Powered by WordPress Directory has just opened up showcasing any WordPress blog that wants to register.
WordPress users like to work with WordPress users, so this might be a fun way of connecting the dots with others fans of WordPress.
Vamsi Gangavalli has put this together as part of a “Human Edited Blog Directory” project.
The Powered by WordPress Directory currently features more than 500 categories and sub-categories for cataloging WordPress bloggers and blogs.
Submissions are limited to full versions of WordPress or WordPress.com blogs. Submission is free, though linkbacks are requested. If you would like your WordPress blog featured on their site for better exposure, it will cost USD $19.95 a year until the end of April. After that, it goes up to $29.95/year.
The list includes your Alexa Rank and Traffic Chart, as well as links to cached pages and backlinks in major search engines.
The Submit Site Page features a long list of do’s and don’ts including:
- Blog must have a link back to WordPress or WordPress.com.
- No adult sites or adult-related content.
- Only the main URL can be submitted, not specific pages or categories.
- You are only allowed one blog per category, and no multiple categories per blog.
- Sites with more ads than content may be excluded.
- Banned are “Illegal sites containing copyright destruction, violence, fraud, child pornography, racism, vulgarity or warez.”
- “Repeated & excessive use of exclamation marks!” may mean exclusion.
Similar to DMOZ Open Directory, the categories currently include Arts & Humanities, Business & Economy, Computers & Internet, Education, Entertainment, Health, News & Media, Recreation & Sports, Reference, Regional, Science and Technology, Shopping, and many others.
Where is WordPress in the Powered By WordPress Directory?
Intrigued with this all WordPress concept, I went looking for blogs about WordPress under a WordPress category. After all, that category would include my blog, right? I found nothing.
I did a search for WordPress and I found no categories for WordPress and no specific category for blogging, either. While I think this is a neat idea, shouldn’t a directory for WordPress users feature categories for Blogging and WordPress?
Submitting Lorelle on WordPress became a nightmare of pouring through the many categories and not finding anything appropriate for a blog that blogs about blogging and WordPress. I finally decided to put my blog under Internet and Web Services > Tools & Resources, which isn’t appropriate but it is the closest, I think.
If you are a WordPress blogger, did you find a category for your blog?
What do you think about a WordPress Directory?
Lorelle VanFossen blogs about blogging and WordPress on Lorelle on WordPress, and is a long time support volunteer for WordPress. Lorelle travels too much and reports about life on the road in Taking Your Camera on the Road and covers family history and genealogy on Lorelle’s Family History, teaches and presents workshops and programs, and writes for many blogs, ezines, and magazines.