Integrate with WordPress

Before you begin, please note we support Wordpress versions 2.9 - 4.5.

Step 1: Connect Kapost to WordPress

We first suggest you install the WordPress plugin, from the plugins library within WordPress. This article walks you through exactly how to do that from installing it to activating it in WordPress. You should be able to get our plugin by going to the Wordpress Library. The plugin allows you to associate posts to writers (byline), work with custom post types and have images move over to WordPress. We always suggest you use the plugin.

Once you've installed the plugin, go to the  Settings area in Kapost. Once there, go to the App Center tab.

On this tab, click "Install More Apps" and you'll be taken to the app center.  

Choose the "Wordpress" platform and establish which of your instances you wish to connect.  

When the window appears asking for your authentication credentials, enter:

  1. Your site name - this is what it will be referred to in Kapost
  2. Your site's URL where your blog or CMS lives
  3. Your username and password for your CMS.  Note: this user needs to have admin or editor level permissions in WP so we can send posts to your CMS using their credentials

Click "connect".  This should connect Kapost to your CMS.  To learn more about integrating your sites with Kapost, read this article.

Note: If you have any questions or receive an error, we've outlined common errors/mistakes when connecting to WordPress here that will help you troubleshoot.

Step 2: Assign Wordpress As A Primary Publishing Destination
You must tell Kapost which content types you would like to have Wordpress as a Publishing option. Learn how to do this here. If you are unsure which content types will be used to publish to various integrations, please consult your Kapost admin or Customer Success Manager.


Security Information

1. Kapost is all SSL/TLS; from Kapost to the CMS it is SSL/TLS if the CMS in question uses SSL/TLS.

2. Any time we're transferring passwords we're not sending via cleartext, they're always encrypted.

Note: when connecting with WordPress MU, you should create a separate, author-type, user for each individual instance and use this user to connect your Kapost to WordPress. This user should have access ONLY to that one blog.  This ensures that there are no permissions issues when publishing. 

If you wish to preview your posts before publishing to Wordpress, learn how to enable that feature here.

If you wish to post to a custom page on Wordpress, read how to do that here.

If you wish to use WordPress Custom Fields in Kapost read how to do that here.

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