Oovvuu

Oovvuu enables publishers to embed relevant videos in every article. We are journalists, so we know newsrooms need trusted videos from verifiable sources, and a simple way to publish them.

Oovvuu’s plugin delivers 24/7 video feeds from 100+ providers integrated with a one-click embed tool within the WordPress editor.

Trusted video at the speed and scale you need

We believe the future of news-telling is video. We deliver 1,000+ videos daily from Reuters, The Associated Press, Press Association, Euronews and more, supported with unique video from the Oovvuu newsroom.

More videos, in more articles, more quickly

Video enhances articles, but finding the right video can be expensive and time-consuming. Oovvuu makes it one-click simple and our flexible business pricing reflects publishers’ needs.

Oovvuu’s videos are contextual and embed directly into articles. We typically convert page views into video views at a rate of 7%, and the video revenue we enable makes article pages 13x more valuable.

Articles deliver 80% of their page views within minutes of publication, so speed is critical, and there’s no faster way than the Oovvuu WordPress plugin.

Features include:

  • 1,000 videos a day from the most trusted providers delivered to your CMS.
  • Transform everyone in your newsroom into a video champion.
  • Discover, preview and publish the videos you need in one click.
  • Choose where they appear in the article, and create playlists on topics.
  • Real-time analytics enable users to track KPIs throughout the news day.
  • Full ad server integration is part of the service, so you make money on every view.
  • Articles enhanced with pre-roll ads on Oovvuu video are 13x more valuable.

Using the Oovvuu WordPress plugin

  1. Sign up at Oovvuu.com
  2. Install and activate the Oovvuu WordPress plugin
  3. Go to a new or existing post
  4. Click the Oovvuu button
  5. Browse, preview and publish

Not yet an Oovvuu publisher partner? Contact us for details.

WebDAM Asset Chooser

Features include:

  • No more downloading, uploading and replicating assets in multiple libraries.
  • Browse WebDAM library from WordPress.
  • Drag and drop images directly from your asset library.
  • Automatically update images with live links.

To activate the Asset Chooser Plugin:

  • On WordPress.com VIP, go to VIP / Plugins and Services in your site admin. From the VIP Featured Plugins section, click Activate Plugin on the WebDAM plugin.
  • On WordPress.com VIP Go, see the Go Plugins documentation for details.

Configure your account:

  1. In your site admin, navigate to Settings and choose WebDAM.
  2. Enter the full URL for your WebDAM account – for example, training.webdamdb.com.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Use the plugin to add assets from your WebDAM library to a post:

  1. To insert an asset, click the WebDAM icon.
  2. Log in using your WebDAM credentials.
  3. Select the assets you’d like to insert.
  4. Choose which size thumbnail you want to embed (550, 310, 220, or 100px).
  5. Click Insert.

CoSchedule

What does this plugin do?

This plugin syncs your WordPress content in the CoSchedule VIP application. From there, you’ll have robust tools to help you manage your content marketing editorial calendar, team workflow, and social media messages.

Essentially, CoSchedule VIP is the comprehensive planning and publishing tool for content marketers. It integrates the power of WordPress with the needs of the team—strategists, editors, writers, designers, social media managers, and the bigwigs—to complete projects on time from ideation to sharing on social media months after publishing.

CoSchedule VIP isn’t only a standalone plugin—it integrates into WordPress. Once you’re a paying user, you can access CoSchedule VIP from your WordPress Admin dashboard. You’ll also be able to use CoSchedule VIP on the Add/Edit post pages in WordPress.

Not a CoSchedule customer yet? Get started here (http://coschedule.com/enterprise).

Installation

Note: This only works for WordPress.com VIP customers who have active CoSchedule accounts.

  • Step 1: In WordPress, go to “VIP” in your left sidebar and select “Plugins & Services”
  • Step 2: Find “CoSchedule” and select “Activate”
  • Step 3: Select the new “Calendar” option in your left sidebar and log in or create your CoSchedule account

Time Zones
Set your time zone correctly to schedule according to your location. Pay extra attention to this step during the setup process.

FAQ

What is CoSchedule?
CoSchedule is a content marketing editorial calendar that syncs with your WordPress blog using a WordPress plugin. It helps you visualize and plan your blog content with drag-and-drop ease. You can create and publish customized messages for your social networks for each blog post.
When you need to move your post publish date or time, the social messages attached to those posts move with them. You can collaborate with your entire team and delegate tasks for your blog posts.

Learn more here (http://coschedule.com/enterprise).

How does CoSchedule work?

