Building a multilingual news aggregator to reach an international community is no easy feat. It takes a lot of time and money to build up a repertoire of valuable content in various languages. That’s where news aggregators coming into play.
In this case study, we had the pleasure of meeting Ronald Heijnes, a WP RSS Aggregator customer that has used the power of WP RSS Aggregator’s Pro features to build and grow World of WordPress – a multilingual news aggregator about WordPress.
📈 Ronald’s Results on WorldofWP.com
Having all its content powered by WP RSS Aggregator, WorldofWP has developed into much more than just a news aggregator. It now includes various other areas such as a business directory, deals and coupons, as well as a forum.
All of this has led to the growth of the website within the WordPress community. As of the recording of this interview, Ronald reported the following:
- Around 4,500 site visitors per month.
- Content being aggregated in at least 13 languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Italian, German, Russian, and more.
- The content has been able to continue being created reliably while Ronald focuses on building the community around it.
🎥 How WP RSS Aggregator Helped Ronald
Ronald has been a customer of ours for quite some time now. He has been active in support, always providing valuable feedback to our team. Here are some of the benefits that Ronald has seen on a consistent basis while using our plugins.
- The plugin can fetch and display content in almost any language.
- When the plugin cannot read a feed, solutions are created by the developers in a timely manner.
- Outstanding support services.
Here’s Ronald in his own words:
📖 Content Curation Case Study – The Transcript
Ronald, tell us a little bit about your website.
I’m Ronald Heijnes. I live in the Netherlands.
I’ve been working with WordPress now for 12 years, and a couple of years ago it seemed like a good idea to aggregate all kinds of blogs about WordPress on one website.
I found the plugin WP RSS Aggregator and it looked like it would do the job. I tried it and it works very well on my website, World of WordPress.
What specific problem were you looking to solve that led you to discover WP RSS Aggregator?
I was already blogging about WordPress. I started out in Dutch, but the Netherlands is a small country, so the audience is not very big.
I stepped over to writing in English. Every language is spreading all over the world, and that gave me the idea, “Why not try to aggregate as much news about WordPress in as many languages as possible?”
What made you decide to use WP RSS Aggregator over other solutions?
The reviews, but also I’ve been an application manager for over 25 years now. I look at release notes, I read all the documentation. I decided eventually, this plugin should be the one. It didn’t disappoint me. I bought it and I started working with it, and it did the trick for me.
I was searching for a good plugin to aggregate all the feeds. It has the functionality I was looking for. I’ve tried other plugins, but this was the one I knew could do everything.
What has made WP RSS Aggregator so valuable for your website?
It can read almost all feeds, and if it can’t read the feeds, there are always some other possibilities to make the feeds readable.
I can very easily do what I want with the plugin, and what I like to show my audience: the country the blog is from, the language it’s written in, the various categories.
It makes a great plugin to do what I want it to do on World of WordPress.
How has WP RSS Aggregator benefitted your website and the project in general?
The whole website is based on the functionality of that plugin. Almost all the content is aggregated by WP RSS Aggregator. If I didn’t have the plugin, I wouldn’t have any content.
I get 150 visitors a day, so that’s probably 4,500 visitors per month, and I think maybe 99% of the visitors land on one of the articles aggregated by the plugin.
How did you find the support services?
The support’s wonderful. I always get answers to my questions.
100% satisfied with the services.
What would you say to someone thinking about working with WP RSS Aggregator?
The paid version has a lot of options to make sure people see that the content comes from another site, and you can add the link to the source in various ways.
If you go for the paid version, you have a lot more options, and importing posts is a very nice option.
👇 Final Thoughts
Ronald’s case-study has been one that we enjoyed as it shows the power of WP RSS Aggregator in building an international community with a multilingual news aggregator focused on top-quality content.
Building a news aggregator is easy. Maintaining it long-term and building a community around it takes a little extra effort. Ronald is a perfect example of how it can be done and the benefits it provides.
With the WP RSS Aggregator Pro Plan, you can set up a news aggregator in whatever language you want, or you can combine multiple languages as we’ve seen here.
The options offered by WP RSS Aggregator are a great asset to add to any WordPress site, even an existing one. As we’ve also seen from Ronald’s comments, we pride ourselves on offering top-notch support throughout your journey.
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What did you think about this news aggregator case study? Do you have an international community you’re looking to reach out to? Let us know in the comments below and share your journey with other readers.