ThingLink

When you publish images, use ThingLink to make sure people spend more time exploring and interacting.

ThingLink editor makes it easy to annotate images and infographics with additional information and details.  For example, you can create interactive maps and infographics with closeup images and videos highlighting relevant places and events, or add audio narration to hotspots that autoplay on hover.

For editorial and educational use, you can label objects and people in images for easy learning and engaging user experiences, or embed polls for reader feedback.

After installation, the plugin shows the edit option instantly on all your images.  You can now add interactive hotspots without leaving your WordPress page, and analyze how your reader engagement grows!

Check it out on Github here: https://github.com/thinglink/wordpress_vip

If you have questions about ThingLink on WordPress, email support@thinglink.com

Yavli

The Yavli WordPress.com VIP plugin enables you to monetize your ad blocker audience using Yavli’s specially curated first party ad network.

Yavli has been at the bleeding edge of developing ad blocker circumvention technology and is proud to partner with WordPress.com VIP.

Features include:

  • First party ad serving.
  • Curated ads specifically for an ad blocker audience.
  • Family friendly advertising.
  • Non-intrusive.
  • Works on ALL devices.
  • Only shows when someone visits your site using an ad blocker.
  • Doesn’t interfere with existing ad stack.
  • Dashboard to monitor revenue and impressions.
  • Responsive ad formats and units.

Using the Yavli plugin on VIP is very straightforward:

  1. Register your interest here: http://yavli.com/monetization.html
  2. Add the plugin and credentials.
  3. Request Nginx changes via VIP.
  4. Begin to monetize your ad blocker audience.

iZooto

What does this plugin do?

iZooto enables websites to setup web push notifications on their domain. Websites can convert their visitors into loyal subscribers, engage them with web push notifications, and drive repeat traffic. Publishers can use it to push content updates, breaking news etc. iZooto works on both mobile and desktop sites.

How do I set it up?

You can set-up push notifications on your website using iZooto in these 3 simple steps:

1. Search for iZooto plugin on your wordpress.com VIP dashboard

2. Click on ‘Activate iZooto’

3. Login to your account on iZooto and start sending notifications

Please find the full documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

– Send welcome notification to a user as soon as he subscribes, get the maximum out of first touch-point

– Send notifications in native languages, generate delightful experiences for your subscribers

– Make notifications engaging with banner images

– Bucket users in audiences, send targeted notifications

– Deliver notifications as per user’s local time, keep the communication relevant

– Increase the reach of notifications by adding social share buttons

WP Options Importer

WordPress can presently export all of its content via WXR, and then import that through the WordPress Importer plugin. That process includes all posts, terms, menus, comments, and users, but it doesn’t touch options. In addition to general settings, options can include widget configurations, plugin settings, theme settings, and lots more. This can be very time-consuming to migrate manually. WP Options Importer aims to fill that void and save us all a lot of time.

WP Options Importer allows you to export all options to a JSON file, and then you can selectively import them into another WordPress installation. The import process is very transparent, and it even shows you what data you’ll be importing. Lastly, it gives you the option to override existing settings or to skip options that already exist.

To activate the WP Options Importer, include a call like this in your site’s theme: wpcom_vip_load_plugin( 'options-importer' );

Roost Web Push

Desktop Notification

Web Push by Roost allows websites to send notifications to their site visitors for updates about new posts. This plugin supports Chrome notifications and Safari for desktop.

Plugin Features:

  • Chrome Notifications – Use notifications in Chrome (desktop and Android)
  • Firefox Notifications – Web Push now supported in Firefox
  • Safari Web Push – Take advantage of web push (desktop push notifications)
  • The Bell – On-Site notifications AND supported in all browsers (Want to know more about The Bell?)
  • Auto Notifications – We take the work out of it. Automatically send notifications to your readers when creating a new post.
  • Category Filters – Decide which content triggers a notification based on the category.
  • Notifications on Update – Easily send notifications when updating posts.
  • Notification Prompt Controls – Decide how and when the subscription prompt is shown to your visitors.
  • Custom Notification Headlines – Set a custom headline for your notification to be used instead of a post title.
  • bbPress Subscriptions – Allows site visitors to subscribe to forums, topics, or individual messages when posting replies.
  • Detailed Analytics – Charts with detailed metrics about your visitors straight to your WordPress dashboard.
  • Manual Post Mode – Send notifications for individual posts when creating. Just check the box.
  • Scheduled Post Notifications – Not posting now? Don’t worry. Your alerts will go out when your content posts.

