Highlights: Cross-post your work on Medium, Hashnode, and dev.to. Import content from your current WordPress blog. Distribute your posts on social media automatically.
Last week, we quietly released a new update:
Let's take a closer look at each update:
If you've been blogging for a while, you've probably come across words like “syndicate,” “POSSE,” and “cross-post.” To summarise, you build and publish content on your own blog, then cross-post it on blogging networks like Medium to reach a wider audience.
Why isn't everybody doing this, you may wonder? There may be a variety of explanations, but here are the top two that our customers told us about:
We understand. Nobody wants to be subjected to Google's wrath. Have you heard of the canonical link, though? A canonical link is an HTML element that specifies the "canonical" or "preferred" version of a web page to help webmasters avoid duplicate content issues in search engine optimization.But here's what we did: we streamlined the cross-posting (syndication) process for you! We now generate a post for you on selected blogging networks when your content goes live on the web. We also take care of the content formatting so you don't have to spend any more time editing it. Isn't it cool?
Try now: Visit Draftbox dashboard and open your site. You can access this feature from the side navigation under Auto Distribute.
What do you do now that you've posted a new blog post? To increase organic social media traffic to your blog, share your content on your social media profiles. This segment can be time-consuming and error-prone. So we decided to help you out.You can now use Zapier to link all of your social media accounts and have your posts automatically shared once they're published. The beta version of this feature is currently available. To help you get started, we've compiled a list of suggestions:
Try now: Visit Draftbox dashboard and open your site. You can access this feature from the side navigation under Auto Distribute → Zapier.
WordPress import is, without a doubt, one of the most voted platform for Magic Import feature. For the past two months, our team has been working on making lossless import possible. The beta version of this feature is currently available.
Try now: From the top navigation bar of the Draftbox dashboard, select Import an existing blog.
As promised, we've added more customizable labels, buttons, and special page content:
This will be particularly useful to our users who maintain a foreign language blog or who want to jazz things up. Think about changing the reading time from 4 min read to 4 minutes well spent! Got more ideas? Please let us know in the comments section below.
Try now: Open your site from the Draftbox dashboard. Select Miscellaneous tab from the Content & Layout page in the side navigation.
Please share your views, suggestions, and reviews on this update in the comments section below. Keep the ideas coming; they're what's propelling this product forward.
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