Simple Feature Requests Free – User Feedback Board


Keeping a list of all the feature requests you get from your users can be a cumbersome task. Maybe you’re managing your customer feedback all via spreadsheet and adding «+1″s to requests? Perhaps you’re using an expensive third party solution?

Whatever method you use, chances are it costs you time AND money.

Simple Feature Requests aims to make the process of collecting customer feedback and idea management much easier for you. Now you can let your users submit requests themselves and vote on the ones they want to see in your product — all from within your existing WordPress website.

Simple Feature Requests Free

The free version of the plugin provides the following features:

  • Accept user-submitted feature requests.
  • Users can vote on features they want to see included in your product.
  • Users can comment on feature requests using the native WordPress commenting system.
  • Admins can approve and manage feature requests.
  • Intelligent search before submitting user feedback.
  • Sort/filter by «Latest», «Top», «My Requests», and «Status».
  • Select status from «Pending», «Published», «Under Review», «Complete», «Started», «Planned», and «Declined».
  • Ability to add custom statuses (requires code snippet).

Simple Feature Requests Pro

The Pro version of Simple Feature Requests provides enhanced features that make idea management even more effortless.

Upgrade to Pro

Pro Feature Highlight: Product Roadmap

Simple Feature Requests makes it easy to create a comprehensive product roadmap based on the customer feedback you’ve received.

Our roadmap shortcode presents your product’s requests in a kanban view, organized by request status.

You can configure which status columns to display in the roadmap and use the shortcode multiple times throughout your website.

A product roadmap is essential for any product-based business. It allows you to keep your users in the loop about upcoming features and when to expect them.

Upgrade to Pro

Useful Links


  • The feature requests archive.
  • A single feature request.
  • The shortcode when editing the feature requests page.
  • The admin view of feature requests.


Install the Plugin

  1. Login to your WordPress admin area.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  3. From here, you can either upload the plugin zip file, or search for «Simple Feature Requests».
  4. Once installed, click Activate.

Create an Archive Page

This page is used to display the feature requests archive, and also as a base to display the single feature requests.
Navigate to your WordPress admin area.

  1. Click Pages > Add New.
  2. Give you page a name, for example «Feature Requests».
  3. Place the following shortcode into the content area of the page: [simple-feature-requests].

Set the Archive Page in the Settings

Now that you’ve created your archive page, you need to assign it in the settings.

  1. Navigate to your WordPress admin area.
  2. Click Requests > Settings.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. From the Archive Page dropdown, select the page you just created.

You’re All Set!

Now if you view the page you created on your website, you should see the Feature Requests archive page.


Is there a Pro version of the plugin?

Yes, there is! You can get it from our website.

What is a feature request system?

A feature request system, also known as a user feedback board or idea management board, allows your customers to submit features without someone having to manually manage them and reply every time one is submitted; thus freeing up your time to grow your product.

Gathering customer feedback in this way will enable you to prioritise which features are important to your customers, and which features will be the most profitable for your company.

Will users have to submit feature requests via my WordPress admin?

No! Users submit feature requests through the front-end of your website. They never have to know you’re using WordPress if you don’t want them to.

Can I categorize feature requests?

Yes, with the Pro version.

I’m getting a 404 error when loading a request or the requests archive.

You may need to refresh your permalinks. Go to Settings > Permalinks. Just visiting that settings page will refresh the permalinks.


septiembre 5, 2021
Hi, This plugin is good. We’ve purchased the pro version. However its been 6 months that you didn’t update/improve it. It would be good to see regular updates especially after WP core updates. At 169 USD, we can’t say this is a cheap plugin with yearly update 😉 Thank you for the good work.
febrero 19, 2021
This plugin is great for creating user reviews, feedback, testimonials, and feature requests. Great documentation as well. Also, a great feature that in order to submit a new request users have to type in the search to prevent more requests than what’s necessary to keep things as organized as possible.
enero 5, 2020 1 reply
We are currently looking for suggestion software and I truly wish you succeed down the line. Even though we probably pick up something else, here is my feedback: 1. The demo website is pretty slow, the loading spinner is irritating and makes it feel even more sluggish. 2. UX could be more fluid and consistent, for example when you tried to vote as a guest you get .js popup. 3. I have to agree with some of the issues mentioned in the 3-star review you got. What I like is the reasonable premium price, instant search and of course WP integration. User suggestions feedback SaaS apps are pretty expensive and I think you can make this plugin a vital extension of WordPress. Good luck!
octubre 17, 2019
Nice and simple way to track feature requests for our plugins. It could do with some extra features like the ability to set the page/slug but the pro update adds most of the extra stuff I need. Great job! Recommended.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Feature Requests Free – User Feedback Board” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