Roost account needed – Custom plans available.

 

WP-SEO

WP SEO is designed for professionals who want to build a solid foundation for an SEO-friendly website.

It allows you to create templates for the title tag, meta description, and meta keywords on your posts, pages, custom post types, archives, and more. The templates can be populated dynamically with built-in formatting tags like #title# or #author_name#. You can even allow authors to create custom title and meta values for individual entries.

Meanwhile, it leaves other features like Open Graph metadata and XML sitemaps to more-specialized plugins.

For developers, WP SEO is welcoming. It applies filters all over the place, and extending the plugin with your own custom formatting tags is a cinch.

Usage

WordPress SEO allows you to customize the default format of <title> tags, <meta> descriptions, and <meta> keywords for your home page, single posts and custom post types, taxonomy and date archives, and more.

Most of this customization happens on the WP SEO settings page, which you can access in the Dashboard at Settings > SEO.

Basic usage

The settings page has headings for each group of fields you can customize. Groups are hidden by default; click the heading to expand it.

For example, to customize the defaults for your Posts, use the fields under the heading “Single Post Defaults.” To customize the default for author archives, use the fields under the heading “Author Archives.”

When you’re done editing fields, save your changes using the button at the bottom of the page.

A “format” can be regular text. For example, you could set the <title> tag of all date archives to be “Posts from our time machine.”

Formatting tags

The power of formats, though, is in formatting tags, which create dynamic text that responds to the content of the page.

A formatting tag looks like #site_name# or #author# or #archive_date#.

With formatting tags, setting the <title> tag format of your date archive to “Time machine set to #archive_date#” would display something like “Time machine set to September 2014” — and the date would change automatically based on the archive the user looked at.

Some more examples:

  • If you wanted to include the author name and tags by default in your <meta> keywords for all Posts, you could go to “Single Post Defaults” and, under “Meta Keywords Format,” use “#author#, #tags#.”
  • If you wanted to use category descriptions in the <meta> description field, you could go to “Category Archives” and, under “Meta Description Format”, use #term_description#.”
  • If you had a custom “Review” post type and wanted the <title> tag to include the date each review was last updated, you could go to “Single Review Defaults” and, under “Title Tag Format,” use “#title# Review (Updated #date_modified#).

These formatting tags are available out-of-the-box:

  • #archive_date#
  • #author#
  • #categories#
  • #date_modified#
  • #date_published#
  • #excerpt#
  • #post_type_plural_name#
  • #post_type_singular_name#
  • #search_term#
  • #site_description#
  • #site_name#
  • #tags#
  • #term_description#
  • #term_name#
  • #title#

More details about each tag are available under the “Help” button in the upper-right corner of the settings page.

Per-entry and per-term fields

The WP SEO Settings page allows you to set global defaults. But WP SEO also supports setting custom title, description, and keyword values for your site’s individual entries and taxonomy terms.

You can enable these fields on a per-post type basis under the “Post Types” heading on the WP SEO Settings page. Check the box next to a post type to enable the fields, and the fields will appear on the “Edit” page for each post type.

You can enable the fields on a per-taxonomy basis under the “Taxonomies” heading on the WP SEO Settings page. Check the box next to a taxonomy to enable the fields, and the fields will appear in the “Add New” form for each taxonomy and the “Edit” page for each taxonomy term.

Custom meta tags

In addition to the core support for <meta> description and keywords, WP SEO allows you to set custom <meta> tags that are used throughout your site. These are managed under the “Other Meta Tags” heading on the WP SEO Settings page.

