User Post Gallery – UPG


UPG – User Post Gallery

UPG is the easy way to allow visitors/guest to post images, article, YouTube, Vimeo, instagram, facebook, twitter, woocommerce product & 30+ urls without registration from the frontend/backend.

[upg-form] can be used as frontend uploader for wordpress post and other custom post type.

Generate full responsive gallery based on categories, tags, username and many more.
Let user select album, generate tags, upload pictures,video from frontend.

Submitted post can be also be shown inside BuddyPress, ultimate-member plugins in a user profile tab.

That’s all there is to it! Your site now can accept user generated content. Everything is super easy to customize via Plugin Settings page.

Power of layouts will let you to design/work of your choice.


There are 2 types of UPG Gallery.

1. Embed Gallery

Embed gallery for WordPress post uses shortcode [upg-attach] into the content area where ever required.
The image/video url posted on this post will not be visible on other places.
It is full of ajax, hence no page refresh occurred during submission and page navigation.
‘Lazy Load more’ button is available and images can be previewed in lightbox/popup
Optimized for pre loading of images

2. Primary Gallery

It is independent gallery. All the UPG post submitted on different post can be visible at [upg-list].
It also works as the main page of UPG gallery.
It has lots of shortcode parameters to filter & change layouts.

Submission Form [upg-post]

  • Registered & visitors can post images/article/youtube video url from the front end.
  • Create own tags from frontend.
  • Ajax powered submission form. Form submitted on same place. No more form redirection.
  • Options of static page form submission. Best fit if javascript is not required.
  • Redirect to selected page after form is submitted. (upg-pro)
  • Ready layouts to be used for submission form.
  • Options to create own custom fields. Get extra information from user during form submission.
  • Google ReCaptcha code for spam protection. (upg-pro)
  • Bulk image upload. (upg-pro)
  • With the help of personal layout form, user can create own advanced personalized form with the help of PHP.
  • Options to display submission button only to logged in users.
  • Separate album selection for images & embed video

Submission form [upg-form] & [upg-post]

  • With this shortcode user can submit content to wordpress post or other custom post types.
  • It can be used as frontend uploader for other plugins.
  • User can select existing album and generate own tags from frontend.
  • Special shortocde to generate html input fields.
  • Check this url for detail explanation

List Album [upg-album]

  • List album/folder/categories via shortcode & widgets
  • Album supports personal thumbnail
  • List album filtered by image & embed
  • options to hide album from visitors

Admin Post Management

  • Administrator can show or hide particular categories/albums from the frontend.
  • Completely stop frontend submission and post it from backend by Administrator.
  • Controls over custom fields to be displayed at backend & frontend.
  • Options to set as approval of post/images before it is displayed at the frontend.
  • Ability to approve/draft post in bulk
  • Create unlimited albums and tags.
  • Assign guest submission post to specific existing users.
  • Ability to hide selected album/category from frontend & in widget category list.
  • Own media sizes for thumbnail and preview page.

User Post Management

  • Loggedin users can delete own uploaded post with ajax system.
  • Unlike other plugins, it also deletes all the media file associated with it.
  • ‘My Gallery’ private page for loggedin users.
  • User can edit & delete own post.
  • Notification via email when someone submits form. (UPG-PRO)

Display submitted post

  • Responsive article/image/YouTube/Vimeo gallery for mobile & tablets.
  • Automatically & manually display all submitted content on the frontend.
  • Generate gallery inside BuddyPress, ultimate-member plugins in a user profile tab.
  • Content & images can also be posted from the backend with additional options.
  • External plugins shortcodes can be added near UPG post.
  • Options for both lightbox and static page (Preview Page).
  • Set number of images to be displayed per page.
  • Multiple layout options available. You can create own layout from scratch using personal layout.
  • Navigate posts/images with album or tags using widgets.
  • Page navigation with the help of WP-PageNavi plugin.
  • Ability to show gallery based on username, category, albums, tags with the help of shortcodes
  • Display gallery in sliding or carousal layout with plenty of parameters.
  • Camera EXIF Data is auto extracted form image uploaded by user.

Ultimate-Member & BuddyPress Plugin

  • Integrated with Ultimate-Member & BuddyPress plugin
  • Gallery tab is created on profile page.
  • Gallery profile avatar will link to social profile page

YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Video & 30+ URL submission

  • User can submit/embed url with title & own descriptions
  • Static thumbnail image is created automatically based on url submitted
  • Auto assigned thumbnail as featured image
  • Embed URL can be shown in popup or link to different page. No change in site.
  • All Embed URL & Image gallery can be on same page.

ListPress Plugin

  • Popup contact/query/feedback button can be placed on preview page
  • Image of UPG post is included in form.

ODude Ecard Plugin

  • Submitted post can be sent as ecard.
  • Full featured greetings card site can be created with user submission.

Other features

  • User can use UPG form to submit post to wordpress or other custom post types
  • Options to include posts into archive pages
  • Widgets to list categories & tags.
  • Widgets of submission form powered with ajax.
  • Multisite compatible
  • Bulk Image Upload with options to limit number of image to upload. (upg-pro)
  • Other plugin shortcode can be displayed near image in preview layout. Eg. Social share, rating
  • REST-API with UPG custom fields


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Live Demo & Documents



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  • UPG Basic Layout
  • Drag & Drop Image (Bulk Layout)
  • UPG List Layout
  • UPG Photo Layout
  • [upg-attach] output
  • Submission Form based on settings
  • Layout Editor to design own layouts.
  • UPG admin settings
  • UPG admin dashboard
  • Lightbox/Popup to view image/video.


