[themify_box style=”light-yellow note rounded shadow”]You may know that the Wordpreneur Reader has a new WordPress edition on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’ve been using and developing for WordPress since ’07, so I know WordPress. I also know it isn’t for everyone.[/themify_box]
Not that it can’t be everyone’s favorite CMS (content management system) — it already is: a whopping quarter (26.4% actually) of all of the World Wide Web is running the darned thing — but I’m old enough to know some people just won’t like it.
For whatever reason. Misconceptions (I find the “blogging” thing actually gets in the way, a lot). Legit technical requirements. The way it looks and feels. The way it smells. The way it makes their underwear bunch up in all the wrong places. Who the ef knows. Point is, a few folks will want alternatives.
And for those of you looking for one, here’s a short list I pulled together quickly for you to check out. I won’t bother giving you much info about any of them, except for this little factoid:
WordPress has a 59.4% share of the whole CMS market. In second place is Joomla, way down at 6% (yes, that huge a diff). So I guess that would make Joomla a good one to start with on your search for a WordPress alternative.
I don’t claim this is in any way comprehensive. But as you can see, there’s a good selection here. In alphabetical order:
Have fun! And of course, enjoy today;s featured selections below!
Should Your Blog Have a Static Homepage (Whatever That Means)?
“[I]f you make money from selling products or services, a static homepage would likely be a better fit for you. It lets you get them right in front of new readers, rather than having them tucked away on your sidebar.”
Content & Ideas
3 Benefits of Content Marketing For Startups
“[T]he benefits of content marketing outweigh the effort, time, and money that go into it.”
In a World of Social Media, Content Is Even More King
“The solution? Old school content like websites and blogging continue to have tremendous value as a place to learn and to share.”
Bestseller Ranking Pro
How do you explode your book sales without a bigger platform, email list, paid traffic or PR? Understand how your readers buy books and how to reach them without a huge marketing budget. Here is live data on every single book bestseller list on Amazon (all 19,669+ of them!).
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Save a ton of hours; automate up to 75% of your Kindle business and create an automatic money making passive income system.
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Kindle Optimizer 2.0
Kindle publishing and tracking made easy: track keywords, book formatting manager, description generator, press release and directory submitter, track sales. This is powerful software for Kindle publishers!
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Ultimate eBook Creator
Easily produce Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad and Android ebooks. Publish and pump them out in a variety of popular formats: MOBI, EPUB, Word and PDF!
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5 Pivotal Strategies for Advertising on Instagram Versus Facebook
“Instagram’s monthly active user rate has hit the 800 million mark, and even boasts 500 million daily active users. The advertising opportunity is obvious.”
How to Use Google AdWords to Promote Your WordPress Business
“The Google AdWords platform enables you to reach the biggest audience in the world, but your chances of success are slim if you don’t know how to use it.”
ED — This is a decent primer for any business.
How to Use the Facebook Audience Overlap Tool to Prevent Ad Fatigue
“Ad fatigue happens when your audience has seen your ad too many times, thus reducing its effectiveness. Some reactions are as harmless as ad blindness… Other times, users get annoyed…”
What is an Explainer Video & Why Your Business Needs it
“Explainer videos… are the best tools for engaging the visitors of your… website… crucial to convey messages to the audience about the advantages of availing your company’s services and products.”
10 Tips for Choosing the right Character Names for your Fiction
“‘Agnes Gooch,’ ‘Mr. McCawber,’ ‘Albus Dumbledore’: memorable names of memorable characters… How can writers come up with character names that readers will never forget?”
Fantasy Cliches to Avoid
“Much like when I took inventory of some of my unfinished horror projects, I’ve realized that my unfinished/unpublished fantasy projects are riddled with cliché.”
Horror: Defining the Genre, Sub-genres, Styles, and More
“[O]f all the genres, horror probably has the most stigma and shame swirling in its depths (though erotica is in the running).”
Writing Tips: Using A Comic Relief Character For More Than Comedy
“One of the most effective techniques in fiction writing is to build up tension, and then to break it with comedic elements, regulating the pace for the reader, even as you ratchet up to the next scene.”