Create Your Own StumbleUpon With Your WordPress Blog
StumbleUpon is such a great site which let us to ‘stumble’ great sites in the internet which have been submitted by either the owners of the sites or its visitors who think that the sites are worth to be shared with others.
How StumbleUpon works?
It has huge followers as its users just need to click on the StumbleUpon button to find new online sites. If that particular site turns out to be great, it can thumb up the site which will increase the possibility for the site to be stumbled by others.
However, if site that we stumbled to turns to out to be worthless, we can simply hit the StumbleUpon button again to stumble with other online sites that have been submitted into StumbleUpon.
StumbleUpon element in WordPress?
WordPress bloggers can also integrate the element of StumbleUpon into WordPress blog which let our blog visitors to browse through our WordPress blog using the same way how StumbleUpon works. Your blog visitors can just hit your own ‘StumbleUpon’ button and they will be brought to new page of your WordPress blog.
Actually it is really simple to have such element in our WordPress blogs.
First, you have to download a WordPress plugin – Random Redirect. This plugin helps to create link which will redirect to a random post on your WordPress blog. For your information, this plugin is developed by Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress.
Once you have installed the plugin, you have to create your own customized ‘StumbleUpon’ button which you WordPress blog visitors can click on. Then, you have to hyperlink the button with below link.
By linking the button with the above link, it will bring your WordPress blog visitors to random page of your blog each time they click on the button.
You can also make the button to only bring your blog visitors to random posts within a specific category through random_cat_id parameter.
Improvement for WordPress blogs navigation?
By having the ‘StumbleUpon’ element within our WordPress blogs, it gives new alternative of browsing though our WordPress blogs for our readers and visitors. This is definitely a great way to compliment your Categories widget, Most Popular Post widget and Recent Post widget which help to improve the navigation of your WordPress blog.
This plugin will help to increase the pageviews and reduce the bounce rate of WordPress blogs as it gives equal chance for your posts either it is new or old to be stumbled by your readers. This helps to offset the weakness of other widgets and WordPress plugins as it can’t bring equal chance to all of your posts to get further exposures.
What do you think?
What do you think about this plugin? Will it be great idea to use this plugin in bringing ‘StumbleUpon’ element into our WordPress blogs? Do you have any creative idea to make use this tutorial further?
It would be great to read your opinions and your creative idea in the comment section below.