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All You Need To Know To Start a WordPress Blog: 70+ Resources | Kikolani

All You Need To Know To Start a WordPress Blog: 70+ Resources | Kikolani | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article intro:

"One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain.

 

While WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, and other platforms are great, there is nothing like having full control of the design and functionality – something you will only get if you are running WordPress from your own domain.

 

The following are resources for starting your own blog on WordPress including choosing a domain name, purchasing your domain, hosting, WordPress installation, themes, plugins, settings, essential pages, backups, updates, and more!..."

 

Useful WordPress Guide.

 

Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello

[read full article http://j.mp/u2qerh]


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From Wordpress to eBook: Anthologize

From Wordpress to eBook: Anthologize | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it
Anthologize is a free, open-source, WordPress-based platform for publishing.


"Use the power of WordPress to transform online content into an electronic book."


Grab posts from your WordPress blog, pull in feeds from external sites, or create new content directly in Anthologize.


Then outline, order, and edit your work, crafting it into a single volume for export in several formats, including—in this release—PDF, ePUB, TEI.


Case studies: http://anthologize.org/about/use-cases/ 


Download Wordpress plugin: http://anthologize.org/download-plugin/ 

(WordPress 3.0 and PHP 5 required for installation. Please note that at this time Anthologize cannot be installed on blogs hosted at WordPress.com)


Find out more: http://anthologize.org/ 


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Create Your Own Web Magazine or Illustrated eBook with Joomag

Create Your Own Web Magazine or Illustrated eBook with Joomag | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Joomag is a FREE service for creating digital interactive content, including digital magazines, photo albums, catalogs and e-books.


Joomag provides an online editor to created, edit, assemble and publish your own digital publication from zero.


The finished product is a slick digital publication with flipping pages and the ability to integrate any kind of media (text, images, video, audio). 


How it works: 


Step 1. If you already have a PDF file, use the converter to transform it to a digital magazine. Otherwise, skip to step 2.


Step 2. Use the online editing tools to create or add whatever you want: draw shapes, write texts, insert videos and animations, hyperlinks and much more.


Step 3. Publish your digital publication as a magazine, photo album, catalog or e-book and start distributing it via Joomag, or put it on your own website.


Publications created with Joomag can be distributed freely or sold for a price online.


A premium feature allows also for the output of digital magazines that are compatible with the iPad.


See some samples of digital magazines created with Joomag: http://www.joomag.com/en/magazines 


A free version is available.


See all of the alternative pricing plans: http://www.joomag.com/en/service_plans 


Find out more: http://www.joomag.com/ 

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Create A Simple Text+Links Newspaper on Any Topic: ThyNews

Create A Simple Text+Links Newspaper on Any Topic: ThyNews | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Thynews is a free online service that allows you to create an online minimalist newspaper, that can be easily accessed and navigated by both desktop and mobile users.

It works like this: you input a query into Thynews and the service offers you back content and sources that may be highly relevant. You choose manually which to add and include and which ones to exclude from your online newspaper.


As a publisher, you can choose also the specific URL at which the newspaper will be published as well as the position and order on the page of your selected news items.


Please note that it is not possible to select individual articles from a specific source, but only all of the articles - on that topic - coming from it.


For those reading your Thynews-generated newspaper a nice feature allows one-click sharing of any story present in your publication across any major social media outlet.


ThyNews is easily accessible by both desktop Pcs and mobile phones.


Here is my test: http://thynews.com//RobinGood 


See a video mini-tutorial here: http://thynews.com/pages/demo?height=700&width=1000 


There is also a native Android version: http://blog.thynews.com/2011/03/thynews-for-android/ 


Find out more or try it now: www.thynews.com 

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Beyond Status Updates: Curate Multimedia Content To Share on Facebook with Webdoc

Beyond Status Updates: Curate Multimedia Content To Share on Facebook with Webdoc | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Webdoc is a new web-based publishing platform, which allows anyone, with no technical skills to mix multiple content types into one choesive post, which can be easilyy shared on Facebook and Twitter.


