Create a network connection to share content to your WordPress blog or website.
There are two methods for connecting your account to WordPress. The method you use depends on the type of permissions and security settings surrounding your WordPress login.
XMLRPC is one common method for connecting to WordPress. In this scenario, you access WordPress in a similar manner to signing in as a user. A user is created in WordPress for this purpose or you use the credentials of an existing user. However, the problem with this method is that there are often security measures applied to WordPress (using security plugins or server protections) that can prevent our servers from accessing WordPress via the XMLRPC protocol. To get around this, you can install the ContentMX WordPress plugin to your WordPress account.
How to enable the plugin on WordPress
To connect your WordPress account, you will need the URL of your website or blog. You will also need to go into your WordPress account and enable our “ContentMX Plugin” for use. The following steps will walk you through how to enable the plugin on your WordPress account and make the connection within the platform.
Step 1: To begin the process, you will want to log into your WordPress account via the WordPress website.
Step 2: Once you are logged into WordPress, on the left sidebar, scroll down to “Plugins”. From there, click on “Add New”.
Step 3: Once you click “Add New”, you should type “ContentMX” into the search bar on the right side. Then click “Install Now”.
Step 4: Once installed, click on “Activate”.
Step 5: We suggest having auto-updates enabled for the plugin. This will ensure that you are always receiving the latest update and will allow your current connection to remain successfully enabled. You can do this by clicking “Enable auto-updates” on the right side of the active plugin. If you do not enable auto-updates and your connection does not function correctly, please make sure to come back to your WordPress and update the plugin so you can ensure proper connection.
After all 5 steps are completed, go over to the platform and start the WordPress network connection process.
How to connect your WordPress using the plugin option
Step 1: First, go to the “Manage Networks” tab. This can be found in the top right corner of the navigation bar. Additionally, you can edit your blog networks on your left-side dashboard.
Step 2: Click on the WordPress icon to begin connecting to the WordPress Plugin.
Step 3: Choose the “Use our WordPress Plugin” option.
Step 4: Press the “plus” button in the right corner. Additionally, if you are using the XMLRPC setting, you can press the “switch” icon next to the “plus” button to switch over to using the WordPress Plugin.
Step 5: Enter the domain where the plugin is installed, and then press “Add a WordPress Connection”. This may be just your domain, excluding the “/blog” portion.
Step 6: Choose “Activate Connection”.
You will then be rerouted to your WordPress and asked to sign in. Once you are signed in, the connection will activate, please press the back button and return to the platform. The next page you see will look something like this:
Step 7: Click on “Test Connection” to test the plugin connection. The red statement “Not able to post” should turn green if successful and say “Able to post”.
Final Steps: You can then choose to have this network connection publish immediately, or as a draft on your WordPress instance. You will be asked if you would like to have your posts show on your microsite or not.
You can then enter a name for your network, and hit “Save” to complete the connection.
If you have any additional questions or feedback, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.