After you sign up for an account at CoSchedule.com, you can connect your WordPress blog to your CoSchedule account. You will then have access to the calendar and team features at CoSchedule.com. CoSchedule synchronizes your WordPress post, author, and category information to its servers, but all of your WordPress data remains in WordPress. CoSchedule will update that WordPress data as you direct, but the data always remains in WordPress. Social messages, tasks, comments, team members, and other data you create in CoSchedule will be stored on CoSchedule’s servers, and never in WordPress.

Will this plugin slow down my site?

No. CoSchedule is an independently operated application and relies primarily on our servers to do all the hard work. Chances are that the CoSchedule plugin is one of the most basic that you will have installed.

If CoSchedule goes down, will it affect my website?

Definitely not. CoSchedule operates as an independent service. While we sync with your WordPress blog, we are still separate entities. If CoSchedule goes down (a rare occasion) your site will be safe and secure.

What level of technical support do you offer?

We have a support team avaialable from 9am to 5pm CST Monday – Friday (except US holidays). We also provide weekend on a rotating schedule. Phone and video chat support is available as needed. VIP customers are given priority access in all support channels. You can contact us through the app. Or, you can follow us on Twitter for updates on service status and holiday support hours, and other important information. The WordPress.com VIP team is also available to help you with basic CoSchedule support.

Where is my data stored?

All WordPress content remains in WordPress. CoSchedule will update your WordPress data as you direct it, but the data will remain there. Other data, such as team collaboration and tasks, is stored on our secure CoSchedule servers. It will not be sent to, nor affect, your WordPress installation.

Why do I need CoSchedule?

Managing a team blog or planning your own blog’s content marketing is not easy inside of WordPress. CoSchedule is an all-in-one editorial calendar that makes it easier to create, move, and manage your blog posts and stay ahead of your plan. It allows for WordPress blogging team collaboration without needing extra outside tools and logins, reducing the time and unnecessary complexity required to plan your blog’s content marketing program. The lightweight plugin allows CoSchedule to work without unnecessary burden on WordPress, which is different than WordPress-oriented plugins like Edit Flow. You can read more here.

Is it really as good as they say? 

Yes, even better. Most of our users blog more, schedule more social media messages, and get more traffic because of CoSchedule. It makes you a better blogger.

Ice Visual Revisions

Note: this plugin is no longer compatible with recent versions of TinyMCE and WordPress.

Adds revision tracking to the visual editor. Modified, added, or deleted text is shown in color, along with the user and time of change.

Ice allows you to visually distinguish who changed what in the post content and then approve or cancel those changes.

Ice Visual Revisions is based on the Ice library developed by The New York Times CMS Group.

Editorial Calendar

The Editorial Calendar makes it possible to see all your posts and drag and drop them to manage your blog. Features include:

  • See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted.
  • Drag and drop to change your post dates.
  • Quickedit post titles, contents, and times.
  • Publish posts or manage drafts.
  • Easily see the status of your posts.
  • Manage posts from multiple authors.

Get a quick overview of what the calendar can do for you with the The WordPress Editorial Calendar Screen Cast:

Comment Probation

There is a setting in WordPress to allow comments to appear automatically for comment authors who have previously approved comments. This plugin allows you to put a comment author “on probation,” approving that specific comment, but not automatically approving future comments until one of their comments is approved without probation.

 

Comment Moderation Queue Alerts

This plugin will have your WordPress.com site send email notifications when the comment moderation queue grows too large.

Once activated, you can configure:

  • Minimum comment queue threshold before a notification is sent
  • Email address(es) to send the notification message to
  • How many minutes to wait in between notifications

 

Simply Show Ids

Some users note that on the edit posts, pages, media, links, categories, tags and users pages, there is no easy way to see the ID of the specific item you’re working with. When activated, Simply Show Ids shows the ID of Posts, Pages, Media, Links, Categories, Tags and Users in the admin tables for easy access.

Hidden Posts

This plugin allows you to hide/exclude up to 100 posts from the homepage of your site.

Once activated, a new “Hide Post” checkbox will appear on the post editing screen; when selected and saved, the post’s ID is added to a list of posts to hide, stored in the site’s options table.

Hidden posts are only excluded from the main query run on the site’s homepage, and only for logged-out users. Single post displays and other queries are not affected.

 

Maintenance Mode

To temporarily disable your site for maintenance we recommend using the Maintenance Mode plugin. Please note, this is plugin is meant to provide a temporary means of hiding your site. It is not intended to fully restrict access to site content.

