Silo Plugin Wordpress

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Yukon did you ever finish yours?
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  • Profile picture of the author jurky
    I'm also interested in this... no simple solution for WP yet (except Clickbump, but it still links to index pages from silos and support pages), and I believe Yukon can do it .
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by jurky View Post

      I'm also interested in this... no simple solution for WP yet (except Clickbump, but it still links to index pages from silos and support pages), and I believe Yukon can do it .
      Index page is supposed to be linked to by Silo landing pages. If we all waited until Yukon finished his theme or plugin, we would be a few years older by then
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      • Profile picture of the author packerfan
        I can silo thesis pretty easily now. It was a PIA to figure it all out, but now I got a nice template that I can use. Plus it's one of very few themes that actually let you have content rich category pages.

        I think clickbump is working on it as well.

        But like you, I'm waiting on Yukon's solution. Because plug and play would be nice.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by outwest View Post

        Index page is supposed to be linked to by Silo landing pages. If we all waited until Yukon finished his theme or plugin, we would be a few years older by then
        Maybe, but look at all that knowledge you'll have gained over that time.

        All I can say is it's in the works & it's got some cool features.
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        • Profile picture of the author packerfan
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Maybe, but look at all that knowledge you'll have gained over that time.

          All I can say is it's in the works & it's got some cool features.
          Heard that before... And you never replied to my last PM... Hope you didn't take it the wrong way.
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by packerfan View Post

            Heard that before... And you never replied to my last PM... Hope you didn't take it the wrong way.
            I apologize If I missed a PM, I do remember replying to a couple of your PMs. Send it again If you saved a copy in your sent folder for PMs.
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    I'm patiently waiting for Yukon's silo WP theme as well
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    You really have to understand the structure before you can successfully implement it
    I doubt anything will ever be plug and play, its just , well someday maybe but I am not holding my breath. Clickbump is already 99 percent there though, but its NOT plug and play, you have to know the settings
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      You really have to understand the structure before you can successfully implement it
      I doubt anything will ever be plug and play, its just , well someday maybe but I am not holding my breath. Clickbump is already 99 percent there though, but its NOT plug and play, you have to know the settings
      Yeah, I have it, and tried to use it. I'm just so familiar with Thesis that I didn't put the work into Clickbump.

      But IMO my thesis set up is as good as it gets. No leakage (other than contact us, about, privacy, disclosure (which are all no-followed)) Not much you can do there.

      My only navigation is breadcrumbs once you leave the homepage. I have no navigation in my sidebars, all related articles after every article, etc.

      SO all-in-all I do have a plug and play, but I have activate the plugins each time. I just cloned the template now it takes me 15 minutes to set up. Maybe less.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Ya but you had to understand Silo in order to make the theme settings correctly to be able to clone them

    takes a while to understand Silo structure
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      Ya but you had to understand Silo in order to make the theme settings correctly to be able to clone them

      takes a while to understand Silo structure
      No doubt... I had no idea prior to reading Yukon's epic thread. I spent a lot of time researching, etc. But in the process I learned a ton.
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        Originally Posted by packerfan View Post

        No doubt... I had no idea prior to reading Yukon's epic thread. I spent a lot of time researching, etc. But in the process I learned a ton.
        thats why I am not too worried about other sites Silo'ing
        nobody or so few people actually understand it anyway

        those who do understand it? and have actually implemented a proper silo structure? less than 1% of webmasters IMO
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by clickbump View Post

      My goal is to make it as simple as possible. The theme has a settings import routine so that you can import/export your custom settings to speed implementation. You can find it at "ClickBump > Misc > Settings Manager"

      For example, I could easily export the Gadget demo silo site settings for download.

      With JumpStart Pro, along with those settings, its about as close to plug and play as I could imagine.
      Is it come "out of the box" set up properly, and the only settings to change are things like colors, etc. I bought clickbump and jumpstart pro, and to be honest they are very complex for what they do (well not jumpstart pro). It might just be because I'm a Thesis user and just used to it. But the sheer number of settings is crazy, and it's not intuitive to me.

