Why Write a Guest Post for WP Buffs?
- Your article will be read by thousands of monthly readers.
- We’ll share your post at the very top of our newsletter, sent out every week to 1000+ subscribers.
- We share every post on our blog once on our Facebook page, but 5+ times on Twitter. We’ll also tag you on all posts to help you get a few new likes and followers.
- We do allow you to add one personal link to the website of your choice in your by-line. The anchor text must be branded (“WP Buffs” links to www.wpbuffs.com). We are happy to include more than 1 link in your by-line or non-branded anchor text if you’re willing link back to wpbuffs.com from your own website(s).
- Your content must be 1000+ words. But 1,500 words is great. 2000 word is even better. 3000+ words ROCKS.
- All articles must be well-written without spelling or grammar errors. If it’s not suitable for our english-speaking audience, we won’t post it.
- Content should be detailed with lots of examples. Our goal is to help people running WordPress websites whether they’re beginners or advanced!
- If you commit to writing an article, you must submit it to our Editors within 2 weeks.
- We prefer content that’s unique and hasn’t been published online already (all articles are run through Plagiarism Checker before being published). We may decide to re-publish high-quality content if it’s valuable enough for our audience.
- If your guest post is accepted and published, we urge you to share it with your networks and on social media (be sure to tag us on Facebook and Twitter). This isn’t required, but we want to build community here at WP Buffs and that’s one way to spread the word.
What We Won’t Accept
There are some things we simply won’t accept:
- Anything that’s been covered on our blog before.
- Anything that may be construed as a link-building scheme.
- Anything that’s too promotional for your company or organization.
- Anything that’s offensive or inaccurate.
- Anything that’s overly critical of individuals or companies — this is not a site to air grievances.
Please email hello @ wpbuffs.com with the following:
- A bit about your background as a writer.
- 3 links to previously written articles related to WordPress.
- 1-3 blog post ideas for your first guest post(s) on The WP Buffs Blog.
- If you’re able to write articles on more technical topics (minifying css, mysql database security, etc) or want to stick to the basics (list of plugins, best industry themes, etc).
Your Author Profile
Once you’ve built a good rapport with our Blog Editor, you’ll receive WordPress login credentials for The WP Buffs Blog. First, make sure the following sections of your user profile are completed to be featured in your author box at the bottom of your posts.
- Image / Avatar
- Biographical info
- Links to social media profiles
We’ll also add you to our Monthly WP Buffs Writers Newsletter. We tell you what topics we need written during the following month and you can claim what piques your interest.
Submitting Your Posts
The WP Buffs Blog Editor will assign you an appropriate topic for your first (and subsequent) article(s)! You’ll add and write your posts in the wp-admin dashboard and submit it for review there.
All posts will start with the status In Progress.
- Please base your article formatting on previous posts on The WP Buffs Blog (h2 headers, proper HTML formatting, bulleted lists, headers, bolding, etc).
- It’s always spelled WordPress (capital W, capital P)
- All external links should open in a new tab (target=”_blank”)
- Your post must have a relevant featured image from unsplash.com. The featured image should be 1200 pixels wide and landscape. Add this image as the featured image and above your content.
- Articles are better and more engaging when they have images! Be sure to add lots of images and examples in your post to make them accessible to advanced and beginner readers. All images besides the featured image should be at least 800 pixels wide and landscape.
- If you’re writing about plugins, please include some screenshots of the plugins in action in addition to the main banner images. Most plugins have a screenshots tab on their wordpress.org page.
- Review previous posts written on The WP Buffs Blog and link to other articles when appropriate anchor text appears in your content. Internal links do not need to open in a new tab.
- All code should either be embedded or used the
Once you’ve written and fully reviewed your post for completion as well as correct grammar and formatting, change the post status from In Progress to Pending Review, press OK, and click Save As Pending Review.
Your post will be sent to our Editor Buff who will send you any necessary corrections.
If your article meets editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published. That process may take up to 2 weeks.
After Your Article Has Been Published
Once your guest post has been published, we’d love to partner with you on marketing the post.
- Link to the post from your own website(s) to give it a bit more visibility.
- Email the guest post to your own email list.
- Share the post across your social media channels and tag WP Buffs.
The Fine Print
- Submissions must meet the WP Buffs blogging team’s quality standards in order to get published.
- The WP Buffs blogging team reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
- If we find out authors aren’t writing their own posts, we reserve the right to reject or delete the post, as well as prohibit the author from writing for WP Buffs going forward.
- WP Buffs reserves the right to include calls-to-action to WP Buffs content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.
- The post or article cannot be published anywhere else online, before submitting or after we publish. Your post could be removed if we see it published elsewhere.
Thanks, and may the force be with you!