How to Use the WordPress Press This! Feature on ios 

WordPress Press This! Feature is A Great Way to Share Other People’s Posts

If you’re wondering what exactly Press This! is, it’s a plugin for WordPress that gives you the ability to share content that you find online on your own WordPress blog or website in what WordPress calls a ‘lightening fast’ manner!

Here’s a link to the WordPress.com support article that discusses how to use Press This! if you’re using a computer.

But figuring out how to use Press This! if you’re using an iPad or iPhone to draft your content can be daunting!  I figured out how to make it work tonight so thought I’d write some quick instructions before I forget what I did!

The Steps

  • The first thing you’ll need to do is find Press This! In your dashboard.  Go to your dashboard and open Tools – Available Tools
  • Tap on the 2nd Press This…the one that says Direct Link (best for mobile)

Press This! Is Under Tools on the Dashboard

  • After you tap Press This a new webpage will open…it’s a blank editing page to begin your Press This! post. But before you do that might want to create a bookmark to this link so that it’s easy to find again.
  • To create a bookmark just tap the Share icon (the rectangle with arrow pointing up*) and create a bookmark for the page.
  • Now go to the webpage you want to share and copy the link…then paste it into the URL box at the top of the post.
  • This next step is probably the most important one and the trickiest to figure out. After you paste the link in, it’s important that you remember to tap on the word Scan so the link can be scanned and the webpage pulled into your post.
  • Now edit the post to your liking, maybe adding a few photos and write an introduction to it for why your sharing the post on your site.
  • Then tap on Publish…and that’s all there is to it!  Go to visit your post to make sure that it looks just the way you want it to.  If it doesn’t you can go back and tweak it some more.
2 Different Versions of the ios Share Extension

*2 Different Versions of the ios Share Extension

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About vsajewel

Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress...vsatips...where I write tech tips for mobile devices...primarily ios...2nd is vsatrends...where I write less about tech things and more about everything else. I also host a YouTube channel which I use to better illustrate some of the 'how to's' in my posts. I love everything about technology. Currently, my main interests/platforms are ios, Windows and Amazon Echo. Recently I decided we were spending way too much money with our local cable provider. So I decided to cut the cord. There is a definite learning curve, especially the antennae part, but we successfully did that and are now saving a boatload of money, so I write some about that. I also am extremely conscientious about security because of an event my family endured , so I write a lot about that too. Two sub-categories of security I tend to focus on are the password manager Dashlane and Hardware Firewalls. Last, I take a lot of notes and have been a beta tester for Evernote for many years. I love Evernote! In recent years Apple has beefed up Apple Notes a lot...so it’s become a fairly serious note contender...as long as its OK if you lose or mess up all your Apple note data. I write about those 2 note platforms primarily.
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