May 19

WordPress Plugin – Limit Post Creation

Limit Post Creation, powered by former SPAW , now Glue Labs, is a WordPress Plugin intended to give to administrator users the chance to limit creation of new post by non-administrator users. It’s useful to set the maximum allowed post a user can create. This plugin helps you to limit the number of posts/pages/custom post types each user can create on your site.
This means that if you have a multiple author,editor and other roles users in your blog and you want to limit the number of posts each author can post you can do it using this plugin. In the newer ralease we added the functionality to set the time period.  We hope to extend this plugin quickly to meet your requests. It’s simple and very fast and its scope is the creation of new post through new-post.php; if you don’t know new-post.php page is used also to create new static page because for WordPress a page is a particular post.
N.B.  Administrator users are not limited; this plugin is not tested on multisite install but probably it works like we expect.

Leave a feedback, write a comment!

We are receiving feedback and bugs, we really appreciate so. At the moment we are interested in a lot of projects consuming us the time to upgrade this plugin. We hope we can give you an help as soon as possible. Thanks for patienting.

Main Features

  • Stable Version 1.4
  • Requires at least : 3.1.2 WordPress rel.
  • Tested up to: 3.2.1 WordPress rel.
  • Limit number of post per type of user Role
  • Limit number of page per type of user Role
  • Set limit per day/week/month
  • Exclude special users


  1. Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.
  3. Go to Plugins option panel named “Post/Page Limits” under options.
  4. Setup your options.
  5. Save.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have found a Bug, Now what? : fill in the Bug form at the bottom page and submit it
  • It’s Not Working? : Make sure you are not logged in as admin user or user with role that can manage options

Upgrade Notice

Versione 1.4 Fix bug for ‘ever’ option


Version 1.3 Add limit per day/week/month
Version 1.2 Fix Bugs
Version 1.1 Add Page limit
Version 1.0 Initial Release


  1. Options Panel
  2. Warning Limit Reached




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  1. Max Deliso


    There’s a problem when I set the post per role user.
    For example, if I set Author with 1 post (forever), then that Author, cannot publish because the plugin doesn’t seems to recognize that the author didn’t publish yet anything.
    It seems that the plugin just totalize the number of post in the page and not each one per user individually, so I have to update the number of post per user when anybody just add a new post
    Please, I need this plugin working OK, just like before the update
    Thank you

    1. Gabriele

      Thanks for informations,
      we’ll test it and fix it asap, if you don’t need period functions we suggest to rollback to version 1.2

      1. Brooky


        Your Bug/Feedback form was not working so I have put this request here.


        Author set to 1 post forever.

        Default post status on submit is pending by admin.

        Plugin still allows as many posts as they want to write. Does not stop anything at all.

        If it can be made to work I think a once a Year is essential in timing.

        Using WP 3.4.2


  2. billis

    hi, this is a very usefull plugin. i tried to make it work in my site (i have a classified theme) to a limit to the users up to 5 ad listings.. it doesn’t work but i think that wants an easy mod in the php files. so can you help me with this issue?
    thanks alot.

    1. Gabriele

      We have sent you an email but it didn’t reached you as we expected. Please explain ad listings . The plugin limit post and page at the moment, not particular content.

  3. billis

    ad listings ( classified ads) i have the classipress theme if you want to take a look.

    ***thanks for the reply

    1. Gabriele

      We are sorry, we don’t have any integration with classipress theme.

  4. MJ

    What about getting the whole list with types of forms. Something like this
    then you can limit each type.

    1. MJ

      Post type

      .. etc including different custom ones

    2. Gabriele

      Thanks, we hope to add this feature in the next release

  5. AK Sharma

    Plugin is not working with wordpress 3.3.1…i have an article site..though i want to try this plugin with Apptheme classipress…

    1. Gabriele

      Tested on 3.3.1 version and all test reported no errors. Please specify more information so we can do our best to help you.

  6. Sean

    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

    [Sun May 13 20:37:24 2012] [error] [client x] PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on a non-object in /home/www/x/wp-includes/query.php on line 27

    This occurs once activating the limit post creation plugin as any non-admin user. Thank you for your efforts with this very useful plugin. Please advise 🙂

  7. Sean

    Forgot to mention this is on WordPress 3.3.2 and occurs when non-admin user visits wp-admin/post-new.php

  8. rob

    Is the issue solved?

    1. Gabriele

      The plugin is no longer supported cause to:
      – few people use it
      – no ROI

  9. Meagan

    Your mode of telling everything in this post is in fact pleasant,
    all be capable of simply be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  10. José Carlos


    I’m using the plugin, install ok, it is useful.

    José Carlos

    1. José Carlos

      I am using the ClassiPress theme, it did not work.

  11. besplatni oglasi

    Thank you very much, this is a great help!

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  13. doollard

    add a link in post limit

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