New Feature: WordPress Plugin

06/23/2012

Submittable WordPress PluginTo demonstrate a use-case of the RSS feed feature we released last week, Ross built a WordPress plugin that consumes the feed and integrates your submissions categories directly into your WordPress site. It took him just a few hours, so you can imagine what is possible.
Here’s an example of ours: https://blog.submittable.com/submissions
Adding a submissions page to your WordPress site will take about 5 minutes for existing customers. It works for both Resume and Submissions Manager users.
Here are the steps:
1) Download the plugin: WordPress Plugin
2) Log in to your WordPress site Admin, and proceed to your “Plugins” menu item on the left.
3) Click ‘Add New’, then ‘Upload’ and select the plugin zip from your hard drive.
4) After the plugin installs, Activate it and then go to ‘Settings’.
5) Enter the subdomain of your Submittable URL. For example, if your URL is http://MyOrg.submittable.com, the subdomain is ‘MyOrg’. Then configure the others settings as needed.
6) Create a new Page. Enter the Submittable shortcode into that page: [submittable] Note: you can also add this code to any page that you’d like your work or job listings to show up.
This only integrates your submissions and jobs list. Once they click Submit, they’ll open the form outside WordPress, but it’s headed in the direction of complete integration.
Thanks. I hope this is helpful. Don’t hesitate with any questions.
-Michael
(This plugin isn’t yet in the WordPress directory, but it will eventually be released under the Creative Commons license. Feel free to build off it.)

Michael FitzGerald

Michael lives in Missoula, MT, with his wife and two sons. He’s the CEO and one of the founders of Submittable and the author of the novel Radiant Days.