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OK, I think I already know the answer, but I'm a firm believer in asking for clarification.

 

I am really starting to get into Evernote and it has become, by far, my go-to source for my freelance writing work. I love the very basic/clean interface (I get distracted very easily) and that I can access it from all my devices (so I can I actually work when I have five minutes and don't have my laptop.)

 

I am in the process of launching a new Wordpress blog and I want to write my posts in Evernote as well. I know everyone so far says "Why not write in Wordpress?" The two main reasons are: 1. When I write in Wordpress, I often get distracted by the rest of the Internet world (I use a couple programs to help, but it doesn't solve all my problems). In Evernote, I'm not as distracted by everything else, I just write.  2.There are times when I don't have access to the Internet, especially with my tablet, which is wi-fi only. With Evernote, I can use offline mode (I have premium) and keep working.

The problem has been finding a way to transfer the information over. I realize (through posts here) that you can't simply copy & paste. I looked at postachio (I'm not sure where the "." goes) but I can't use my Wordpress blog, I would have to use one of theirs, which I don't want to do. I've tried a few things that didn't work already (email post to Wordpress, c&p to MS Word and post from there, create an IFTTT recipe to share a note & have it go to Wordpress).

 

Is there an easy way? Does anyone have a good idea? Like I said, I really don't want to write in Wordpress itself unless there is no easy work around.

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You can also post to Wordpress via email so perhaps you could write in Evernote and then use the Share/Email command to get it to the email address you chose.

 

Here is info on posting to Wordpress via email:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_to_your_blog_using_email

 

One caution as I teach Wordpress and Internet marketing for a living. Evernote doesn't use heading 1, heading 2, etc which are important for search engine optimization. So I recommend you write in Evernote and the copy and paste it into Wordpress and set the heading levels yourself. This will help your ranking in search engines.

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I've been looking for something similar.  I write for 3 different blogs and Evernote is the easiest way to keep the posts that I write for them organized without logging into all of their wordpress dashboards.  The best thing that I have figured out is to copy and paste from Evernote to Wordpress.  Some of the formatting is off but I use Evernote to just write and I do not format anything like using H1 or H2 until I put it into Wordpress.  This is my workflow...

Hand write an outline with an Evernote Moleskin, write piece in Evernote, Copy and paste into Wordpress, make finishing touches in Wordpress and schedule or publish.

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Although I have not tested this, but in theory this should work.

Go to IFTTT, and authenticate both your Evernote and wordpress accounts.

I think that at this time, the only trigger for Evernote in IFTTT is a "copy public link " function .

Enable this trigger, so that every time you create a public Evernote link, this will be automatic posted to wordpress.

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Hi Jacqui

 

I have recently started writing my blog in EverNote from a template, then copy / pasting to WP for markup and publishing. Im not sure what the issue is unless you are wanting a single button process from within EN? If you look at the template and process I derived mine from here - thanks Michael Hyatt - you can see there are numerous steps. This workflow and checklist really helped me although I use WP like you - not MarsEdit).

 

Ultimately someone will create a tool where we can do all the markup etc in EverNote and press one button, but for now I think it's a case of write the first text only drafts in EN and copy paste, as long as you use the insert text tool in WP ( the small icon that opens a window to paste your content). This strips any unnecessary codes before inserting into WP.

 

Does that help? Have a I missed the point? Until EN or some third party like Pistach.io come up with a tool to do all the same markup, image insertions etc etc that WP does I think you are better off with this workflow anyway. I use a great SEO plugin after I have all my text, headings, imagery etc sorted in WP and I cant see EN having all such functions incorporated easily.  

 

Cheers,

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Thanks everyone!

I tried the IFFT as one of my early attempts. The problem with sharing the public link is that again, it doesn't come over well. Not at all formatted right.

It's been a C/P job, which is what I kind of figured it would be unless I went to Post.achio.
 

I was really hoping for a plug-in or app that would connect the two, since I know that when I C/P, the formatting goes a little wonky. I've had a few posts where I've had to spend a good 10 minutes fixing the formatting issues, some of which don't show up on the editor, only when you preview/publish it.

I will check out the template you linked to, Peter. There are so many reasons I like to keep all of my work in Evernote, so maybe that will be the solution for the formatting problem when I copy/paste.

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Well, after seeing that Postach.io won the Dev-Cup, I went and looked at it again. Several of the features that seemed to be missing a few months ago (or I couldn't find a few months ago, maybe) are now available. I switched to that. It's integrated already, which makes it much easier. Right now they can't import from WP or Blogger (adding it in the future) so that is something to consider.

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I really like what Postach.io is doing, but I already have an extensive blog on WordPress, and WP offers an easier out of the box experience.

I'd love to see the Postaschio devs work up a tool that hooked EV into WP and other established platforms. I'd pay for that.

Postaschio works perfectly. I just don't want yet Another Blog, and to have it on a service that may not stand the test of time. Seems more ideal to hook into the major players instead of trying to establish a whole new platform. But maybe they tried. Maybe there is more to it than we realize.

The only other workaround I see is to email your posts to WP, and CC the EV email import address. But is really prefer to have the post in one main place (EV), and have the blog hooked into it so updates and revisions are synced.

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Have you looked at Cloudwork? Similar to IFTT. I have a few actions over there. Not sure if they have a direct EN to WP action, but it's another resource. I'll check out Zapier right now.

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Tried many of the mentioned services, did not like it. For myself, chose blogwith.co, allows you to copy the entire post, even with pictures.

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Tried many of the mentioned services, did not like it. For myself, chose blogwith.co, allows you to copy the entire post, even with pictures.

Had not heard of this, just about perfect! Would like to see a way to save drafts, but this is the right path for the implementation we are all looking for.

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has anybody come up with the best way to accomplish pushing Evernote to WordPress? I am in the process of trying out Postash.io and I've got their website synced with my Evernote, but how does this get to my WordPress website? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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has anybody come up with the best way to accomplish pushing Evernote to WordPress? I am in the process of trying out Postash.io and I've got their website synced with my Evernote, but how does this get to my WordPress website? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

The blogwith.co service mentioned by amik0 is the service that works the most as one would expect. It allows editing of posts. It's like Postach.io, but using WordPress as the blog engine. I've not had a chance to use it much beyond a few tests so I can't vouch for it.

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Thanks for the information gcoghill...I'll give it a shot and see if blogwith.co is a better solution for us. We're trying to write our new user guides within Evernote and then post them to our WordPress website so we can easily update them in one place and then publish those changes to our WordPress site each time we update our software. I know you said you haven't tried it much, but do you think it would it's purpose to accomplish this?

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I had the same puzzling question, on how to post stuff to my blogs through Evernote. I am really into Evernote and have become a big fan of postach.io, where I created my first Evernote powered blog, 60KThoughs but I wanted something that I could write my posts in evernote and have them there as the source and post them on my other WP blogs.

 

I tried IFTTT, cloudwork, but the one that seems to work better is Zapier. I was able to create a zap that posts to WP any new notes created within a specified notebook, with the tag published, same as pistachio does.

 

the Zap I created is here. The only thing is that It doesn't update the content if you make a change afterwards in Evernote like postach.io does.

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