Sharing with WordPress

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This article will show you how to connect Clarify to your WordPress blog as well as how to upload a document.

Configuring

Open Clarify Preferences

Add a WordPress sharing account

From the

1.Share tab click the

2. + button and

3. select WordPress.

Enter your blog URL

Enter the URL to your blog and click Configure.

Enter your blog login credentials

  1. Enter your username and password.
  2. Clarify ships with one WordPress HTML template that is used when formatting your Clarify document for upload to WordPress. The template does not apply any sort of styling to the content that is uploaded. If you would like to create a custom HTML template that can be used when uploading to WordPress then please refer to the HTML templates manual.
  3. Test the connection to make sure you have entered your information correctly.

Uploading to WordPress

Now that you have configured your WordPress sharing account you will see a WordPress icon in the sharing toolbar. Click on it to upload your document to WordPress.

The WordPress upload dialog

You will see this dialog when you upload the document. You can choose the blog, post type, status, and category (if applicable to the selected post type). Any tags you have assigned to the article will be assigned to the post you create in WordPress as well.

Clarify will list all of the available post types in your blog. The default choices allow you to create a Post or a Page. If you have any custom post types they will show up in the menu as well.

After you make your selections click the Upload button. When the upload is complete the URL to the WordPress page will be on the clipboard.

A note about updating images

The next time you upload the Clarify document to WordPress Clarify will replace the existing post. When updating an existing WordPress post Clarify tries to optimize the update process by not uploading images which have already been uploaded. If a step image has been uploaded before then it will not be uploaded again if:

  1. The image still exists in WordPress and
  2. The image content has not changed.

A couple of things to keep in mind. You should not modify any images that Clarify uploaded within WordPress itself if you plan on using Clarify to update the post later on. If you use a 3rd party WordPress plugin to replace an image in WordPress, Clarify won’t know that you did and will not upload the latest image from the Clarify document. In addition, if you use WordPress to edit the image Clarify will not know that you made changes to it.