We live and are collectively successful because we have a growing pool of talented writers who love all things WordPress.
If you’d like to contribute to the site, we would love to hear from you. We do not currently pay ($) our authors but they get public credit and a whole lot of love from us and our global community!
We love first-time contributors but love even more those that become a consistent presence here at WP Daily and decide to give their expertise and passion to those that pass through our doors.
Our Simple Process:
The process is quite simple:
- Fill out the form below.
- Wait to hear back from us. We may dialogue with you a bit to clarify the topic, your interest, etc. We won’t bite!
- If accepted you’ll get a username and password to draft your post.
- We’ll provide feedback on your post and if all is good to go then it’ll get published.
- Make sure to fill out you Profile as that’ll give you some credits below each post.
Oh, and don’t forget – make sure you agree with our Manifesto which is vital for all of us!
We couldn’t do this without you!
Blog Post Publishing, Editorial System:
Review this video for a very quick overview of how you will engage with us and create your content:
And now to our Style Guide and Overall Guidelines:
Thanks to Eric’s post here about the value of having blog post guidelines I finally got around (after a swift kick in the butt) to create so here at WP Daily.
The purpose is to simply provide some consistency around our content presentation so that our readers can have the best experience possible.
That being said, we are extremely flexible here and very open to having a dialogue about your contribution and how you’d like it presented – we’re not blog post overlords or anything like that!
Key Top-Level Considerations:
- Your article must be completely original – no reposting of old content or copy-pasting existing work. And, if you want to mention your article on your own personal property don’t repost the WP Daily article in its entirety! This is for all of our sakes as Google hates duplicate content!
- Your article should bridge theory and practice. Our readers span the gamut of being incredibly advanced and also incredibly new. For the former we want to give them professional advice from a trusted resource. For the latter we want them to come to know WordPress and trust that it’ll serve their needs.
- Practical examples are important. After reading the article, readers should have not only gained new insights and ideas, but learned how to actually implement these insights and ideas in practice.
- You may have links in your articles to helpful resources but if you do not, please make sure to have link to related articles, tools, services and other resources at the very end. 3-5 would be fantastic.
- The bio that you submit in the profile section of WordPress will be automatically generated. Make it snazzy and fun. Make it you.
- Don’t be afraid to express your opinion: the more thought-provoking your article, the better. But please back up your opinion with a solid argument. We hope to create a discussion in the comments area that don’t promote flaming or trolls.
- Please avoid exaggerations or hyperbole, like “absolutely awesome!” “the coolest feature I’ve ever seen!” “fantastic!” etc.
- The title should be appealing, yet concrete and descriptive.
- Headings within the article should be marked up like so: <h3>Heading</h3> for headings, and <h4>Sub-Heading</h4> for sub-headings.
- In titles and <h3> headings, the first letter of every word should be capitalized. In <h4> headings, only the main words are capitalized.
- WP Daily follows US spelling and does not use the serial comma.
- Highlight keywords with <strong> tags (at most one phrase per paragraph). But use <em> tags (italics) for tonal emphasis. Use sparingly if you can.
- Style code snippets with the following tags: <code> for inline code, attributes and values, and for blocks we use SyntaxHighlighter.
- Images are important: They must be high quality, attractive and relevant and have no low-quality artifacts.
- Images can be 600 pixels wide (or main content block) or smaller if you’re going to justify. If full-width, please do not justify or center the image. Captions are highly suggested.
- Make sure to always have a Featured Image (150×150 pixels) to insert via the sidebar.
- None of these things are meant to “cramp” your style or limit you but it allows us to keep the highest quality possible. Do these a few times and it’ll become as natural as breathing.
- Have fun – don’t let these things get in your way. We believe that if we can express how much fun we’re having with our posts and contributions that we’ll win more people over to WordPress!
As always, we are open to conversation and will discuss with you via the Editorial Comments anything that looks odd or strange… or awesome!