Managing a multi-author blog can be quite a hassle. But what if I tell you about a tool with which you can co-edit blog posts with other writers within WordPress itself and get feedback on your write-up like you’re sitting next to them. Above all, you can get this tool totally free!
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Well, I’m talking about Wave by Codox – a superb tool that brings Google Docs-like collaboration to WordPress. It enables you to work with your friends, fellow bloggers or your team members on a single post at the same time. For example, you can edit the content while others work on the images.
With Wave, you can see the edits from all active collaborators in real-time. It is a boon for novice bloggers and authors who can take help from other bloggers and writers without using lengthy emails. It is especially useful when you need to combine contents from different persons into a single post.
Interestingly, Wave is not just limited to WordPress, you can also collaborate with others in Gmail, Evernote as well as Wikipedia.
Wave is engineered to bring virtual teams together. There are various benefits of using Wave some of which I’m mentioning below.
Wave requires a simple installation of its extension in your web browser to work on your computer and can be accessed using its icon in the top-right corner of the browser. Below are the installation steps in detail:
There are just a few requirements to start co-editing on Wave. All you need to do is to install its extension and have the email ids of all the collaborators. All collaborators are assigned pics/icons to help identify them easily and notice their changes clearly.
After you and your collaborators have installed and enabled Wave, you can begin co-editing directly in WordPress. Please follow below steps to start the co-editing process:
Collaborators can join a co-editing session on WordPress directly from the invite they get. As you click the invite, you’re directed to the WordPress post to begin co-editing.
Below are the complete steps with screenshots:
Using Wave, it takes very little effort to set up a collaborative environment, write an article and ask feedback from others directly within WordPress. And it’s a contextual tool to get “everyone on the same page“.
Compared to Google Docs, Wave is only superior if you need to co-edit inside WordPress. Unlike Google Docs, Wave works only in Chromium-based browsers (at the time of writing), and although it lacks the revision history feature, the revision feature offered natively by WordPress covers that aspect.
Below you will find an informative video by the creators of Wave that can tell you further about the tool, its features, and working.
Are you planning to introduce Wave to your team? Don’t forget to tell me about yours and your peers’ experience of co-editing posts using Wave. I’m just a comment away.
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