I volunteered to present so that I would have a committment to solve the issues that I’ve encountered in my own workflow — mainly how to take something I find on the Internet, or in my RSS reader, or an idea I have while I only have my iPhone handy, and send quick notes to WordPress so I can finish the post later. That saves time, but even more importantly, it saves attention.
Thankfully, people showed up willing to share their own timesavers, so I’ve added their links. Thanks to the group for sharing your collective genius!
If you’re using WordPress, enjoy these (Mac- and iOS-centric — deal with it) links.
Getting Content into WordPress
Press This bookmarklet
WordPress apps for iOS
ScribeFire extension for Chrome
Post to draft by email:
Simple Post Template plugin
Linking/Embedding External Content
Amazon Affiliate Link Generator extension for Chrome
WordPress Embeds – YouTube, Vimeo, Scribd, Twitter(?), others
Birdify – Twitter @usernames and #hashtags -> links
Sharing Content through Social Media
- Post to multiple Twitter accounts (no)
- Post to LinkedIn (yes)
- Add hashtags manually (yes)
- Count characters (yes)
- Shorten links (yes)
- Easy setup (yes)
- Actually works (yes)
Recommendations from the Group
10 Great WordPress Plugins for Managing Images
Linkify (yay, another bookmarklet!)
Mind Blowing WordPress Plugins
Also — a tip for those who don’t read well: Use OS X’s speech features to read your posts back to you for proofing.
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Update: If you want the slideshow, see here. It’s not artistically significant and people were having problems using the links inside of it, so I’ve just put them directly in the post. Nothing is easy, ever.