MundoNow Is a Huge WordPress-Based Hispanic Publisher

Mundo Hispanico was the name of a massive media platform in the USA that focused on Spanish-language news. The company has been around for over 40 years and grew thanks to their print editions.

The company has just rebranded to MundoNow so they that they can more easily reach Latinos who are prefer to use to use English. The most recent census showed that only 28 percent of Latinos in the U.S. are Spanish-language dominant.

MundoNow is powered by WordPress, using one unified site for both languages. See more on the rebranding.

MundoNow is powered by WordPress

Paid Newsletter Subscriptions in WordPress with MailPoet and WooCommerce

Laura Nelson gave a talk at WordCamp Europe in Porto and I’ve seen several people recommending it. The talk is “Creating a paid newsletter subscription in WordPress”.

Laura shows how to create a clone of Substack using WooCommerce and the MailPoet plugin.

The videos from this WordCamp are not cut up, so you’ll need to start watching from the 5.19 mark The presentation is around 20 minutes long.

Central Current Launches for Local News in Syrcause, New York

There’s a new non-profit publisher in Syracuse, New York called “Central Current“.

They’re using WordPress and the Newspack service from Automattic. They’re starting a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $1 million to help them through the first three year.

Central Current will always be free. But we need support from readers like you who believe in the importance of independent, local journalism. Help us fund more watchdogs at public meetings and photographers at community events.

Like many of the organizations we cover, they are part of the Institute for Nonprofit News, which supports more than 360 independent news organizations across the country.

Central Current Launches for Local News in Syrcause, New York

The Rural News Network Covers 60 Local Newspapers

One of the main ideas behind KinshiPress is that there’s lot of new WordPress-based publishers popping-up.

This map from the Institute for Nonprofit News is a good way to see many of these start-up publishers …. the “Rural News Network” is getting ready to launch later this year. If you’re in the US, there’s probably a new local publisher in your state.

Click here to see the map.

You can find good WordPress-based examples in this group at The Daily Yonder and Investigate Midwest.

Click here for why PublishPress thinks WordPress is part of the renaissance in local news.

Introduction to the PublishPress Calendar for WordPress Publishers

A key requirement for publishers is an editorial calendar so that your team can schedule content releases.

For WordPress users, the best editorial calendar is probably the PublishPress Calendar plugin.

In this guide, I’ll introduce you to the PublishPress Calendar and how it can work for your content team.

This image below shows a preview of the main Calendar screen. The upcoming WordPress posts are organized according to their scheduled publishing date. You can re-schedule the posts by dragging and dropping the post title in a new date box. On the top of the screen are filters. You can use these filters to drill down on your calendar and look for specific categories, post statuses, authors, and more.

On this calendar screen, you can click on a post title to see more details. This image below shows more details on a specific post. At the bottom of the pop-up you can see “Edit”, “Trash”, “Preview” and other key links.

You can also create content via the Calendar screen. The steps are quite easy. Start by opening the calendar, then click on a specific date. A pop-up will appear as shown below.

The PublishPress Calendar is part of the suite of publishing plugins from PublishPress. These plugins are all designed for teams who are focused on high-quality content management.

You can purchase the Pro version at the PublishPress website and you will get more adanced features such as Slack integration, reminder notifications, and more.