WordPress XML-RPC Plugin

The Skyword Plugin for WordPress integrates Skyword360 with your WordPress site. It uses XML-RPC to deliver, update, and delete content on your WordPress site. After you install the plugin, you can access the Skyword administration interface in WordPress.

Download the WordPress plugin.


REST-Based API Plugin

Skyword also offers a WordPress plugin that implements its publishing API specification using REST for data transfer. Your Skyword representative can help you choose your WordPress integration solution and configure the necessary settings in Skyword360.

See WordPress API REST Plugin for more information.

Custom WordPress Fields

Skyword360 can capture and transmit custom fields to your WordPress site. Contributors or editors can enter this information while creating content in the platform. It is the responsibility of your WordPress theme to interpret or display this custom information. Your Skyword Admin can configure the content type fields in Skyword360 for you.

Author Mapping

Skyword360 creates posts that refer to the author accounts in your WordPress database. The following author mapping options are available:

  • Skyword360 can automatically create a new author account in the WordPress database when a Skyword contributor's first post is published to your site.
  • A Skyword contributor can be assigned to a specific WordPress author account.
  • Multiple (or all) Skyword contributors can be assigned to a single WordPress author account for ghostwriting.

Categories and Tags

Skyword360 supports WordPress categories and tags. In Skyword360, contributors and editors can assign one or more categories and one or more tags to each article. Category and tag information can be synchronized between the platform and your WordPress database.

Meta Information

Skyword360 can extend WordPress by adding enhanced SEO metadata fields for SEO optimized title tags and meta descriptions, Facebook Open Graph tags, and Google News target keywords. The following meta information can be added to the node’s section.

<title>SEO TITLE TAG</title> 
	<meta name=”description” content=”META_DESCRIPTION”/> 
	<meta property='og:title' content='TITLE_TAG'/> 
	<meta property='og:description' content='META_DESCRIPTION'/> 
	<meta property='og:url' content='ARTICLE_URL'/> 
	<meta property='og:site_name' content='SITE_NAME'/> 
	<meta property='og:type' content='article'/> 
	<meta property='og:image' content='URL_OF_FEATURED_IMAGE/>

The meta information hooks can be disabled in the Skyword plugin settings in the WordPress administration section.

XML and Google News Sitemaps

When one or more of the XML sitemap settings are enabled in the WordPress administration interface, the Skyword plugin will automatically generate the following files on your WordPress domain root folder:

  • A robots.txt file with references to the generated XML sitemaps
  • A generic XML sitemap

Skyword360 can also automatically generate a Google News XML sitemap in your root folder.

CAUTION: The Google News XML sitemap feature should only be enabled for channels using News content types as it can disrupt Google’s web crawlers.

Image Delivery

Skyword360 can publish images on your WordPress site that are embedded in, and attached to, content in the platform. There are two options available for image delivery:

  • Featured Images: Skyword360 can designate an image uploaded by a contributor in the platform as a featured image in your WordPress site. It is the responsibility of your WordPress theme to interpret and render an image marked as featured.
  • Embedded Images: Images can be embedded within the HTML of the post body. The images display in the published content, and Skyword360 transmits the images to your WordPress Media Library for storage.

Skyword360 can also send attachments and non-featured images as attachments that can be used by WordPress plugins or custom applications.

Publishing in a Draft State

Using the plugin to publish directly from Skyword360 to your site is the most streamlined process. If needed, however, the platform can publish content to WordPress in a draft state. This option allows you to make changes for custom plugins with which Skyword360 doesn’t integrate, but it requires an extra step to publish from your WordPress CMS.

Security Features

The Skyword module for WordPress uses an API key for authentication. This key is saved in your WordPress website and can be revoked if needed at any time.

This connection can be protected with SSL. It is also possible to use HTTP Basic authentication as an additional security measure.

More Information

To learn more about the Skyword plugin for WordPress, see the Skyword WordPress Integration Guide. Your Skyword Admin can provide you with this document.