Let’s say you publish a text on your WordPress site, but you also like Instagram, which only works for pictures. Let’s say you noticed that more and more Instagrammers publish text content as pictures but it’s just too annoying to take a screenshot of every new blog post you publish.
There must be a better way, right?
Step 1: Get The Right Tools
This guide is based on the Apple platform. I’m sorry Android friends, I’ll see if I can find a similar solution for you eventually. But let’s get started.
Bear Editor (iOS and Mac)
Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.
It’s awesome, and it automagically syncs all of your notes across all of your devices. It’s sleek, beautiful, and powerful.
I know there are many other note apps out there, and they are free, but a couple of features of Bear are key to this workflow, so give it a try, your little investment will be well rewarded, trust me.
You can manage your WordPress site right from your iOS device. This app is Open Source and free (both in spirit and in price).
It’s a must-have app, in any case.
We know Instagram, no need to explain further.
Step 2: Set up the Integrations Between the Apps
Step 3: The Workflow
This is the most amazing part, check this out:
You take advantage of the amazing writing experience on Bear to write your blog post. You can start it on your iPhone while waiting for the bus, continue it seamlessly on your laptop, and edit even more on your phone. Your content is available on your devices, all the time. Feel free to add links, of any formatting you like, it will be preserved flawlessly in your public post.
When you are happy with your post, pick up your iPhone and click share. Then pick WordPress. The magic now happens. WordPress for iOS will now ask you which of your site you want to publish your post on. And boom, the post is published.
Now, staying on Bear, click the info button, pick Jpeg, then export, then Instagram. And once again, the magic takes over and your post is live on Instagram too! Don’t forget to add your caption and hashtags, of course.
Try It Out and Let Me Know!
There are posts that work better than others, because of the limitations of square formats on Instagram, but this is a better experience than taking screenshots, in my opinion.
Give it a try, and let me know how you like it!