ExpertFile users now have another quick and easy way to add their expert content to their website, saving time, money, and IT resources. Modern, customizable templates help you showcase your expertise in professional and accessible formats, complimenting your current design and enhancing your WordPress website’s functionality. Pre-built dynamic and customizable meta and schema data ensures your new content is SEO-friendly for added discoverability. With full freeform search and dynamic filtering options, visitors can easily explore the breadth of your expertise while integrated inquiry workflows ensure that you never miss valuable connections.
Your expert content can be added as part of a “new” purpose-specific page(s) such as an “Expert Directory/ Expert Center” or as a component of a current page such as your homepage, topic/department page, or newsroom section of your website.
All your expert related content is available to be added which includes:
- Expert & Staff Directories
- Expert & Staff Profiles
- Inquiry Forms
- Feature Expert Callouts
- Spotlights (News Posts)
- ExpertAnswers (Q&A)
Once activated, you continue to control your expert content updates through your ExpertFile dashboard with your changes automatically reflected on your website, all without having to continually log back into WordPress. To learn more about implementing ExpertFile for WordPress visit: expertfile.com/wordpress
We are also integrated with popular plugins like “Yoast” and “All in One SEO” allowing us to automatically add a sitemap URL with all your expert content to the sitemap index file created by these plugins. For those not using “Yoast” or “All in One SEO” but running WordPress Version 5.5 or greater it will also be automatically added to the default sitemap that WP creates.
**Note: To activate this plugin, you require an ExpertFile subscription for your organization with administrative privileges. Join leading institutions that rely on the ExpertFile platform. Visit expertfile.com to learn more.
Get started quickly without the need for complex IT support.
The following are the basic steps for adding your ExpertFile content to your WordPress pages or posts.
1. Create a new page for your website or determine the current page you’d like to add the content to.
2. Open the “Settings” tab to add your ExpertFile organization credentials and new URLs created.
3. Access the HTML code for the page or add an HTML element/container to the page using your editor.
4. Copy the shortcode text (eg [expertfile-directory]) from the “Shortcodes” tab and paste it onto the page/post.
5. Hit Save & Publish when ready.
For detailed setup and customization capabilities and instructions visit: www.expertfile.com/wordpress
- Q – Can anyone use this plugin?
A – Using this plugin requires an active ExpertFile subscription and administrative access.
- Q – Will my website content update automatically?
A – Yes – All content elements powered by this plug-n update automatically as you make changes through the ExpertFile Platform. There is no need to provide additional WordPress credentials to ensure the content is kept up-to-date.
- Q – Can I customize these integration templates?
A – Yes – Several elements of each expert content type can be adjusted to reflect both design and functionality. For a full list of customization capabilities visit: expertfile.com/wordpress.
- Q – Do I need to add separate meta and schema data for this content?
A- No, each template includes customizable meta and schema data automatically as part of the integration. You can use your own or current metadata plugin like Yoast however you will miss out on specific capabilities around dynamic content and not recommended.
- Q – Do I need to add a separate sitemap?
A- No through our integrations with popular plugins like “Yoast” and “All in One SEO” we automatically add a sitemap URL with all your expert content to the sitemap index file created by these plugins. For those not using “Yoast” or “All in One SEO” but running WordPress Version 5.5 or greater it will also be automatically added to the default sitemap that WP creates.
- Q. – Where do I find the ExpertFile credential in order to sync my ExpertFile account?
A – Your organization’s ExpertFile credentials can be found in the “API” area of the “Settings” section of the ExpertFile Platform dashboard. Once applied, your credentials provide access to all your expert content.
Contributors & Developers
“ExpertFile” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Initial plugin release.