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Visual Editors for WordPress – Roundup Review

WordPress is a brilliant platform for creating all kinds of websites and its popularity is well deserved. However, it was originally conceived as a simple blogging platform and if you use it for anything other than blogging, it does sometimes show its humble roots.

As soon as you want to create content that goes beyond text with basic formatting (e.g. columns, tabbed content, etc.), the WordPress editor can feel awfully limited. In response to this problem, various solutions have sprung up, that replace the WordPress editor with sophisticated drag-and-drop interfaces.

What do these plugins actually offer and do any of them really improve upon the standard editor? Read on to find out.
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Postling Review

Postling provides a “social media inbox” – a simple interface for you to manage and monitor social media and even blogs.

Does Postling’s less-is-more approach make for the killer app you’ve been waiting for, or does the tool under-deliver?

Watch this quick video review and tour, to find out:

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Membership and Product Delivery Solutions

Selling products or services is the basis of any serious online business and when you set out to start one, you soon face a big obstacle: what should you use, to handle all the technical stuff?

Things like collecting payments, delivering your digital products, managing customers and members, etc.

What you need is a product delivery solution. But which one is right for your business?

In this article (warning: it’s loooong), I go into detail about product delivery, talk about which solutions are good, which are bad and what you should consider for your own products and membership sites.

I’ll also give you a detailed run-down of some of the platforms I have personally had a close look at: aMember Pro, Digital Access Pass (DAP), EasyMemberProFusionHQKajabi, Nanacast, Premium Web Cart and SiteManPro.

Read on to learn pretty much everything you need to know about product delivery and membership sites, all in one post.

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WP Enlighten Review

WP Enlighten is, as far as I can tell, the new and improved version of a product previously called WP Sales Engine.

It’s a WordPress plugin which lets you turn any page on a WordPress site into a sales-page, including various options for adding styled boxes, order buttons, testimonials and videos.

Here’s a quick video tour, to show you exactly what it’s like to use this plugin.

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EasyVideoSuite Review

In 2010, I published a review of Easy Video Player 2.  Since most of the other so-called reviews for this product online were just promotional hype-fests and mine actually pointed out some flaws in the software, the post was a bit controversial.

The “sequel” to EVP2 has just generated a lot of buzz with a big launch and I’m already getting questions about it, so I decided I should publish a review of EasyVideoSuite as well. As usual, what you’ll find here is not my participation in the launch of the product. It’s an actual review, not an advertisement.

With that said, let’s get right to it.

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BuildMyRank Review

NOTE: In case you are finding this post now, be aware that link networks like BuildMyRank have been rendered ineffective as a link building method. All the data and results in this review come from testing done long before Google “slapped” this link building method. While this review is positive, because BMR was great at the time, it has now unfortunately become obsolete.

BuildMyRank is what might be described as a “high-PR blog network” in the style of LinkVana. What you get with “usual” blog networks is the ability to post spun articles to potentially hundreds of (mostly low-quality) blogs. With BuildMyRank, you write unique posts with your links inside them and each post gets submitted to only one single blog.

This may seem like a really bad deal, at first glance, but the key is that a system like BuildMyRank puts the emphasis on quality rather than quantity: BMR only has blogs with pagerank (ranging from PR1 to PR6) in their network and they make an effort to get every single post indexed.

Is it worth the trouble writing unique posts (or outsourcing the task) or should you stick to more automated link-building solutions? Read on to find out.

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