Are you looking for an easy way to create roundups and showcases on your WordPress blog?
A roundup post lets you quickly create a new blog article by repurposing your existing content. This list post allows your readers to easily find related content on your blog while improving your website’s internal linking and SEO.
In this article, we will show you how to create a roundup post in WordPress the easy way.
Why Create Roundup Posts in WordPress?
A roundup or list post features your best articles on a certain subject to give a detailed overview of that topic. Sometimes called ‘listicles,’ these posts offer a collection of helpful content on a particular topic or industry.
For example, you can create a showcase post of your most popular recipes of the year, your best advice for small businesses, or the best reviews on your WordPress website.
Roundup posts are a great way to promote your older articles. They can also showcase the best products in a certain category or solutions to a specific problem.
Plus, these roundups and listicles have another benefit for your WordPress blog. They will improve your internal linking, which in turn will improve your site’s SEO.
With that being said, let’s take a look at how to create a roundup post in WordPress.
How to Create a Roundup Post in WordPress the Easy Way
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Tasty Roundups plugin. For more information, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
WP Tasty Roundups is the easiest way to repurpose your existing content into beautiful roundup posts that rank in search results. Even though the plugin is designed with food blogs in mind, it can be used for any blogging niche or industry.
Upon activation, you will need to navigate to Settings » Tasty Roundups in your WordPress admin dashboard to enter your license key and configure the plugin’s default settings.
Simply paste your license key into the field at the top of the screen. You can find it in the email that was sent to you after buying the plugin. After that, just click the ‘Save license key’ button.
While you are on this page, you can also configure the default style for your listicles. For example, you can display images at the left, top, or right of each post and choose whether to number each post in the list.
By default, the roundup will follow the formatting of the WordPress theme you are using. However, you can customize its text, number, button, and block styles.
Once you have configured the plugin, simply click the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page to store your settings.
To make a roundup post, you will need to either create a new post or open an existing post where you want to add the listicle.
After that, you should click the ‘+’ button at the top of the screen and locate ‘Tasty Roundup’ in the Widgets section. Then, you can drag the block where you want it to appear in your post.
Next, you can use the block to add posts to the roundup from your own blog or other sites.
Each post will have a simple design, consistent formatting, and clear links to your source posts. This creates a good user experience and allows readers to scan your content easily.
Adding a Post From Your Blog
Your list posts will usually include posts from your own WordPress blog, and WP Tasty Roundups makes this easy. Simply type one or two keywords into the built-in search feature, and a list of matching posts will display on your screen.
All you need to do is click on the name of the post or the ‘+ Add’ button next to it.
That post will be immediately added to your roundup. The plugin will automatically pull images, titles, descriptions, and links from the post into your roundup list. Later in this article, we will show you how to customize this information.
You can add more blog posts to the list post by repeating these steps.
Adding a Post From Another Blog or Website
You can also add posts from other blogs or websites, though this takes a little more work.
When you click the ‘+ Add Post Manually’ button, a blank roundup item is added to the bottom of the Tasty Roundups block.
Now, you need to manually type the post title and description. You can also use the buttons in the image area to upload a new image or add one from the media library.
Once you have done that, you need to add the article’s URL by clicking the ‘Add link’ icon in the toolbar. Simply paste the article’s URL into the box and press the Enter key or click the ‘Apply’ icon to the right of the URL box.
You can see more options by clicking the ‘Link Settings’ down arrow icon on the right. For links to other websites, we recommend enabling the ‘Open in new tab’ toggle. You can also type ‘nofollow’ into the ‘Link Rel’ box so that you don’t pass on your link authority to other sites.
For more information, see our beginner’s guide on how to add nofollow links in WordPress.
After adding the link, a ‘Read More’ button will appear in the article. Clicking this link will take your readers straight to the article.
Customizing Your Roundup
Once you have finished adding all of the articles to your list post, there are a few ways you can customize the roundup.
For example, you can change the order of the posts by selecting a post and then clicking the ‘Move Up’ or ‘Move Down’ buttons on the toolbar. You can also use drag and drop.
You are also able to individually customize each post in the roundup.
For example, using the toolbar buttons, you can change whether the image is displayed on the left, top, or right. You might like to have some posts with the image on the right and others with the image on the left.
It’s also possible to edit the title and excerpt. You can format this text using the ‘Bold’ and ‘Italics’ icons in the toolbar. You can even edit the button text.
Additionally, you can change the image displayed in the roundup by clicking the ‘Replace’ button in the toolbar. This will let you upload a new image or choose one from the media library.
Once you have finished creating and customizing your roundup post, you can publish it using the ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’ button at the top of the page.
After that, you can visit your website to see how your roundup post or showcase looks. Here is a preview of our sample roundup.
We hope this tutorial helped you learn how to easily create a roundup post in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to increase your blog traffic or our expert picks for the must-have WordPress plugins to grow your site.
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