1. How to install

Some pages are auto created. Do not delete them even if not required.

    1. User’s Post Gallery: Main UPG gallery page.
    1. Post Image: Submission page for images.
    1. Post Video URL: Submission page for youtube/vimeo url.
    1. Edit UPG Post: Let users to modify/update own UPG post.
    1. My Gallery: Registered user can see own submitted post.

Go to UPG Settings and select those pages at appropriate location before use.

2. How to display gallery

Copy paste shortcode to post/page where you like to display gallery.
[upg-attach type=”image”] or [upg-attach type=”embed”]

To display gallery based on album, tags, date, or more.. use shortcode

3. What type of images does WP-UPG support?

UPG supports the following types of image files: JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, YouTube URL, Vimeo URL

4. Create submission form

Submission page are auto created when plugin activated.
Or manually create page & insert the shortcode
[upg-post type=image] or [upg-form]
in the description area. Link this page at your upg settings.
You can also use [upg-form].

5. Show images from specific album/category

Insert this shortcode in the textarea for a page and link that page to your menu.
[upg-list album=”slug_name_of_your_upg_album”]

Leave album blank to show all UPG posts.

6. What happen, if I update plugin

When plugins are updated, the plugin/wp-upg folder is deleted and new one is created.
But this will not delete any uploaded post/media.
If you are using ‘personal layout’. Your UPG post may be blank page for 1st time. After refresh it will reappear.
It copies files from upload folder to layout folder.
But we advice to take backup before update.

7 . How ‘personal layout’ is different from other layout

‘personal layout’ is a layout which is created by you. It is blank at the beginning.
Whenever you use UPG ‘layout editor’, it copies the code from other layout to personal layout with the changes you have done.
It creates the physical file placed at wp-content\uploads\ folder.
When plugin is updated, these files are copied at wp-content\plugins\wp-upg\layout\ folder.


8월 13, 2019
I was having an issue with an update affecting my site, and reached out to support. The plugin author responded immediately and worked with me until it was fixed. This plugin works perfectly for all my needs. Very customizable. Easy to configure. Thank you!
6월 7, 2019
I am new to wordpress/web design and wanted to create an online art gallery where multiple users can upload their art. This plug-in does exactly what I needed. I especially love the new slide-show gallery feature. The developer ODude is always helpful and responds very fast to my questions. I think its a brilliant plug-in and support.
5월 15, 2019
All in all, this plug in really does what no other plug in does and works fairly well. My problem is the layout of the back end is fairly confusing and disorganized, so it takes a lot of trial and error to work out the settings you are looking for. I think part of this is that it is a small developer and there is a bit of a language barrier. The developer is, however, very responsive and eager to make improvements. The recommendations I have are to: 1) reorganize the settings into more logical layouts and groupings; 2) have a quick and expert mode; and have more items set up as a preset upon initialization; and 3) standardize and clarify terms used for different features and aspects of the gallery (I have trouble figuring out what the instructions refer to exactly in many cases). This plug in has a lot of potential if the developer can clarify how to set it up and use it. Thanks for putting the effort into it!
4월 8, 2019
Not at all an intuitive plugin. The design is messy, and it is extremely complicated to get it to function in any way that a user of a site can understand. Not worth the time and effort to figure out.
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Contributors & Developers

“User Post Gallery – UPG” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Sorry, Some files were missing in last update.


  • Removed magic form layout
  • [upg-form] can be used on any regular page
  • Added [upg-album] to list albums
  • Shortcode guide page updated
  • Added thumbnail support for albums
  • fancybox wp_enqueue_script name & postion updated
  • widget categories now supports css icon if available in theme
  • Uploaded images are also assigned as featured image.
  • Removed auto generated title from preview page. It now used them default.
  • Media is also deleted permanently if deleted from frontend


  • Video submission is changed to embed url
  • Supports instagram, vimeo, youtube, facebook, twitter and many more
  • Tag will display, only if tags count more then one.
  • Colorbox popup is replaced with fancyapp javascript
  • Update issue in tags, has been fixed
  • At album, video is renamed to embed. Update album/categories if selected for video.
  • Added version information at plugin list


  • Fixed video submit form layout
  • Fixed issues with tags javascript


  • Added magic form layout, now you can use [upg-form] inside form layout
  • Layout out selection settings now as basic settings.
  • removed several unused codes


  • Full of tags in form, gallery & preview pages.
  • updated [upg-form] to support woocommerce products


  • [upg-form] shortcode is in action.


  • Fixed admin menu selection
  • Fixed button on/off in gallery page.


  • UPG settings, have sub admin menus
  • Shortcode button added in admin for proper guide
  • upg-form shortcode introduced.


  • Page selection fixes
  • Fixes empty title in widgets
  • UPG Settings selection between Quick & Advance.
  • filter upg-list by image & youtube Eg. [upg-list filter=”embed”]
  • Force user to login to view gallery Eg. [upg-list login=”true”]
  • Now separate album can be created for images & video
  • Submission form have different album based on type.
  • After update, user must go to settings and update page location.