By far, one of the best features of CoSchedule is its ability to plug seamlessly into WordPress. When you use CoSchedule in tandem with WordPress, CoSchedule has the ability to update WordPress with your changes in real time. This has the potential to save you immense amounts of time, in addition to providing you the convenience of seeing all of your posts in an interface about a billion times more elegant than WordPress is able to offer.

In an effort to begin building our knowledge base articles for CoSchedule, I wanted to detail the simple steps required to connect your blog to WordPress. And for those visual learners out there (like me), I’ve made a short video you can watch.

Installing the Plugin

In CoSchedule

  1. Go to app.coschedule.com and register for a CoSchedule account.
  2. Once you have a CoSchedule account, from the CoSchedule dashboard, go to “Go to blog…” in the upper left drop down menu and select “+Add a New Blog”.
  3. CoSchedule will prompt you to download the CoSchedule WordPress plugin. Click the button to do that, then click continue.
  4. Next, CoSchedule will prompt you to go to your admin panel in WordPress.

In WordPress

  1. In your WordPress admin Panel, go to the “Plugins” tab and click the “Add new” button near the top of the page.
  2. Again, near the top of the page, click “Upload,” and WordPress will load a file chooser field. Click “Choose File” and navigate to the plugin ZIP file you just downloaded from CoSchedule.
  3. Once you upload the plugin, WordPress will install it in just a few seconds. Click the “Activate Plugin” link, and you will be taken back to your Plugins panel.
  4. Next, you’ll need to connect the plugin with your CoSchedule account. To do this, find the CoSchedule plugin in your list of plugins and click the “Settings” link.
  5. Enter your CoSchedule username and password, and CoSchedule will load right inside the new “Calendar” tab on your WordPress admin panel!
  6. Confirm your timezone, and you’re done!

You may now use CoSchedule by visiting app.coschedule.com or directly through your WordPress admin panel. Now how handy is that?

Keep in mind that I’m hosting regular CoSchedule demo webinars if you’d like to see a few CoSchedule features in action. Those webinars are about 15 minutes long, so they are very brief in order to fit within your busy schedule. You can sign up for one of those here. I’m also happy to give one-to-one demos with you or your team if you prefer that. Just shoot me an email at hayden@coschedule.com to set that up. I love meeting and connecting with users, so don’t be a stranger!

Of course, if you ever need help with anything, you can also always reach us at support@coschedule.com or in the comments below. Thanks for watching!