GDI offers ready to use plugins for your website. All you need to do is navigate to WordPress and More in your Members Area and choose which ones you would like to turn on. Read on to learn a bit more about each plugin.
WordPress is a free open source blogging software that has become one of the most popular and prominent content management services on the web. In WordPress.org’s own words: “The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” – we’d love you to join the family.”
The forum plugin is powered by phpBB, which provides the tools to create online communities. phpBB says, “Millions of people use phpBB on a daily basis, making it the most widely used open source bulletin board system in the world. Whether you want to stay in touch with a small group of friends or are looking to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website, phpBB has the features you need built-in.”
The gallery is powered by Coppermine and gives you a space to upload and share photos and albums. You can create private albums, albums that require registration to view or public albums. Viewers of your gallery can also rate pictures and leave comments depending on how you adjust the settings.
Drupal is an alternative way to build you WebSite. According to their site, “Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world… Use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine
All affiliates are given a .WS domain. Your .WS allows you a chance at domain names you would otherwise be locked out of with .COM. Your .WS domain comes with instant activation, 20 sub domains, and options for parking and custom nameservers. GDI offers an optional domain privacy add-on for just $1 per month. You can also take advantage of URL forwarding to forward to any domain with the option for masked forwarding. Your .WS domain is search engine optimized and is indexed by all major search engines.
For basic affiliates, GDI’s email comes standard with 10 email addresses per domain and offers AJAX web interface as well as a mobile interface. GDI’s email also has cloud file editing and storage and personal spam control as well as POP3/IMAP support. Complete with tagging, conversations, and advanced search, your GDI Email will become your go-to email service.
As a basic GDI affiliate, you will be rewarded with a 10% commission on the revenue generated from each layer, down through a total of 5 generations, with no limit to how many “front line” (Layer 1) affiliates you may have and therefore no limit to your potential income. If you personally introduce just 5 affiliates and each of them do the same, you will have built a network of 3905 affiliates. Possibly the most simple and easy to understand way to explain the GDI affiliate program is as a type of referral program. Affiliates are rewarded for each new sign up they refer to their team. When your referral signs up with you, you receive a commission.
Affiliates are no longer required to purchase a DVD package or be an active Premium member to be eligible for the bonus. Now all active GDI affiliates (including basic) will be eligible to win the bonus. Each and every active affiliate can now earn an unlimited number of $100 bonuses each week. Learn more about the rules of the contest here: Bonus Contest Details
WordPress has many features and options. So many, that it is easy to get a little overwhelmed as a newbie to the blogging platform. There are a few simple features that can help you best take advantage of WordPress. We share them below.
What is a widget? It’s WordPress’s name for any special feature you can add, adjust, or tweak within their platform. Examples of widgets might be a calendar, a drop down list of categories for your posts or just space for some HTML coding. The GDI Affiliate Blog takes advantage of widgets—everything you see on the right-hand side of the blog is a widget from past posts to our current Facebook feed. Some blog themes have widgets already built into them. To see what widgets you have, add more and edit them, log in to you blog and navigate then to Appearance>Widgets.
For a more in-depth explanation of adding a widget, see our video tutorial on it HERE.
WordPress allows you to create posts and set when you would like to publish them. If you’re going to be away from your blog or just like to stick to a schedule, you simply edit the date and time when you would like you new post to go live. Then click “Schedule” which will appear in place of “Publish” and your post will be waiting in the queue ready to go on your set date.
Embedding YouTube videos into your WordPress posts is very easy, and requires no HTML knowledge. To add a YouTube video to a post, navigate to the video you wish to add on YouTube. Then click Share>Embed just below it. A code will appear in a box, copy that code. Now head back to the post you’re creating and click the HTML tab at the top of the edit window. Now paste your code where you would like it to appear in the text. Update your post to save it and preview. Your video will be embedded and ready to play.
What WordPress features are you favorite?