KBucket Topic Curation

Description

Are you having trouble filling your social media calendar, spending too much time creating original content, and want to stand out from your competition and connect with influencers? Curation is a solution for all these challenges.

Staying connected with your audience on social channels, requires constant engagement. But how do you keep your content fresh and interesting in order to keep your audience engaged?

Content Curation allows you to target your followers interest, and share highly relevant content, from industry leaders, to both boost your own brand as a thought leader and connect with the influencers, at a fraction of the time it takes to come up with original content ideas.

KBucket plugin for WordPress integrates as a standalone page on your website, and makes it easy to host, organize, navigate and share hundreds of curated content items in context!

A KBucket page is a digital reference library, were each post can be shared independently to drive traffic back to your own website first.

Let’s take a look and see how it works.

Curation made easy

We make it real easy to curate and organize material straight in your browser with our Kurator extension for Chrome.

You can get your inspiration and material for your curation project from new letters you are subscribed to or various aggregators, and discovery tools.

When you see an article you want to keep, you simply click on the Kurator icon, it scrapes information from the page and lets you add your own comments and tags.

The value you provide as a curator, which is unique to you, is providing a valuable summary, and topic tags that make it easy to navigate the research in context.

Let’s take a look and see how it works.

Why you should curate content

  • Build Relationships: Sharing influencer content makes it easier to connect with them and get their attention! Moreover, many potential partners will contact you and want to be included on your KBucket page.
  • Save Time: Its generally less time consuming to curate content, vs create original content. Keep your audience engaged with your curated content
  • Drive Inbound Traffic: Every link shared from your KBucket page drives traffic back to your site. We have been getting 2 visitors for every link we share, and we think we can get a lot more.
  • Generate Blog Ideas: Curated content will help you come up with new blog ideas.
  • Improve SEO: Sharing your curated content on social media and specifically Google+ will boost your SEO. Additionally create blog post on blogging platforms like medium that use articles in your curated library as reference.
  • Advocacy: Curate news and related topics to inform your followers and effectively counter fake news.
  • Share Documents: If you have documents stored in PDF files, or online documents, use KBucket to index and organize access to them with little effort. No programming required.

To learn more about these topics see our study on Inbound marketing, using our KBucket solution.

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Installation

Install like most other plugins.

  • Search for KBucket in your plugin directory and directly install it from the store
  • Or, Upload the plugin files to the `/wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the Plugin from your WordPress Dashboard, KBucket Plugin page (You will see KBucket in the sidebar)
  • Register the Plugin by going to our registration page
  • Get your API key from your new profile page (The free version lets you display 10 articles per channel)
  • Enter your API key under the settings tab in your WordPress KBucket page
  • If you are using a PageMaker product, you need to use short keys to display the contents
  • Go the the “Settings Tab” and choose “use short code” option
  • Go to the KBucket page (this page is labeled under your pages list) and create a row with two columns and copy the short codes into each section
  • Go to your “Pages” section of the Dashboard and select the page your want to display the KBucket page on (You should first create a page for this from the page menu).
  • Add the Kbucket page to your desired menu and change the name and url of the page as you wish
  • If you are not using short codes, go to the Appearance Widgets menu and add the KBucket tags to the “KBucket Sidebar”
  • Download Kurator from the Kurator product page
  • Visit our forum if you have any questions forums.
  • To learn how to create and export your curated research see this post in the Kurator forum.
  • To upload your curated page go to the ‘upload KBucket’ tab in your plugin and upload the file.

Here are 2 examples of KBucket Pages. One is on our site and one is on a client site.

KBucket Page on Curation and Marketing

KBucket Page on US Immigration News

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Install like most other plugins.

