We have great news today! Finding and publishing great guest posts has never been easier! MyBlogGuest.com is proud to present the first release of our guest blogging WordPress plugin:

*To use the plugin, you need to register a free account at MyBlogGuest.com, add and verify your blogs.*

*Please mind that the plugin is still in alpha. There will be many updates to come, so please comment here with your feature requests!*

Here’s the quick guide:

Step 1: Install and activate MyBlogGuest WordPress plugin

For that, please go: My Menu – > Add / Edit Sites and Tags

There, click “WordPress” icon next to the blog where you want to install it.

Mind that you’ll need to download a new version of the plugin for each of your blogs because each time new Authentication information is being generated and downloaded together with the plugin

Now, go to your blog dashboard and upload the plugin using WordPress “Add a new plugin” interface. After that, activate the plugin

Step 2: Browse the Articles Gallery right inside your blog dashboard

Once the plugin is installed, you can browse the unique guest articles right from inside your blog dashboard. You can browse the gallery by category or tags. Mind that all the articles here are unique, so you can apply to use any of them!

Browse the gallery

You can preview each article.

preview guest article

Once you come across something that looks good, click “Make offer” and enter your comment.

"Make offer" and enter your comment

Send the offer and keep browsing.

Your offer will be sent to MyBlogGuest author who will review it.

Step 3: Review and publish

If the author decides to approve your offer, you will get a status update right to your blog dashboard. It will be in red, below your dashboard header.

Clicking the link in the update will bring you to your “Pending publication” section. There you can Import the article to your drafts with one click of a mouse! No copying and pasting

Import the article to your drafts

Now visit your guest post draft, review it and publish if you like it!

Step 4: Inform the author of the new status!

Don’t forget this step: Once you publish the article, click this link to inform the author of the new status.

Inform the guest author

The author is sure to be so happy!

Plugin courtesy of 3 Door Digital and our own development team. Check out my interview at 3 Door Digital blog.

Update: Plugin Feedback so Far

Our users are pretty much excited as well! There were a few instances when the plugin won’t work (mostly, hosting setup issues or other plugin issues), so we are collecting data now for the next release!

Here’s what people say:

  • It’s been downloaded and used already! Looks awesome Ann, very, VERY, nice idea! Hopefully I get more offers accepted ;-) James
  • This is great to have the MyBlogGuest WordPress Plugin.I have already installed it in my blog. I have also published one article about this release.
  • Another thorough review from the happy user: Search for Guest Posts and Publish with Ease via the MyBlogGuest Plugin
  • OMG. I rarely comment on things like this but I just ‘had’ to write to tell you what a brilliant idea this is – truly innovative in an online world that’s full of so-called good ideas that simply aren’t. This Plugin will save me so much time and will give my readers fresh content from some great writers. Mark
  •  First of all – I LOVE IT!  Very much needed.  However, the one thing I would love to have is the word count in the plugin page.  I won’t offer on any article below 500 words. Mark

TO-DO List:

  • Author names in the table should be the link to their profiles on MBG (opening in a new window)
  • Add number of words in the overall table of the results and preview
  • (We have asked many times about this one already): “One thing I think would be important is a note to say that you have made an offer against the posts that you do.”
  • Handle image attachments. Authors may have images attached to the articles. They upload them to MBG server. Is there any way to import them as well? Maybe even re-host them on the blog?
  • (?) Plugin compatibility. Some people using SEO plugins (like All In One SEO) are asking to import the author’s meta description as welldd number of words in the overall table of the results and preview
  • Add the ability to rate authors
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Ann Smarty

Founder at MyBlogGuest
Ann Smarty is the founder of MyBlogGuest. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions about the platform.

140 Responses to “Guest Blogging WordPress Plugin from MyBlogGuest”

  1. Arjun

    Really, I haven’t imagined any plugin to manage guest post contents and I haven’t used too. Sure, I’m now going to use this.

    Reply
  2. Amit Verma

    WOW what a great new plugin. Its rocks the blogging network and help us to join with bloggers and help us in making new connections. Yoohooo!! Thanks dear Ann for making this tuff blogging into awesome adventure. ((Hugs))

    Reply
  3. Carsten

    Hello,
    I installed the plugin in WP, but always get a message “Sorry you are not authorized to access this file” when I try to preview or bid on an article. Can you help me out;-)?

