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Limit Posts by 99 Robots


Limit the number of posts that your users(non-admins with edit post capability) can publish. This plugin by allows you to limit the number of posts that can be published based on role or user.

It allows for the following:

  • Limit number of posts by role (non-admins with edit post capability)
  • Limit number of posts by user (i.e., John Doe can be limited to 5 posts)
  • Posts submitted after user has exceeded their limits will have a new post status of ‘Limited’
  • Limit number of posts by post type (coming soon…)

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  • Limit Posts Settings


You can install the Limit Posts plugin from your WordPress Dashboard or manually via FTP. For more details, visit

From WordPress Dashboard

Navigate to ‘Plugins -> Add New’ from your WordPress dashboard.

Search for 99 Robots Limit Posts and install it.

Activate the plugin from Plugins menu.

Configure the plugin’s settings

Add any widget to your widget zone from Appearance -> Widgets and configure the widget options.

Manual Installation

Download the plugin file:

Unzip the file

Upload thewpsite-limit-posts folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory (do not rename the folder)

Activate the plugin from Plugins menu.

Configure the plugin’s settings (see instructions for shortcode and php template tags)

Add any widget to your widget zone from ‘Appearance -> Widgets’ and configure the widget options.


What happens when a user has exceeded his / her limit?

Rather than force the user to delete their post, such posts will be submitted for review using a new post status labeled ‘Limited.’ An Admin can then determine if the post should be published. This ensures no author’s work is disregarded simply because they exceeded their post limit.


12 September 2018
I have just installed this and tested it, using a test author. I have it set for just ONE post being allowed. It accepted a 2nd post, and, as that author, I could see the post. I was not aware that it had not been accepted. But, when I looked as a non logged in user, the post wasn’t there. It appears to have done the job. As Admin, I found the 2nd post, in the list of posts, but it was marked as “limited” on the post status. Which was confusing, as I hadn’t seen that status before. I assume it is limited to only the author seeing it. BUT… as a non logged in user, if I click on the authors name, I can see both the posts by that author, including the “limited” one. Overall not bad, but can do with some improvements. For a Free plugin, that I can cope with, it’s OK. 3 or 4 stars from me.
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Change Log


* UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 6.0.1


* Made compatible with WordPress 5.8.1
* Fix listing of all individual users


* Made compatible with WordPress 5.7.2
* FIX – Updated Limited role, block all additional posts.
* FIX – Changed jQuery.fn.change() event shorthand.


* Made compatible with WordPress 5.2.3
* NEW – Ability to limit posts for all roles with edit post capability except for Administrators.


* Made compatible with WordPress 4.9.6


* Made compatible with WordPress 4.8


* ADDED: New settings page style


  • Re-branded to 99 Robots


  • Minor Updates


  • Compatible with WordPress 4.1


  • Supports WordPress 4.0


  • Initial release