How to Set Up a News Aggregation Site
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We Live in a World where Content is King
We’ve all heard the saying by now; content is king, and whether you’re tired of hearing it or not, it still holds true. However, you don’t want just any content; it has to be good, quality content that provides value.
In the world of social media that we live in today we’re bombarded by new content every second, some of it good, some of it bad. It’s hard or almost impossible to keep up with everything that’s going on in the world, and the same can be said for the WordPress community.
There are so many great WordPress resources out there nowadays that are constantly bringing us the latest news or publishing great tutorials that it has become a job in itself to keep up with all of them. There needs to be a way to keep track of all these incredible sources without it being a hassle.
Hence, the Birth of WP News Desk
WP News Desk is a WordPress site that provides you with all the latest WordPress news from around the world. It showcases the latest posts from over 100 of the top WordPress websites; be it a WordPress blog, a personal blog, or a tech blog that has a category dedicated to WordPress. It also includes a separate section dedicated to WordPress podcasts that is constantly updated with all the latest episodes.
WP News Desk began as a means of showcasing the power of the WP RSS Aggregator plugin and it’s add-ons, while also providing you, the WordPress blogger, enthusiast, developer or whatever you might call yourself, with a central space where you can keep up to date with all the latest happenings in the WordPress world.
Although similar sites already exist, we wanted to create a news dashboard that streamlines the sources to only the best ones out there, ensuring that you only get the very best content that’s published across the web (in relation to WordPress, of course).
The Steps Taken to Create WP News Desk
The process of creating the WP News Desk site isn’t a hard one. In fact, WP RSS Aggregator simplifies it tremendously since the majority of the time will actually be taken up by adding and curating the feed sources. Here are the steps we took in putting it all together (besides getting the domain name, hosting, etc).