Hey guys, So how would you like to start Accepting Guest Posts on WordPress? It’s not for everyone. It can have its problems but with the importance of posting regular content, this can be very helpful. I’ve actually already installed the plugin AccessPress Anonymous Post, and I would like to thank Lomash Kumar from PandaMakingMoney.com for the tip.
That is another great blog in my opinion and if you would like to submit a guest post there you will see how this idea works. Anyway, if you would like a more step by step guide on how to do this well then. In this post, I will show you the process as I set this up for myself, and by the way on that note if you would like to guest post here @iBusinessToday.com…
You can use the new Guest post tab or you can contact me directly by email or through My Social Channels.
Accepting Guest Posts On WordPress,
with Anonymous Post Plugin
Table of Contents
- Why You Might Want To Accept Guest Posts
- Why Other Bloggers Write Guest Posts?
- Where to Download the Anonymous Post Plugin
- How To Set Up AccessPress Anonymous Post
- Guest Submission Thank You Message
- Form Settings
- Captcha Settings
- Setting Up a Guest Post page
- Guest Post on iBusinessToday.com
- YOUR FEEDBACK
Accepting Guest Posts On WordPress with AccessPress
1# – Why You Might Want To Accept Guest Posts
So, before you decide to start accepting guest posts – why do so in the first place? The main reason. More content. The more content you have the better. Quality plays a big part in this for sure but the way around this is to only accept content that meets your standards. Make sure it is enough words and is not plagiarized from other content online.
The other benefit is it can save you time on writing new content yourself, and money that you would spend hiring freelancers. It may even make your website more popular. You may not like to think this but these guest posts could be better than your own. Plus this person will likely share this on their own social media channels.
Increasing your usual share count, and even possibly on new channels that you don’t currently use.
For a busy blogger that has to divide their time between things like SEO, social sharing, creating images and whatever else this is definitely something to consider. To make your website look active to search engines it is imperative to post regular content.
Accepting Guest Posts On WordPress
2# – Why Other Bloggers Write Guest Posts?
Well, 2 reasons I would say. Obviously both for their own benefit, but what are these you might wonder.
Firstly, one reason (maybe the main one) is to get a backlink and build your domain authority (DA).
If you don’t know what this is then it is what makes you stand out from other websites. The higher DA the better. Now, this is an important thing to understand. You can get higher rankings from building your domain authority but you have to be very careful how you get your backlinks. There is such thing as toxic backlinks – these are bad ????
Anyway, to get good quality backlinks the best way is to just let people link to your posts on their own and naturally over time. Of course, you can also guest post and you should be allowed to get a clean backlink to your website this way.
By leaving a link to your website inside the guest post.
If you visit Neil Patel’s website UberSuggest I think it is. He actually recommends building a backlink strategy of reaching out to other bloggers to build your DA. Neil if you never heard of him is a leading authority within the online business arena, and he is definitely an expert when it comes to things like this.
The other reason you may want to accept guest post is to share your affiliate links on a website with a higher readership than their own, where their post might rank more easily. Plus get more attention from potential customers.
3# – Where to Download the Anonymous Post Plugin
This is the easy part. On WordPress on the Dashboard select >Plugins and >Add New. You may be familiar with this process already. It should not be too hard to work out if you aren’t but anyway. In the box on the left next to keywords that says ‘Search Plugins’ type in Accesspress (no full stop in middle) Anonymous Post.
See the first one on the left. Frontend Post WordPress Plugin – AccessPress Anonymous Post. Click Install Now, and then Activate. You should then see likely at the top of your plugins list. Depending on how many you have that begin with ‘A’
4# – How To Set Up AccessPress Anonymous Post
Now, you have installed the next thing to do is to look for the new AccessPress AP tab in the left sidebar. You should next come to this page here;
OK, so here we are. On the right, you can see there is an option to upgrade to premium for a one-time payment of £25. This is not necessary. I have not tried myself but surely there must be some kind of added benefit here. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
So Form Title – Enter the name of your form here. Example: Guest Post #1
Post-Publish Status – Choose between Private, Draft, Publish and Pending. This is for your guest poster. I would recommend keeping this as Draft. This way you can check out the post before you publish it.
Post Format – There are a few options here but I would maybe just keep this as Standard.
Now I will just share another screenshot before continuing;
So Admin Notification – Check this box if you want to know when a guest post has been submitted.
Allow Media Uploads – Check this box if you would like to allow your guest poster to add media such as images and videos.
Check Login – This is if you would like Guest Poster to login to your WordPress before submitting their guest post. I would probably say keep unchecked. It is up to you.
Login Message – If you have checked the above box leave instructions here.
Login Link Text: Text to be shown when the guest clicks the login link. Ignore if you’ve not checked the box in the screenshot above.
Assign Author: So for the example above Chivs86 is my username. After a guest post is published this will be the assigned author for the post. What you can do here is create a new user and call them say Guest Post.
Login Link URL: Again only relevant if you checked the box above.
5# – Guest Submission Thank You Message
Sorry but I’ve skipped a few things here. So on this first page, you will notice these are only the general settings. The only thing else you need to do now on this tab is fill in the guest submission thank you a message. You actually don’t even have to do this but common courtesy and all.
6# – Form Settings
The next thing to set up is the form settings. This is pretty straightforward just tick the boxes you want to appear on your guest form. There are 2 boxes for each option 1.) Show On Form and 2.) Required. For mine, I have just checked the top 2. You can leave the rest blank as I have done if you have no other requirements.
7# – Captcha Settings
Here you can either select Mathematical Captcha or Google Captcha. You don’t need to do this. You can actually uncheck the show captcha box but it is recommended for security.
8# – Setting Up a Guest Post page
So, the next thing is to actually create a page or post that you can insert the code for your guest post submission form.
See code in the screenshot. Paste this wherever in your page or post you would like your form to appear;
Honestly, this is all place either in HTML or visual editor and just refresh the page.
If you want to check out the other ways see the ‘How To Use’ tab.
See my form below;
9# – Guest Post on iBusinessToday.com
If you would like to guest post on iBusinessToday please make sure content is plagiarism-free, at least 850 words, and that it does not contain anything over 2 affiliate links.
Also, it is not required but also a short bio about yourself and even a picture would be very much appreciated. With this, I will also allow a link to your personal blog or social media channel of your choice. If interested just start typing into the form below.
Finally, Thanks for taking the time to read this post. If you have any questions or need extra help getting set up with AccessPress please feel free to reach out to me. Also if you know anybody that may find this post helpful please share with anyone this might be of use to.
Alex B. Chivers