The beginner's guide to PostHaste

A step-by-step guide to using PostHaste.

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Written by Lindsey Ziccardi
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to PostHaste! One-click blogging is only a few simple steps away.

Step 1: Connect Your Account

To begin, you'll need to login to PostHaste using the WordPress credentials for your organization's blog. If you do not currently have an account on your organization's blog, contact the blog administrator and come back once you have the login information.

You'll be asked to authorize PostHaste to use your WordPress account. This allows PostHaste to create posts in WordPress mirroring the posts you create in PostHaste. No unauthorized content will be created.

If you would like more detailed instructions on this process or a step-by-step visual guide, visit Setting up your PostHaste account.

Step 2: Update your profile

Go to the Settings page (in the main navigation) and fill in your profile information. This will form the byline for your articles. These fields save automatically.

You can also link your social media accounts from the Settings page. We recommend linking at least one social media account, in case you forget your WordPress credentials or if you would like to use one of your social media accounts to login in the future.

Step 3: Add the bookmarklet

Drag Start Post (in the navigation menu at the top of the page) to your browser's bookmarks toolbar. This will create a bookmarklet for one-click post creation.

Find an article you'd like to quote in your post. Highlight the text you'd like to quote and click the bookmarklet to start a new post.

You can also create a new post by copying the link to the article and pasting it into the Create a New Post box on the Start Post page.

If you have questions on how to install the bookmarklet, please see Installing the PostHaste bookmarklet.

Step 4: Write your article

PostHaste will automatically pull in the title, image, and selected quote from the article you've chosen. You'll want to change the title to focus on your take on the article. The ideal length for a title is 55 characters or less.

We use the default image from the source article, but you can change your post's image to another image in the article, an image from Shutterstock, or upload your own. For more information, see Working with images in PostHaste.

Finally, add your insight on the source article. This doesn't have to be long. The average length of a standard blog post is 1,600 words (about a 7 minute read) but 200 to 500 words is acceptable for a quick PostHaste blog post. You can type above and below the quote. The post will save automatically as you type.

You can leave your post as a draft if you'd like to come back for later edits. If you're all done, click the Submit button in the gray area to the right of your post content. 

The Save Draft button will appear in blue if your post has not yet finished saving. You can click this button to manually save. If the button is grey, your post is already saved.

What's next?

Your PostHaste administrator will review your post and schedule it to appear on your company's blog. You can check the status of your existing posts from the Start Post page. Any existing posts will be listed in the Your Posts section, with specifically colored labels indicating the status of each post. You can edit or delete posts until they've been published. If it has been scheduled, you'll see the post date here.

Still Have Questions?

If there is anything else we can assist you with, you can contact PostHaste Support either by emailing or through the Intercom chat button in the bottom right of the site.

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