For example, if you wanted to add a Google Verification <meta> tag for your site, you could go to “Other Meta Tags,” add “google-site-verification” under the “Name” field, and the value under the “Content” field.

Use the “Add another” button to add as many custom <meta> tags as you need.

Use the “Remove group” button, or just remove the field content, to remove a custom <meta> tag.

Apple News

Features include:

  • Convert Your WordPress content into Apple News Format content.
  • Configure Your Apple News Channel Credentials for Upload.
  • Automatically or Manually Publish Posts from WP to Apple News.
  • Control Individual Posts with Options to Publish, Update, or Delete.
  • Use Bulk Publishing Controls.
  • Handle Banners and Image Galleries.
  • Toggle Advertisements On or Off.

To enable content from your WordPress site to be published to your Apple News channel, you must obtain and enter Apple News API credentials from Apple.

Please see the Apple Developer and Apple News Publisher documentation and terms on Apple’s website for complete information.

Configuration

Information in this section are not a complete walkthrough of the plugin’s configuration. For the complete overview of configuration, please refer to the plugin’s README.md.

Automatically Publish to Apple News

Please note that the “Automatically Publish to Apple News” option, applies to administrators only (more specifically to users with manage_options capability) by default.

All posts published or updated by other users (editors, authors, and custom roles without manage_options capability) don’t get published automatically. Administrator, or any other user with manage_options capability, has to publish those manually from Apple News listing screen ( /wp-admin/admin.php?page=apple_news_index ).

In case you’d like the auto-publish feature being applied to other users as well, take advantage of the apple_news_publish_capability filter and select an appropriate capability.

/**
 * Apple News: allow authors and above to automatically
 * publish their posts on Apple News.
 */
add_filter( 'apple_news_publish_capability', function() {
    return 'publish_posts';
}, 10, 0 );

Allow editors to view Apple News listing screen

Similar to auto-publish feature, the Apple News listing screen( /wp-admin/admin.php?page=apple_news_index ) is available for administrators only by default.

In order to allow other users to see the status of posts and publish those to your Apple News channel, you have to take advantage of apple_news_list_capability filter:

/**
 * Apple News: allow editors and above to see the Apple News
 * listing screen.
 *
 * Users with this capability will be able to push any posts
 * to the Apple News channel
 */
add_filter( 'apple_news_list_capability', function(){
    return 'edit_others_posts';
}, 10, 0 );

Please note that the capability does not apply to viewing the listing only, but also allows users with given capability to publish any posts listed on the screen to your Apple News channel.

Inform Video Match

Inform Video Match

Generate more digital revenue by installing Inform Video Match and easily embedding any of our thousands of daily, free and pre-licensed videos from major media companies including: the Associated Press, Reuters, FOX Sports, CBS, Yahoo, Entertainment Tonight, Bloomberg, The Weather Channel and hundreds of local TV stations across the United States. We are the platform that takes your stories to the next level of monetization, with no cost to you! See today’s videos available at http://video.inform.com.

Features

  • Search for free video to add to your post without your editors having to copy/paste embed code
  • Preview that video directly from the search results so you know you’ve made the right choice
  • Embed multiple videos directly into your WordPress post wherever you’d like those videos to appear
  • Every player is responsive, making it a perfect fit for your desktop and mobile sites
  • Our player can be used even if you are also using videos from YouTube, Facebook, Brightcove, Ooyala, JW Player or thePlatform

Installation

Note: This plugin is for customers with Inform accounts. Want a free Inform account? Email us at
wordpress@inform.com.

  1. In your WordPress admin, click on “VIP” in the left sidebar and choose “Plugins & Services”
  2. Scroll to “Inform Video Match” and click “Activate”
  3. You’ll now see a new “Inform” section in the left sidebar.
  4. If you are a new user to the plugin, please register to complete activation. If you are a returning user to the plugin, log in using your Inform Control Room credentials.

Have questions or want to know more? Email wordpress@inform.com or connect with your Inform partner representative.

