Table of Contents
- Embedding Notion into WordPress?
- Introducing Feather with Notion
- How to Use Feather with Notion to Build Your Blog in Minutes
- Step 1: Sign up on Feather
- Step 2: Duplicate Databases
- Step 3: Connect the Notion Databases
- Content Database
- Step 4: Choose a name and domain for your blog
- Step 5: Your professional blog is set and ready
- Final Thoughts
Notion API, WordPress plugin, API key, WordPress integration, etc.
These are technical words you’ll encounter if you want to embed your Notion into WordPress for Content Management.
If you’re starting a website with a blog, with Notion as your Content Management System (CMS), embedding your Notion with WordPress is not the best route.
The process is tricky, somewhat technical, and complicated if you’re not a technical expert, and it can make you give up half the way.
There’s a better approach to adding a blog to your website with Notion as CMS that doesn’t require any technicalities and is straightforward.
In this piece, we’ll show you how you can effectively run and manage your website’s blog using Feather with Notion as CMS.
Embedding Notion into WordPress?
Starting a blog-centered website should be simple if you use the right tools.
Although there are many resources on how to embed Notion with WordPress.
However, here’s what you’ll experience: lots of new pages on your tab because you’re trying to understand new terms and how to use them.
Let’s talk about a much better alternative: Feather.
Introducing Feather with Notion
Feather is a blogging platform that uses Notion as CMS. Feather is the perfect Notion companion when it comes to blogging.
With Feather, you can create an SEO-optimized blog in no time.
You don’t need to download plugins, write any line of code, or install an API like WordPress.
Just sign up, duplicate the Feather databases into Notion, connect both platforms and start publishing and managing your blog content directly from Notion.
Before we take a walk-through on using Feather with Notion to create and manage your website’s blog, here are some advantages Feather will give you as your blogging platform over WordPress:
Feather with Notion
Notion with WordPress
Straightforward embedding. Doesn’t require plugins or versions to update
Complicated. Requires plugins or versions to update
Support for subfolder setup. You can put your blog on / the blog of an existing website if you want to. E.g. yoursite.com/blog or www.blog.your site.com
Requires plugins and complicated processes to support subfolders
Your team can collaborate on your Blog easily directly from Notion. Invite team members to your Notion.
Cannot collaborate on Notion easily. Will need to add members as WordPress admins.
Optimizes for SEO automatically. All the SEO-related things, like schema markup, meta tags, canonical links, etc., are taken care of.
Optimizes for SEO manually.
How to Use Feather with Notion to Build Your Blog in Minutes
Here’s how to build your website’s blog using Feather.
Step 1: Sign up on Feather
Go to Feather to create your account and start your free trial.
Step 2: Duplicate Databases
Once logged in, go to the bottom of your Feather dashboard. You will see a Create your blog button.
Click on the button to start creating your blog.
Next, duplicate the Notion database that Feather provided.
Once you click the Duplicate Databases button, Feather automatically duplicates the Notion template to your Notion workspace.
If you don’t have a Notion account, hurry, create your Notion account at Notion.
Your Notion workspace will contain these four databases- Content, Pages, Tags, and Authors.
This page sums up your entire blog with Notion and Feather.
If you already have your Notion databases, you can use them instead of duplicating the Feather template.
Next, make the Notion page public so Feathers can read it and create your blog.
To do that, click on Share at the top right and click on the Share to Web option.
Once you’ve done this, return to Feather and click Next to continue the process.
Step 3: Connect the Notion Databases
The next page you will see will contain these four tabs- Content. Pages, Tags, and Authors.
This is similar to the sections you already have on your Notion page. Copy the links of each database into the empty box to connect each of them.
Go to your Notion page and copy the link to the content Database.
To do this, click the six dots beside the word content and select Copy Link. You can also open the content database and copy the link from there.
Paste the link into the empty box for content on the Feather dashboard and click on Connect Database.
Once connected, it will display the properties of the blog. This is where you map your Notion properties to Feather.
There’s no need to change or reset anything here if you’re using the default Feather template.
All the required fields will be automatically mapped, so click on Next.
Step 4: Choose a name and domain for your blog
Choose a name that fits your blog and also input your subdomain.
You can always change this later. Also, you can connect your custom domain after creating your blog.
Step 5: Your professional blog is set and ready
Your blog is ready, with all your content still on Notion.
You can customize it, choose from various templates, and add your domain by clicking on Domain from your blog dashboard.
You can start publishing your content immediately.
Using Feather with Notion requires no technical knowledge or integration like WordPress. The advantage of using Feather is practically beyond technical jargon but transcends down to the seamlessness of the process.
Feather gives you complete autonomy in your Notion workspace because it automatically converts your Notion activities into a beautiful blog when you hit the PUBLISH button.
Sign up to Feather today to set up your website’s blog in minutes.