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  1. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I have built an article directory on WordPress. I would love to get everyones input on design, functionality, and overall usability. Also please let me know if there are any features or anything at all you think should be added to the site.

    http://www.articledirectoryproject.com/

    Thanks,
    Nathaniel

    The site is a little plane as I want it to load fast.

  2. dimartensson
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nice logo, looks organized. Only thing I don't really like is the Google ads, but then, who does? ;)

  3. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you..

    Ya Google ads are not so pretty but I do need to monetize the site..

  4. Riaz_Ali
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I always get put off by adverts, especially Google adverts which in a way look very much like the formatting of the posts on your main page and for a casual browser, is very off putting. Considering all the incredible offers from web providers at the moment, it makes you wonder why people need ads.

    For example, I am with awardspace and they had a Feb 14th valentines offer where you could get 6 months on their premium service (unlimited webspace, bandwidth etc etc) for just ten pence (or ten cents) with no contract and no obligation to continue with the package after six months.

  5. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is quickly becoming a post about ads.. The hosting deal is great.. But if someone is reading an article about Unlaimed Property or the other hundred topics we have articles on I highly doubt they want to see a hosting deal. As website developers I think we forget that the average browsers do click on these ads.

    I would like to get more input on the site itself, not just the ads. Please review usability, functionality, and anything else you can think of.

    I am happy to take opinions on ad placement, color, and any other tips that may increase CTR.

    Thanks

  6. HAMMADHASSAN
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Good Job.

  7. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks HAMMADHASSAN

  8. bestofblogger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Goog Article Directory website. How did you do category? I like it

  9. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I used the WP-dTree plugin to get the categories as they are in the side bar.. As for the category template is looks like this..

    [Code moderated as per the Forum Rules. Please use the pastebin]

  10. niponbharali
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    one thing you are doing wrongthat users can see which version of wordpress you are using.It makes easy for hackers to hack your site.There is Secure WordPress.use it

  11. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I took your advice and installed secure wordpress.. Thank you very much for the advice.. I was concerned about the security..

  12. bestofblogger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks i need to use this plugin

  13. fitnessluz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Great job. Congratulations...One thing you might consider adding is a call to action statement explaining the benefits of submitting to your site vs any other site. Or an author's tool box, or FAQ etc
    Not an expert at this, but just my 2 cents :)
    L

  14. maverickguy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I like your site design. In your publisher tos though, you limit the use of articles to 25 per year--doesnt ezines allow 100? I have seen a similar site that has unlimited downloads. If i want to author, i might as well use ezines.....no?

  15. tagecho
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Look so simple But I like it.

  16. maverickguy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey flexnds,
    i tried your dtree plugin youre using, its sweet.

    thanks!

  17. flexnds
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks maverick guy, dtree does rock..

    Also, it's the same TOS that ezinearticles uses.

  18. intenseblog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Very nice website, do you offer your visitor to publish a new article without registration process?

  19. reeeldeeel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i would not call the look plain, it is clean.
    very nice, elegant.
    well made, and it looks like you're ranking too.
    good work.
    i have to check out Secure WP.

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