v2.3.3.1 (2024-05-08)
Bugfix: Resolve fatal error occurring on PHP versions lower than 8.1

v2.3.3 (2024-05-06)
Enhancement: Update Freemius SDK to 2.7.2
Bugfix: Add additional guards against fatal errors, and logging. Set SFR_DEBUG_LOG=true to see additional detail in the debug.log file.
Bugfix: Prevent fatal error when request is invalid
Bugfix: Properly clear Top Requests cache

v2.3.2 (2024-04-19)
Enhancement: Removed the credit link from the frontend display

v2.3.1 (2024-04-18)
Enhancement: Added additional filters in the admin for requests
Enhancement: Updated Freemius SDK to 2.7.0
Bugfix: Fix for invalid per page parameter in search in the free version

v2.3.0 (2024-02-20)
Feature Request: Enable guest voting (Pro)
Enhancement: Updated localization strings
Enhancement: Updated branding to reflect Mindsize ownership
Enhancement: Update Freemius SDK to 2.6.2
Enhancement: Add ability to hide credits to Pro version
Enhancement: Make pro features more discoverable in free version
Bugfix: Back to board link goes to the board of the request.
Bugfix: Fix deprecated instantiation for Merge Requests (Pro)

v2.2.6.1 (2023-11-13)
[fix] Adding missing Freemius garbage collector file causing a fatal error [wporg]

v2.2.6 (2023-11-08)
[fix] Resolve an issue preventing new requests from being created
[fix] Resolve warning when votes_limits_reimburse_votes is unset. Props @surferking
[fix] Updated deprecated usort call. Props @surferking
[fix] Fix pagination on search. Props @surferking
[fix] Swap out deprecated filter_var constant. Props @surferking
[fix] Resolve warnings from trim
[fix] Do not reference the $feature_request object when it does not exist
[update] Freemius SDK update to 2.6.0

v2.2.5.1 (2023-06-05)
[fix] Resolve SVN deploy issues

v2.2.5 (2023-06-05)
[update] Updated author
[update] Freemius SDK update to 2.5.10

v2.2.4 (2022-03-02)
[security] Security fix.

v2.2.3 (2022-02-22)
[fix] Fixed an issue preventing custom labels from being translatable
[fix] It’s now possible to set the single and archive title tags in Simple Feature Requests Free
[fix] Corrected PHP Notice: Trying to get property ‘ID’ of non-object in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/simple-feature-requests-pro/inc/class-compat-astra.php on line 69
[fix] Corrected fatal error that sometimes occurred in Simple Feature Requests Free

v2.2.2 (2021-11-11)
[new] Added ability to organize requests by board, allowing multiple boards per site [pro]
[new] Added ability to rename ‘Request’ and ‘Requests’ to any other applicable label, e.g. ‘Report’ and ‘Reports’ [pro]
[update] Added setting to hide default entry title on single request view
[update] Added options to select heading tags for single request titles and archive request titles
[update] Added filters for all SFR redirects
[fix] Corrected the presence of non-unique IDs on SFR form fields
[fix] Corrected fatal error on Easy Digital Downloads receipt page

v2.2.1 (2021-06-29)
[fix] Corrected issue that caused PhotoSwipe template to be loaded where it wasn’t required

v2.2.0 (2021-06-28)
[new] Custom Statuses UI [pro]
[new] Option to allow image uploads on feature requests [pro]
[fix] Ensured text domain is properly loaded

