Guest Posting for the ManageWP Blog! - ManageWP

If you’d like to write a guest post for ManageWP, you’re in the right place. There are a few things to consider:

  1. We only accept guest posts from people (not on behalf of businesses). It’s fine if you want to link to your WordPress business, but the post should be from you — from the heart, if you will. If you’re canvassing a number of blogs in the hope of getting a lot of posts published, we’re not right for each other.
  2. You need to have something unique, compelling and/or actionable to offer ManageWP Blog readers. You could share your own WordPress story and the lessons learned. Perhaps you have launched a successful WordPress business and want to share the trial and tribulations you went through. Maybe you have in-depth experience using a particular theme framework or plugin and feel you can help fellow WordPress enthusiasts make the most of it. The key is that it must be inspiring and/or actionable in some way. It should help other people in the WordPress community in reaching their own goals.
  3. The post must be original. You will not be permitted to re-publish the post on your site (or on any other site).
  4. Your spelling and grammar should be excellent and you should be familiar with how to submit properly formatted posts. I’m very picky.
  5. You should already be a ManageWP Blog reader and know why your idea(s) will benefit our readers.
  6. You will be expected to respond to comments when your post is published. This is a big deal for us, so if you’re not into commenting, please don’t submit an application.

Submission Guidelines

If you’re interested, please email me (nemanja.aleksic [at] managewp [dot] com) as follows:

  1. Use the following subject line: “ManageWP Blog Guest Post Submission”.
  2. Including nothing more than your proposed headline, a short (no more than three sentences) synopsis and the site that you would like us to link to.
  3. If you have already written a post, you can submit it. Please make sure that it adheres to the editorial guidelines below.

Editorial Guidelines

Please adhere to the following editorial guidelines when writing and editing your post:

  1. Submit the article to me in .doc/.rtf format.
  2. I don’t mind how long (or short) your article is, so long as it is well written, concise and has a clear message.
  3. You do not need to include any images, but if images are integral to the article, add the image filename where they should be placed within the post and submit them in a high resolution format along with your finished piece.
  4. I highly recommend you study and follow the conventions of the Yahoo! Style Guide. It’s awesome.
  5. Please use American English spelling (unless otherwise instructed).
  6. The headline should be highly engaging and “click worthy” and no longer than 65 characters (including spaces).
  7. Write headlines and sub-headers in title case (this is a good tool).
  8. Write using short words, short sentences and short paragraphs. Keep it simple!
  9. Your writing style should be direct, yet conversational and personable.
  10. Unless otherwise instructed, articles should be broken up regularly by graphical elements (i.e. sub-headers/lists/blockquotes etc).
  11. With regards to linking, please follow the practice described here.
  12. It is only necessary to include title text within a link if further explanation of what the link points at (beyond the anchor text) is required.
  13. Please do not use ALL CAPS, bolditalics (with noted exceptions) or underlining (except with links of course!).
  14. Use a hyphen (-) to combine words (e.g. “full-time”) and two hyphens in a row (–) to create a break in a sentence.
  15. Please carefully check your piece for any errors in punctuation, grammar and/or spelling before submitting.
  16. Refer to books and articles in italics.

I look forward to reading your submission!