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  1. enigma9999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This seems to be the worst plugin ever made for WordPress. The developers should be given an award for coming up with something that entirely spoils the way WordPress is used

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/betaout/

  2. Betaout
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Enigma9999

    Thanks for trying the plugin, though it is very saddening to know that you are so dissatisfied with the plugin.

    We love WordPress but believe WordPress is not helping publishers who have more than couple of members in their team. WordPress is great if you are small but it leads to lot of administrative work, through spreadsheet, google docs, and other, to get the work done through team and end up killing creative time.

    Contentcloud helps to solve it. We are not changing the way WordPress works. On the contrary we have seamless integration with WordPress, and helps publishers to continue using WordPress without needing to switch to customized CMSes.

  3. enigma9999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for spending sometime in replying to my query. I haven't really tried by plugin but went through the video on your website as I was really looking to ease the process of using WP with a multi-author team. The video was entirely confusing and I didn't dare to even try it out once... I have been publishing content on 15 WP sites each with multiple authors. Till now I didn't need any special CMS for the same, but one day an Ad Roll AD pointed me to BetaOut so I did a little research on it...

    Further regarding to your answer, after running 15 WP sites as I told earlier, for a period of more than 3 years, I never felt the need for Google Docs, Spreadsheets or much administrative work, other than a single sheet for the payment details. I don't know what kind of "Blogs" will really be having Google Docs and Spreadsheets to share with their writers :)

    Blogs are open and I don't think much "Administrative" work will help writers. On the contrary, this kind of "Administrative" work kills the creativity of writers, who, I believe, work best when they're up to their own. Binding writers with templates, desks and newsrooms, is a little difficult for me to digest, not to mention a tad difficult to use too!

    Anyways, great to see that WP is evolving, may be, only time will tell!!!!!

  4. enigma9999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Further, to be honest, i'll try the free version once and see what my writers think about it... Will share the feedback with you guys...
    Cheers!

  5. Betaout
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Thanks for such a response. I am sure after trying the plugin for few days you may see the reason why we developed Contentcloud.

    WordPress is awesome in usability, but online content is changing from one person work to team collaboration, on a single article! The reason many publishers tend to shift from WordPress is because they need a collaborative environment for their team, and can't let it open for a writer completely. We believe we are helping in solving such a need where workflow is used by publication, and through ContentCloud help in implementing it.

    Templates and Desks are here to communicate with writers better, and also helping other team members, like copy editor, to work on it. I understand that you may think that you are not engaging in "Administrative" tasks, but I think it is the way we have started seeing that we no more think email communication with team members as not Administrative tasks.

    Will love to give you a demo whenever you are available. Also do try the pro or empire version. We dont even ask for credit card details, and there is no compulsion in any manner. Want you to try as we are trying to help publishers like you who are producing quality content, on different blogs with more than couple of team members.

  6. enigma9999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sure Betaout... Will definitely give it a try in a few days. It would be helpful if you could shoot over the URLs of a few videos that you might have made, because the one on the homepage of Betaout seems a little out of sorts, not to mention the "Text to speech" in it.

    I will definitely share my and my team's honest feedback with you in the coming days. Hope that can help you and WP on the whole.
    Cheers!

  7. Betaout
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion. I agree with you that we need a better video explaining ourself more clearly.

    Will try to improve it.

    Thanks and Cheers
    Betaout

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