Playbuzz

How to Create Playbuzz items in WordPress

  • Only registered Playbuzz users are able to create interactive items in WordPress. If you haven’t done so yet, open your very own Playbuzz account here.
  • In WordPress, click “Posts” and choose “Add New Story”.
  • Select a cover image or GIF for your item. When adding images to various elements, you can either upload an image from a file or a link.
  • You can choose a number of Playbuzz’s storytelling tools to make your item interactive and bring your narratives to life. Follow the instructions here.
  • To feature Playbuzz storytelling tools that are not yet included in the WordPress plugin creator, simply head to the Playbuzz create page and login to your account.
  • The engaging items you create within the plugin will also appear on your Playbuzz.com account. Any change you make to the items on either WordPress or Playbuzz.com will be automatically updated on both platforms.

How to Embed Playbuzz items in WordPress

  • You can seamlessly embed Playbuzz items you create, and public items created by others, with the Playbuzz Plugin.
  • Use Playbuzz’s instant search panel to search and browse content from the Playbuzz network. Simply find an item that you like and embed it directly in your post without leaving the editor.
  • Choose any item (or create your own!) from Playbuzz.com, copy the embed code, and paste it into your HTML editor. Then simply click over the visual editor to confirm that the item loads properly.
  • For advanced customization, the plugin supports shortcodes.

More Information

For more information, please feel free to contact Playbuzz.

Shortcake

Description

Used alongside add_shortcode, Shortcake supplies a user-friendly interface for adding a shortcode to a post, and viewing and editing it from within the content editor.

Once you’ve installed the plugin, you’ll need to register UI for your shortcodes. For inspiration, check out examples of Shortcake in the wild.

To report bugs or feature requests, please use Github issues.

Installation

Shortcake can be installed like any other WordPress plugin.

Once you’ve done so, you’ll need to register the UI for your code.

Screenshots

1. Without Shortcake, shortcodes have a minimal UI.

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2. But with Shortcake, TinyMCE will render the shortcode in a TinyMCE view.

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3. And add a user-friendly UI to edit shortcode content and attributes.

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4. Add new shortcodes to your post through “Add Media”.

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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.

Simple Reach Analytics

SimpleReach helps you identify and amplify your best content. Get started with SimpleReach and discover why we are the standard in content measurement and distribution.

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To Get started:

1. Get your Publisher ID (PID) — This plugin requires a SimpleReach PID to get started. Reach out to info@simplereach.com to request yours. We’ll also get you set up with logins.

2. Activate your plugin — Log in to your WordPress VIP Dashboard and navigate to VIP -> Plugins & Services and activate SimpleReach Analytics from your Dashboard.

3. Enter your Publisher ID — With the plugin installed and activated, navigate to Settings -> SimpleReach Analytics and enter your Publisher ID into the PID field.

4. Set optional tracking — Customize and update the iFrame and advanced settings if applicable to your site.

5. Log-in and take a peek at your dashboard!

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:

Ecwid Shopping Cart Shortcode

Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart. It can be easily integrated with any WordPress blog and takes less than 5 minutes to set up.

This plugin adds the [ecwid] shortcode to WordPress. Putting this shortcode without parameters produces the Ecwid Product Browser widget that displays demo store content. Here are the available parameters for this shortcode:

  • id
    Ecwid store ID.
    If none specified, the widget displays Ecwid demo store content.
  • widgets
    The list of widgets to display for this short code entry. Possible values are: productbrowser, categories, vcategories, minicart, search. Also one can specify several widgets like this: “search categories productbrowser”. If none specified, the shortcode displays product browser widget. You can learn more about ecwid widgets here: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853259/Ecwid%20widgets
  • layout (for minicart only)
    The minicart widget layout. Possible values are: attachToCategories, floating, Mini, MiniAttachToProductBrowser. If none specified, the minicart widget is displayed in its default layout. Here is the description of these layouts: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853298/Minicart
  • grid (for productbrowser only)
    The number of columns and rows for the grid view of the product browser widget separated by comma. The default value is “3,3”. If none specified, then the grid view will not be available in the product browser view.
  • list (for productbrowser only)
    The number of items in the list view of the product browser widget. The default value is 10. If not specified, then the list view will not be available in the product browser view.
  • table (for productbrowser only)
    The number of rows in the table viewof the product browser widget. The default value is 20. If not specified, then the table view will not be available in the product browser view.
  • category_view (for productbrowser only)
    The default view for products in categories. Possible values are: list, grid, table. The default value is grid.
  • search_view (for productbrowser only)
    The default view for search results. Possible values are: list, grid, table. The default value is grid.
  • default_category_id (for productbrowser only)
    The default category to be displayed. If none specified, the product browser opens the root category of the store. Please, refer to this page for more information about this parameter: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853258/Default%20category%20for%20product%20browser
  • responsive (for productbrowser only)
    Whether to use the product browser responsive design feature. Possible values are: yes, no. The default value is “yes”.

