The HootSuite App Directory is a crown jewel in our social media management system, and it continues to expand its well-stocked collection of apps.
The App Directory, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, is adding even more apps with its 10th wave of releases, and now totals 41 apps. These latest apps include some of the most popular content creation tools on the web, with WordPress.org, Vimeo, Via.Me, Reachli and Scripted all joining the ranks.
Now Including The Most Popular Self-Hosted Blog Platform
Love Video? Try Vimeo in HootSuite
No Time to Script it? Try Scripted
Want to create a content strategy and publishing schedule but don’t have the resources to create all of that fresh content? Scripted has those resources in spades.
Scripted is a scalable content creation solution for businesses. With a pool of 80,000 writers who have been vetted by area of expertise, Scripted matches businesses with writers by area of expertise and allows marketers to accept story pitches from the Scripted writer community at large.
The Scripted app for HootSuite, which they built themselves, allows you to stream all your social content jobs for easy distribution of personalized social media messaging to all your social networks. View your Scripted tweets and Facebook posts, share to your social networks, and search for content that you can filter by Facebook or Twitter.
Boost Your Content Marketing with the App Directory
Now home to 41 apps, the HootSuite App Directory is truly a content marketer’s playground, except that most of us aren’t playing around. Want to get serious about social media management? Take a closer look at the App Directory, and start to get more value and power from your HootSuite dashboard.
Need help installing apps? Check out our App Directory Guide. Also, be sure to follow @HootSuite_Apps for the latest updates and news on the HootSuite App Directory.
@CindyHill Hi Cindy, I did a little digging in the Wordpress support forums and apparently the "remote publishing" option has been removed from the Settings menu in the latest version of Wordpress. It doesn't appear in our Wordpress dashboard, either. However, from what I've read, remote publishing is now enabled by default. So, you should be able to use the HootSuite app for Wordpress.org. Have you tried using the app? Let me know if it works!
Matt's totally right, however if you have WordPress installed as a subdirectory, you'll need to add the full subdirectory as well. If you are getting an error when trying to add, I'd recommend ensuring WordPress and your plug-ins are up to date. I'd also check to make sure that you don't have any password blocking, extra authentication plugins installed that may be preventing HootSuite from shaking hands with your blog.
I'll meet you over in the forum if you have any other questions! Best of luck, Cindy!
@HootMatt@CindyHill But isn't that a wordpress.com setup? LOL Ok. I have no idea where to go. Today's my first day on Hootsuite - what's the link for support? I might do the RSS feed but haven't done that before either :/
@CindyHill I believe it's just your home URL for your blog's domain. I just reconnected my Wordpress.org app in my dashboard to our company blog and I used blog.hootsuite.com as the URL. If you continue to have problems we should get our Support team to help you out.
@HootMatt@CindyHill Thanks HootMatt. I would really rather push from the blog to various social media, but this seems problematic at best. I'll give the app a shot and let you know whether this will work for me or not.
@CindyHill If you're interested in automatically pushing from your blog to social media, I recommend using an RSS feed. You can set up an RSS feed through Wordpress. Then, connect that RSS feed to HootSuite. When you publish a post on Wordpress, HootSuite will automatically post updates to the social profiles you want to push to, including trackable ow.ly links so you can check how many clicks you're getting from social posts. Instructions here: https://help.hootsuite.com/entries/21841256-Adding-RSS-Atom-Feeds
NOTE: this is different from our HootSuite Syndicator app, which allows you to read, curate and share content from other blogs.
@Laurie Bergren Hello! My apologies that we missed your comment! At this time, Reachli's been pulled from the App Directory. We made some updates so that the HootSuite dashboard is always in secure mode, and Reach.li wasn't able to operate with this new security. We hope to bring it back in the future!
@Sebastian Koch I am trying the Wordpress app, but it doesn't recognize what I specify as my blog. Do you know what the app is looking for? I tried using my wordpress url, with/without http, and with/without www. Any ideas?