Before we even launched our public version, we recognized that a lot of content curators were also occasional or regular bloggers and started to offer ways to integrate with WordPress – the leading blogging platform. Since then, we’ve seen a lot of our users leverage this integration as well as more and more of our Enterprise clients wanting to combine content curation through Scoop.it and the CMS capabilities of WordPress for their sites. So we’ve multiplied the ways you could integrate with a WordPress site or blog and including the recent addition of the Scoop.it plugin for WordPress for our Enterprise clients.
So here’s a recap of the many ways you can integrate Scoop.it with WordPress to build the greatest content hubs:
1. Share your curated scoops as WordPress posts
Simply connect your WordPress account to Scoop.it here and turn any of your scoops into a WordPress post with just one click.
The behavior is the same as with any other sharing destinations that you can attach to Scoop.it to feed your online presence: once connected, you can decide to share your curated piece of content as a WordPress post either as you publish your scoop or later on, once it’s published.
By default, your WordPress post will include the permalink of your scoop on your Scoop.it page but with our Pro version, you can have that post link back directly to the original content.
2. Highlight your latest curated scoops in a WordPress widget
The Scoop.it iframe widget is not specific to WordPress but you can easily use it to showcase your latest scoops in the margin of your WordPress blog as we do on the Scoop.it blog:
Various parameters of the widget can be used to adjust its size and the reading experience: check them out here. The Scoop.it widget is free for all users to use.
3. Integrate your Scoop.it Business pages through an HTML navigation header
Scoop.it Business lets you integrate your curated topics to any web site – including a WordPress one – in a couple of ways: first, you can host the pages on subdomains (e.g.: news.mydomain.com); second, you can add HTML to your topics’ headers. In particular, you can replicate your WordPress’ navigation banner on your Scoop.it pages (here on some templates on how to do this). By doing so, your Scoop.it pages will now participate to your site’s SEO and will look and feel like they’re part of your site.
Here’s some great examples of integrations you can perform with either Scoop.it Business or Scoop.it Enterprise.
4. Embed your curated scoops as a WordPress page
Companies using Scoop.it have made it clear they wanted a full white-label way of using Scoop.it by integrating their curated content wherever they wanted to. This is what we’ve delivered for some time now through our API which gives our Enterprise client total flexibility in doing so. The API is great and has enabled companies like Reed Midem, Orange, Open Garden or RingCentral to perform awesome integrations of their Scoop.it content. The API however requires coding skills and resources which is why we’re happy to now introduce the Scoop.it plugin for WordPress which essentially cuts down any development work while allowing a gorgeous integration of your curated content as a new WordPress page.
The Scoop.it plugin for WordPress also gives you flexibility in the way you integrate your curated content: you can aggregate multiple topics into one page or add a page for each of your topics. For a demo of our Enterprise version, here’s where to sign up.
Since your beginnings, we’ve designed Scoop.it as an open platform to build and feed your online presence with great curated content. We think the above list gives you plenty of options to leverage WordPress if you have already invested on that platform. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think of the above integrations as well as other integrations we should consider building.