WriterAccess Hack #5 API Easy Setup

As a client here at WriterAccess your workflow most likely looks like this. Step 1: Find a writer to produce content at a professional level that is ready to publish on your site or social media account. Step 2: Publish that well-written and polished content quickly. Thankfully WriterAccess has streamlined this process so you can do it all via your Dashboard. Check out how to setup API Integrations in just minutes, and how you can use these to publish content in seconds.

Integrations in Action

The API Publishing Integrations feature available on WriterAccess lets you improve your workflow. This way you maximize your time while using the content our pro writers produce. Let’s say your Love List team of writers is creating tweets and posts for your social media account. Or maybe they are busy bees working on your blog content. You might have content that needs to be uploaded to your content management system via Adobe Business Catalyst.

What about your email marketing needs, which require Constant Contact? Press releases using PR Newswire, multi-channel publishing with Drupal, product descriptions on Shopify…you can export any of these types of content using the API Integrations using WriterAccess.

Utilizing Publishing Integrations

To get started, visit your Dashboard and select My Tools. Under this tab you’ll see Workflow at the bottom of the list, after the handy Tool, Research, and Planning features. Click on Integrations. This will take you to all of the top blogging platforms and social media systems including:

  • WordPress
  • HubSpot COS Blog
  • Business Catalyst
  • Joomla!
  • Movable Type
  • PR Newswire
  • Shopify
  • Yahoo!
  • Blogger
  • Drupal
  • Constant Contact
  • Hootsuite
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Connect your accounts by typing in your log-in credentials, and voila! You are ready to rock it in the content-to-publishing workflow. Plus, you only have to set up an account once to use it every time after that.

Mini Hack: If you are using the uber-popular WordPress, you also have the ability to write out a Writer Attribution note. This can be featured in a footer at the end of your blog posts, and you have the ability to change the writer’s name for attribution when you publish the exported content. You can even decide whether or not to insert HTML for an image, and whether to feature the image for the post.

Other Integrations offer their own perks and privileges so test them out to see what you can do.

Exporting an Order

Now that your Integration is activated, your next step is to approve the order or batch of orders. Once you’ve given the writer the A-OK and accepted the content, a new exporting window pops up. Here you have the option to export now to your integrated platform. Choose to export and you’ll see the following details about the orders:

  • Author of the content, required
  • Category of the content, required
  • Publish date, or the option to publish as a draft so you can review it on your site first
  • Publish time
  • Tags
  • Slug
  • Attribution to the writer, if available depending on the Star Rating of the content

Best of all? If you have more than one piece of content that needs to be exported, you can do it in batches. Save even more time while you elevate your content workflow to the next level.

Want to learn more about API Integrations? Contact me, Bryon White, and let’s chat.

 

Miranda B specializes in travel writing with a focus on cultural aspects including the truck driving industry, ecotourism, road trips, solo female travel, and culinary delights from every plate on earth. As a freelance writer Miranda is equally interested in all aspects of creative nonfiction, whether writing product descriptions, press releases, website content or rock-and-roll trivia questions.


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