Wripl is a service which provides personalised, anonymous recommendations across the web. (Pronounced rip·ple)
The wripl recommendations plugin allows you to provide a way for your blog readers to get accurate and timely recommendations on what to read next from your blog, based on the content they typically like to read.
There are currently 3 ways to deliver recommendations to your readers.
The Widget – a simple list of text recommendations for use in sidebars.
The Slider – a responsive, mobile friendly slider which is designed to give timely and prominent recommendations to your readers.
End of Content – a list of recommendations at the bottom of your posts. Currently requires featured images.
See wripl in action on these sites: http://wripl.com/sites
Wripl is also a hub for a user’s interests, where they can manage and control their interests. Websites can then tap into wripl to provide the user with recommendations to interesting content.
- Go to http://wripl.com/register and register your app.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- In wripl wordpress settings fill in your ‘Consumer Key’ & ‘Consumer Secret’ from http://wripl.com/my-sites
- Lastly Queue Published Content.
- Will wripl recommend content from other sites to my users?
No. The wripl plugin is currently designed to promote your posts – the idea is help wripl users find the most relevant content for them. Your users will receive no advertisements or links which will take them away from your blog.
Yes. In order for wripl to work instantaneously, we assign each user and anonymous ID which must be stored in a cookie.
Contributors & Developers
“wripl” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- MArkF – Added filter for slider recommendation and field for slider heading text.
- Some behind-the-scenes optimisation, database indexing etc. Also some performance enhancements to the mobile slider.
- Added a new cross device feature. You can click on ‘go mobile’ which will generate a QR code. Once scanned, this will ‘sync’ your experience across devices, bringing you to the same location with the same recommendations and context as before.
- Added ‘go mobile’ feature which allows you to link wripl sessions across devices using a qr code.
- Added option to included a list of recommendations at the ‘end of content’.
- No longer require your readers to sign in!
- Instant personalised recommendations based on individual behaviour.
- Responsive slider now slides up for a better mobile experience.
- Option to include images in the widget & configure sizes.
- Tweaked some css styles.
- A bunch of nerdy code stuff.
- Small change to the height tolerances for display of the mobile version of the slider
- Layout tweaks to the mobile slider
- Removing server-side mobile detection
- Fixing layout issue with inactive state of mobile slider
- New ‘get recommendations’ button