WordPress SEO aka “Clifford” may be one of my favorite WordPress updates in years.
Most WP core updates are uneventful, unless a client self-updates and blows up their site.
With WP 4.4 Clifford, Now you can simply drop in a url and get an embedded post, very similar to how you can build a list of embedded posts at Storify.
I literally just busted out this post to test out the feature because I did not believe what I was reading and wanted to see for myself.
It doesn’t get any easier that this. Just drop in the link.
Here are a couple of recent gust posts, starting with one I did a few weeks ago for Duct Tape Marketing on Franchise SEO.
Behold the power of great content on a high authority site (domain authority of 70 to be precise). This article achieved a first page ranking for a competitive niche keyword “franchise seo” and is climbing by the week.
Here is another I did with Ray Perry on local SEO as part of promotion for our eBook Local SEO.
This eBook achieved Amazon best-seller status in the marketing category the first day of its release, and it ranks #1 for an Amazon search for “local seo”.
How to add an embedded post into a WordPress Post?
Add the url into the visual editor and publish or update your post.
Some posts I have tried are not working, noticeably from WP sites that do not have comments enabled. From what I can tell from a few minutes of testing is that you cannot embedded posts in this manner from third party sites that are not WordPress sites.
I love Storify and had been planning to develop a plugin just like this….and boom, here it is now part of the core WP install. I’d still like to make a plugin to enable embedded posts from non-WP sites.
Other uses for WP embedded posts?
This feature could make for a cool author bio at the end of guest posts!
Also, they released this update just in time for you to create a post of ‘Top Posts of 2015″
What are your thoughts on WordPress 4.4? Any other hidden gems I may have missed? Or bugs that are driving you or your clients nuts?