I just give you a quick a run through of the latest Post Templates feature available in CSVPiG Pro. We think it’s pretty nice!
With CSVPiG Pro you can import any number of columns and you do not need to specify any particular column headers.
Instead everything is controlled after uploading by mapping column headers to particular WordPress content elements.
Click on the add new template link in the Post Templates section
Assuming you have already uploaded your CSV file you will see a list of the available tokens which can be used to design your post template. These are the column headers of your CSV file.
You can drag and drop these tokens into any of the WordPress content elements you wish. For instance you can drag %title% into the Title field etc.
Title – the title of the WordPress post
Slug – the string that is used when displaying the URL of the post. You can import your own separate column for custom post slugs. I usually just use the title token. If you do decide to use custom post slugs try to focus on the keywords that are used on popular search queries, and remember that the fewer keywords you use, the higher their relative value.
Post – the main content body of your WordPress post. You can put any HTML or CSS you want in this area and then drag and drop the tokens into the appropriate places. Here’s an example of a typical post:
<h3>Movie review</h3> %body% <ul> <li>Format: %media%</li> <li>Rating: %rating%</li> </ul> Download this movie instantly from <a href=”%aff_link%”>NetFlix</a> now!
You can include any markup you want inside the post template, images, css styles, bullets etc. Anything you can include in the usual WordPress HMTL post editor.
Category – the categories you want assigned to the post, multiple categories should be separated by commas in the CSV file. When saving as a CSV Excel will automatically enclose that whole field with quotes so the commas inside are not confused for field separators
Tags – the tags you assigned to the post, multiple tags should be separated by commas in the CSV file. When saving as a CSV Excel will enclose that whole field with quotes so the commas inside are not confused for field separators
Custom Fields – you can map any remaining columns to custom fields in blog posts. Custom fields are an extremely powerful feature of WordPress enabling you to include a lot of additional content within your posts. The basic guide to custom fields can be read here http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields . I often use custom fields to store product specific data such as price or id and of course my actual affiliate link. There are a variety of free WordPress plugins that can then be used to include the content of particular custom fields inside your posts automatically, often in a header or footer to each post. You should drag your chosen token into the value field and choose a name for each new custom field. If you need more custom fields simply click the add custom field link to add more.
You can create and save as many templates as you want. Once you’re happy with your template you should save it and then choose that particular template in the Publish section below.
More awesome features coming very soon!