WordPress plugin update – great to boost your SEO

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If you are seeking visibility in search results, you are most likely engaged in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Our WordPress plugin boosts your SEO with curated content, and we just updated it.

Our Cronycle Content plugin enables you to get the content you curate in your Cronycle boards onto your website, either as a news banner or as blog posts. Did you know that this latter option – board to posts – counts for SEO? You can even set up your tags in Cronycle and carry them across to WordPress automatically! Learn more on this by reading our tutorial.

Content from your board is sent to our WordPress plugin, ready to edit and publish as posts

Now, with Cronycle, you can build your reputation on social media, for SEO, and directly into your audience’s mail box (using newsletters) – all in one place! You can also publish internally via Slack or our own Curated Feeds.

Back to our WordPress plugin. We updated it recently to fix a few issues, mainly performance. You will notice a great improvement in terms of loading speed when collecting content from your board into WordPress. We also improved a few points here and there, to make it easier for you and more robust. So, if you are using the plugin, make sure you have the latest version.

You can try Cronycle and our WordPress plugin to boost your SEO, by creating a free account – no credit card required:

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Our WordPress Plugin

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We recently did a total update of our plugin in WordPress. If you still have the old one, we recommend you read this detailed post and update it in WordPress. If you are new to this, please read on…

The Cronycle Content Plugin enables you to create news feeds on your website, using the content you curate on your Cronycle boards. Curated content includes articles, videos, Twitter conversations and Story Arcs (grouped content), with or without your commentary.

Our plugin has two features:

Board Content as Banner – Provide functionalities to generate a newsfeed banner on your website with certain Cronycle board content. It applies your default font.

Board Content as Draft post – Provide functionalities to fetch Cronycle board content and insert into the WordPress as draft post which can be edited and published to your website.

Create a free Cronycle account today to try it out, and follow our dedicated WordPress plugin guide.

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Publish content from your Cronycle boards onto your website

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The Cronycle Content Plugin enables you to create news feeds on your website, using the content you curate on your Cronycle boards. It publishes to WordPress your curated content, includes articles, videos, Twitter conversations and Story Arcs (grouped content), with or without your commentary.

Plugin has two features:

  • Board Content as Banner – Provide functionalities to generate a newsfeed banner on your website with certain Cronycle board content.
  • Board Content as Draft post – Provide functionalities to fetch Cronycle board content and insert into the WordPress as draft post which can be edited and published to your website.

Installation


  • Download, install, and activate Cronycle Content plugin from WordPress plugin store. You need a version of PHP of v7.2.8 or higher. If you have a free account on WordPress.com, you need to upgrade to business in order to install plugins, or transfer to WordPress.org. See how to do that here.
  • Login to your Cronycle account. Create board and pin content to it.
  • Then, click on Publish near the top of that board.
  • Switch on Publish to WordPress.
  • It will ask you to connect and generate a token. Copy the token.
  • Now, in WordPress, go to Settings / Cronycle Content, paste the token in the input field and press Save Token to connect the account.
  • Now you will be able to see your board content in WordPress (continue reading “How to Use?” below).
  • Back in Cronycle, on the Board Publish panel, you can adjust the type(s) of content you want to go through to WordPress, per board.
  • If you want to copy your token again, go to your profile page, in the Integrations section.
  • To send the content from several boards, you will need to switch on WordPress for each board, in its publishing settings.
  • When disconnecting, we recommend disconnecting from the WordPress Plugin Settings page.

How to use?


Board Content as a newsfeed banner 

This enables you to include a newsfeed banner on your website, with content from one of your boards. To do so, you can generate a shortcode from the banner shortcode generation options under the Banner tab in the plugin settings. Make sure you have switched on Publish to WordPress for the corresponding board in Cronycle.

Copy the shortcode and paste it into your page content.

You can also use menu options in the Classic editor block to generate and embed shortcode on to your page content.

Here are few examples of generated banners on our website. The banner is responsive, adapting to small screen sizes.

Board Content as Draft post

This feature allows you to pick board items and add them as draft blog posts. In WordPress admin dashboard, you can find your Cronycle board(s) content as draft posts under the ‘Cronycle Content’ menu option. From there you can edit and/or publish any type of board content as a regular WordPress post. You can retrieve content from all the boards you have switched on in Cronycle, in the boards publishing settings.

From the draft post tab in the plugin settings page, you can assign default categories for the content from each board, and turn on & off the transfer of tags used on your boards.

Note that the content from your Cronycle boards is imported only once to the WordPress plugin. If you modify the content on your boards (e.g. add an article to a Story Arc, or edit a summary), the modifications will not appear in WordPress. This is why we recommend using “editor approved” to filter content ready to publish. It lets you collect and refine your content on your board in Cronycle before sending to the WordPress plugin (or other publishing methods). To use it, you need:

  • A Pro or Enterprise account
  • To tick the Editor Approved box when the content is ready
  • To use editor approved as a filter in the publishing settings.

Troubleshooting

I get error messages on the WordPress login page

Although rare, it happens that there is an error following an update and interplay with other plugins. The solution is to:

  • Deactivate the Cronycle Plugin
  • Uninstall the Cronycle Plugin
  • Reinstall the Cronycle Plugin
  • Reconnect the plugin with the token provided in your Cronycle account
  • Set up again your preferences in Settings (default categories, tags, and / or banner shortcode)

Publish Directly to WordPress with Cronycle

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As you may already know, you can embed your news feeds (collections) directly to your WordPress site, which is great for having a continuously updating feed which keeps your readers informed.

Today, we are excited to announce a new integration with WordPress. You can send drafts of new articles and posts directly to WordPress from Cronycle boards.

We understand that many of our users are using Cronycle to research new ideas and find articles which give credibility and authority to their new posts. Now, when you are writing and editing a new note on a Cronycle board, you can draft a post to send to WordPress.

Send a WordPress post direct to your site from Cronycle boards!

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How to publish to WordPress from Cronycle

When you write a note on a board, you’ll have the option to create a draft for WordPress.

Save Note To WordPress

In order to send a draft to WordPress simply enter the heading and press create note ready for WordPress. To schedule your post you should enter a desired time and date, this is optional.

Save to WordPress

Once you have hit ‘send to WordPress’ the following modal will come up:

Cronycle WordPress integration

You will have to enter your WordPress URL (remember to include the http:// or https://), and your WordPress username and password. Then press ‘Send Draft to WordPress’.

Then you’ll see the draft of the post appear in your WordPress.

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We’re really excited about getting feedback about this new integration! We’ve developed it so our users can facilitate their content production process. Please contact us with your feedback and let us know what you think!

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