Inside a webdoc there can be text, video clips, sounds (from Soundcloud) and images wich can be easily arranged in a simple to use interface.


Using webdoc is as easy as using email. There is very little to learn for anyone who has already been using Facebook or Twitter. In fact, the tool is expressedly designed for such users, and specifically for those who would like to go beyond the text-only status updates and into richer and more impactful posts.


Webdoc provides them with a perfect web-based tool to do just that.


If used with a specific objective Webdoc can provide tremendous support to those using Facebook as their main delivery channel, as it allows them to mashup and curate rich multimedia content that would be otherwise impossible to achive with facebook native tools. 


Webdoc launch press-release: http://www.webdoc.com/launch 

Find out more: http://www.webdoc.com 


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From WordPress To eBook: PressBooks

From WordPress To eBook: PressBooks | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

PressBooks is a new book publishing platform, built on WordPress, that makes it easy to collaborate with an editorial team, and to generate clean, well-formatted books in multiple outputs: .epub, Kindle, print-ready PDF, InDesign-ready XML, and of course HTML.


"PressBooks is a digital-first book publishing tool built on WordPress that integrates a set of rules for encoding, transporting and storing documents in machine-readable formats, with emphasis on simplicity, usability and accessibility, particularly over the Internet.


PressBooks also makes a web version of all books — which can be private (for production only), or public (free or behind a paywall).


PressBooks, a Montreal-based start-up, is the brainchild of Hugh McGuire, a writer and web-developer and a co-founder of Book Oven, a cloud-based publishing tool that allows people to collaborate in writing, editing and proofreading a book, all through online tools.


He’s also the founder of LibriVox.org, an all-volunteer project whose aim is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.


It was once hailed as “perhaps the most interesting collaborative cultural project this side of Wikipedia.


* Authors and Very Small Publishers can use PressBooks for free – we make great ebooks and typeset print books.


* Big and Small Publishers can use PressBooks as a lightweight, but extremely powerful (XML) workflow tool to output ebooks and typeset print books, for free.


The first book published using the PressBooks platform is Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, published by O’Reilly Media.


"Along with O’Reilly Media, another big-name player seems sold on the project. Harvard Business Review Press has produced and published an ebook using PressBooks."


Read more about it: http://caribbeanbookblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/pressbooks-a-new-publishing-tool-built-on-wordpress/ 


See a demo slideshow: http://www.slideshare.net/mackinaw/pressbooks-demo-deck 


Find out more here: http://pressbooks.com/ 


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francesco guglielmin's comment, December 12, 2011 4:23 PM
an other same service like pressbooks is pandamian !
Robin Good's comment, December 13, 2011 2:02 AM
Thank you Francesco!
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Real-Time File Publishing and Sharing: Ge.tt

Ge.tt is an instant, real-time file publishing and sharing service offering 2GB of online storage space that you can use immediately to upload, store and easily share any type of file with anyone. 

Once you have created a "share", which is a bundle of files you want to share with others, you can keep adding new files to it, even after it has been shared.


With Ge.tt you can turn any type of file into web content and share it instantly. You can share documents, video, music and photos in the browser making them instantly available for the recipient.


Files are ready to be published or shared as soon as they are selected. No need to wait for files to upload.


Ge.tt is 100% web-based and works directly in your browser. No flash required. No applet needed. No installation before you're ready to go. Just go to your browser and start sharing.


Find out more: http://ge.tt/  

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Web Publishing Platform for Artists and Creative Individuals: Cargo

Web Publishing Platform for Artists and Creative Individuals: Cargo | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Cargo is a web publishing platform geared to artist and other creative professionals. Its key characteristics are:


a) Two-sided home page design provides on one side the presentation of the artist and on the other his/her network of fellow artists and contacts.


b) A gallery of ready-made templates that can be utilized and modified to derive a personal look.


c) A network of fellow web sites from which to draw inspiration, images, content and the opportunity to share and exchange ideas.

