One of the ideas behind KinshiPress is that local publishers are successfully finding new business models, often powered by WordPress.
Here’s some data to back that up from LION, a group that supports local publishers: annual revenue went up by 33% between 2020 and 2021. Most local publishers get by on revenue of just over $100k per year, but that’s growing.
News businesses that are members of LION Publishers reported earning a median annual revenue of $125,000 in 2021 — a 33 percent increase compared to a self-reported median annual revenue of $94,000 in 2020. More than half of LION members that shared financial data in both 2020 and 2021 experienced revenue growth, which is an encouraging sign of journalism businesses becoming more financially healthy as they work to achieve long-term sustainability.
Here’s another very useful WordPress publishing podcast: “Jeremy Green of Endo Creative and Leaky Paywall shares his thoughts on “why WordPress is a great choice for content publishers seeking to monetize with digital subscriptions, plus his favorite techniques for subscriptions.”
If you’re a publisher who adds a lot of content on your WordPress site, it’s easy to end up with an uncategorized. Your writers can easily forget to add relevant Tags, Categories, and the other taxonomy terms you need
The TaxoPress plugin is a WordPress plugin that we recommend because it can analyze your content and automatically create new terms. This is possible with the “Auto Terms” feature” in TaxoPress.
The Auto Terms feature is introduced in the video below. Underneath the video, you’ll also find a text and image guide to using this feature.
Neighborhood Journal is a really interesting experiment in New Mexico, and it is using WordPress of course.
It’s a new digital news product that focuses on neighborhood-level news in three “zones” in Albuquerque. The publication aims to foster a “community feeling within the city.” The organization’s website, NeighborhoodJournal.com, will offer free access through June 30. Starting July 1, it will be available to subscribers for $4.95 per month.