Search for Guest Posts and Publish with Ease via the MyBlogGuest Plugin - ManageWP

Search for Guest Posts and Publish with Ease via the MyBlogGuest Plugin

Search for Guest Posts and Publish with Ease via the MyBlogGuest Plugin

Do you accept guest posts on your blog? If so, are you happy with the process that you’re using to accept and publish posts? Do you wish the process was even easier? Lucky for you, finding and publishing guest posts can be easier with a new plugin from MyBlogGuest.

On the other hand, if you’re not accepting guest posts maybe it’s about time that you start! Not only are guest posts great for filling in the gaps where you don’t have time or don’t feel like blogging, but publishing them can also help out other bloggers.

The MyBlogGuest plugin can be a godsend for those just getting into the guest posting scene as well. It’s conveniently in your blog admin area and makes finding and publishing guest posts a breeze.

What is MyBlogGuest?

So why is this plugin so amazing? If you’re unfamiliar with MyBlogGuest, here’s a brief introduction. MyBlogGuest is a community for guest bloggers promoting their articles and bloggers seeking to publish guest posts on their blogs.

Guest bloggers can publish their articles to a public gallery on MyBlogGuest and receive offers from bloggers who are interested in publishing them. The author can then accept or reject the offer and move on from there.

Additionally, with a PRO membership authors can send their articles directly to the admin area of any blog set up in MyBlogGuest’s system. Blog owners would have to set up a Guest Author account and enter the login credentials for that account. This gives MyBlogGuest permission to post articles as drafts to the blog.

MyBlogGuest Before the Plugin

I’ve been a member of MyBlogGuest since 2010, so I’m no stranger to the tedious process it can take to find and publish blog posts through them.

Offer Your Blog to Publish a Guest Post - MyBlogGuest

Before the plugin you would go through the following process:

As you can see, the process can be time-consuming – especially if you’ve sent out many offers.

MyBlogGuest After the Plugin

Now that there is a WordPress plugin for MyBlogGuest, the process is a bit easier. No longer do you have to log into the MyBlogGuest website; everything is done from your blog’s dashboard.

First, you’ll need to install the plugin, which is only available from the MyBlogGuest website. It’s not available in the WordPress.org plugin directory because there is a unique authorization process involved for each blog.

Installing the Plugin

This means that you’ll need a MyBlogGuest account, if you don’t already have one. Next, go to My Menu in the top navigation and scroll down to “Add / Edit Sites & Tags.” For each blog that you’ve added to MyBlogGuest, you’ll see a WordPress icon at the far right. You’ll need to click on this to download the WordPress plugin for your blog.

Install the MyBlogGuest WordPress Plugin

After that you must upload the plugin to your dashboard (in zip format) and activate it.

Activation and Setup

Once activated, there will be a new menu in your dashboard called MyBlogGuest. There are four sub-menus underneath: find articles, article offers, articles given to me and initial setup. I’m sure you can see what MyBlogGuest has done here; they’ve added a mini version of the Articles Gallery to your blog dashboard.

Your blog’s information should already be filled in under the Initial Setup section. You’ll just need to log into your MyBlogGuest account to get your API Secret, which will complete the authorization process for your blog.

Finding Articles

By default, the plugin displays articles related to the category of your blog, but you can also switch categories and even search for articles by keyword(s).

Preview Articles and Make Offers - MyBlogGuest WordPress Plugin

When you find an article that interests you, you can see a preview and make an offer. You’ll still have to sit back and wait for it to be accepted (or rejected). However, the publication part is where the process differs the most.

Publishing Articles

If the author accepts your offer, you will see a notification (in red) at the top of your blog’s dashboard (below the header). You can click on the link given to go to the “Pending Publication” section. From there click on “Import to drafts” to automatically create a new post containing the article – no more copy and paste.

Review, Publish Articles and Inform Authors of New Articles - MyBlogGuest
Screenshots taken from the MyBlogGuest blog.

Then you can edit as needed and publish or schedule it. You’ll also need to click a link to inform the author of the permalink and publication date.

Is the MyBlogGuest Plugin for You?

As you can see, the MyBlogGuest plugin will not only save you time but also helps to provide quality content for your blog. It also eliminates the middle man and allows you to do everything needed from your blog dashboard. It doesn’t get much easier than this.

The MyBlogGuest is great for anyone who accepts blog posts on their blog and wants to find quality articles in minutes. It’s also great for those who don’t accept blog posts yet but want to get started quickly. Lastly, it’s great for bloggers that want to promote their websites and/or articles and get published on relevant blogs.

No matter your reason for wanting to use guest posts, this plugin delivers and is extremely useful for both finding and publishing guest articles.

Are you a member of MyBlogGuest? What do you think of the guest posting process through MyBlogGuest before the plugin versus after?

Creative Commons image courtesy of B Tal

Charnita Fance

Charnita is a part-time freelance writer and blogger, and the owner of Social Web Tools. As an early adopter, she enjoys trying out new social media and Internet tools along with WordPress plugins and Web apps. You can find her at various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+

8 Comments

  1. somendra

    hi i found one more plugin which very cool all feature i am looking for may be it help you
    http://buykodo.com/product/advance-guest-post/

  2. Francis

    I currently use MyBlogGuest. My problem is differentiating my posts or articles from guest posts. I will post this in the forum site. If you can help, I will appreciate. Thanks.

    1. Charnita Fance

      Hi Francis,

      As far as differentiating, do you mean when you post a guest post on your blog?

      I created a new user account on my blog with the name “Guest Author.” Then whenever I publish a guest post, I change the author (in the blog editor) to “Guest Author” so that everyone can see that it was written by a guest and not me.

      Hope that helps!

      Charnita

  3. superlative

    Nice! I’ve not tried MBG yet but it looks solid, especially with the WP plugin. So far I’ve had great experience with Words For Less for guest posts.

    1. Charnita Fance

      I’ve not heard of “Words for Less.” Going to check it out now. Thanks!

  4. Ann Smarty

    Also, the plugin is going to be constantly update: watch out for bug fixes and new great features!

  5. Ann Smarty

    Thanks a lot for this review, Charnita. You’ve been an awesome supporting member throughout all these years. I can’t find the words to describe how much I appreciate that!

    1. Charnita Fance

      No problem Ann, any time. Thanks for an awesome service!!

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