Chris Record introduces Empower Network’s new blogging platform
If you missed the Orlando event, you missed some awesome information… It would be nearly impossible for us to clue you in on everything, but what was shared was so powerful we had to let everyone in on it!
Chris shared with us a brief overview of Empower Network’s new blogging platform.
As you might have heard, we’re converting to back to WordPress…
Why go back to WordPress? Because WordPress helps you get ranked.
Our new blogging platform is going to have a variety of different themes that any business can use. We also created a theme editor that is simple and easy to use.
Gone are the days of breaking your site with bad code. Our new, easy-to-use system doesn’t need any code!
Gone are the days of trying to edit your site, having to make it live and then going to view it and continuing that cycle until you get it right. In the new system, you can view the edits as you make them, before they go live!
Something else we’re super excited to share with everyone: the new plugins we’re creating. If you don’t know what plugins are, they are sets of software that will add different features and abilities to your blog. Here’s a list of some of the top must-have plugins for your new blog.
Empowered Image Widget – You won’t have to deal with WordPress’ third-party profile site!
Empowered Popups – One of the best ways to advertise to your list
Empowered Google Analytics – We made setting up analytics easy!
Empowered Post Ads – Control all of your ads from ONE spot!
Chris let us in on something else we know you will all be hyped about, and it has to do with domain names.
Before, you were forced to use empowernetwork.com as a domain name. Now, that’s not even an option! You will be choosing your own domain name and the category it falls under. We’re on a mission to make this blogging platform as SEO-friendly as possible.
Now, there is always going to be debate about subfolders and subdomain names, and which is better. Empower Network is going to go back to using subfolders in the new blogging system because subdomain names are treated like new sites whereas subfolders are more like a category of a larger website.
Also, we will have homepage directories for each domain category that will feature different blogs daily. Think of all the link popularity this will bring to your blog!
Having posts in multiple languages will now be easier than ever. When you write blog posts in multiple languages on one blog and when people come to your site, they will be able to filter the posts by what language they’re written in.
There are going to be new customer-friendly email followups associated with the new system – no longer will Dave Wood be calling everyone a wussy. When you sell someone on the blogging platform, they will be sent an email offering them a free webinar that will introduce them to the Empower Network affiliate package.
If you see something on another website – something like a feature, a plug-in or a theme you wish Empower Network had – don’t just wish it, submit it! Submit your request to us and, as time permits, we will start building them out for you.
As you can tell, we’re very excited to get this blogging platform out for everyone to use, and while we can’t give you the exact date the blogging platform will be available, we can tell you what the process looks like.
Alpha testers – This group of testers has already gotten to work trying to find any bugs that we need to hammer out.
Beta testers – Once we fix what the Alpha testers find, the beta testers will come in. We’ll let in pods of beta testers (everyone who attended the Orlando event or the live stream, starting with the VIPs) 500 at a time.
Everyone else – Once all the beta testers are in and we see everything running smoothly, EVERYONE will be invited in.
Empower Network, are you ready for the new blogging platform? Are you as excited as we are? What are you hoping to see on the new platform?
Let us know your thoughts!