See a showcase of web sites created with Cargo here: http://cargocollective.com/showcase 

For more information: http://cargocollective.com/ 


Access to Cargo is by invitation only.

Contact the Cargo staff here: http://cargocollective.com/#/contact  


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Create Highly Professional Page-Flipping Digital Magazines That Work on Desktops and iPads: 3D Issue

Create Highly Professional Page-Flipping Digital Magazines That Work on Desktops and iPads: 3D Issue | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

3D Issue is a new publishing software tool which allows the creation of Flash and HTML-5-based multimedia publications, which can be distributed to both desktop PCs and Macs as well as to iPad users.

If you look at the available examples of real-life publications that have been recently created with this tool, you can get a very good idea of how sophisticated and effetive this tool can be.
See: http://www.3dissue.com/digital-magazine-samples.html 

This software tool, which is available both for Macs and PCs, is sold with a one-time licensing fee . You buy the software once and it is yours forever to use.

Prices start from $499 for a Lite lifetime license.
Find out more about prices here: http://www.3dissue.com/buy-online-magazine.htm 

Check out all the features: http://www.3dissue.com/digital-magazine-software.html 

There is also a freely downloadable trial of the authoring software which you can road test immediately: http://www.3dissue.com/digital-magazine-software.html# 

More info:
http://www.3dissue.com/  

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Template-Based Website Publishing Tool Provides Stunning Pro-Looks for Anyone: IM Creator

Template-Based Website Publishing Tool Provides Stunning Pro-Looks for Anyone: IM Creator | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

IM-Creator is a new web publishing tool which works around a very simple but highly effective concept: provide a gallery of great, high-value website designs, and let the user edit and customize them to create their web site.

I strongly believe that this, together with other similar approaches is THE way in which more individuals and companies can enter the web publishing arena without spending a fortune on design or having to look like a first-grader.

IM-Creator gallery of ready-made designs is definitely high-profile, elegant, and often filled with uniquely beautiful designs, unlike what you find online in most web design template marketplaces.

Editing existing templates is rather easy, and if you can restrain yourself from revolutionizing the great existing grids you are provided with, it is difficult not to create something beautiful and professionally-looking.

Your newly designed site or web page can be easily integrated on your existing domain-site or new domain can be associated to it.

The only negative point I noticed in my first exploration of IM-Creator, is the low SEO-friendliness of the generated page code, which does not look outstanding from a search engine robot viewpoint.


I would also work to limit a bit the user freedom in certain circumstances, because the key secret to make this web publishing approach produce consistently great results, is to make it literally impossible for the user to employ bad design choices.


IM-Creator appears to be a perfect fit for artists, designers, photographers, film- and video-makers, restaurants and other businesses which may benefit from a "cool" and "artistic" look on their web site.

IM Creator’s tools, designs and support service are all free. Once you complete your site and hit "publish", you get a free i-m.com/myusername/mysite name live site.

Only when you want to connect your site to a domain, you can choose from a current special promotion of $7.95/mo for a yearly subscription, or $9.95/mo for a monthly subscription. 


Highly recommended. 9/10 


Check featured web sites that have been created using IM-Creator: http://imcreator.com/featured 


Find out more / Try it out now: http://imcreator.com/ 

Watch some of the design templates available at the bottom of this page: http://imcreator.com/about   

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The New WordPress 3.3: Key New Features

The New WordPress 3.3: Key New Features | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it
For those of us who work with WordPress every day, it has been exciting to watch our beloved content management system evolve over the years from a blogging tool into a web publishing powerhouse.


The new WordPress 3.3, which after months of beta testing, is expected to be released in late November, is just around the corner.
 

Here are the major improvements coming to WordPress 3.3:
 

1. Redesigned Admin Bar

2. New WordPress Menu on the Left
 

3. Improved Help Section


4. New Tooltips
 

5. Yoast Using New Tooltips


6. New and Improved Media Uploader


7. Flyout Menus


Other Noteworthy Improvements in WordPress 3.3


a) Responsive Layout: This is really just setting the groundwork for a fully responsive layout, which is expected in version 3.4.


b) WordPress Editor API: Plugin developers can now customize the post editor, including the TinyMCE buttons. You can even add additional editors.


