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  Article updated: June 10, 2024

Publish and monitor your WordPress content

Manage and update your blog along with your other social content with the app.

All plan types can install this free app from Hootsuite Apps (see the app in the directory). Monitor and create pages and posts, view pages and posts in draft state, respond to comments, and share posts to your other social accounts.

The app connects self-hosted blogs from to Hootsuite. sites must be XML-RPC enabled. Hootsuite does not support publishing to blogs hosted on

Install the WordPress app

Important: When installing the WordPress app, the site must be XML-RPC enabled.

  1. Go to My profile, and then select Install Hootsuite apps.
  2. Search for WordPress, select the app, and then select Install.
  3. Select to add the app to a new or existing streams board, and then select Finish.
  4. Enter your blog URL and credentials, and then select Find Your WordPress to connect your site. If you get an error message, see the following Troubleshoot section.

Add more app streams

When the app is installed, you can add multiple app streams. For example, you can monitor posts in one stream and pages in another, or manage different accounts in separate streams.

  1. In Hootsuite, go to Streams.
  2. Select the board where you want to add the app stream, and then select Add Stream.
  3. Select Apps from the list on the left.
  4. Select to add a new stream to your Hootsuite streams.
  5. Enter the blog URL and credentials, and then select Find Your WordPress.

Use the WordPress app

To create and publish a blog post, select the pencil icon at the top of the stream. Note that Hootsuite's integration with does not support the ability to schedule blog posts or to set a featured image for your post.

To view different content in the stream, select the magnifying glass icon, and then select posts, pages, or comments.

Below any post, select Comments to view and moderate each comment. Select the arrow on a comment to approve or identify it as spam. Add your own comment below any post.

Point to any post and then select to send it via email, or to share it to your other social accounts connected to Hootsuite.


If you encounter the message: Error: Could not find your blog when attempting to connect your site, check the following:

  • Ensure that your site is running the latest version of WordPress with all the latest updates.
  • Confirm that your site is XML-RPC enabled.
  • Check your password for special characters as they can cause login errors. Consider changing your password to include only letters and numbers.
  • Use the URL of your blog’s landing page (for example: Try with and without "http://"
  • Check for third-party plugins such as Bad Behavior, Block Bad Queries, Better WP Security, or Login Lock, as they can cause issues signing in or connecting to the app.
  • Check to see if your WordPress site is using the W3 Total Cache plugin. Blogs that use this plugin or blogs that have a large number of posts can lead to the app stream not loading the posts.
  • Although the blog could be valid, when the format or customization is too complex, you can experience errors. Simplified blogs that use templates work best.


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