Syncing EasyContent with WordPress

Before you are able to sync content between WordPress and EasyContent, make sure you've connected a WordPress site to your EasyContent account first. You can learn how to do that by following this article.

After installing and configuring the plugin, you will see the new EasyContent widget in the post editor's sidebar.

Publishing a Content Item to WordPress

To publish a content item to WordPress, simply click the Publish to WP option in the publish actions menu (the three dots beside the share link button).

A window will appear with options that let you choose how the content item should be published to your WordPress site.

You can choose which post type the content item will be published as.

Currently, you can choose between post and page post types. Post is generally what you use when you publish a blog post. Page, on the other hand, is generally used for static content (like your "About Us" or "Contact Us" pages).

You can also set what status the post or page will be after sending it to WordPress. You can select between the publish, draftpending, and private post statuses. Keep in mind that this doesn't affect the content item's workflow status in EasyContent.

You also have the option to pull categories and tags from WordPress. Doing so allows you to select what category and tags the content item will have after it's published to WordPress.

Using the image above as an example, when this content item is sent to WordPress, it will be immediately published as a post under the categories Fashion and Fashion Event and with tags designer, collection, and fashion.

Sync a Content Item Using the Classic Editor

After installing the plugin, the new EasyContent widget in the sidebar of the post editor page.

To upload the article to EasyContent, use Push. On the other hand, to download the article from EasyContent, use Pull.

Sync a Content Item Using the Block Editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg Editor)

When using Gutenberg, the EasyContent widget is found under the Status & visibility section under Document in the sidebar.

Like in the classic editor, Pull is used to download the article from EasyContent while Push is used to upload the article to EasyContent.

When you made changes to your article in WordPress, save or update it first before pushing it to EasyContent. Not doing so won't properly sync the changes you've made.

Important Things to Know

You can push a post or page from WordPress to EasyContent even if it wasn't originally there.

Before pushing an article from WordPress to EasyContent, make sure you convert all classic blocks to Gutenberg blocks to avoid formatting issues.

If you have the Classic Editor installed and activated and you have the option to allow users to switch between Classic and Block editor, then all articles you "Publish to WP" in EasyContent will default to using the Classic Editor.