Welcome to the first edition of “Liberty.me Publishing Site Secrets” — hosted by the Chief Wizard of Liberty.me.

The development team at Liberty.me is working very hard to make your site a publishing powerhouse, and we have a ton of tips and tricks to make your publishing site more awesome.

Monetize your Site: Bitcoin and PayPal Tips

Broke student?  Starving writer? Liberty.me has you covered.  You can enable “Give a Tip”  links for PayPal and Bitcoin by adding a Bitcoin address or PayPal account address to your Liberty.me member profile (go to your profile page and select “edit my profile”).

donate with paypal donate with bitcoin

Native Social Links with Counters

To enable social widgets, go to your publishing site’s admin menu and click Customize Site from easy mode or Appearance from advanced mode. Enable the ‘Show native social sharing widgets on my site’ option to show the native widgets from Facebook, Twitter, etc with built-in counters:

native widgets

Custom Footer HTML

The “Footer HTML” field allows you to insert any HTML/CSS/JavaScript you want into the page.  For example, a Google Analytics tracking code, CSS classes, etc.  Just remember – with great power comes great responsibility!  You may not turn your Publishing Site into a MySpace clone! To access this field, go to your publishing site’s admin menu and click Customize Site from easy mode or Appearance from advanced mode.

JetPack

JetPack is an awesome feature-packed plugin collection  from Automattic, the makers of WordPress.  It has features such as email subscriptions, video embeds and much more.  (Note: not all features are supported.) We are gradually rolling out JetPack, but if you would like to be a beta tester, here’s how:

Go to your publishing site’s admin menu. Make sure you’re in advanced mode and select Jetpack from the left sidebar. Click Connect to WordPress.com.

Connect

If you don’t already have a WordPress.com account you will need to create one. Once we officially roll out the feature to everyone a WordPress.com account will no longer be required.

More to come!

There’s much more to come!  If you’re interested in seeing specific features on your site, please post them in the Suggestion Box.