  • Search for KBucket in your plugin directory and directly install it from the store
  • Or, Upload the plugin files to the `/wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the Plugin from your WordPress Dashboard, KBucket Plugin page (You will see KBucket in the sidebar)
  • Register the Plugin by going to our registration page
  • Get your API key from your new profile page (The free version lets you display 10 articles per channel)
  • Enter your API key under the settings tab in your WordPress KBucket page
  • If you are using a PageMaker product, you need to use short keys to display the contents
  • Go the the “Settings Tab” and choose “use short code” option
  • Go to the KBucket page (this page is labeled under your pages list) and create a row with two columns and copy the short codes into each section
  • Go to your “Pages” section of the Dashboard and select the page your want to display the KBucket page on (You should first create a page for this from the page menu).
  • Add the Kbucket page to your desired menu and change the name and url of the page as you wish
  • If you are not using short codes, go to the Appearance Widgets menu and add the KBucket tags to the “KBucket Sidebar”
  • Download Kurator from the Kurator product page
  • Visit our forum if you have any questions forums.
  • To learn how to create and export your curated research see this post in the Kurator forum.
  • To upload your curated page go to the ‘upload KBucket’ tab in your plugin and upload the file.

Here are 2 examples of KBucket Pages. One is on our site and one is on a client site.

KBucket Page on Curation and Marketing

KBucket Page on US Immigration News

More Documentation

To get more detailed information and video tutorials visit our forums.

What are the limitations with the Trial Version

The Trail version lets you post 10 articles per channel and create as many channels as you wish. The idea is for you to make sure the Plugin works for you and is compatible with your site.

How do I curate Articles

To Curate articles you need either our <a href=”https://optimalaccess.com/kurator” target=“_blank”>Kurator plugin for Chrome, or the KBrowser plugin for Waterfox. Visit our website by clicking on the links to learn more.

How Do I share my links

You can share links individually by clicking on the “+” sign at the end of the description and sharing the article on your preferred channel. You can also grab the article “url” placed under each article and paste it to your timeline. Additionally you can schedule links in a channel using the RSS feed provided for each channel in your dashboard. You can find these feeds under the “Published Links” tab in your KBucket dashboard. Select the Category and sub-category and grab the RSS feed to the right of your drop down boxes. We have more detailed description in our KBucket forum on our website.

Reviews

Most confusing plugin ever

I honestly have no clue how this plugin and Kbucket system works. I’ve been to the website, read the guides…. and it all makes absolutely no sense to me at all. I spent time download the “kextention” for chrome… then it told me to download the “waterfox” browser which I did. THen I had to install some kinda of “kbrowser” thing for the waterfox browsers. The plugin settings page provides a link to click for post help… but the page returns a 404 error. The instructions on here say to create ANOTHER page (sperate from the kpage already automatically created? who knows!) and to put the shortcode once into two different widgets… which seems silly. THEN go to the page (again the kpage or the one you just had me create, or one I already have on my website?) and add the shortcode there too. Here is the thing… I’m using a page builder. I ONLY want to list the news articles I find in a small widget on my homepage along with my other content. Either this isn’t possible, or… heck I dunno. Everything about this plugin is extremely confusing. I just wasted a lot of time and downloaded random things it said I needed with no result at all. I seriously suggest DRASTICALLY streamlining this whole “kthing”. BEWARE to anyone thinking this might be easy, or allow you to list curate some articles for a little news widget you might want, don’t use this! You’ll waste tons of time, download all kinds of random software and extensions, and probably get no where for the time spent. I think I’m going to have to “Kdelete” this plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“KBucket Topic Curation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.3.8

First official public release

2.3.9

Fixed minor theme related bugs

2.3.10

Fixed minor theme related bugs

2.3.11

Fixed issues with “Set Social” on the backend

2.3.13

Added Twitter handle for sharing

2.3.16

Added Twitter handle for sharing
Fixed upload bugs

2.3.19

Fixed category tag issues

2.3.20

Fixed memory upload issues

2.3.21

Fixed issues with social image share

=2.3.23 =
Fixed issues with Style formatting

=2.3.24 =
Fixed issues with Java Script – conflicts with newer versions

=2.4.7 =
Made KBucket page micro tags visible to the search engine
Added short code capabilities to make it compatible for more themes
Changed how images are uploaded. Once an image is loaded from the server, it will stay, till changed by the server.

=2.4.8 =
Solved issues with mobile display

=2.6.1 =
Changed the URL structure to SEO friendly URLs.

=2.6.3 =
Added a new template with the channels appearing in the side-bar

=2.6.6 =
Added CSS tab for modifying look and feel of the KBucket page

=2.6.7 =
Fixed issues with image upload

=2.6.8 =
Fixed issues with styles