Before we built Camayak, we looked high and low for a system that would make it easy to manage content from a large pool of contributors. What we found was that kind of platform just didn’t exist. So we built it. As excited as we were to have a one-stop publishing tool, we dreaded migrating our operations to a new CMS, and we knew our customers wouldn’t want to migrate either. So, Camayak was built to integrate with a variety of content management systems for streamlined publishing without migration.
Read on to find out how you can integrate Camayak with your existing CMS.
Create custom CMS integrations with the Content Publishing API
With Camayak’s Content Publishing API, you can integrate any content management system you want. Our API is available to all customers, even those on our free plan. Before we talk about any specific CMS, let’s talk about the API itself. Not a developer? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down in plain terms right here.
What is an API?
An API lets developers write code to access an application’s functionality and data from outside the application. In the case of a Camayak integration, the API makes it possible to click “Publish” in Camayak and push your content over to another system (your CMS). Your code sends a request to Camayak’s API and Camayak sends back your data. Our API can send back the title, body content, featured image, byline, and custom metadata for assignments created in Camayak.
What popular Content Management Systems (CMS) integrate with Camayak?
GatsbyJS is a popular static site generator (SSG). Web developers love SSGs like Gatsby because they typically result in sites that load lightning fast. To integrate Gatsby and Camayak, you’ll use the Content Publishing API to access your content from Camayak.
HubSpot CMS Hub
CMS Hub is part of the HubSpot suite of products for marketing, sales, and customer service. Customers choose CMS Hub to keep their site content in the same system as their email marketing and CRM. To get the benefits of Camayak when using HubSpot CMS Hub, you can use the Camayak API and HubSpot CMS APIs to build your publishing integration.
At this point, at least 30% of sites on the internet use WordPress, making it the most popular CMS out there. One reason for this is the robust set of plugins that expand WordPress’s basic functionality. If your blog or publication uses WordPress, we have good news: Publishing to WordPress doesn’t require any coding when you use our WordPress plugin.
Drupal is a highly customizable open source CMS. Various newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, and the popular French newspaper Le Figaro, rely on Drupal to serve up their online content. Camayak customers have built successful integrations using the Camayak Content Publishing API to push content to their Drupal-based websites.
Although Shopify made its name as an e-commerce platform, many retailers also use its blogging engine to power their content marketing. Using the Content Publishing API, you can take advantage of Camayak’s robust editorial workflows and push content directly to your Shopify blog.
Even if your team doesn’t use one of these content management systems, you can still integrate with Camayak using our API. Plenty of Camayak customers use their own home-grown CMS to manage content. By integrating with Camayak, they get a valuable set of tools for managing content without needing to build those tools themselves.
Why use a third-party publisher like Camayak?
Camayak is a powerhouse for any team that publishes content online. By aligning your pitches, contributor communications, editorial review, and writer payments into one platform, work can pass seamlessly from submission to publication. Camayak’s benefits include:
Unified Content Calendar: Whether you’re publishing to one site or fifteen, you can see all deadlines in a single content calendar with Camayak. Filters show you content by writer or publication with just a couple of clicks.
- Custom Workflows: Every publishing team has different review processes. With Camayak, teams can design a custom review workflow that streamlines their process. By automating the workflow, teams spend less time on project management and more time on content.
- Keep Track of Pitches: When you accept pitches through Camayak, they flow directly into assignments. What’s more, pitch and assignment templates mean less back and forth with contributors. One Camayak customer found their improved pitch process resulted in a 20x increase in weekly pitches.
- Automate Writer Payments: Never forget to send another payment. Camayak can automate the process so payments go directly to a writer’s bank account as soon as their submission is approved.
Streamline publishing with Camayak integrations
Whether your team’s focus is news, lifestyle blogging, or content marketing, we know that publishing a steady stream of engaging content is a challenge. Camayak makes it easy to develop content, track deadlines, and manage contributors.
When you integrate Camayak with your content management system, you reduce errors and increase productivity. With Camayak’s integration options, you get better processes without ever migrating to a new CMS. Even better, API access is included with all Camayak subscriptions, even Camayak Free.