Read the full story and details: http://mashable.com/2011/11/22/wordpress-3-3-features/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box3199

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ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts

ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Expert Labs has released version 1.0 of ThinkUp, a program that lets people archive, search, and analyze their activity on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

And if you ask me, this is a big deal.

 

ThinkUp, the free, open-source brainchild of programmer and Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani, keeps track of what you've done online. It extracts the data from the walled gardens that house more and more of people's digital lives then replants it in your own garden.


The app isn't simple to install, unfortunately. You need some server administration skills so you can host ThinkUp on your own Web server or run it on an instance of Amazon's EC2 cloud-computing service. (More on that point later.)...


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Thanks for the share :)
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What Is EPUB 3 and Why It Is So Important for the Future of eBooks :: O'Reilly Radar

What Is EPUB 3 and Why It Is So Important for the Future of eBooks :: O'Reilly Radar | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

From the article intro: "If evolution is the cornerstone of life, that's certainly no less true in the electronic world. If you can't adapt — or fail to adapt in time — you're destined to join the ranks of the Netscape Navigators, OS/2 operating systems, and WordPerfect office suites of the world, as a warning to future technology developers that nothing lasts forever, and never in its original form.


In this light, EPUB 3 is more than just bug fixes and tweaks from the last version; it represents a major change in what an ebook can be. It's a whole new beast, you might say.


The ebook market has been going through its own kind of hyper-evolution in the mere four years since EPUB2 was released, and a flurry of new devices and document formats have come and gone in that time.


E Ink technology was all the rage in 2007 when Adobe, Amazon, Sony, and others were entering the market, however, and EPUB2 arrived to meet the new needs of these portable reading devices, with improved presentation capabilities, better navigation, support for DAISY accessibility features, and some advances in global language support.


But EPUB2, like its predecessor and contemporaries, remained a static format, in that its core only allowed for the reading of basic text and image documents."

Read the full article:  http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/11/epub3-multimedia-devices-accessibility.html

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Highlight and Share Text from Any Web Page Text Instantly: Awesome Highlighter

Highlight and Share Text from Any Web Page Text Instantly: Awesome Highlighter | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

This is a great little tool that makes it easy to select and highlight any text on any web page and then to share it easily with others.


The content you have selected, which can be highlighted in different colors and also annotated with post-it-like sticky notes, can be easily emailed, or shared directly on Facebook, Twitter, Delicious or onto any blog or web site via an "iframe" embed code.


Very easy to use, intuitive, and more effective than other methods.


The bookmarklet, makes it perfect: http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/user/welcome 


Recommended. 8/10


Try it out now: http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/ 

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Create An Easy-To-Edit Web Site or Blog with Ownzee

Ownzee is a web-based service which allows you to create your own web site very easily and without the need of having any technical knowledge. 


Key features include:

- Post as much as you want

- Real drag & drop
- Auto image resizing
- Web fonts
- Each post is your custom design, No themes
- Your own Ownzee website address... http://www.ownzee.com/username
- Forward your own WWW domain name
- No Ads - We don't put ads on your pages
- No hidden fees


Pages can be edited directly with a very simple editor. You can try it out yourself right now here: http://www.ownzee.com/demo 


Cost is $5/month


Pricing plans: http://www.ownzee.com/join 


Find out more: http://www.ownzee.com/about  

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Format-Free Structured Document Authoring and Content Publishing with Substance.io (Open-Source)

Format-Free Structured Document Authoring and Content Publishing with Substance.io (Open-Source) | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Substance is an open-source web-based document authoring and publishing platform.


"Document authoring used to take place in word processors on the Desktop like MS Word or Open Office. We believe that today this can all be be done in the browser, in a simpler, more collaborative way."


Semantic Editing
Unlike traditional word-processors, Substance focuses on content, by leaving the layout part to the system, not the user. Because of the absence of formatting utilities, it suggests structured, content-oriented writing.