So, an easy start from scratch having all parameters on hand would be to use the following shortcode:

[ecwid id="1003" grid="5,5" list="5" table="10" category_view="table" search_view="list" default_category_id="3002" layout="floating" widgets="search categories productbrowser minicart"]

Note that this shortcode does not have the vertical categories widget because in most cases it is better to have them separately in a sidebar menu.

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.

Parse.ly

Main plugin features

  • Get started with Parse.ly right away: the plugin automatically inserts the required parsely-page tag and JavaScript on all your published pages and post.
  • Allows you to specify the JavaScript implementation to use: standard, DOM free or asynchronous.

Using the plugin on VIP

  1. This plugin requires an active version of Parse.ly. Sign up for a trial of Parse.ly here.
  2. Activate the plugin under VIP >> Plugins & Services.
  3. Head to the settings page for the plugin under Settings.
  4. Add your Site ID and choose a tracker implementation method (your Site ID can be found in your settings screen). Questions about which tracker to implement? Check the FAQ section below.
  5. Save your changes, your content data will start to populate in our system.
  6. Log into Parse.ly and see your content’s real time performance, set up reports, and evaluate your site’s performance over time.

Feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns? Visit our knowledge base or email us at support@parsely.com to set up trainings, find out how to best use Parse.ly at your organization, and more.

FAQs

Where do I find my Site ID?
Head to your settings screen and copy the value for Site ID.

What tracker implementation should I use?
It’s really up to you and your requirements, but this article in our documentation should help you make a decision. If you still have questions then reach out to us at support@parsely.com.

Why can’t I see the Parse.ly code on my post when I preview?
Our code will only be placed on pages and posts that have been published in WordPress to ensure we don’t track traffic generated while you’re still writing a post/page.

Will Parse.ly break or slow down my site?

Our JavaScript code is written so that it is the very last script that loads on your page.

We host our DNS servers (parsely.com) with a global, distributed DNS system, which has no downtime and extremely fast resolution times across the globe. Our JavaScript code itself is hosted in a global content delivery network (CDN) with edge locations in every global region.

Our code itself is optimized to not impact user experience in any unintended way. It also automatically leverages asynchronous JavaScript loading technologies in newer browsers. For older browsers, we use a sophisticated loading process that loads a few bytes of data from a high-speed CDN (a “bootstrap” file) and then uses an asynchronous JavaScript loading library (the LABjs library mentioned above) to ensure that none of our other assets block your page load.

Once our tracking code is loaded, we drop an extremely small cookie (just a user ID) and asynchronously beacon back information to our analytics server. If our analytics server is down, all that happens is that the actions are no longer tracked – there is no impact on the user experience otherwise.

Our team is staffed by JavaScript experts who know the pain and frustration with crappy third-party JavaScript integrations. We therefore have taken a lot of care to make our tracking code integration a no-brainer, safe decision.

Check out our public Pingdom report showing our uptime and global response times.

How can I use Parse.ly data to improve my site, grow my audience, or accomplish another goal?

The data and information you find in Parse.ly can be used in an unlimited number of ways. Your use may depend largely on your role and specific goals. Luckily, we’re here to help! Check out our blog for use case ideas, or schedule a demo (support@parsely.com) with our team to find out which features will be most helpful for you!

