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zemanta, a blog enhancer

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by soctal, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    i was on drupal.org looking at the lastest add ons and one of them is a module for a plug in named zemanta;

    check out the demo, really cool.

    Code:
    http://www.zemanta.com 
    
    http://www.zemanta.com/demo/

     
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  2. squiggy22

    squiggy22 Registered Member

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    Hi SocTal,

    I started using Zemanta on my WP blogs several weeks ago and I really like it.

    I'm not using all of the features, but it's great for grabbing graphics to add into posts to spice up the visuals. And it does a good job of suggesting tags and options for content.

    It does tend to slow down performance. I have to wait for my editor to load up for a longer time with Zemanta running, but given the extras it adds, the wait is generally worth it.

    It's helped me to come up with some content ideas that I wouldn't have had otherwise.

    Pretty cool plugin for WP.
     
  3. seomanifest

    seomanifest Regular Member

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    How does this compare to the Caffeinated plugin for wordpress?
     
  4. squiggy22

    squiggy22 Registered Member

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    They are completely different.

    Caff. Cont. actually pulls content from a variety of sources - article directory, Yahoo Answers, YouTube - and posts it on your blog.

    Zemanta is an admin tool. The admin sees the info when the admin is writing a post or a page and can use the tool to add pics/graphics, pull up related content and post from other sources to site it (or scrape it), grab ideas for tags - that sort of thing.

    Zemanta is not an auto content grabber the way Caff. Cont. is.

    I use both - Caff Cont to grab posts when I'm not able to do my own content and Zemanta as a tool to enhance my content when I'm writing my own blog posts.

    Hope that clarifies a bit. Zemanta is free so it's worth giving it a try to see if you like it.
     
  5. syngenetic

    syngenetic Guest

    Where can I get the Caff Cont plugin? (Havn't searched for it yet..:p)
    Giving Zemanta a shot. I'll check this thread back later.
     
  6. squiggy22

    squiggy22 Registered Member

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    Hi syngenetic.

    Check the user download forum here. Caf. Cont. is in there. It may not be the most up-to-date version, but it's definitely a working version.

    I think someone uploaded the more recent version for nulling so that one should be coming soon.