Shareist and WordPress work great together. WordPress is the standard for content management systems and is the platform behind millions of blogs and other websites.
It would be crazy to suggest that you switch from WordPress to another platform, and we’d never do that. While your Shareist notebook can serve as a nice clean website, we’re perfectly happy for you to publish your content anywhere you want.
And WordPress is a great place to do that.
So use Shareist for all your content marketing tasks, like capturing ideas, scheduling, writing content, and publish it straight to WordPress with the click of a button.
Then you can continue the process to send and schedule social media updates to share your newest content, linking directly to the WordPress post.
It’s easy. Here are the steps…
1. Connect Your WordPress Blog
In order to publish to WordPress, you first need to connect your WordPress blog. Go into the Connect settings and locate the WordPress section. Click “Add” and add in the credentials for your blog: Enter the URL (including http://) and your username and password.
While you’re in here, you can also connect up your Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and other accounts.
2. Create Your Content
In Shareist, you create a page of content in a notebook. Click on the Add Page button, and write away.
Actually creating a page in Shareist is a whole ‘nother topic but keep in mind that while you’re editing, the preview is getting the styling from the Shareist notebook preview. If you don’t ever make your Shareist notebook or this page public on Shareist, nobody will ever see that.
When the page is published to WordPress, it will have virtually no styling, just standard HTML tags. Therefore it will inherit the styling from WordPress.
One thing to look out for is image sizes. If your WordPress theme has a fairly narrow content area, an image may end up too wide. You can prevent this by uploading only appropriately sized images on Shareist, or use CSS in your WordPress theme to put a maximum width on the images posted there.
3. Publish to WordPress
When your page is finished, and you’re ready to publish, click on the ‘Publish’ tab in the page builder.
If you’ve properly connected your WordPress blog, you’ll see it in the list of websites to which you can publish. Shareist will communicate with your blog and get the list of authors and categories, which you can select. You can also choose the WordPress status and therefore you can send the content to WordPress in Draft mode if you want to view it there first, or you can set it directly to Published.
After you do save to WordPress the first time, you can push any additional changes to the content, or the publish options by clicking the Publish button again (which will then read “Update”).
4. Share to Social Media
Once you’ve got your page published somewhere — anywhere — you can use the Shareist Share feature to send the page out to your social media networks. Click on the “Share” tab in the page editor to send the page out to Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn either now or scheduled for the future.
If you’ve published to WordPress, the shares will contain a link to your WordPress blog directly. And if you’ve published a page to more than one place, you can choose which link is used.
Use the Share feature to post to several places at once, or scheduled over the next several hours or days by using the new scheduling feature.