How to Connect and Publish to WordPress Site from Curatora App

Co-Founder at Curatora.io
Sep 13, 2023
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In today’s fast-paced digital world, content curation is a powerful tool for bloggers and website owners to keep their audiences engaged with relevant and interesting content. If you’re using WordPress as your website platform and Curatora as your content curation tool, you’re in luck. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting your WordPress website with the Curatora app and seamlessly publishing curated content as Stories.

Step 1: Installing the Curatora Stories Plugin

The first step in this journey is to install the Curatora Stories Plugin on your WordPress website. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to ‘Plugins’ and select ‘Add New.’
  3. Upload the “curatora-stories.zip” plugin that you can download from Curatora.
  4. Click ‘Install Now,’ followed by ‘Activate.’

By completing these steps, you’ll add a ‘Story’ page to your website’s primary menu, making it easy to access and display curated content.

Step 2: Using Shortcodes for Displaying Curated Content

Now that you have the Curatora Stories Plugin installed, you can start embedding curated content into your posts or pages using shortcodes. You have two display styles to choose from: Grid Style and Block Style.

Example 1: Grid Style

Use this shortcode to display curated content in a grid format:

[curatora_stories posts_per_page="6" template_style="block"][/curatora_stories]

Example 2: Block Style

If you prefer a block-style layout, use this shortcode:

[curatora_stories posts_per_page="6" template_style="block"][/curatora_stories]

Customize the posts_per_page parameter to control the number of curated content items displayed per page. These shortcodes allow you to seamlessly integrate curated content into your website’s design.

Step 3: Authenticating WordPress with Curatora.io App

To enable the smooth transfer of curated content from the Curatora app to your WordPress site, you need to authenticate the two platforms. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Curatora App account.
  2. Click on the vertical three dots in the top right corner.
  3. Navigate to ‘Connections’ and click the “+” (Plus) black floating button.
  4. Choose ‘WordPress’ from the available options.
  5. Add your Domain URL (Ensure it uses HTTPS) and then click ‘Authorize.’

This authentication process ensures that the Curatora app has the necessary permissions to publish content to your WordPress website.

Step 4: Modifying .htaccess for Authorization

For proper authorization, you’ll need to make a small modification to your website’s .htaccess file. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your website’s .htaccess file.
  2. Find the “RewriteEngine On” line.
  3. Add the following line directly after it:
RewriteRule .* - [E=REMOTE_USER:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

This addition ensures that the authorization process between Curatora and WordPress works seamlessly.

Content Stream Settings for “Posts” Post Type

As of a recent update, Curatora also allows you to choose whether you want to publish curated content on the WordPress default post-type “Posts” instead of the custom post-type “Story.” This feature can be found under the “Content Stream Settings” page. You have the option to enable or disable this setting based on your preferences.

By enabling this feature, your curated content will be seamlessly integrated into your WordPress site’s regular blog posts, ensuring that your audience can access it alongside your original content.

With these steps, you can connect your WordPress website with the Curatora app and streamline your content curation process. Take advantage of this integration to keep your website fresh and engaging for your audience. Happy curating!