Usage

On the VIP Go platform
To install and activate the plugin, you will have to follow these steps:

1. Commit the plugin to your repo. Add it to the Plugins directory, and ensure that the directory is named maintenance-mode.
2. Add the VIP_MAINTENANCE_MODE constant to vip-config/vip-config.php or in your theme and set to true.

 define( 'VIP_MAINTENANCE_MODE', true );

3. Load the plugin in client-mu-plugins/plugin-loader.php

wpcom_vip_load_plugin( 'maintenance-mode' );

On the WordPress.com VIP platform
The maintenance mode plugin is enabled by default. To activate the plugin, simply:

1. Add the VIP_MAINTENANCE_MODE constant to your theme and set to true
2. Load the plugin in your theme

define( 'VIP_MAINTENANCE_MODE', true );
...
// And be sure to load the plugin itself!
wpcom_vip_load_plugin( 'maintenance-mode' );

Regardless of the platform you’re on, please remember to always test locally before committing your code or submitting your PR to us for review. Once this code has been committed, you can open a browser page which you are not logged-in to view the maintenance mode page.

IMPORTANT: if you’re not seeing maintenance mode enabled on the frontend of your site, check the (WordPress.com) logged-in vs. logged-out experience…they’re different, by design! In the backend, you won’t see much as this is a code-only plugin.

Custom Template

To add a custom template / messaging:

  • Add a template to your theme’s root folder called template-maintenance-mode.php.
  • This should be a simple HTML page that should include the message(s) you want to show your visitors.
  • Note: the template should include wp_head() and wp_footer() calls. You can find an example file here.

Additional Configurations

Using filters and conditionals, you can customize the behavior of the Maintenance Mode plugin based on your needs. Below are a few examples. Please note, these rely on the plugin being installed as described above.

Selectively Load Maintenance Mode
You can configure Maintenance Mode so that it will only display for a particular subsite. Note that this code would have to live in the vip-config/vip-config.php file:

$site_name = $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'];
$lockdown = false;

if ( false !== strpos( $site_name, 'url-to-enable-maintentance-mode' ) ) {
    // Set lockdown
    $lockdown = true;
}
// Set maintenance plugin
define( 'VIP_MAINTENANCE_MODE', $lockdown );

Enable WordPress REST API
You can also configure Maintenance Mode to keep the WordPress REST API enabled even though the rest of the site is not accessible. Note that this code would usually live in a file within the client-mu-plugins folder:

// Generally allow API access
add_filter( 'vip_maintenance_mode_restrict_rest_api', '__return_false' );

You can also choose to enable the REST API only in more narrow use-cases:

add_filter( 'vip_maintenance_mode_restrict_rest_api', 'x_mm_allow_api' );

function x_mm_allow_api( $default ) {
	if (my_check() ) { 
                           return false;
             }
 
	return true;
}

Simple Page Ordering

Simply drag and drop the page into the desired position. It’s that simple. No new admin menus pages, no clunky, bolted on user interfaces. Just drag and drop on the page or post-type screen.

The plug-in is “capabilities aware” – only users with the ability to edit others’ pages (editors and administrators) will be able to reorder content.

Integrated help is included: just click the “help” tab at the top right of the screen.

Getty Images

Standing out is now easier than ever.  The Getty Images WordPress.com VIP plugin lets you add photos and illustrations from Getty Images quickly and easily to your website – without ever leaving your WordPress.com VIP site.

World-class imagery

Engage, connect and inspire your readers with the world’s best visuals.  Access to over 140 million assets from Getty Images’ world-class collection, all from within WordPress.

Find the right images, faster

The Getty Images WordPress plugin is fueled by the same powerful search filters you’re used to on gettyimages.com

Streamline to save time

Seamlessly download your image and insert directly into WordPress without jumping from website to website.

Features include:

  • Sign in using your existing Getty Images account
  • Search millions of photos, vectors and illustrations, customized to your Getty Images account
  • Download and preview comp images before you post
  • Download, insert and publish any size image using your existing agreement with Getty Images
  • Licensed images are saved to your Media Library for future use

Using the plugin on VIP

  1. Activate the Getty Images plugin on your WordPress.com VIP dashboard.
  2. Go to a new or existing post.
  3. Select Getty Images above the composition area, or access Getty Images from the Media tab.

Start searching for images to add to your post. Log into your Getty Images account to download images for preview or publication, and to access your content and active agreements.

Not a Getty Images customer? Contact us for details.

NewsCred

Fuel your WordPress site with the world’s best content using NewsCred and the Content Marketing Cloud.

