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Handy-dandy Walkthrough — Swift Post

Follow these simple steps to get your Swift Post plugin for WordPress up and running NOW!

Step 1: Register the Plugin

To complete the installation process you will need to make sure you have registered your plugin. To do this, click on “Licence Info” on the Swift Post dashboard and enter the license key that can be found in the email you received when you registered with the Swift Impressions website or in your account on the Swift Impressions website.

Note: If you need help actually installing the plugin on your website give our support team a call and we will gladly help.

Step 2: Plugin setup

Got to the plugin setup screen.

Step 3: Content Display Location

You will now need to decide where you want your Swift Post to display.

There are two options: have it automatically display at the top of your website’s content feed or wherever else you manually want it to display by inserting a short code. By default, the Swift Post plugin will automatically serve in the top spot of your content feed unless you select otherwise (spot two or three, maybe a single post page, etc.)

Step 4: How You Want Your Post to Look

The Swift Post plugin provides you a number of options on setting up how you would like your sponsored content to show up.

There are three automatic options on how the image will display and a customized display option. The automatic options are a good way to get up and going immediately, but they won’t be a perfect match. To create, move onto Step 5 to start setting up the custom option.

NOTE: Don’t forget to click “Update Settings” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: Appearance

Click the Appearance tab found on your WordPress dashboard.

Step 6: Editor

Click on Editor in the Appearance dashboard.

Step 7: Index.php

Find the section on the far right labeled “index.php” and click on it. This will often have the name “Main Index Template” or a close variant.

Step 8: Find the Template Code

Use the find function on your browser (Command + F for Mac users or Control + F for Windows users) and search for “get_template_part”.

Step 9: Copy the Template File Name

After you find “get_template_part” you will see a word change between the single quotation marks ‘ ‘ which is what you need to copy. Most of the time it may simply be the word “content” but other times it may be a longer section of words.

NOTE: If you are having difficulty in finding your template file name call our customer support team and get a real person each time you call.

Step 10: Paste the Template File Name

Go back to the Plugin Setup section from earlier on the Swift Post dashboard and select “The Custom Content Option:” and paste the template file name in the box below it.

NOTE: Don’t forget to click “Update Settings” at the bottom of the screen.