Reverse Publishing From WordPress to InDesign
Last week I had the bright idea to use our Reverse Publishing Tools to create some printed marketing materials from our Blog. Watch the video above to see how I accomplish this task from start to finish!
Step 1: Create an article in WordPress
The most efficient way to use our Reverse Publishing tool is to compose your articles directly in WordPress. In the above video, I quickly go over this step. If you are interested, I cover this topic in more detail here:
Step 2: Export that article (with others) to InDesign
Selected the articles I want to layout and ran a “Bulk Action” called Export to InDesign XML. This generates a zip folder containing an XML file and all the images from the stories selected. Then you simply go to the InDesign template and select File>Import XML.
Step 3: Drag and Drop the article headline, body, and images into the homepage template
Laid out the front page of The Our Hometown News in less than 10 minutes. And I am no graphic designer.
Step 4: Export as a PDF and print at FedEx