Getting Started With CoSchedule for Power Users
Maximize Your CoSchedule Calendar With Integrations
In This Lesson
IntroductionAdding integrations to your CoSchedule account helps maximize the value you receive from your entire marketing tool stack. Integrations make CoSchedule Marketing Calendar the single source of truth for all marketing activities. It means you can continue using the best tools to create and deliver your messaging while gaining visibility into how everything interconnects and works together. What is this guide? This lesson covers how to set up integrations to get more value out of your CoSchedule Marketing Calendar. Who’s this guide for? New CoSchedule champions that will be implementing CoSchedule Marketing Calendar for their marketing team. What you’ll learn:
- How to set up WordPress.
- How to add Google Drive.
- What calendar sync is.
- How to integrate your email marketing.
- How to add social profiles.
- What value social sync provides.
Integrating a WordPress AccountCoSchedule’s WordPress integration helps you stay on top of marketing activities that are happening outside of CoSchedule. Whenever someone creates a new post in WordPress, it will automatically appear on your CoSchedule calendar so you can see when all posts are going live. To connect a WordPress account: 1. Click the Settings button in the left-side panel. 2. Select "Integrations" from the menu list under Settings. 3. Find WordPress on the list of options. 4. Follow the prompts until you reach this screen: Next, follow the step-by-step directions listed to finish your WordPress set-up.
Adding a Google Drive IntegrationThe next integration we recommend adding is Google Drive. This allows you to attach Google files to any CoSchedule Project so everything is in one place. Attaching Google Drive files to projects makes it easy for people to see all the work that has been done without needing a meeting to get them up to speed. To connect Google Drive: 1. Click the Settings button in the left-side panel. 2. Select "Integrations" from the menu list under Settings. 3. Find Google Drive on the list of options. Follow the prompts to set up the integration. When you reach this screen, follow the step-by-step directions listed to finish your Google Drive set-up.
Calendar SyncKeep important projects top of mind and stakeholders in the know. With Calendar Sync you can add read-only projects and/or social messages from your CoSchedule Marketing Calendar to a Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, Apple Calendar, or other calendar application. This makes all your CoSchedule activities available to stakeholders so they can stay updated on what your team is working on. To set up calendar sync: 1. Click the Settings button in the left-side panel. 2. Select "Integrations" from the menu list under Settings. 3. Find Calendar Sync on the list of options. Here’s what calendar sync looks like on a Google Calendar once you’ve set it up.
Connecting an Email Marketing AccountVisibility when it comes to email marketing is vital. You don’t want to send too many emails to the same list or you risk increasing your unsubscribes. Integrating your email marketing platform with your CoSchedule Marketing Calendar makes it simple to see all the emails that are going out so you can manage your email strategy at a glance and keep everyone on the same page. There are a few email marketing platforms that CoSchedule integrates with, including:
- Campaign Monitor
- Constant Contact