Today there are very few successful blogs that are single writer based. Majority of the top blogs have a number of writers producing content for them on regular basis. Inviting other bloggers and writers to become co-authors is a great way to expand one’s blog. Running a multi author blog can become cumbersome as you have to focus on a number of administrative tasks such as managing content, ensuring on time publishing, proper communication with co-authors, maintaining schedules and tracking changes to a post are just some of the tasks that one has to take care of while running a blog.
To implement and to manage a collaborative multi author blog we have various plugins available on WordPress. These plugins act as catalyst in not only customizing your blog or website but also in managing the administrative tasks. They help the editor spend more time in producing top notch content rather than handling managerial work. By making efficient use of these plugins you would experience enterprise level collaborative environment right here on your WordPress site or blog. Below is a list of five WordPress plugins that will allow you the ease of collaborating blog posts between more than one author. Test them out and pick the one that suits you best.
ContentCloud from Betaout is a hosted plug and play newsroom platform targeted at publishers running their site on WordPress. The publishers can use ContentCloud in order to manage a large team of content contributors for content production.
ContentCloud definitely has one of the best interfaces for any WordPress solution I have tried till date. It offers a sleek, intuitive, user friendly, well structured interface and has a very short learning curve. The first impression of ContentCloud is minimalistic especially their Workbench App, but is very powerful and customizable once you get an access to your Settings Panel in ContentCloud.
By making use of this plugin, the editors or the publishers can create multiple workflows for a single publication and can share desks across these workflows. The editors then route the assignments via these workflows and also pre-define the contributors for each stage of the assignment or make it available to any user on that desk. Also the editors through their Newsroom App can keep an eye on the progress of the assignment.
ContentCloud is by far one of the best solutions for WordPress publishers like me who are looking forward for an efficient newsroom.
Newsflow is a WordPress plugin that was earlier named as Hypernews. Having a very fast interface it enhances the options of manual selection as well as RSS feeds to a specific website. I have used this recently and come up with some overwhelming features like:
- It adds the feed on rate to the site. This function facilitates the domain key up and increases popularity.
- Pages are developed on Ajax. Information regarding the commercial requirement fetches automatic signal through wp-cron.
- The news materials are directly investigated and marked from the specified feeds.
- The content management system is a very popular way to maintain the quality and brand. Here the articles are published via this structure. Simultaneously it continues the customization for the enhancement on creativity.
- Each new entry is scrutinized minutely for easy approval.
Newsflow also has a Link Manager that is used to add links under exact subcategories. Link Manager mainly compresses the load of functions and distributes amidst members in action. If the user is eager to edit the items in the track sheet then I can advise them to use this one. It is readily saves the modifications in the drafts.
3. Content Progress
Content Progress is another WordPress plugin that makes the post more readable and editable. On review technique it creates more add on to the documents as per demand. This generally is used to explore the interactive icon to the post, page and customized page. When I start to scan whole document there is no way to foresee the internal contents from the outside. This plugin has shown a new way to analyze the internal structure. It follows the flagging technique. Each and every amount of compositions is marked with a proper flag to indicate its specialty. It enhances the mode of communication. At first the navigation is made over the available articles. Then later those articles that are filled with notes to be published on the site. A short term coding strategy is adapted for reducing the space complexity. Available list for the front facing pages are like empty, review, incomplete and partial. If any document is found empty from the outside, there the scan becomes unnecessary. So, it is saving the time as well as serving a pre defined method to make person aware of the provided task. Ultimately all translation accepts the arguments through the shape of publication.
4. Role Scoper
Role Scoper is a WordPress plugin that maintains content management system with strong determination. It controls the access of the solution in a comprehensive way. All the restrictions attached with the pages, categories and posts are approved only after the proper setting through Role Scoper. Version 1.2.x of Role Scoper is available in the market. A clearer view, moderate status and restricted roles are the main factors here. The core role remains unchanged until the default setup. User privilege is judged and assigned as per the demand of permission enhancer or reduction. Users from any level are able to read or edit the contents as they like. But the choice of acceptance of their perceptions is passed through this plugin tool. Here a standardized mode is used which makes alteration to the database management system without any worse impact. So the innermost part remains safe. A checkbox is found on the screen to make a particular choice form the panel of administration. Role scoper also grants additional access elevation. Moreover the supportability is provided with XML and remote procedure call. Most of the contents are HTTP authenticated. Though multiple features are supported here, still there are some points of bugs which must be managed soon.
Revisionary is a kind of WordPress plugin that is used when the editor requires a revision period before the final publication of the content. This is an approval sector from the most prioritized persons. It provides the ability to the quality users for submitting any alteration even in the published document. Contributors here gain the possibility of rating to a large extent. From the partial mode, pending revisions are designated as the available suggestions. So those are scheduled to specify any approval in future. The forms are used in this purpose. In this field a display board is also attached which works on the front end display and makes a preview on publish button. As I have used it multiple times, I can say that the Revisionary operates just like a high level moderated editor. Revisionary not only assigns the review on the compositions at prior, but also investigates the blog segments from the core level. Moreover the configuration, conjunction and troubleshooting meet up as the extra facilities with Revisionary.
If you have a blogging team then these plugins will grant you the flexibility of allowing multiple authors to collaborate on a single blog post. Do let me know about your favorite plugin.