Collaboration
Substance targets open collaboration. Readers can participate and comment on certain text passages. In future they'll even be able to submit patches, that can be applied by the owner.


Integration
Substance exposes documents as data, ready to be compiled into arbitrary output formats (HTML, PDF, ePub, ...) or integrated with other applications (like websites).


In addition Substance.io can export to major publishing formats including PDF, ODT, ePub, and others.


Find out more: http://substance.io/ 


Getting Started: http://substance.io/substance/substance 


Use Substance as a Blog Engine: http://substance.io/#substance/substance-as-a-blog-engine  

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Write, Get Feedback and Publish Your Book Online: Pandamian

Write, Get Feedback and Publish Your Book Online: Pandamian | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Pandamian is a new free service which makes it extremely easy to write, review and discuss, and publish a book online.


The service allows anyone who has registered for the service, to get feedback, discuss and review with others his writing work in progress, and to build a "community" around a book.


Pandamian fully and freely supports text conversion to EPUB, mobi, or PDF file formats.


The guys behind Pandamian (mostly from Singapore) are doing this because they believe "writers are the new publishers" and because they want to position themselves as the "Tumblr for book writers".


Find out more: http://www.pandamian.com/ 


See a video introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qhMd3og4WW0 



P.S.: Thanks to Francesco Guglielmin for signalling this great resource


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Publish Your Social History in a Book (or PDF): Social Memories

Publish Your Social History in a Book (or PDF): Social Memories | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

If you would like to make sure that the time you have spent on Facebook is not lost to screens and links people ma never see again, consider publishing a printed book or PDF with the highlights of your social activity on Facebook, analyzed and commemorated in twenty-eight elegant pages.


Social Memories is a new facebook app that allows you to do just that, creating a cool-looking publication, rich in infographics and interesting stats in a matter of minutes.


The cost is 19eu for the printed book (plus shipping) and 3,90eu for the PDF edition.


You don't have to purchase a book to see what the outcome of yours would be. Just head to the app by following the link below and you can see the results almost immediately.


Pretty impressive. 8/10


Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/socialmemories  


Check out the demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vkQGSOsZRc&feature=player_embedded 


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Web Publishing New Driving Forces

Web Publishing New Driving Forces | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Here is an interesting article from ReadWriteWeb outlining some of the changes taking place in the wold of web publishing.


The article highlights new reading habits, such as the ones ensuing from the use of the many tablet- an smartphone-based news readers, as well as those ignited by new ways of producing and publishing content, ending up with some positive and interesting news also on the monetization front.

An interesting read. 8/10


Full article: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_publishings_next_level.php 
 



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GIF Cinemagraphs: How To Make Your Own

GIF Cinemagraphs: How To Make Your Own | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

GIFs are NOT disappearing anytime soon.


"Those ancient animated images — once limited to gaudy "under construction" signs and chain-mail fodder — are receiving a new lease on life as of late, thanks to a little something called cinemagraphs.


This is actually just a fancy name for an animated GIF, but specially designed with a purposeful artistic goal. One photographer, Fernando J Baez, describes the technique as "more than a photo, but not quite a video."


The intent is to augment, or draw attention to, certain aspects of an image through localized animation — for example, a breeze blowing through a subject's hair — and masking the remainder of the animation to appear static.


It's by no means a new phenomena, but the technique is a little more involved than creating your average meme-worthy GIF, and can produce some incredibly cool results."


Here is how to do it: http://www.tested.com/news/how-to-make-your-own-cinemagraphs-a-new-take-on-gifs/2253/ 


Here is great showcase of Cinemagraphs: http://www.quertime.com/article/arn-2011-11-22-1-top-40-stunning-and-impressive-cinemagraphs-photography-in-motion/ 

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Start Earning Revenues from Maps: Chitika Customizable Maps

Start Earning Revenues from Maps: Chitika Customizable Maps | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Chitika Maps is a new service which allows you to create custom maps with no limitations or fewer features than the major providers. Actually, Chitika Maps offers more features and options than most of its paid commercial competitors.


