At GatherContent, we’ve built an online tool that helps web designers and agencies plan, structure, and collaborate on content with their clients. But, even though we had solved the problem of managing content, it is still a time-consuming and messy task to import content into WordPress.
Our new plugin lets you export content from GatherContent straight into WordPress as cleanly, nicely formatted HTML. We think it’s a much easier and quicker method than manually copying and pasting text from Word documents and e-mails!
The plugin is installed on WordPress, and then linked to your GatherContent account.
You can then import your GatherContent pages as posts, pages, media, or custom post types in WordPress. Customise your import and specifically map every field in GC, including files, to various different fields in WordPress including custom fields, advanced custom fields, categories, tags, and featured images.
This feature eliminates the need for tedious copying and pasting of content into different fields in WordPress. Messy formatting is no longer an issue, and we think it’s especially powerful when it comes to images, as you can import an image from GC directly into your WordPress media library and automatically embed it into the page.
As you can see, the GatherContent plugin can be heavily customised so that it’s really easy to update, and maintain your content.
How it works
1. First, download the plugin. Then go to Plugins, and upload the GatherContent.zip file.
Link the accounts by using the API key found in the settings area with GatherContent
2. You can then choose a project to import content from:
3. From within the project that you chose, you can choose the pages that you want to import:
4. Set up each page, and specify which content should be mapped to where. Remember, these configurations are memorised, so it’s really easy to update content if any changes are made to content within GatherContent.
5. Note: Depending on how much content you’re importing, it might take some time,but it will be quicker than manually pasting material in.
CMS platforms are often a source of frustration, because even though they solve a lot of content management problems, there has been surprisingly little progress with regards to how content creators, and authors, pull their material into the CMS.
WordPress users tend to find authoring, editing, and migration abilities limited, so this plugin aims to make their workflow a little easier. Ultimately, connecting a powerful content production tool to the most popular content management platform, made perfect sense.
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