Filed Under (Installation, Plugins) by Wpfeed on 08-09-2009
One of the great tricks to keep traffic in site and lower the bounce rate on CMS and Blogs platform is the related posts / articles at the end of the content. here are some great wordpress plugins that will do that job.
LinkWithin is a blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive. looks very neat and professional and works smooth as well. you can see it in action on the bottom of every post here on our website and also here: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/intelligenttravel/.
gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site, features: templating (you can customize yourself the way it will display the results, disallow certain tags or categories and much more. very recommended!!!
This plugin will output a series of “related” entries based on keyword matching.
you can limit the results, include excerpt and decide the html tags before and after the related entries.
This plugin displays a list of posts which are related or similar to the current post. excellent plugin with a great support.
WordPress Related Posts Plugin will generate a related posts via WordPress tags, and add the related posts to feed.
Hope you will find the plugin that fits you best. tell us what you think.
Here are some great links and news from the wordpressphera this week.
a very clever way to use widgets for text areas or text blocks in wordpress, let’s say you want to display some text in your sidebar, footer or CMS website homepage, you can do it like this: look-ma-editable-text-regions. until i read it I used to open category called, let’s say, “textareas” and to add posts to that category. and then pell the data with a single post plugin, like this one, Get A Post plugin.
A new movie called “phobidilia” is going to show on the toronto international film festival, as many films does, they promote themselves with a trailer and downloads website, this one used wordpress to do that. very nice work.
One of our favorite themes marketplace is WPNOW, it really has the nicest themes.
Now there are two great reasons to check them out, first there is a summer sale there, a 50 Percent OFF discount coupon that applies to all themes; 50% Off Coupon code: WELOVESUMMER
The coupon is only available for the next 30 days and will expire on the 26th of Sept 2009.
And the second reason is a new theme called GameNow, one of the nicest looking gaming theme’s currently on the market, packed full with features, including two color schemes and a review system.
One of the great options in wordpress is enabling other page to be the default page not just the regular posts page. and the best use for it is creating websites the CMS way and not the blog way.
here are some veryy nice examples:
Some links about how to use wordpress as a CMS
Using WordPress as a CMS
How to use WordPress to run a magazine, news website
How to use WordPress as a Truly Customized CMS (Multiple Headers, Footers, Sidebars and more!)
WordPress WOW: Eight Top Sites using WordPress as a CMS…
Top 10 WordPress CMS Plugins
WordPress as a CMS – Content Management System
Some Videos About how to use wordpress as a CMS
Using WordPress as a CMS from YouTube
Using WordPress as a CMS From weblogtoolscollection
WordPress as a CMS css-tricks.com
do you know of any other nice websites using wordpress as a CMS (not the new trendy use as a magazine), please share with us.