Key features include: 

- Drag to pin

- Customizable pins

- Scroll-wheel zooming

- Automatic hourly updates

- Geocoding

- Unlimited, unmetered use

- Custom Pin-ads integration


Chitika Maps provides an opportunity for publishers to enjoy new revenue streams by opting to include ads within map units for local advertisers.


More info: http://chitika.com/maps 

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Turn 360° Photos Into Web-Embeddable Panoramas with TourWrist

TourWrist turns panoramic photos into virtual tours that are easy to embed on websites.


Mashable writes: "The company’s website and iPhone app allow consumers to browse through collections, or “tours,” of panoramic photos that they can spin, zoom and drag in any direction. The tours are embeddable, so marketers can add them to their websites in the same way that they’d add a YouTube video."
http://mashable.com/2011/11/28/tourwrist-panoramic-photos/ 

More info: http://www.tourwrist.com/  

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The Free Web Publishing and Development Toolkit: Microsoft WebMatrix

The Free Web Publishing and Development Toolkit: Microsoft WebMatrix | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

WebMatrix is a free Web development downloadable toolkit that installs in minutes and elegantly brings together a Web server, a database, and programming frameworks into a single, integrated experience.

WebMatrix lets you code, test, and deploy both ASP.NET and PHP applications side by side.


WebMatrix provides inside the toolkit a world of popular and free open-source Web applications, including DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress, Joomla!, and more.

Simply select which application you want from the built-in gallery, and WebMatrix handles the downloading and installation of your new Web site on your web server.


WebMatrix can also be used to find a Web host that fits your requirements and which can use the built-in publishing support for FTP, FTPS, and WebDeploy.


WebMatrix includes a small, embedded database called SQL Server Compact that can live with your Web site code and content. Use it to start building your next Web site, and when you’re ready to publish, just copy the database file from your computer to any Web server and it will run— no extra installation required.

The days of hand-editing configuration files and making sure you have all the right components are long gone. 


WebMatrix is free.

Find out more here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/ 

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Convert Your Blog, RSS Feed or Web Page Into a Downloadable eBook: Zinepal

Convert Your Blog, RSS Feed or Web Page Into a Downloadable eBook: Zinepal | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ZinePal is a free online service which allows you to build an electronic book or magazine, by utilizing the content of any web site, RSS feed, or specific web page.

You set the layout format, fonts, sizes and number of stories to include and ZinePal outputs a professionally-looking ebook / magazine in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats.

Here is how it works: 

1) Start on the Create Yours page by entering the address of a web page, blog or feed that you want to include in your eBook.


2) If you enter the address of a single web page, then Zinepal adds the page to your eBook. If you enter a blog or feed, then Zinepal displays a list of stories. In this case you can select with the checkbox available next to each story, the ones that you want to add to your eBook.


3) When you are done, click the "Preview Your eBook" button at the top of the page and see what your publication will look like when completed.


4) Once editing is completed, click on "Finalize eBook" to create your eBook in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats.
 

5) If you want to edit the contents or change the formatting of your eBook, then click on "Customize eBook".


More info: http://www.zinepal.com/

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Find Out What Your Readers Think By Asking Simple Questions, And Letting Them Add More: Urtak

Find Out What Your Readers Think By Asking Simple Questions, And Letting Them Add More: Urtak | Web Publishing Tools | Scoop.it

"Urtak is a free embeddable application for finding out what people think. Increase audience engagement with your content and easily collect user feedback."


Urtak is a tool for collecting opinions. It is best used embedded on a website, but can also be used at Urtak.com


An Urtak is made up of a series of Yes / No questions. The questions can be asked by its creator and by all its participants. Questions are asked in a random order. No one can ever choose which specific question they wish to answer.


The more a question is answered Don't Care, the less it will be asked to others.

There is also a free Facebook app: http://www.facebook.com/urtakapp

Find out more: https://urtak.com/home
 

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