v2.1.3 (2020-11-26)
[new] List all users who voted on a request (admin) [pro]
[new] Allow vote count to be updated manually on a request [pro]
[new] Merge feature requests [pro]
[update] Update dependencies
[update] Remove redirect from admin area for voters
[update] Add body classes to archive and single request pages
[update] Remove single user instance
[update] Update email subjects
[update] Add status descriptions to emails
[update] Add pending status description to single view
[update] Add comment contents to email notification [pro]
[update] Update POT file
[fix] Enqueue styles from Elementor template on single request
[fix] Show taxonomies in Gutenberg sidebar
[fix] Dropdown styles on Windows machines
[fix] Dropdown heights match other buttons
[fix] Register new users as subscribers

v2.1.2 (2020-07-27)
[new] Allow multisite activation
[new] Set admin from and to email addresses for notifications [pro]
[new] Set number of requests per page in the archive view [pro]
[update] Ensure admins can view pending posts
[update] Add pending requests count to admin menu
[update] Make voters «contributors» so author can be changed for a request
[fix] Prevent pending requests from being accessed via URL
[fix] Add text domain to comments and votes
[fix] Text domain for statuses
[fix] Filtering by ‘declined’ showed all requests
[fix] Vote/Voted translations
[fix] Fix foreign character decoding when searching

v2.1.1 (2020-04-15)
[fix] Ensure archive ID isn’t cached to 0

v2.1.0 (2020-04-13)
[new] Choose the default request status in the settings
[new] Roadmap shortcode [pro]
[new] submission parameter to disable submission form
[update] Astra theme compatibility
[update] Disable theme comments
[update] Use author display name instead of nicename
[update] Ensure post type is set correctly for archive pages
[update] Make categories public and redirect default archive
[update] Don’t send notification when status changed to ‘pending’
[update] Update dependencies
[fix] Don’t cache page type as it may get called too early
[fix] Fix issue where query var was checked too soon resulting in fatal error

v2.0.1 (2020-01-31)
[update] Add Elementor compatibility
[fix] Settings error when running wp-cli
[fix] Suppress filters when querying single post to prevent possible infinite loop
[fix] Issue with modifying the post for the request endpoint

v2.0.0 (2019-11-28)
[new] IMPORTANT! The plugin now uses shortcodes for better theme compatibility. You will need to add a page and update your settings:
[new] Shortcodes! See here:
[new] Set a limit for votes per user [pro]
[new] Added jck_sfr_votes_limit filter [pro]
[new] Added jck_sfr_ignore_statuses_in_top_requests filter
[new] Option to disable comments
[update] Add setting to allow vote removal on your own requests
[update] Don’t show completed requests in «top requests» widget
[update] Add some additional default form styling
[fix] Hide submission form when search cleared
[fix] Scripts not loading on archive
[fix] Ensure new request is visible when default is pending

v1.0.6 (2019-10-16)
[update] Flush permalinks on activation
[update] Allow «powered by» credit to be enabled/disabled in the settings
[update] Send notification to admin when request is added
[update] Update dependencies
[fix] Disable auto complete on search field
[fix] Fix avatar and credit icon sizing
[fix] Non-numeric error when adding a request

v1.0.5 (2019-03-02)
[fix] Security Fix

v1.0.4 (2019-01-04)
[new] Pro – Categories
[new] Pro – Bulk update statuses
[new] Pro – Email notifications
[new] Sidebar widgets
[update] Update dependencies
[fix] Fix single request visibility when completed or declined

v1.0.3 (2018-07-05)
[update] Ignore «status» and «filter» when searching as they can’t be changed anyway
[fix] Remove search when filtering or changing status
[fix] Keep status when filtering
[fix] Show all statuses when searching
[fix] Ajax search was returning all results

v1.0.2 (2018-04-25)
[update] Add custom statuses for feature requests
[update] Update notices class to use transients
[update] Add notice on successful submission
[update] Filter by status
[update] Update Freemius
[update] Update settings framework
[fix] Fix feature request height when no content
[fix] Fix return value error for older PHP versions

v1.0.1 (2017-12-14)
[fix] Add before/after hooks to single template.

v1.0.0 (2017-12-13)
Initial release.