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Wordpress Direct Review
Date Added: 6/23/2009     Reviewer: Quintile
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Website URL: http://www.wpdirect.com
Company Name: WordPressDirect.com and Blinking-Dot Software LLC
Alexa Traffic Rank: 29,153
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Wordpress Direct Description

WordPress Direct is a tool Internet marketers can use to create WordPress blogs quickly. WordPress Direct has many features and plugins that save time and can really get multiple blogs up quickly. Marketers can take advantage of the ability for WordPress Direct users to do automated posts and to have blogs automatically optimized for search engines using SEO tactics as part of the plugins.

Wordpress Direct Detailed Overview

If you participated in the Thirty Day Challenge by Ed Dale, you probably heard of and even used WordPress Direct. Many marketers are intrigued by what this program has to offer Internet marketers as it pertains to marketing with a blog. What Wordpress Direct does for marketers is that it quickly creates multiple Wordpress blogs including plugins and something that online marketers need most - optimized blogs. Marketers love the fact that the Wordpress Direct system is set up with the buyers own blog host, domain and with the buyer having total control over the blog. It has the capability of doing automated posts.

Many marketers are using blogs to generate online money, so a tool such as WordPress Direct is a very practical and necessary tool for them. This program is not economically wise for anyone who is setting up a personal blog or only desires one or two business blogs. It is, however, appropriate for the serious blogger who is out to build a blog empire, or at least multiple blogs for the purpose of making some serious online income. A marketer may not need Wordpress Direct if they already have the knowledge to set up a WordPress blog and to optimize it.

The customer service for WordPress Direct works faster if all the pertinent information is included when the ticket for service is first submitted. The information customer service needs to know who is hosting the site, WordPress or someone else? They also need to know if there are multiple domains being hosted, and who created the domain. It is also important to paste the installation folder used to set up the site into the ticket field. To encourage proper usage of customer support, there is a video provided by Wordpress Direct.

It is important for those using Wordpress Direct to understand which hosting companies are supported before making the purchase decision. Currently Hostgator, Midphase, BlueHost, HostMonster, Dreamhost and other cPanel hosts not included in the above list may also be ok to host using this program. The popular hosting site, GoDaddy is not supported by WordPress Direct.

One issue that has popped up for those using WordPress Direct is that some of the themes appear to be "messed up". The explanation given is that some of the themes do look messed up because the themes in Wordpress are considered to be an abstract art form, and the script can distort when the script is run on them, which is necessary to enable the site to function. WordPress Direct is working to correct all themes that are appearing to be "messed up" and will eventually correct all of them. You can assist by reporting any odd looking themes in your "site settings" by clicking "theme" and submit a comment such as reporting a broken theme or that it appears "messed up".

To help users become familiar with how WordPress Direct works there are some tutorials on topics:

  • Preparing your hosting account for your site with CPanel

  • Installing your site using WordPress Direct

  • Be your site's editor with supervised posting

  • Getting content on your site quickly

  • Installing your site using WordPress Direct

  • Installing and using WordPress RSS poster

  • Installing and using WordPress Shopping poster

  • Creating Killer Sites using Wordpress PLR poster PRO

  • Make your site unbeatable with ezine poster

There is a free membership that is free for as long as you wish to use it.

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Wordpress Direct Reputation

WordPress Direct does have a reputation in marketing forums for being overpriced, and more than likely aimed at Internet marketer beginners who do not realize that much of what is offered can be done for free using WordPress. Some users admit that WordPress Direct is user-friendlier than WordPress, so this may be an incentive to use it. What most users praise WordPress Direct for is the use of getting blogs up and running, all the features and the ability to not have to have your own domain or hosting if you don't want to bother with all that.

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Wordpress Direct is helpful

I have been using Wordpress Direct for about a year and it does help but that is because I have become somewhat lazy and let it do work that I could be doing. I have not used it for awhile but intend to push forward with several new blogs shortly and will use it to save some time.
 
 


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avatar   by Dale2006 on June 3, 2011 at 6:08 PM CST

 
 
 
Dreadful customer service

My experience is the same as inthistogether. I signed up for the $1 trial and then with no notice was hit with an $81 charge with no indication of the name of the subscription, it said harvardaveventures (?). When I inquired to the email noted on the paypal receipt(What am I being charged for?), I never received an answer. 3 emails, no answer! Finally by accident, I found out it was for WordPress Direct. The product is ok in that it is a quick way to install plugins and pull content, but the customer service is non-existent. I had another issue and wrote to "customer service" and the reply was a curt, insulting... "use Market Samurai and do some keyword research". Please, I had done my KW research and was looking for some guidance. If there is another product that does the same thing, seek it out. These guys don't have a clue.
 
 


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avatar   by gonnamakeit on August 27, 2010 at 12:28 PM CST

 
 
 
A scam, a ripoff - at best a bad burn

In July/09 I signed up for Wordpress Direct on a trial basis for $1.

Nowhere did I see or understand that I was agreeing to a continuing subscription at a rate of $27 per month. I used Paypal to pay the $1. Upon seeing my Paypal account in a negative balance, I researched my payment history to find that Wordpress Direct had charged my account $81 for the NEXT 3 months. I had NEVER used their site or services as I found no value in it. Subsequent communications with them by email and telephone met with no response.

I do feel burnt and ripped off.
 
 


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avatar   by inthistogether on January 9, 2010 at 8:55 PM CST

 
 
 
Too Expensive But Awesome For Beginners

I tried the 30 day Gold membership after getting into the 30 day challenge just to see it's worth the 197$.

I have to say that I was intrigued with the ease of making websites with this tool. Basically what they already setup in each wordpress site usually used to take me as much as 2-3 hours to set up (SEO), and it was really great to be able to do this in less than 30 seconds.

I also liked the themes so much. There are like thousands of themes for every single niche you can actually find and they're very high quality.

The auto income plugins helped me a lot, with them and the uniquefier plugin I was capable of getting no. 1 on Google very fast for 2 sites which was quite amusing to see.

What I hated the most was the shopping poster which basically does nothing but post reviews for shopping items & posts no pics or affiliate links or anything, making it rather confusing for all new members thinking it can make them money, misleading!

I'd totally advise you get WP Robot(Very cheap compared to WPD) which can do all the functions of auto income plugins and WAY better, but try this system to learn the quality SEO work the WPD team accomplished and try to copy it in all of your sites.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by Kraig on November 14, 2009 at 8:22 PM CST

 
 
 
You'd be better off hosting a Wordpress blog yourself.

While this service attempts to "automate" the process of having Wordpress blogs, it is poorly executed, as you're are given an installation of Wordpress that is severely limited in it's ability . As the title says, you'd be better off hosting your own installation of Wordpress.
 
 


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avatar   by Kentonbomb on July 13, 2009 at 8:47 PM CST

 
 
 
Limited Options.

Wordpress Direct is a very easy platform to create a web page from using a WYSIWYG editor, but to really get the most out of it, you need to upgrade via a monthly fee and guys, this is not cheap at all.

There are plenty of free website editors out there with no real limits on modules you can have for online earning and decent websites.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by acopson on June 30, 2009 at 3:47 PM CST

 
 
 
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