a future where all websites that are powered by WordPress have a full integration with the Steem Blockchain. Upvotes, Comments, Articles, ReSteem…wherever you go on the web, it is now tokenized.
The future my friends…is now!
SteemPress – Steem DApp Review
What is it?
The idea behind SteemPress is that since 30% of all websites are powered by WordPress(about 70 Million), why not create a way for established authors to automatically have their article integrated into the Steem platform?
For now, in version 1, SteemPress simply repost your wordpress blogs on your steem account. But development is happening and the future looks bright.
Why not just jump on steemit or steempeak?
Many people do not have their own blogs and for those people, steemit.com and other UI are just perfect. It gives people a free way to jump into the game.
But, one major advantage of having a WordPress website is that you are able to completely customize the look and feel of what your readers will see.
You can add call-to-actions, have contact forms, lead capture, share buttons, banners, etc.
Also, your self-hosted WordPress website is your property. If you take blogging seriously, you have to own your blog.
As you build a reputation, traffic, and authority…you get to keep it, no matter what happens to third-party social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and even the Steem Blockchain.
What Steem Gains From This?
SteemPress may not be the best for steemit.com or steempeak.com because it takes them out as the first place where articles are written…but it fulfills the full potential of the STEEM blockchain and this is where our focus should be.
We have to stop being myopic about what really is the big vision behind STEEM. We want a full integration at all levels of the content internet. We want that wherever you go, there are tokens that are used to reward authors and commenters.
The long-term vision is best explained by @howo:
Right now steempress is still in its infancy, we crosspost but that’s it. It’s really good to bring quality bloggers to the platform but overall it’s still “eh”.
The grand vision is to have a two-way integration bring steem onto the WordPress blogs as well…I’m talking upvote button, payout, comments from steem etc.
All interaction like on steemit.com or busy. So suddenly you no longer go on steemit.com or another front end to consume content, you do that directly on the blog itself!
You can just browse the web and upvote what you like!
Which breaks the whole current situation where STEEM is in a closed environment.
And now marketing is done by itself.
Imagine yourself as a blogger, you see another blog and can’t help but wonder what those payout values are. And soon enough you’ll join the movement. As a SteemPress blogger, you can incentivize your users to do meaningful comments by upvoting them yourself and thus improve your viewership and get some more reoccurring readers/commenters.
As a normal commenter, you will end up wondering why you are making comments that don’t bring you anything when others do earn money…and soon enough they will join too! That’s the grand idea for SteemPress. Have Steem as what it deserves to be, a token powering the web.
This app is incredibly easy to use and setup. All you need is a self-hosted WordPress website along with the plugin. The vision is big and I’m pumped to know that something like that is currently being built.
If you like the vision and would like to join the party, go to their discord channel and start chatting! https://discord.gg/ngQJMZ