Anthologize WordPress Plug-In WordCampNYC2010

by Bradley Jobling on October 24, 2010

Writers who want to create an e-publication from a blog, should check out the Anthologize plug-in that turns your WordPress posts into an exportable electronic text by following these easy steps.

  1. Install the Anthologize plug in to WordPress.
  2. Create a project. Then create “parts”. Each project will be one book or one publication. Each “part” is a chapter.
  3. Your original blog posts can be ordered in the “parts” through a drag and drop interface.
  4. Add copyright notes.
  5. Pick the format desired for publication and then export. Anthologize will create the electronic book with a hyperlinked table of contents.
Anthologize Screenshot

Anthologize Screenshot

There are currently three format conversions available PDF, ePUB and an XML format. The XML format is a generic archival export for publishing into another CMS.

Other functions and options include:

  • The ability to combine posts written by different authors into one project.
  • Two versions of the text are available as changes can be made to the exportable version of a post while leaving the original intact.
  • The capability for Anthologize can bring in, organize, and create projects based on post type.
  • A design so that outside developers are free to create the conversion types for future exportable text formats. The Anthologize developers are working on the conversion process itself leaving the export formatting to others.
  • Portability of embedded videos. Anthologize will make the videos in your publication playable on an iPad.
  • The ability to get feedback on your Anthologize project. The layout of your project can be displayed as a WordPress page to show others what you’ve created.

As electronic book readers grows, the ability to export and archive the content into an electronic text will increase the publication options for small authors and marketers.

The development costs for Anthologize are being funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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