    Reply
  4. Mitz Pantic

    Just installed this and WOW! Thank you for making my life easier..!!! I have blogs I have neglected and not posted on and this will help me catch up! Now the content comes to me! :)

    Reply
  5. Aunesty Janssen

    I can’t get this plugin to work at all. I have even deleted it and reinstalled it. It keeps telling me I have to login, even though I have… or I get I need to provide an API Secret Key…. Where do I get that?
    I sent a note hours ago for help on this but haven’t heard anything back….

    Reply
  6. Ramkalyan

    Thanks Ann for this revolutionary plugin. Just installed it. Finding great posts, guest posting and SEO are now going to be child’s play.

    Reply
  7. Lucas Raby

    Hey, in the initial setup section of the plugin, there is a message:

    Login to MyBlogGuest – If you don’t have an account already visit MyBlogGuest
    Copy and paste this Redirect URL into MyBlogGuest:

    Then it gives a URL…Where do i paste this? It says into myblogguest but i dont know where exactly.

    Reply
  8. mitz

    Back again…
    I have to add some suggestions after working with the plugin. Please delete this if needed as it is only a suggestion.

    1. I have multiple site so it would be good to only see what articles are approved for each site.. At the moment I am seeing all articles given to me and can easily send any of these to the draft section of any website.
    2. In the articles given to me I am still seeing ones I have published a while back. Maybe these could be moved to an archive for the site.
    3. When I press “notify myblogguest of published” it does that but it does not seem that the url is saved… I have not been game to test this. I have been saving this manually myself.
    4. It would be nice to import tags and description too. But maybe I am asking too much!

    I am here with these suggestions as I cannot live without this plugin now!! I can see the potential and love it!

    Reply
    • Ann Smarty

      1) This bug is being fixed already!
      2) We’ll take a look in that!
      3) We’ll test that as well
      4) We are trying to figure out how / where to import those (especially the descriptions) and also see if WordPress will let us do!

      THANKS!

      Reply
  9. Dean Saliba

    Fabulous plugin and I’m sure it will make my job easier. :)

    One feature I’d like to see added is when it comes to showing me a list of articles due to be published, it shows me a list of EVERY article for all of my blogs, would it be possible to only show me articles due to be published depending on what blog admin panel I am looking at?

    For example if I log in to my AutoNovices blog and check I only want to see articles due to be published on that blog. :)

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  10. Vivek

    that’s really awesome, what a plugin. eveything seems to be more simple now, really millions thanks to you Ann :)

    Reply
  11. Mukesh Dutta

    I have been looking for guest posts plugin for a year now but have not found any useful one. Your idea seems better and fresh. Definitely gonna use it! Thanks for the wonderful job!!

    Reply
  12. Rob

    Hi – I have to add actually that after about a month of using this plugin, it’s been hit and miss.
    I get email notifications stating so and so has posted an article on your blog ….please login to your blog dashboard.
    However there is no article in “articles given to me” or anywhere else for that matter.
    So I’m left to decline something I can’t see.
    I know I can contact the writer and go down that path but when you’re doing this regularly it’s time consuming.
    End result is I have to email you each time as my account is flagged for not publishing or declining it.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks,

    Reply
    • Ann Smarty

      Hey Rob, we are talking about MBG Direct here: When you receive an article directly, you are supposed to see it in the article list.

      Since the plugin is very new, I am not really sure how it behaves with the DIRECT system. I am looking into this!

      Thanks for testing it with us!

      Reply
  13. Rob

    Sure – yes – I’m talking about the plugin also, just sometimes articles that are offered don’t appear in the backend,.. maybe teething problems,

    Thanks – its great at requesting articles though..Just when you have a few different niche sites it would be useful to not receive say christmas articles given to me in my weight loss websites backend if you get my gist..thanks.\\\

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  14. Larry James

    WordPress tells me there is an update to the plugin, and provides a link to download the new version. As this does not update automaticly, dO you have updating instructions. Do I delete the old plugin and install the new? Will the same file word for all my blogs, or do I have do download from inside myguestblog website?

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    • Ann Smarty

      Right now it happens manually. So don’t delete old files, simply install new ones (for each blog) and WP will figure it.

