WordPress: Cover Editor

Surely more than one client has asked you that their editors do not need to enter the WordPress administration area in order to publish .

And if not, it has even occurred to you to offer the opportunity to your visitors of to publish articles as guests without even the need to register.

Or maybe it's that you miss the editor on the cover of Joomla?

Well, whatever your case, and like almost everything in WordPress, it is absolutely possible, in fact it is very easy and we have several options to do it. Let's see a few …

1. Guest editor

Guest editor is a plugin through which you can offer your visitors leave their articles as guests. The best thing is that they do not even have to register. You only need to enable a special page, which you configure in the plugin settings, where you will leave your publications.

The entries will not be published automatically but you must approve them, which seems to me the most appropriate way to allow this type of functionality .

2. Front-end Editor

Front-end editor is another fantastic plugin, but in this case what allows you is not creating new entries but editing existing ones without having to enter the WordPress Desktop.

Do not use the TinyMCE editor but a different visual editor, but also very effective. The only requirement is that you need PHP 5 or higher to make it work. The best thing is that it adapts to any topic, it is indifferent. To edit an entry you just have to double click on it and the editor opens. A joy.

3. One quick post

Compatible with WordPress and BuddyPress, One quick post allows the creation and editing of entries on the cover, without enter the Desktop.

Supports custom entry types and has multiple options, such as file upload and even geolocation. It is as complete as you can find.

4. Quick post widget

The easiest way to offer guest articles on your site is Quick post widget . You install it and it offers you a new widget that you can place where you want and, from this moment, your visitors can send articles without registering. Also, since the last version, you can enable the "inline" editor on a page of your choice, you just have to add the "shortcode" [quick-post-page] to make it work.

You can configure a lot of options in the widget though the editor itself is pretty simple, but enough for most users.

Well, that's what I found, if you know any more, tell us in the comments.

NOTICE : this post is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordPress for journalists

Today they echoed in Periodismociudadano.com of a article of 10,000 words in which show the virtues of WordPress as a tool of journalism, especially indicated for field reporters, thanks to its characteristics and simplicity.

In the article, they break down 5 ways in which WordPress is very useful for journalists in the field and, of course, for any connected user who has to publish from outside their usual office or home environment:

1. WordPress mobile applications

WordPress dispose of mobile applications with which practically in any platform, a journalist can publish sue articles, from a WiFi network or through 3G connection:

And if you do not have any of these smartphones You can always access from any other mobile to http://m.wordpress.com/ .

With any of these applications you can post, add photos, review your content before publishing it, moderate comments and , of course, publish content on the network from your mobile.

2. Publish by voice

Although not available for the entire world, the option of publish by voice which I already talked about in its day, can be a very interesting solution for reporters in difficult situations ( enemy fire, darkness), in which they can not type what they want to publish. It can also be a great resource for publishing interviews.

The system, as I mentioned, is simple, you just have to go to your desktop (from WordPress.com), then to My Sites and Activate publish by voice. To publish you just have to call the number indicated there, enter your secret code and start talking. You have up to one hour per call, and the call stops by itself if you stop talking for 10 seconds.

3. Geolocation of your publications

If you are reporting from several sites you can add geolocation to each of them, either manually or automatically. You will find it in your blog on wordpress.com in "Users -> Personal settings -> My location -> Activate geolocation" (well, in fact you still get the texts in English). You can also do it in a WordPress hosted by geolocation plugins .

4. Publish via SMS

If you are in a situation with a bad connection, without 3G but with basic mobile coverage, you can publish via SMS an option that you will also find on the Settings page of your WordPress site. com

Even in this very spartan mode you can moderate and respond to comments and, of course, post entries.

5. Upload videos from mobile with VideoPress

VideoPress is a high quality video platform that, of course, also supports the uploading of video files from any of the WordPress mobile applications. It is not free but its price (about € 84 a year) is adjusted for the quality and possibilities it offers, especially for the professional.

As if this were not enough, there are dozens of WordPress plugins for journalists ]which will complement these 5 tips.

And, well, this is the compilation that you do in the original article, can you think of one more oriented to journalists?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Foursquare in WordPress

If you still do not know Foursquare the latest socialmedia virguería, a tool of geolocation that It allows you to share where you are and send your updates to other media such as Facebook or Twitter I do not know what you are waiting for. Okay, you have to be clear that you want to share the places where it happens, but a private use can be really interesting in familiar and business environments .

In addition, Foursquare offers a kind of game through which you are giving prizes as you use it, and if you do " check in " several times in the same place, even appoints you mayor . Come on, a sailor, but he has his one. You can also add notes to the sites you visit, which will be useful to other users, and there are even companies that start making offers to more frequent visitors.

Well, after this educational introduction on the use of Foursquare besides being able to add me to your network of geolocated contacts, you can – from now – integrate maps of this application in your site created with WordPress.

How? Without complications, with a plugin that allows you to integrate a widget with a map of your last visits registered on Foursquare. Just install it, add the widget, fill in your account information so you know what map to load and, in this way, your site's followers know where you are … if you want to share it, of course.

Simple and effective!

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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