Using Wordapp .XML and .CSV files - Wordapp

Publish texts to your site!

(A.K.A.) How to use .CSV & .XML files to publish your texts

Different options

  • Live feed – Setup a live feed of approved tasks in Google Sheets
  • .txt file – Downloading approved tasks 1-by-1
  • .csv file – Downloading approved tasks to a spreadsheet program
  • .xml file – Download a ready file to import into your website

Setup a live feed in Google Sheets

This is the preferred method if you are regularly updating tasks on your website and there are multiple publishers / you are not the publisher.

  • Login to Wordapp.io. From the navigation menu, go to your Projects.
  • In the project list, find the project from which you have tasks that you want to get the publish-ready content.
  • Copy the URL of the CSV file (see images below)
  • Open this Google Spreadsheet Template, duplicate it and follow the instructions

Right clicking the icon open a menu with option!
Right clicking the icon open a menu with option!
Copying the link allows you to save the link.
Copying the link allows you to save the link.

Download a .txt file

Great if you want to download individual files
Tip: Move the file to Google Drive and open it with Google Sheets (all settings like UTF-8 will be recognised automatically -aka no scrambled letters-). Alternatively use a plain-text editor.

  • Login to Wordapp.io. From the navigation menu, go to your Projects.
  • In the project list, find the project from which you have tasks that you want to get the publish-ready content.
  • Click on the project name to see a list of all task keywords
  • Click on the .txt link. And the file will be downloaded to your computer.

Download a .csv file

For the Excel guru’s you can easily download your file in .csv format.
Tip: Move the file to Google Drive and open it with Google Sheets (all settings like UTF-8 will be recognised automatically, which they are not in Excel).

  • Login to Wordapp.io. From the navigation menu, go to your Projects.
  • In the project list, find the project from which you have tasks that you want to get the publish-ready content.
  • Click on the download .CSV icon. And the file will be downloaded to your computer.

Download a .xml file

The preferred way for big (e-commerce) sites with (some) IT support to allow for very fast publishing.

  • Login to Wordapp.io. From the navigation menu, go to your Projects.
  • In the project list, find the project from which you have tasks that you want to get the publish-ready content.
  • Click on the download .XML icon (see image below). And the file will be downloaded to your computer.

Click the icon to download an .XML!
Click the icon to download an .XML!

Open, publish and enjoy...

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