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Curate Real-Time News and Video with WordPress Media Explorer

Curate Real-Time News and Video with WordPress Media Explorer | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Automattic, the company behind WordPress has just released a tool which allows WordPress users to curate real-time news coming from Twitter and YouTube video clips without ever leaving the standard WP posting dashboard.

From TheNextWeb: "Akin to having Storify right in your WordPress platform, users can click on the “Add Media” button while they’re editing a post and see options to insert either a tweet or a YouTube video.

Being able to embed social content like this isn’t new — both Twitter and YouTube have made it possible for a long time, but WordPress is now streamlining it so that you can simply query based on keyword, hashtag, user, or geographic location, and it will populate the relevant content."

My comment: Sign of the times. Soon most publishing tool will integrate curation facilities that allow easy searching and integration of excerpts from articles, videos and other content types into original content. The WordPress Media Explorer confirms this trend while providing thousands of small independent publisher with ready-to-use simple curation facilities.

N.B.: At present the Media Explorer is available only for users, but it will be soon available as a Jetpack also for self-hosted WordPress sites.

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:38 AM

This looks interesting 

Mark McMahon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:13 PM

this sounds like really useful stuff......

Mariska Botha's comment, September 11, 2013 8:23 AM
Have to be honest that I love this...
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WordPress Curation Workflow, Resources and Tips from Nathan Weller

WordPress Curation Workflow, Resources and Tips from Nathan Weller | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

If you are interested in what could be a good workflow and set of tools to use to curate content on your own WordPress blog, Nathan Weller has a must-read article for you.

In it, he dissects and explains the tools he uses to curate content on WordPress, from how he aggregates and browses RSS feeds, to how he filters, edits and actually curates the content of each post.

Interestingly his focus is on quality, not on having his site populated by lots of "somewhat relevant" content pulled in automatically by one of the many "content marketing"-oriented curation tools available today.

I think you will find several interesting ideas that you may have not considered on how to approach your curation workflow, let alone checking the several insightful comments at the end.

Lost of valuable information, resources, examples and advice. 8/10

Full article:

Robin Martin's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:30 AM

Working on our first WP site...integrating a blog, publish newsletter w/MailChimp...thanks for the info! Learn learn learn!

Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:30 AM
Thank you so much Robin! This is good stuff!
Regina Torres's curator insight, January 24, 10:39 AM

Nathan Weller alude al uso de dos bookmarklets para curar contenidos. Se trata de Feedly y Tabcloud, herramientas interesantes que sirven para curar contenidos. Y es que no necesitamos un pluggin increíble para curar contenidos en nuestro Wordpress, sino que estos bookmarklets pueden hacer la misma función incluso de una manera más eficaz.

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How To Curate Your Blog with WordPress or Tumblr: Introductory Advice

How To Curate Your Blog with WordPress or Tumblr: Introductory Advice | Content Curation World |
Content curation is, in a nutshell, picking and choosing content from around the Web, and sharing it with your followers.  Running a curated blog is not just about finding interesting content to share.
Robin Good's insight:

If you are new to content curation and you are wondering how you could use your WordPress or Tumblr account to get your feet wet in selecting and publishing the very best content available in your industry niche, here is a good introductory article by Nancy Messieh on MakeUseOf.

From how to identify your niche, to picking your curation platform (though here the advice is quite shallow and tips are pretty limited - no mention of RebelMouse, or Lingospot among others) and keeping yourself up-to-date, this article provides some good basic advice on how to get the ball rolling.

Quite useful is the list of seven curated blogs at the end of the article showcased as best examples of good curation at work.

Useful for anyone starting out. A few good references. 7/10

Full article:

Anne McLean's curator insight, March 26, 2013 9:35 PM

Content curation is as important as finding the information in the first place.  Blogs possibilities for co-ordinating digital content curation.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:24 PM

Blogs can be excellent curation tools.  Ask me, the woman who is saying goodbye to over 20+ Posterous blogs (public, private, shared) as Posterous shuts down at the end of April.

Thinking through curation with excerpted content and your composition on these two platforms is helpful.  ~  Deb

Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:50 AM

Interesante artículo de Nancy Mesias en "MakeUseOf" que puede servir como buena introducción para los que estén comenzando en este apasionante mundo de la  Content Curation.

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Curate Any Web Content With WordPress Default Plugin PressThis

Curate Any Web Content With WordPress Default Plugin PressThis | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: If you are looking for an easy and simple way to start curating content from other sources on the web, with the minimum of additional technology and expense, you may want to look into Wordpress default plugin PressThis.

PressThis is essentially a bookmarklet that can be dragged and dropped on your browser bookmarks bar and then used to capture the content of any web page you are on.

PressThis automatically captures the URL, title, and site name of the page you are on, while providing you inside an editable WordPress post, any original text you may have selected on the page.

