What is Press This in WordPress?
Press This is a feature built into every WordPress.com site, allowing users to quickly grab content from any website and share it on their own blog or site without having to visit WordPress.com itself.
It works similarly to social media sharing buttons, but instead of sharing the content on a social platform, it shares it directly to your WordPress.com blog or site.
Enabling Press This on Your WordPress Site
To enable Press This, follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your WordPress.com account.
- Go to the Writing tab located in the Settings section of your My Site page.
- Scroll down to the Press This section, and you should see the Press This bookmarklet.
- Add the Press This bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar or favorites by either dragging and dropping it or right-clicking and selecting “Add to Favorites.”
Once Press This is enabled and added to your bookmarks bar or favorites, you’re ready to start using it.
How to Use Press This
Using Press This is incredibly easy. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to share content with Press This:
- Browse the web and find an interesting article, image, or video you want to share on your WordPress.com site.
- Click the Press This bookmarklet in your bookmarks bar or favorites.
- A new browser window will open with a popup that automatically creates a new post, including the URL of the page or post you were reading.
- Customize the created post by adding a title and any additional content you’d like to include.
- Once you’re satisfied with your post, hit the Publish button.
Keep in mind that you need to be logged into your WordPress.com account to use Press This. If you’re not logged in, you’ll be prompted to do so before you can continue.
The Benefits of Using Press This
There are several advantages to using Press This for your WordPress.com blog or site:
Streamlined Sharing Process
Press This makes it simple to share content from any website directly to your WordPress.com site without having to manually copy and paste URLs or spend time formatting the post.
With just a few clicks, you can have fresh content on your site, ready for your readers to enjoy.
Increased Website Traffic
By quickly sharing relevant content with your readers, you can increase website traffic and engagement. Press This allows you to keep your site updated with interesting content from around the web, giving your readers more reasons to visit and interact with your site.
Enhanced User Experience
Your readers will appreciate the effort you put into curating quality content for them to enjoy. By using Press This to share content from various sources, you can provide a diverse range of topics and perspectives that cater to your audience’s interests.
Improved Time Management
As a busy blogger or website owner, you know how valuable time is. Press This helps you save time by streamlining the content-sharing process, allowing you to focus on other important tasks related to managing and growing your site.