Monthly Archives: March 2016

Cut your editorial time with RSS feed imports


Did you know you can cut your editorial time with RSS feed imports? Well, we’ve extended the capability of our RSS feed importing to make it all automated, which makes the importing of articles as smooth as possible. As well as importing the headline and content from your full-fat RSS feeds, you can now import a stand-first, author headshot, article slug, main media credit and footer text! Using the FeedWordPress plugin, you can map tags in your RSS feed to our fields in Express. This means you can now fully automate the importing of full articles to Express, making it even simpler to distribute your content.

For more on importing RSS Feeds check out our Pugpig Documentation for more information.


New Classic Skin in Express


We have a brand new skin on offer in Pugpig Express! Classic is an elegant and clean skin which has taken inspiration from traditional print design. Through the subtle use of background colors, alongside a mixture of sturdy serif and graceful sans-serif fonts, the skin highlights different areas of content.

The responsive layouts have strong vertical lines and the horizontal grid provides a reliable structure for your content. As with all our skins, the fonts can easily be updated and tweaks can be made to the CSS in your Express instance. The Classic skin option is now available to use alongside our Clean, Brand, Dark, Business and Fun skins. Check out our Pugpig Documentation for more information on selecting the visual styles for your content.


Apple News plugin integration


With our new Apple News plugin integration, you have the option to publish your articles from your Pugpig Express site straight to Apple News – in the Apple News proprietary format. So… how does it work? Well, it’s pretty simple! The content will be pulled directly from the Express instance, all you will need to do is put in your Apple News API key and secret and you will be able to publish articles directly to your channel.

The integration with a third party plugin means that there are some configuration options for you to style your Apple News articles and publish the majority of the content you have created.


New shopping content type on Express


We are happy to announce the release of our new ‘Shopping Page’. This is a new content type which allows for more flexibility when creating content with Products. The page enables you to add one or many products to the main image, as well as create a grid of products which you can style and configure to suit your content. And what’s great, is that you’ll still be able to create body copy with images and galleries, as normal.

We have plans to develop this content type further in the future – let us know if you have any feedback about our shiny new Shopping Page by emailing or if you have any user feedback on our other Express tools, make sure to fill out our short and sweet Pugpig Express survey.



The OT Magazine launches using Pugpig


Kaldor and 2A Publishing are celebrating the launch of The OT Magazine using Pugpig. Available now on iOS, Android and the web, The OT Magazine is the only publication in the UK to bring occupational therapists all the latest products, news, research and events that are relevant to them.

Prior to the launch of the Pugpig-powered app, The OT Magazine was only available in print and as a PDF-replica on the web. The new free-to-download app renders perfectly across smartphones and tablets and features all of the content from the print magazine along with the ability to shop directly from the page, which enables occupational therapists to learn about and buy the latest products and equipment available to them.

Rosalind Tulloch, the Editor of The OT Magazine says: “We are very excited about the launch of The OT Magazine app. It has been something we have been working on for a while and we are delighted to see it come to fruition. We recognised a real need for our magazine to be available to occupational therapists in more than just a hard copy. OTs are constantly on the go and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to access the information and product reviews provided in The OT Magazine. Now they can access the full magazine every issue on their mobile phone or tablet, no matter where they are.”

Download the app now on iOS or Google Play and Amazon for android, or check out their Web Reader!