Not only. PressThis has also two dedicated functions to capture also any image (along with the text) from any web page (you can choose the one you prefer from a scrollable viewer) as well as any video clip present.

PressThis is available inside any installed copy of WordPress inside the Tools menu.

Free to use for all WP users.

Tutorial + video: 

Find out more: 

(Thanks to Laura Brown and Alex Briscese for bringing this valuable plugin to my attention)

Laura Brown's comment, April 24, 2012 2:00 PM
You're welcome. Thanks for the credit/ linkback. If you run the Link Library plugin (which doesn't come with WordPress) you can also run a bookmarklet which lets you add new links in this same, quick way. Not everyone does much with the blogroll or links now. But I still use mine. Link Library also lets you set up your links like a web directory. Though you do have a lot of background work to do for setting it up. It may not be for anyone who wants something fast and easy. But, it is a free plugin and you could just use it for adding links.
Laura Brown's comment, April 24, 2012 2:03 PM
I don't know if any of the tutorials mention this...

Once you have your PressThis loaded on your bookmark bar you can right click it and select Properties. Then change the name the button shows to anything you like. This is great if you have more than one blog you want to send content to. It helps to know which blog is which.
Robin Good's comment, April 26, 2012 5:53 AM
Thanks a lot Laura for tis additional info about Link Library and the tips on personalizing the PressThis bookmarklet.

Much appreciated indeed!
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Curate Content and News Directly From Within Wordpress: The Storify WP Plugin

Curate Content and News Directly From Within Wordpress: The Storify WP Plugin | Content Curation World |

Content curation tool Storify is now directly accessible to all WordPress users. A new plugin allows to take advantage of all of the powerful aggregation, search and curation features available in Storify, right inside your WordPress account.

Key features of the Storify WP Plugin include:

  • Embed stories with ease — simply paste the URL to the story, and WordPress takes care of the rest.
  • Easily add your stories to posts — just click the Storify button in the standard WordPress editor, and select from a list of your most recent stories.
  • Create new stories and edit existing ones right from your WordPress dashboard.
  • Adds SEO-friendly versions of your stories to each post, ensuring that your stories get properly index by search engines.
  • Allows users with filtered html restrictions to embed stories.
  • Extensive API to customize the plugin's functionality to meet your needs

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Aggregate, Curate and Publish Across Web, Social and Email with OpenTopic

Aggregate, Curate and Publish Across Web, Social and Email with OpenTopic | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

OpenTopic is a news curation service which allows you to aggregate, monitor and filter any number of sources and to publish and share your selected ones to you selected outlets: from your WordPress site, to your social media channels and to your email newsletter engine.

Within OpenTopic you can create one or more "Topic" dashboards. These are essentially display pages that aggregate incoming fresh content from the sources you specify.  You can jump from one Topic dashboard to the next at the click of your mouse.

To curate stories you simpy select the ones that are relevant to your audience and you are provided with an editing module to modify and personalize the story content. At this point you can also select on which one of your outlets (Channels) that story will be published and you can customize the story differently for each one of them.

There is even an option that allows you to set-up some form of automated curation, by giving you the option to set up a set of simple rules, which when match, will trigger the publishing of a news story.

OpenTopic allows you to hook up to an extended number of possible Channels, making it easy for you to post from one location to your web site, RSS feed, social media and newsletter.

Last but not least, OpenTopic integrates a full analytics service, capable of reporting and showcasing the performance of your curation work across stories and distribution channels.

My comment: Excellent tool for social media and community managers, as well as web marketing specialists in need to support effectively the finding of relevant news on a topic and the easy publishing to different channels from a centralized platform. Easy to use.

Request an invite here:

Jose Jordan's curator insight, June 28, 2013 1:48 PM

OpenTopic es un servicio de curación de noticias que te permite agregar, monitorizar y filtrar cualquier número de fuentes para publicar y compartir tu selección en los sitios que prefieras desde WordPress,  canales de Social Media o boletín electrónico.


Dentro de OpenTopic puedes crear uno o más cuadros de mando "Topic". esencialmente muestra las páginas que donde se agregan nuevos contenidos y el contenido entrante de las fuentes que se especifiquen. Puedes saltar de un panel a otro topic con el clic de su ratón.


Para curar historias simplemente tienes que seleccionar los que son relevantes para tu público y se les proporciona un módulo de edición para modificar y personalizar el contenido de la historia. En este punto también se puede seleccionar en los (canales) que la historia será publicada y se puede personalizar la historia de manera diferente para cada uno de ellos.


Incluso hay una opción que te permite configurar algún tipo de curación automática, dándole la opción de establecer un conjunto de reglas sencillas, que cuando coincide, dará lugar a la publicación de una noticia.


OpenTopic te permite conectar a un mayor número de canales posibles, por lo que es fácil enviar de un lugar a tu sitio web, RSS, redes sociales y newsletter.


