Many bloggers and website owners have discovered the benefits that come with having a content management system (CMS) integrated with an email marketing platform. Integrating these two powerful tools can increase your blog or website’s productivity by allowing you to automate tasks that you would otherwise have to do by hand. It can also help take the stress out of creating content since you can rely on the CMS to do most of the heavy lifting for you. It doesn’t stop there, though. There are several other tasks that you can automate using this combination of WordPress and AWeber that can make your life easier and more fun.
Create Blog Posts More Easily
One of the biggest benefits of having WordPress integrated with AWeber is that it makes creating and promoting new blog posts much easier and more streamlined. Instead of spending time manually copy/pasting content into each post, you can use the automated tool to create new posts with existing content loaded into them. This can save you a considerable amount of time and make your daily blogging routine a lot less stressful.
To start, create a new blog post using the WordPress dashboard. Once you’ve done that, navigate to the AWeber dashboard and log into your account. Next, click on the cog icon at the top right of the screen and select the settings tab. From there you can select the blog you just created in step one and choose to have new blog posts automatically loaded into it. You can also choose to have other services, like RSS feeds, automatically loaded into your blog as well.
Load More Posts Into Your Blog At The Same Time
If you’re the type of person who spends a lot of time browsing through blogs and websites, you’ll notice that many have more posts published than they could ever physically fit into their blogs. One problem with this is that when you want to read a specific blog post, you have to scroll through a lot of unnecessary content to get there. Having more content available all at once can help solve this problem. The answer is to let WordPress and AWeber work together to solve this issue. Once you’ve logged into your AWeber account and created a new blog post, you can use the WordPress dashboard to edit the content.
In the first section of the dashboard, you’ll see several pull-down menus. From there, you can choose to have new posts automatically loaded into your blog. Or, if you want to load specific posts into your blog, you can do that as well using the Tag or Keyword search bar. Don’t worry — these items are case-sensitive so make sure you enter the correct information. Once you’ve found the posts you want to load into your blog, click on the blue button at the top of the page to continue.
Automatically Reply To All Your Readers’ Comments
WordPress allows you to automatically reply to your readers’ comments. All you have to do is install a simple automation plugin and then choose when you want the automated reply to go out. Some companies will even have you choose whether you want your response to be automated or human. This can be a great feature if you want to keep up with your blog’s comments but don’t have the time to reply to each one individually. You can also choose to have your comment’s author’s name included in the automated response so it feels like you’re talking directly to them.
To start, login to your AWeber account and create a new comment. Once you’ve done that, you can navigate back to the WordPress dashboard and choose to have your comment’s content hidden until you choose to make it visible. The next step is to choose how you want to reply to the comment. You have the option of automatically replying or waiting for a human to reply. If you want to reply immediately, you can do that by clicking on the check mark next to the “Automatically” option. Your comment will then be populated with your reply in the comment space. Don’t worry — your comment’s author will still be able to see it even if they’re not logged into their AWeber account or have their profiles set to private. They will also still be able to see your response since you’ve made the comment public.
Automatically Add Posts To Your Blog’s Calendar
Post calendars are a great way to keep track of your blog’s content since they allow you to display upcoming posts and events on your website. They can also be used to display relevant posts at the right time for your audience. Having your posts’ calenders added to your blog’s sidebar is a great way to ensure you never miss an event. You can do this by simply installing the Post Calendar 2 plugin on your WordPress site and then choosing the option to have all your blog’s posts’ calendars added to your site’s sidebar. This plugin will then create an event for each post it finds that is within the next month. You can choose what you want for the event’s subject line and body and can also edit the event’s appearance from there as well.
To add these events to your blog’s calendar, log into your AWeber account and navigate to the calendar you created for your blog. If you want, you can change the event’s appearance here as well. Once you’re there, you can choose to have the event displayed on your site’s sidebar or in the middle or at the bottom of your blog’s page. (The option’s location depends on how you’ve set up your calendar.)
These automated tasks can help take the stress out of blogging and ensure that you can continue to grow your audience while enjoying the simpler tasks that come with the job. Plus, you can enjoy the freedom of being able to create and post content when you want without feeling as though you’re pressured to generate content regularly.