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. Integrate with WordPress to turn your curated scoops into WordPress posts
This is the most straightforward integration: simply connect your WordPress account to Scoop.it and it will turn each and everyone one of your next scoops into a WordPress post.
The full benefits of this very powerful and direct integration are described in this quick-start guide but here’s a quick summary:
– Optimized for SEO and Social: each scoop becomes a full-blown WordPress post with its own permalink that can be individually re-shared by your readers and indexed by Google Search;
– Branding: the scoops-turned-wordpress-posts will of course perfectly match your WordPress template without the need to perform any changes;
– Leverage your existing integrations and plugins: no need to change anything to your existing WordPress site;
– Organize your content: you can display it mixed with your own blog post or separate it within various sections by assigning specific categories to your posts created through Scoop.it;
– Cross-post to social media: as you publish your scoops, pick the social destination you like and the links created on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ will be directing your followers to the corresponding WordPress permalink automagically.
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
Update: there is now a more direct way to embed your curated scoops in any website – not just WordPress – through your topic’s SEO / Site Integration menu: generate an embed code in just 1 click and copy/paste it on any web page of your website. Read more about embeds here.
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.
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Does this work for all versions of Word Press or only the self-hosted sites?
No it does not work in all versions of Word Press
Hi Carlos, sorry for the late answer. It works for self-hosted site only.
To be clear on what @helenefromscoopit:disqus specified, #4 works only for self-hosted WordPress sites as WordPress.com doesn’t allow but a handful of plugins. However, #1, #2 and #3 work on both WordPress.com and self-hosted sites.
This is great as I build my new WordPress site.
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What Abdul Qoyyuum said “What about Blogger”
Thanks, sounds great, I’m going to try this feature immediately 🙂
Great post. The widget especially is the best I’ve seen out there. So clean and easy.
What about Blogger?
#2 and #3 would also work on Blogger: have you tried them @qoyyuum:disqus @TreasuredPatterns:disqus?
What Abdul Qoyyuum said “What about Blogger”?
Is there a way to tag post in scoop it and get those tags back in the WordPress integration and as a menu filter ?
@tarekdemiati:disqus not at the moment though this can be built using our API as part of our Enterprise version. If you’d like to discuss this, shoot us an email: business at scoop.it
My WordPress account stopped to link my scoop-it news, though I am connected (scoop-it to wordpress). How can I solve this problem?
Can you send us the details (wordpress site url, scoop.it url, screenshot of your sharing options in the Scoop.it settings menu) at http://feedback.scoop.it ? We’re there to help and give you support. Thanks.
Would you have any example of method 1 (share as posts) and method 4 (embed as a page)?
@teamctedazur:disqus Our own blog is a good example of method 1: you can see that posts like this one http://blog.scoop.it/2014/06/05/beyond-analytics-the-best-seo-tools-for-content-marketers/ are made through #1. For #4, here’s an example: http://www.homautomation.org/news/ Note that in this example, the links on the page generated by the plugin redirect to Scoop.it but it’s a configuration parameter and they don’t have to: they could also direct to the original content. Don’t hesitate to reach us at businesss at scoop.it if you’re interested in a demo.
Looking forward to this helping SEO and our http://www.edition1.co.uk clients.
In WordPress.com we can only use the scoop.it feed in a RSS widget.
Solutions 1, 2 and 3 actually work on WordPress.com @Thiago_Santos_de_Moraes:disqus: let us know at http://feedback.scoop.it if you’re having any problems implementing them so we don’t miss your support request.
I don´t think so. How we can use solution 2 in wordpress.com?
wordpress is more complicated than disqus and that is the reason why disqus getting more popularity among all the bloggers.
As Thiago says, option 2 does not seem to work with WordPress, because WordPress does not allow iframe codes for security reasons. If you have managed to use it on your WordPress blog could you tell us how you did it? Thanks
As Thiago says, choice 2 does not seem to perform with WordPress platforms, because WordPress platforms does not allow iframe requirements for protection factors. If you have handled to use it on your WordPress platforms weblog could you tell us how you did it? Thanks
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We had to code a specific version of it. You can configure your own Scoop.it button here: http://www.scoop.it/install-button
Hey @Fareed – I think this article in our knowledge base will answer your question: http://feedback.scoop.it/knowledgebase/articles/653578-how-can-i-integrate-scoop-it-to-my-wordpress-or-r