Por último, pero no menos importante, OpenTopic integra un servicio de análisis completo, capaz de informar y dar a conocer los resultados de su trabajo de curación a través de historias y canales de distribución.



Mi comentario: Excelente herramienta para redes sociales y community managers, así como especialistas de marketing web que necesitan el soporte eficaz para descubrir noticias relevantes sobre un tema y la publicación fácil de diferentes canales de una plataforma centralizada. Fácil de usar.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:36 PM

I'm going to try this out! I could have everything in one place! I'm not sure if it will be as effective as my other tools but I'm willing to experiment.

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Curate the News Directly Inside WordPress with the new Storify VIP Plugin

Curate the News Directly Inside WordPress with the new Storify VIP Plugin | Content Curation World |

Robin Good's insight:

The new Storify VIP for Wordpress plugin allows anyone having a Wordpress account to collect stories, images and video clips appearing on social media platforms and to integrate such content into their website news section and within their blog posts.

If you are not familiar with Storify, this is a news curation platform that allows you to easily find and re-post tweets, photos and video clips coming from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other major social networks.

Key features include:

  • Easily embed Storify stories into your site

  • SEO-friendly

  • Formatting optimized for WordPress posts

  • Extensive API to customize the plugin’s functionality

With this new WordPress plugin you can use Storify’s popular drag-and-drop curation tools directly inside your WordPress dashboard and seamlessly post Storify stories on your blog with our plugin.

Without you having to do anything about it, Storify automatically maintains proper display and attribution of original sources, and lets you notify the people whose tweets were included in a story.

Storify stories can now be updated in real-time with new info or changing data and can be utilized for liveblogging events.

To Activate the Storify VIP plugin:
Click Plugins on your WordPress admin dashboard
Activate the Storify plugin

Free to use.

More info:

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:39 PM

Storify great for content creators using WordPress.

Therese Torris's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:41 AM

Direct link to Storify blog about this announcement

Josette Williams's curator insight, April 6, 2013 1:17 AM

A great plugin for your WordPress site called Storify.

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Discover, Curate and Publish Straight To Your Own Site with Lingospot for WordPress

Discover, Curate and Publish Straight To Your Own Site with Lingospot for WordPress | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Lingospot for WordPress, a collaborative news curation platform that until now was specifically targeted at enterprise customers, has launched a new commercial service which allows anyone to monitor, filter, curate, share and publish news and stories on a number of specific topics at a reasonable cost.

Lingospot works in tandem with Wordpress, by making it easy to find, discover, tag, edit and curate the stories that you want to publish on your own website.

Lingspot allows you to create a number of channels monitoring specific topics, and it provides ready-made bundles of reliable news sources for many of these. You can edit in full the original content title, image and content of any story and assign it to specific categories and tags.

A unique aggregation and categorization feature organizes all incoming stories into three folders dedicated to "News", "Tips" and "Questions and answers" greatly facilitating the curators task. 

A bookmarklet is also available to capture any story from any web page and there can be multiple curators invited to contribute to a specific channel.

From Lingospot you can discover and curate new content and then save it as a draft in Wordpress ready to be published. Lingospot communicates directly via API with your Wordpress site publishing only what you choose to publish when you want so. You can also schedule when a post needs to be published and share any story directly to Twitter.

The "Stand Alone" Lingspot for Wordpress account costs $49/mo and it offers support for one website, up to five content channels, unlimited filters and social sharing. A higher priced option, costs $99 and offers the opportunity to have your fully managed WordPress-based website with no limitations and a number of extra features such as daily backups, customizable themes and more.

14-day free trial available.



More info:

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Robin Good's comment, March 13, 2013 5:42 PM
Hi Stan, I hear your complaint there and I must say that you are not the only one seeing that issue.

I have been reporting interoperability issues with other services since at least a year but to no avail. Unfortunately new features and support for mobile devices seem to have a priority on fixing the foundations first.
Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:06 PM
One of the good things about using is that it is not on my own site. I can link to my own post and get a back link.
GeorgeGrant's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:15 AM

Pricing seems resonable, given the enterprise class feature set. Seems it's worth a test run. 

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Curate Your Content From Within WordPress: PageOne Curator

Robin Good: PageOne Curator is a new plugin software for WordPress which allows anyone to easily integrate images, video, news and other content coming from other sources.

PageOne Curator provides funciotnalities to easily tap into selected RSS feeds and to search directly the major content and multimedia search engines out there.

Pulling in content is as simple as clicking a button, or if you want to have full control over what you excerpt as simple as as selecting and copying and pasting what you need.

The new software is in beta and is accessible for now by invitations only. 

You can sign-up for a spot or get more info:

Marcello Cosa's comment, March 31, 2012 7:26 AM
Grande Robin! Me lo consigli per il mio futuro sito, visto che lo vorrei realizzare su Wordpress?