12 Jan' 15

App, E-Book Or Online Store: What Do You Want Your WordPress Blog To Turn Into?

Transform Wordpress blog

According to the digital marketing statistics portal DMR, more than 76 million blogs run on WordPress, with over 61 million new posts added every month. There is no denying the fact that WordPress is the undisputed champion when it comes to delivering a user-friendly blogging experience. However, you can do a lot many things with your WordPress blog, and chances of success are quite high because not many people know of such modifications.

Did you know that you could transform WordPress blog into an eBook, a mobile app, or an online store? Hard to believe, isn’t it? While most bloggers choose WordPress because publishing a post here is as easy as falling off a log, designers and developers prefer this content management system (CMS) for its highly customizable architecture. Continuous technical advancements in the form of WordPress-supported plugins and frameworks make it easy to turn a run-of-the-mill blog site into a priceless high-yielding asset.

Turning it into a WordPress e-Book

As you’re into blogging, we’re sure that you have already pumped in enough words to fill a book. It is not an issue if you don’t have enough material to come up with 200 pages. E-Books are mostly read on the go, and nothing over 80 to 100 pages is going to interest readers. All you have to do is make sure that this small e-Book is niche-specific and successful in engaging the target audience.

Coming to the real deal, Anthologize can be a great tool to help you with the plan. Unlike other e-Book plugins, this open-source plugin uses a drag and drop editor to create eBooks in a jiffy. Say for instance, you have come up with a three-part discussion on shifting Microsoft™ Access applications to the Cloud. While this topic has been extensively covered in three separate blog posts, Anthologize can help you drag and drop these distinct content pieces and create one single e-Book. Furthermore, this plugin also allows users to fetch content from third-party sites through the RSS feed, which means your guest contributions will not be ignored either.

Turning it into a WordPress mobile app

As predicted by experts, mobile has finally overtaken desktop this year, at least in the US. http://viagrabuynow.com/problems-with-erection-how-can-viagra-assistance-you/ While desktop media time is 42 percent, mobile media time stands well over the half way mark at 51 percent. And this rate will keep on increasing in the coming months. This means that you can no longer ignore visitors who come into your blog site using mobile devices.

A mobile app is great in serving dedicated purposes, such as instant notifications whenever you publish a post. In order to create a mobile app for your blog site, we highly recommend Abode’s PhoneGap app development framework. It is simple to manage and allows developers to use web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5. However, the app created will be an embellished cover for your site homepage, with users entering your regular website by tapping on the app icon. On the other hand, visits are going to be more frequent with an app on users’ mobile screens. Therefore, just make sure that your blog site is responsive.

Turning it into a WordPress online store

Eager to sell products and earn some revenue? Turn your blog site into an WordPress ecommerce platform. Don’t stop blogging, though. While you dedicate the entire site into selling products, keep a distinct blog link on the menu bar where you can continue creating content on e-commerce-related topics. In this way, online shoppers can drop by and get insightful information about online shopping.

We, at Code{UR}Idea, recommend the WooCommerce plugin, which is the preferred pick of over 30 percent of all WordPress-powered online stores. This plugin makes it easy to handle complex operations such as product placement, inventory tracking, shipping options, and checkout services. You can accordingly change the theme of the site in order to give shoppers a pleasant user experience. If you want to sell products listed on online marketplaces such as Amazon via your blog posts, partner with them as an affiliate marketer. Earn cash if your readers buy their products after being redirected from your blog posts.

So, what have you decided? Need help in transforming your WordPress blog site into an eBook, mobile app or online store? Contact us here.

Atanu Nandi

Associate- WordPress Projects

Atanu Nandi is a Senior WordPress Associate with Code{ur}idea. He loves keeping up with the trends and new WordPress releases.