You all know how much I love Draft – I’ve written about it in a few previous posts. One of the latest features that I’ve discovered about Draft that I love, is that you can post your drafts directly to your WordPress websites. This makes it a lot easier to publish content without having to spend a lot of time inside each WordPress website – this is useful if you have a lot of websites like I do. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Draft to publish posts to your websites.
Set up your Website in Draft
The first thing you’ll need to do is set up your website in Draft. This is fairly easy – go to the Draft menu and click on “Settings”:
In the screen that comes up, click on “Places to Publish”:
As you can see in the screenshot above, I’ve already added two of my websites. If you have a WordPress website, you’d click on “WordPress,” and then put in the information on the next screen that comes up:
A WORD OF WARNING: If your website has a captcha on it for the login, you’ll have to disable it before you can add the website. I found this out the hard way when trying to add My eBook Journey to Draft.
Once you’ve successfully added your website, you’re good to go! My next suggestion is to create a folder especially for drafts for that website. Once you’ve written a draft, you’ll click on the arrow next to “publish” in the left menu, and chose the website you want to publish it to:
Once it’s published, you’ll be able to see what it looks like on your website or blog. If you’ve added a WordPress website, your draft will be saved as a draft on WordPress, not automatically published. This way you’ll be able to go in and make any changes you want to make, such as adding headings, or getting rid of those pesky double images (hint: just choose a featured image, don’t add an image at the top!)
I hope I’ve provided a clear explanation of how to add websites to publish to on Draft. If you have any questions or comments, or want to share your experiences, feel free to comment below.
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