NewsCred helps you simplify and scale the entire content marketing process. With licensed articles and images from over 4,000 award-winning publishers, including The New York Times and Bloomberg, this NewsCred plug-in makes it easy to keep your site fresh with quality, traffic-driving content. Best of all, because content from NewsCred is licensed, these full-text articles and images are always hosted on your site – users will never “click out” to read an article.

Features include:

  • Publish Content – Our point and click interface makes it easy to search, insert and edit articles and images from sources like Bloomberg, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Easy to use filters make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for.
  • Manage Content – Create, customize and save your news feeds using the powerful NewsCred API and the Content Marketing Cloud.
  • Automate Content – Put your content on autopilot using auto-publishing controls in that actually work.

Note that you’ll need an API key issued to you from NewsCred in order to use this plugin. Please email wordpress@newscred.com and a sales representative will reach out to discuss pricing options for the Content Marketing Cloud.

For more information, check out NewsCred.com.

PublishThis

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Our WordPress.com VIP Plugin simplifies the process of getting your content from PublishThis into your site. With the plugin, you can:

  • Publish your unique mix of curated, automated, and your own original content as Pages and Posts directly from PublishThis
  • Your tags, categories, and author information from WordPress are immediately available in in PublishThis as you compose
  • Use curated and automated content as widgets for your sidebar or main blogroll

Please be aware that use of the PublishThis plugin requires a license for our platform. Please email sales@publishthis.com for details on pricing and a member of our sales team will provide you with license options.

Once we get you signed up, we’ll send you the activation information for your WordPress.com VIP plugin and get you publishing engaging content more regularly and with a lower cost.

SubHeading

This plugin uses a custom field to allow sub titles/headings to be added to any post type, including pages, posts and any public custom post type.

The custom subheading field is re-positioned so it is directly below the main title when editing.

Updates to your theme templates may be required in order for you to output the subheading values, please refer to the Installation instructions.

By default subheadings are also appended to RSS feeds and the admin edit post/page lists, these options and more can be modified via the settings page.

Syndication

Here’s how it works:

  1. Configure which post types are “pushable”, as well as whether you’d like syndicated posts to be deleted when the master post is deleted.
  2. Register and group your sites into “Sitegroups” in settings.
  3. In the WordPress posting interface, you’ll see a new “Syndication” metabox, with all of your sitegroups listed. Select the sitegroups you want to push to and the post will be automatically syndicated to your other sites when it’s published and updated.

WordPress.com REST API

To push content using the WordPress.com REST API you need to create an application from the WordPress.com Developer Resources site — and you can also generate API tokens directly from the plugin’s settings page.

Fill in the client ID and client secret as displayed on the app page, and click the authorize button to get directed to the authorization page on WordPress.com. Select which site you’d like to push to and click “Authorize”, at which point you’ll be redirected back to your settings page–which will now display the API token, Blog ID, and Blog URL. You can now use this information to register your WordPress.com site.

Security

To store passwords securely, we recommend defining an encryption key, which will be used to encrypt credentials when saved to the database.

define('PUSH_SYNDICATE_KEY', 'this-is-a-random-key')

Pulling from RSS Feeds

Push Syndication can ingest RSS feeds into your site for you. It’s as simple as adding a site, setting the transport type to “RSS (pull)” and entering an RSS URL and title.

To add a site, go to the WordPress admin and find the “Sites” menu item, below Settings and choose “Add New”. In the settings, you’ll be able to customize the post’s type, status, comment settings, pingback settings and category.

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Using WordPress XMLRPC

Note that, if you use the XMLRPC push syndication method and you have two-factor authentication enabled on your account, you will need to create an application password to use when adding a new site. Using your regular password will not work.

You can create a new application password here.

VIP GO

For users wishing to use Push Syndication on their VIP GO sites. Please include the 2.0-wpcom branch from Git in your “plugins” folder. https://github.com/Automattic/syndication/tree/2.0-wpcom

MCE Table Buttons

What does this plugin do?

The plugin restores the table editing buttons from the full version of TinyMCE, optimized for WordPress.com. Note that this should not be used with other plug-ins that significantly alter the editor’s default behavior.

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, edit or create a post, and click the “Kitchen Sink” button at the end of the Visual Editor toolbar:

Kitchen Sink

You’ll see that in addition to the second row of toolbar buttons, a third row of table editing buttons also appears:

Tables

You can now easily insert and edit HTML tables:

table

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

Easily create attractive HTML tables — set header and footer rows, control alignment, border, and background colors, change language, add background image, and more.

WP Help

What does this plugin do?

