A recent change to EzineArticles search result page caused Guest Blogger not being able to find any related articles. Please upgrade to version 1.5.x. Nov. 2nd, 2010.
When you’re going to be on vacation, or you’re simply out of your wits on a certain subject that you know your readers are expecting, you may want to invite an expert guest blogger.
Guest Blogger plugin helps you by simplifying the process of finding a guest blogger, searching for an interesting post and creating a guest account.
The plugin searches the well respected EzineArticles database in relevant subjects and creates a draft so that you can put in your editorial before posting.
You can choose to auto-create a guest blogger account in your Wordpress blog with the original author’s details. The guest blogger role is controlled by Wordpress “New User Default Role” (under “General Settings”, normally set to “Subscriber”).
When searching for a guest post, you can specify the keywords of the desired subject. Searching criteria can be refined with
- Matching criteria: exact match, broad match, or match any words.
- Fields to be searched: in article title, body, author name, or keyword.
- Category: all category, category or sub-category.
These criteria narrows down the most relevant potential guest posts.
The plugin also support compliance checking with EzineArticles’ Terms of Service, i.e. you cannot quote more than 25 articles per year, by keeping a counter of quoted posts and suspending searching in case of exceeding the limit.
Guest Blogger is free and licensed under GPLv3. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html