      This isn't a knock on your product, it's just very confusing for me. Maybe I missed some documentation that would make things easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    At least we all give credit to Yukon, he is the Silo expert on the board.
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      At least we all give credit to Yukon, he is the Silo expert on the board.
      I like to think of him as a silo jedi.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by packerfan View Post

        I like to think of him as a silo jedi.
        I'm using the Force.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Just so that you know Yukon Clickbump is not plug and play, it does pull off a pretty good silo though, but still not perfect yet, and you must disable some widgets etc to get a good silo structure, its not a default structure. Anyone who doesnt understand silo and just waddles through a setup will not get a Silo. Anyone who does understand Silo, once they figure out what buttons to click, can get a pretty close Silo within a few minutes, but it does take awhile to get used to.

    . I would stack its ABILITY to lay out a Silo wordpress blog against most of whats out there though., In fact I dont think there is anything out there that can compete with it at this time. Silo is not easy to implement. Good luck with your plugin

    All of you programmers out there capable of generating Silo themes, To Scott and Yukon and people smart enough to do this? My hats off to you. Definitely no easy task
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    I didn't even know Yukon was developing a Silo theme.....someone holding out on us!
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by BigNorm View Post

      I didn't even know Yukon was developing a Silo theme.....someone holding out on us!

      I heard its only $499 and only 2 left
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      • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
        Originally Posted by outwest View Post

        I heard its only $499 and only 2 left
        Phew.....that's lucky, it's only going to cost me $400, I thought it would have been at least $500 lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cantbedone!
    Anyone else here thinks it's a little weird that there are not already tons of solutions for this out in the WP plugin communities?

    There are WP plugins for just about every obscure purpose that you can imagine but not one that can handle a simple structuring and linking of parent pages to child pages with child pages interlinked and linked back to category/parent pages.

    It just seems so simple. Silo should be a pretty mainstream concept by now. What gives?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Cantbedone! View Post

      Anyone else here thinks it's a little weird that there are not already tons of solutions for this out in the WP plugin communities?

      There are WP plugins for just about every obscure purpose that you can imagine but not one that can handle a simple structuring and linking of parent pages to child pages with child pages interlinked and linked back to category/parent pages.

      It just seems so simple. Silo should be a pretty mainstream concept by now. What gives?
      No not really, considering a plugin would only create the links of the silo, the rest of an ordinary WP-theme would dilute the whole concept with junk internal/external links.

      IMO, it's totally impossible to create a WP silo plugin, it has to be an entire theme structure from the start, otherwise it's just another regular old WP-theme even If it's running a plugin that produces a silo.

      Anyone that says they have a silo plugin is BSing, just for sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Cantbedone! View Post

      It just seems so simple. Silo should be a pretty mainstream concept by now. What gives?
      Silos have been around for 10+ years, the reason most folks don't run them is they are so stuck on external backlinks they think that's the only form of SEO (which is wrong). Plus the fact that a well structured site requires up front work, which the average IMer/webmaster won't do, because it's work.

      Most folks do basic on-page SEO because that's all they have learned after reading thousands of rehashed blogs/forums.

      My advise for anyone that's serious about SEO is learn the silo structure & why it works from your own testing. Don't take my word for it or anyone else for that matter, setup a site/blog & test it for yourselves, I think you'll be surprised at your SERP results.

      Don't get me wrong external backlinks are still needed, but we own our sites so might as well max that out SEO wise before doing the hard work (external SEO).
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    I know this thread is kind of old now, but I just ran across it when I was doing a Google search a few minutes ago. If any of you are still looking for a Silo plugin, my mentor and I released one last fall. It took him a couple of weeks to pound the silo concept into my head, and then I took that and explained it in chunks to a programmer.

    The end results is that we created a WordPress plugin called Simple Silo that will do a fully silo structure for you. I created the directions myself and we've had many sales since with absolutely no complaints. We do handle all the customer service and all.

    I didn't mean for this to be a "blatant advertisement" or anything of the like, but it does sound like the answer the what everyone was looking for last year and earlier this year. We have a demo copy up that will do a limited silo so you can at least see what it's like.

    You can check it out at Wordpress SEO Plugins: Simple Silo Builder (not an affiliate ad...like I said, I helped to create it). Please feel free to PM me with any questions and I'll answer them as quickly as I can.

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