How can I edit the values passed to the JSON-LD metadata?

You can use the ‘after_set_parsely_page’ filter which sends 3 arguments: the array of metadata, the post object, and the parselyOptions array:

$parselyPage = apply_filters('after_set_parsely_page', $parselyPage, $post, $parselyOptions);

Is the plugin Google AMP / Facebook Instant Articles ready?

It is! We are hooked into Automattic’s official plugins for AMP and Facebook Instant Articles. These plugins are part of the VIP platform so you just have to enable “Parsely Analytics” in the “Advanced Settings” menu of the Facebook Instant Articles settings.

What if I have an issue?
Parse.ly clients have full access to our live support team. If you have any problems during integration or while using our product, we’re always here to help. Contact us at support@parsely.com or submit an inquiry on our Help page.

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.

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.

Comprehensive Sitemaps

Site-wide sitemaps on WordPress.com includes 1,000 entries by default. This plugin allows you to include all the entries on your site into your sitemap.

Installing the Plugin

The plugin needs to be installed via your theme code:

wpcom_vip_load_plugin( 'msm-sitemap' );

Setting up Sitemaps

Once you’ve committed the code change to activate the plugin, please open a ticket so that we can generate the sitemap for you. We need to run a one-time process to generate the full archive; it’s rather resource-intensive and something that we can help run in a smooth manner.

Note: if you’re using custom post types and want to include them in the sitemap, you need to explicitly include them via the msm_sitemap_entry_post_type filter.

Comcast Technology Solutions

Efficiently publish and manage your video content with Comcast Technology Solutions mpx directly in your WordPress-based website. With this plugin, your producers and editors can easily access your mpx-hosted video library, create new videos, and revise metadata. Rather than having to manually copy and paste media players into posts, this plugin will dramatically speed up the embedding process with custom WordPress shortcodes.

Comcast Technology Solutions is the leading provider of online video publishing and management solutions. Media companies rely on mpx as their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of online video views each year. Our services provide unmatched versatility for designing and supporting streaming video businesses on PCs, mobile devices, and TV.

Because we “get” the work of publishers and editors, we developed mpx to be the convergence of an efficient user interface model with the most mature, flexible online video management technologies. The mpx console design helps our users more easily manage media by giving them a workflow customized to their needs while minimizing the number of screens they need to use to accomplish their tasks. And with this WordPress plugin, your production team will encounter even fewer screens and require less time to keep your website’s content fresh.

Features:

  • Upload directly to mpx from within WordPress
  • Edit media metadata
  • Easily embed players in posts with a WordPress shortcode

Requirements: 

  • An mpx account is required for plugin functionality.

To activate the plugin for your VIP site:

  • Click ‘Plugins’ on your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Activate the mpx plugin
  • Enter your account credentials: mpx Username and mpx Password
  • When activation is complete, the additional fields and tabs will automatically populate

To create a post with mpx media using the plugin:

  • On every post or page, there is a thePlatform button above the text editor
  • Click the button to open the embedding form, which allows you to search for media
  • Select the player you want to embed
  • Click on a media’s thumbnail to create the embedding short code
  • Click ‘Publish’ to complete the process

To revise mpx media in a post using the plugin:

  • Click on the media’s thumbnail or name, and the media editor screen will appear
  • On the right side of the screen, there are fields for uploading and editing
  • On the left side of the screen, there is a preview player
  • Press the ‘Save Changes’ button on the bottom of the screen to save

For more information, visit Comcast Technology Solutions.

Co-Authors Plus Social Pack

Easily save an Author’s social media information with their Guest Author profile, as well as attribute Tweets sent from the WordPress.com Sharing Tools to the author that wrote the post, simply by checking the appropriate box on their profile page.

Additionally, Co Authors Plus Social Pack allows marking the Author as a ‘Related’ account to be suggested by Twitter once a post has been shared, making it even easier for your site’s visitors to engage with your authors.

