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SMiLE BlueprintSMiLE BLUEPRINT is a behind the scenes look at everything used to run the SMiLE website and social media. Have a look at the list of all online tools, programs and social media we use with an explanation of why we use each one.

First of all, get an Gmail account! SMiLE uses one Gmail account to register on all social media platforms. This makes it very easy to pass access to all social media platforms and other accounts when the webmaster changes to another member.

SMiLE uses the self hosting WordPress version as Content Management System (CMS). WordPress.org is a free and open source. It Features a plug-in and a template system.  WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.

The SMiLE website is build using the DIVI theme from Elegant Themes. The theme is fully responsive (Mobile and tablet friendly) and supports drag and drop layout. Elegant themes also offers great support at a small price.

Jetpack enables to use all WordPress.com features

Easy Translation Manager is a great low cost tool for translating your WordPress website.

Sabai Directory is used to power the ‘Social Media Directory’.

Sabai Discuss is used to power ‘Ask SMiLE’.

QuickShare adds social sharing functions to your posts, pages and images. Flexible design and fast performance.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster automatically posts your articles to the social media platforms of your choice.

TablePress enables you to make nicely formatted tables in your content.

Theme My Login makes it possible to integrate and customize the WordPress User Management system into your theme.

Yoast SEO  Improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects.

Justified Image Grid responsive gallery plugin. Load images from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram or use image RSS Feeds.

The SMiLE website is completely build and maintained by volunteer Lions. Translation of the website is only possible if volunteers help us translate the webpages and content. To fully understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self hosted) have a look at the ‘Blogging 101’ seminar slides in the Resource Center section ‘2013 Hamburg International Convention’

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