTALL AND ACTIVATE!
- Go to Plugins > Add New to find and install the News Tips plugin.
- Or, download the latest version of the plugin from the WordPress repository, then go to Plugins > Add New and click the “Upload Plugin” button to upload your .zip file.
- Activate the News Tips plugin on your WordPress website.
COMPLETE THE INITIAL PLUGIN SETUP
- Go to News Tips > Settings > General Settings in the WordPress admin and set the page on your site that will contain the Submission instructions on the News Tips modal.
- Check the box in the Subtext Connector section in each Membership Level that you want to subscribe to your Subtext service. Save your changes.
- Next select the Form menu and configure the options according to your preferences.
- Under Notification change the email options to your tastes and preferences.
- Under Abuse please enter the Site Key and Site Secret from Google reCAPTCHA. You may use either V2 or V3, or no form abuse protection at all.
NEWS TIPS SHORTCODES
The News Tips Form is called using the following shortcodes. These can be used anywhere on the WordPress website.
News Tips button
[news-tip-form label="Send News Tip as button" display_as="button"]
News Tips as a text link
[news-tip-form label="Send News Tip as link" display_as="link"]
Plugin created and maintained by the Fourth Estate® as an official software project.