Did you know that there is a number of varying alternatives for posting to WordPress blog? That’s right. In this article, we’ll be introducing you to 5 alternative ways of posting to WordPress other than having to log in to your blog using the built in editor.
1. Desktop Software
You can use desktop blogging software for composing posts. These provide a different look and feel, added features, and sometimes, a rather less confusing manner of posting blogs.
Here are a few desktop blogging software you can try:
2. Blogging Apps on Your Smart Phone
Most of the blogging apps are available for free, whereas others require a fee to download. You simply need to search for “WordPress” on your respective application market’s search bar and you’ll come across plenty of apps that let you manage your WordPress blog. Once you have an app, you’ll be able to write and post a new blog on your WordPress via your smartphone.
Here are a handful of blogging apps for smartphones:
3. Post via Email
One the advantages of using WordPress is its ability to post via email. Unfortunately the built-in WordPress functionality to post via email is deprecated and will be removed in an upcoming release. The ability to post via email is still available with a use of a plugin called Postie.
It has some very advanced features, including the ability to assign categories by name, included pictures and videos, and automatically strip off signatures.
IFTTT is one service which enables you to connect several other services together through a simple and powerful method: IF THIS THEN THAT. It means once a pre-determined trigger takes place, the service performs an action of your choice. We have described the basics of the service and listed some IFTTT WordPress recipes in an earlier article.
5. Cross Post Functionality
Cross posting is a great way to update multiple blogs or accounts with a post at the same time.
There are several plugins that allow you to automatically push the content to other platforms. One of them is Facebook plugin. Once the plugin is installed, you can cross-post new posts to your Facebook Timeline and the Facebook Pages you manage.