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Wordpress Plugin Does Multimedia Content Curation

Wordpress Plugin Does Multimedia Content Curation | journotools | Scoop.it

The Insights WordPress plugin allows anyone to easily publish any image, video, text or Google map, by simply searching for specific keywords and selecting the relevant results. Worth checking out.


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All You Need To Know To Start a WordPress Blog: 70+ Resources | Kikolani

All You Need To Know To Start a WordPress Blog: 70+ Resources | Kikolani | journotools | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article intro:

"One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain.

 

While WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, and other platforms are great, there is nothing like having full control of the design and functionality – something you will only get if you are running WordPress from your own domain.

 

The following are resources for starting your own blog on WordPress including choosing a domain name, purchasing your domain, hosting, WordPress installation, themes, plugins, settings, essential pages, backups, updates, and more!..."

 

Useful WordPress Guide.

 

Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello

[read full article http://j.mp/u2qerh]


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Tablet Publishing: Make Your Blog Into a Gorgeous iPad Magazine (free)

Tablet Publishing: Make Your Blog Into a Gorgeous iPad Magazine (free) | journotools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: OnSwipe is a brand new service which allows any web publisher to instantly create a beautiful-looking iPad magazine by simply providing the references to RSS feeds, Twitter, YouTube/Flickr channels and more. OnSwipe does the rest.

 

The service is extremely simple to use. Just go to OnSwipe.com, click Get Started, and one registered you only need to provide the URL or name of your different content or social media channels. 

OnSwipe also helps you select an appropriate design layout theme, that will be used to display your content on your iPad output.  

 

Once you have setup all of your content sources, OnSwipe provides you with a snippet of JavaScript code to place in the head tag of your web site. iPad-based web site visitors visiting it will automatically "see" the "optimized" OnSwipe view.

 

You can also setup a custom domain such as robingood.onswipe.com for your iPad aficionados.

 

Very promising. 9/10

 

N.B.: The service looks like it has been freshly baked and there are a few things that may not work yet as expected. I am myself testing it and trying to understand how to make it work.

 

Read more about Swipe and the philosophy behind it: http://blog.onswipe.com/news/the-road-ahead ;

Find out more: http://www.onswipe.com/ ;


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Find Any Type of Creative Commons Licensed Content with Let's CC

Find Any Type of Creative Commons Licensed Content with Let's CC | journotools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Let's CC is a specialized search engine that can find any image, sounds, video or text that has been published under a Creative Commons license and is available for re-use.

 

Free to use.

 

Very useful. 8/10

 

 Try it out now: http://eng.letscc.net/ ;


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From Wordpress to eBook: Anthologize

From Wordpress to eBook: Anthologize | journotools | Scoop.it
Anthologize is a free, open-source, WordPress-based platform for publishing.

 

"Use the power of WordPress to transform online content into an electronic book."

 

Grab posts from your WordPress blog, pull in feeds from external sites, or create new content directly in Anthologize.

 

Then outline, order, and edit your work, crafting it into a single volume for export in several formats, including—in this release—PDF, ePUB, TEI.

 

Case studies: http://anthologize.org/about/use-cases/ ;

 

Download Wordpress plugin: http://anthologize.org/download-plugin/ ;

(WordPress 3.0 and PHP 5 required for installation. Please note that at this time Anthologize cannot be installed on blogs hosted at WordPress.com)

 

Find out more: http://anthologize.org/ ;

 


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Free Tools and Best Practices To Build and Manage Topic-Focused, Niche Reporting Independent News Sites: Project Argo

Free Tools and Best Practices To Build and Manage Topic-Focused, Niche Reporting Independent News Sites: Project Argo | journotools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Project Argo is collection of tools and best practices for building topic-focused sites in WordPress.

 

Funded by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Knight Foundation, Project Argo offers optimized templates, plugins, code and a several good tutorials for independent web publishers targeting a specific news topic or theme.

 

"If you're building a website that will feature frequent topical posts in a variety of media types, the tools we've built and the lessons we've learned are yours to use and extend."

 

Among the key immediate benefits Project Argo offers are:

 

- a set of WordPress themes optimized for niche-reporting web sites. (see the four themese here: http://argoproject.org/theme.php ;)

 

- a collection of plugins optimized for use with the Argo framework, such as the slideshow plugin or the Jiffy Post plugin which makes it quick and easy to embed links, photos, videos and rich media on your site using nothing more than a source URL. (check the plugins available here: http://argoproject.org/plugin.php ;)

 

- code and tutorials originally designed and targeted targeted at enabling small independent web publishers to curate and report on news about specific topics of local interest.

 

Examples of Argo Project web sites:
http://argoproject.org/about.php ;

 

From the official site: "Funded by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Knight Foundation, each site is produced by a full-time journalist-blogger (or, in some cases, a combination of full- and part-time journalists).

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Recommended. 9/10

 

Learn more about Project Argo: http://argoproject.org/learn.php ;

 

Find out more: http://argoproject.org/ ;


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Transform Your Blog Into a Flipboard-Looking Magazine for the iPad: Onswipe

Robin Good: OnSwipe is a great service that allows anyone to easily generate an iPad-compatible version of their blog, that is beautifully designed and extremely easy to access and navigate. 

 

OnSwipe provides a free online dashboard in which, after you have registere yourself, you can set up any number of content sections based on RSS feeds or other content channels you have access to. 

OnSwipe does all the rest.

 

What you need to do on your end is to place a tiny JavaScript snippet into your web site home page HTML code and from that moment on, iPad-based visitors will be served your web site "special" version, organized around the sections and feeds you have previously provided.

 

To get an idea of the final results looks like check also this other video clip:
http://youtu.be/BpBg9BM2FKU ;

 

Try it out now on any site. I have tested it and it does work flawlessly.  

 

Impressive. 9/10

 

Try it out here: http://onswipe.com 


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Rich Media Publishing Kit for Your Web Site: The Cincopa Media Platform

Rich Media Publishing Kit for Your Web Site: The Cincopa Media Platform | journotools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a series of tools and services that can allow you to publish slideshows and video clips on your web site while using personalized skins and templates Cincopa provides such resources.

 

The Cincopa multimedia platform allows you to enhance your web site with video, photo galleries, slideshows, podcasts and music by providing a large set of plugins and templates for  all major web publishing systems dedicated to these tasks.

 

"Cincopa is the most complete rich media kit for WordPress, Joomla, Blogger and many other CMS systems. Cincopa includes many videos players, slideshows, galleries, podcast, music players in many different shapes and sizes, in total over 40 skins."

 

Free basic service available.

 

Premium plan and comparison with free account: http://www.cincopa.com/cincopamanager/paypal/plans.aspx ;

 

Find out more and samples: http://www.cincopa.com/media-platform/services ;

 

(Thanks to Baiba Svenca for uncovering this)


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