Since all fields are loaded with Guest Author objects, retrieving social media info is as easy as:

$twitter_username = $guest_author-&gt;twitter;
$google_plus      = $guest_author-&gt;google_plus;
$facebook         = $guest_author-&gt;facebook;

PublishThis


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.

Image Metadata Cruncher

What does this plugin do?

Image Metadata Cruncher lets you control what metadata is extracted and displayed with your images.

This plugin is a must-have tool for photographers who edit their images in Lightroom or Photomechanic and don’t want to waste their precious time by writing all the keywords and categories once again by hand.

WordPress.com by default extracts the EXIF ImageDescription of an uploaded image to the Description field and the IPTC Headline to the Title field of the Edit Media form, but Image Metadata Cruncher gives you ultimate control over this behavior. You decide what metadata gets inserted where and in what form.

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to Settings→Image Metadata Cruncher in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu. There, you can specify your Media form fields and meta tags:

Image Settings

Now when you upload images, the Attachment Details will fill in as you have specified:

Image details

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

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Extract and process IPTC, EXIF and other image metadata.
  • Convert the extracted metadata into complex strings with the plugin’s simple but powerfull templating system.
  • Extract metadata to unlimited custom post meta fields that will be saved with the image to the database.
  • Crunch already uploaded attachments with the crunch() method.

Janrain

The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) combines the ability to acquire users across multiple digital and marketing channels—web, mobile, desktop apps and social media—with the management of user identity and profile data while delivering valuable customer insights. The open standards, cloud-based platform comprises core products for social login and sharing, social profile data, registration, profile data storage, and single sign-on. Designed to seamlessly fit into your site(s) built on WordPress VIP, JUMP offers integrations with best-of-breed technology components to extend the use of this profile data and user identity to your other digital marketing systems.

Janrain provides tailored solutions that fit the specific needs of websites of all types with the right combination of the following features:

  • Social Login – Register and sign-in users using your choice of 30+ identity providers including Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Yahoo!, and PayPal.
  • Social Sharing – Deploy the best social sharing widget on the web which keeps users on your site and simultaneously collect rich social profile data.
  • Hosted Registration – Janrain’s high-performance, customizable registration system saves you time and effort over building a registration workflow and includes all the features you would expect like CAPTCHA, in-line field validation and verification, profile management screens, dirty word filter, email confirmation, password reset, and more.
  • Social Profile Data – Social login enables brands to collect highly accurate and up-to-date user demographic, psychographic, interest, and social graph data.
  • Hosted User Database – Automatically store social profile data in Janrain’s specialized social database and easily add first-party registration, other appended data.
  • Single Sign-On – Enable your users to navigate within your network of websites without being required to re-authenticate.
  • 3rd-party Vendor Integrations – Leverage social profile data for measurable ROI from user management with deep integrations with the vendors you use today for email marketing, analytics, data management, customer relationship management, e-commerce, and engagement.
  • Strategic Digital & Social Media Services – Our team of thought leaders are at your disposal to help you realize value through social integration with best practices, customized deployments, and site optimization.

Learn more about how Janrain drives real results for innovative customers like FOX, Universal Music Group, Samsung, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, TMZ, and the BBC at Janrain.com.

AngelList

What does this plugin do?

The plugin allows you to associate an individual post with one or more AngelList companies to automatically display the company logo, summary, description, key people, and more after your post content.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, you’ll see a new “AngelList companies” module in your edit post screen:

Add company

When you choose a company, that company’s AngelList profile will display below your blog post:

Profile

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

What features does the plugin offer?

  • The plugin generates HTML markup for posts with associated companies. Company profiles are cached on your server for fast access without remote requests to AngelList servers with each page load.
  • The plugin includes Schema.org markup for rich company metadata and search engine friendliness.

Get The Image

Get the Image is a plugin that grabs images for you. It was designed to make the process of things such as adding thumbnails, feature images, and/or other images to your blog much easier, but it’s so much more than that. It is an image-based representation of your WordPress posts.

This is a highly intuitive script that can grab an image by custom field input, WP’s post image feature, post attachment, or extracting it from the post’s content.

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