      Sorry for the trouble. You’ll need to bear with us a bit before we make it a perfect one :)

      Reply
  15. Shilpa Waidya

    I received my first email for an article posted to my blog.When I log in to dashboard, I see the article in “articles given to me” but when I try to import it to drafts, it gives me a message “Inserting Post Into WordPress Failed” .. please help.

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  16. robert

    Hi, I think guest posting is must for branding the company in front of the more visitor and earn respect from them. Hence, I want to start Guest Blogging Post in your Website but I am not quite sure how to do it. Please give guidelines for my questions i.e. how long the article and the title should be, how many hyperlinks can I use? And where send the post whether to your mail or directly to your website?
    Thank you in advance!!
    I am waiting for your positive reply

    Reply
  17. Neil

    Ann, big fan. Receiving a nagging error message, even after upgrading to the new version: My error log is filled with this:
    PHP Warning: json_decode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/blahblah/public_html/wp-content/plugins/my-blog-guest/includes/agtm_page.php on line 160

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  18. Sabrina Sabino

    I just installed it on my site, except now it’s telling me that I need an API code. But when I try to verify the auto generated one, it’s telling me that the token has expired. Is there an easy way I wonder? :( It says I can get another one on the MyBlogGuest website, but there’s no link pointing me to that page where I can get one…does this mean I have to re-download the plugin?

    Reply
  19. sid

    I couldn’t make an offer to a post from my mobile. But after installing this plugin, it does the job so easily. Now I can offer all articles without any hassle.

    Reply
  20. Umer Mahasin

    I have started writing just a while ago. I were looking for guest blogs but didn’t know that there is a plugin like that exists. Good and thanks for sharing in SEJ.

    Reply
  21. Marlene

    I am confused. I have signed up as a writer but where do I enter my posts? Please advise.

    Reply
  22. Nina

    I am going to try out this plugin at my website.. Let me check if it works any good. Anyways thanks for this.

    Reply
  23. Zylo

    I’m confused and can’t seem to find an answer. I downloaded the plug-in and it works just fine. However, it does not alert me to any new posts awaiting approval and my MyGuestBlog account doesn’t have any messages that I have a new article waiting moderation. For example, someone submitted a new article yesterday. I just happened upon it today but can’t find a way to contact the author to let him know when it will be published. Am I the only one with this problem? Are there any how-tos that I don’t know about?

    Reply
  24. Rina

    With this way, I can easily get a guest blogger that blogs will always get updates of unique content
    Thank you for this plugin, always success :)

    Reply
  25. Glenn Cowan

    Loving this plug-in, Ann.

    Not planning to turn my site into a “guest-post” farm; however, will be useful to access the material directly from inside the WordPress framework.

    Thanks,
    Glenn

    Reply
  26. Topher

    Hi there,
    I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, but each time I try to send an offer I receive: “Sorry, but your blog does not meet the requirements of MBG system” Can somebody please explain to me what this means? I can’t find any further information?

    Many thanks

    Reply
  27. Topher

    Also… In trying to preview I am receiving this error code:
    Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION cannot be activated when safe_mode is enabled or an open_basedir is set in /home/XXXXX/public_html/XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com/wp-content/plugins/my-blog-guest/common.php on line 87

    What am I supposed to do to correct this please? Sorry, I’m still getting the hang of wordpress! :)

    Thank you!!!

    Reply
  28. Topher

    I am using the blog linked to from this post, and I see. It wasn’t all that clear that a blog had to be higher ranked to be able to use the plugin. Ah well. Maybe I’ll be able to use it someday… Many thanks anyways :)

    Reply
  29. the Dream Gadget

    Hi Ann,
    I’ve recently registered at Myblogguest.com and keep getting an error “your blog does not meet the requirements of MBG system” . Need help on the same. Thanks

    Reply
    • Ann Smarty

      Your site is a bit too new for the general category. But you can use the Infographics gallery and the upcoming eBook gallery while building it up!

      Reply
  30. Kenneth von Rauch

    Seems to be working for me. At least in terms of technicalities.
    The feature that would make it really amazing is being able to block the site that you already published your site on.

    Reply
  31. Hayden

    Hi there this is kind of of off topic but I was
    wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.

    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get
    guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    Reply

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