How to connect to WordPress using the official WordPress plugin
With our improved connection to WordPress, you can directly download the Plugin from the WordPress store. This update also limits the ContentStudio plugin access to only admins so your account is more secure!
Note: Please remember to remove the existing plugin connections from both ContentStudio and WordPress.
You must have administrator privileges for both the pages, also don't close the tabs you open!
Let's get started!
Remove Connection From ContentStudio
Sign in to your ContentStudio app.
Go to the
Settings in the top right corner
WordPress, remove your existing connection by pressing the icon that looks like a trashcan.
Remove Connection From Plugin
In a new tab, log into the
WordPress admin page.
In the left panel, click on
ContentStudio on the search bar.
Deactivate your Plugin connection by clicking on the
Deactivate option right next to
You will be notified above that the plugin has been deactivated.
Reconnecting ContentStudio in WordPress
Now it’s time to set up a new connection
On the top, next to
Plugin, click on
Please search for
ContentStudio in the search bar on the right.
Please refresh your page. Press
The page will refresh and ask you for an API key.
In another tab, copy the URL link of your blog from the top. (
Go back to ContentStudio’s
Under the WordPress section, select
Connect a New WordPress blog
In the pop up under website URL, paste the previously copied URL. (
mentioned blog credentials in the relevant fields
Choose Method for Content Submission, make sure you select the
Official WordPress Plugin (Preferred) which is the new method
Once these credentials are verified and the connection has been established ContentStudio will notify you in the top right corner with a message saying,
Your Blog/Website Has Been Successfully Added.
Now, click on
key icon under actions on the right side of your connected blog.
This is the API key which you will copy.
Head back to the
WordPress Admin page where you will paste it.
Connect with API Key
Once the connection of your blog has successfully been made to ContentStudio, you will be notified on the top of the page.
The page will self refresh and say that
Your website is connected with ContentStudio, as shown below.
Now it’s time to whitelist IPs. If you have a security plugin installed, you need to whitelist ContentStudio’s IP to give it access to your blog.
Head over to this article:
You can see the list of plugins that exist here
Scroll down and copy ContentStudio’s IP.
The IP address for whitelisting: 126.96.36.199
Then go back to the
WordPress admin tab.
Note that different plugins have different settings titles - for iThemes and WordFence.
In the left column, hover the mouse over Jetpack which is the plugin we have used and go to
Here's how to whitelist IP for WordFence.
Scroll down and under
Brute Force Attack Protection which is the settings title for Jetpack, click the downward arrow on the right.
Please paste your
IP address and click Save.
You will be informed of the update, and that's it! Your connection has been made and the relevant permissions have been given.
Verifying the Connection
If you want to check whether a successful connection has been made, go to ContentStudio app.
Head over to the
Create a Blog Post.
Under distribute, select
WordPress as your primary channel.
From the dropdown, select your blog.
If you are able to select your blog and the page asks you for the author and category, it means that your connection was valid and successful!