WP Help lets site operators create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the site’s authors, editors, and contributors, viewable in the WordPress.com Dashboard.

The plugin is powered by Custom Post Types and gives you all the power of WordPress to create, edit, and arrange your documentation. Perfect for customized client sites. Never send another “here’s how to use your site” e-mail again!

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, you’ll see a new “Publishing Help” tab in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu:

Help

Click “Add New” to add a help article, “Manage” to edit existing articles, and “Settings” to choose how and where your Help articles are displayed. The Help articles will be displayed above or below your Dashboard menu, or as a Dashboard submenu:

Help menu

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Add help articles for your site’s users, with all the same features and flexibility you have when adding posts.
  • Nest articles under parents and set default articles.
  • Customize the headlines of your help section.
  • Control where on your Dashboard your help section displays.
  • Easily sync help documents from other WordPress sites, so you need not manually recreate help sections on each of your sites.

Zone Manager (Zoninator)

What does this plugin do?

This plugin is designed to help you curate your content. It lets you assign and order stories within zones that you create, edit, and delete, and display those groupings of related stories on your site.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, you’ll see a new “Zones” tab in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu:

zones

Create your zones, and easily search for and add existing posts.

Once you’ve set up your zones, use the handy API functions to retrieve and display your content in your theme. Or, for those who are a bit code-averse, go to Appearance→Widgets and add Zone Posts widgets to display your zone posts in your sidebar or footer:

zone widget

The widget will pull the posts from the chosen zone:

zone display

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Add, edit, and delete zones.
  • Quickly add or remove posts (or any custom post type) to or from zones.
  • Order posts in any given zone.
  • Limit capabilities on who can add/edit/delete zones and who can add content to zones.
  • Avoid conflicts with a locking mechanism that allows only one user to edit a zone at a time.
  • Idle control, so people can’t keep the zoninator locked.

History Bar

What does this plugin do?

The plugin improves the Help tab in your WordPress.com Dashboard by tracking recently viewed posts and pages.

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, the History will appear in the Help tab when viewing posts or pages in the Dashboard:

Help

 

Art Direction Redux

What does this plugin do?

The plugin lets you edit the CSS for individual posts. Based on the original Art Direction plugin by Noel Jackson.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, you’ll see a new “Art Direction Redux” module on the edit post screen:

Art Direction Redux

Styles added to the text area will be applied to the individual post:

CSS per-post

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

The plugin allows you to have global archive and single page per-post styles and scripts.

Advanced Excerpt

What does this plugin do?

The plugin allows for greater control over automatically generated excerpts. You can limit the size of the excerpt using character or word counts, and you can permit the use of certain HTML tags.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, go to Settings→Excerpt in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu. There, you’ll see options to control the length of excerpts, allowed HTML tags, and more:

Excerpt Options

After setting your options, you can craft your excerpts in the excerpt module on the edit post screen as usual:

Excerpt

And voilà:

Excerpt on blog

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Control excerpt length by work or character count.
  • Customize the “Read more” link.
  • Permit the use of HTML markup in post excerpts and control which tags are allowed.

Edit Flow

What does this plugin do?

Edit Flow empowers you to collaborate with your editorial team from within your WordPress.com Dashboard. It provides you with custom statuses, email notifications, editorial comments, a calendar, and more. Let Edit Flow take care of organizing for you so that you and your team have time to focus on what matters most: the content.

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, you’ll see a new tab for Edit Flow in the sidebar menu of your Dashboard. When you click that, you’ll see the Edit Flow modules with links to the settings for each:

Edit Flow modules

More details for each feature, screenshots and documentation can be found on the Edit Flow website.

What features does the plugin offer?

Calendar — A convenient month-by-month look at your content.

Calendar

Custom Statuses — Define the key stages to your workflow.

Statuses

Editorial Comments — Threaded commenting in the admin for private discussion between writers and editors.

Editorial Comments

Editorial Metadata — Create as many fields as you like to store information with each post, like contact details, required word count, or the location of an interview.

Metadata

Notifications — Receive timely updates on the content you’re following, and control which of your writers receives notification of each change on your site.

Story Budget — View your upcoming content budget.

Story Budget

User Groups — Keep your users organized by department or function.

The WordPress.com VIP team contributes to the development of Edit Flow. If you’d like to see new features added or want to contribute yourself, let us know!

AYS Publish

What does this plugin do?

The plugin adds a confirmation step after you click Publish, to avoid accidental posting.

How do I set it up?

Simply activate the plugin, and the next time  you click Publish, your browser will ask you to confirm.

Are you sure?

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