Author: Steve

Steve is the founder of PublishPress. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. (P.S. This profile is generated by the Multiple Authors add-on for PublishPress)

Add Any Rules You Want to the Content Checklist

The slogan of PublishPress is “Professional Publishing Tools for WordPress”.

The Content Checklist is a really useful add-on for any team that cares about their WordPress content.

With Content Checklist, you can ask your writers to follow some default rules. For example, you can make your writers use a certain number of words, add a featured image, or use the excerpt box.

However, we heard from many Content Checklist users that you wanted to create your own rules. Good news: that’s now possible in version 1.2, which was released today!

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Do You Really Care About Your WordPress Content?

Yes? Then you know it’s hard to create consistent, high-quality posts.

It’s easy to change your approach from post to post, until you have a site full of messy content.

The answer is the Content Checklist add-on for PublishPress. This add-on allows you to set criteria that your writers should (or have to!) follow.

PublishPress is possibly the best editorial calendar in WordPress. It gets better with the add-ons. For example, we’ve just updated the Content Checklist add-on. The new version of the checklist allows you to set a maximum and minimum value for categories, tags and words. For example, you can now ask your users to write between 100 and 500 words, or add between 3 and 5 tags.

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Say Hello to the Content Checklist for WordPress

The slogan of PublishPress is “Professional Publishing Tools for WordPress”.

Before you publish WordPress posts, do your authors have things you always check for?

  • A minimum number of words?
  • Yoast SEO green check marks for SEO and readability?
  • A certain number of categories and tags?
  • A featured image?

These checks are really useful if you publish a lot of content. Without a checklist like this, it can be hard to make sure all your content has the features you need.

Today, we’re releasing an add-on to PublishPress that helps you with these checks.

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Say Hello to PublishPress

We’ve just released a new plugin called PublishPress.

The goal of PublishPress is to become an essential plugin for any WordPress site with multiple writers.

PublishPress gives you the tools to set up a custom publishing workflow. Here are just a few of the key features:

  • You can see all your scheduled posts in a single calendar view.
  • Inside WordPress, you can have collaborative discussions about each post.
  • Your team can choose custom post statuses, and get beyond simply “Draft” and “Pending Review”.
  • You can set requirements that must be met for content to published.

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The Best Options for WordPress Photo Galleries

Long, scrolling pages are really popular right now, which makes sense. They’re more mobile-friendly than oversized navigations. They allow you to present a lot of information in a cleaner fashion. They’re also great for taking visitors through a logical journey, starting with their pain all the way through to your solution.

But just because visitors have become accustomed to the scrolling style doesn’t make it the most effective way to lay out every page—especially one that contains a lot of images.

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How to Use a WordPress Staging Site

If you’re building WordPress sites seriously, you need a staging site.

In a staging site, you can test your changes without risking your live site. It’s an exact copy of your live site, which is great.

Some hosts, like GoDaddy, have a staging server feature available with the hosting plan. This is the best choice, since building your own staging server can be complicated.

The staging site needs to be synced with the live site. Then the changes can be made on the staging site.

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How to Migrate WordPress Comments Away From Disqus

If you haven’t heard the announcement, Disqus, is going to start charging $10 per month, per site.

Disqus is one of the most popular commenting systems in the world. However, they have a terrible attitude towards customers.

OSTraining covered the awful rollout of Disqus’ “Reveal” advertising platform. WPBeginner wrote a rundown of some major problems with Disqus, which include inserting affiliate links and sponsored comments without permission.

Now, with just a few weeks notice, they’re going to charge $10 per site per month, or require you run their awful ads on your site. Here’s what the ads look like:

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How to Install WordPress on GoDaddy

Every hosting company has slightly different ways for you to install software.

Some hosts have fairly standard installation processes. Others go above-and-beyond to make life easy for you. GoDaddy is one of those companies.

Rather than use the normal WordPress installation, they’ve built their own process with all sorts of added benefits. During the installation, you can choose a theme, domain name, your address, social profiles and other information.

Even if you’re not a GoDaddy customer, it’s worth watching the video below to see what they’ve done. If you like what you see, there’s a complete WordPress Beginner tutorial class, available for free on YouTube.

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