WordPress Settings Detail

Toolbar Placement Choose whether you want the Toolbar and Interactive Copyright Notice to appear on your posts automatically or manually.  The default is Automatic.  If you don't want the toolbar displayed on posts on your site, select "Do not display".

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 If you select "manual", that means using WordPress Shortcode to specify how and where they appear on your pages.  The Shortcodes that would apply are:

[icopyright one button toolbar] will make the single-button version of the Toolbar appear;
[icopyright horizontal toolbar] will make the horizontal version of the Toolbar appear;
[icopyright vertical toolbar] will make the vertical version of the Toolbar appear; and
[interactive copyright notice] will make the Interactive Copyright Notice appear.

With shortcodes you can further specify whether the Toolbar appears on the right or left using the format [icopyright one button toolbar float="right"]

Searchable.  Your articles will now be searchable and available for syndication from iCopyright's syndication network repubHub (www.repubhub.com) and from the Republish module of this plugin.  If you don't want your articles available through these platforms, uncheck the box here.

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Exclude.  It is important to offer licenses only to articles for which you have the right to grant licenses.  Here you specify which Authors or Categories of articles should not have the toolbar and should not be included in the syndication services such as repubHub.  Individual articles may be excluded from the iCopyright services on their Edit Post template by clicking the new box "Do not offer iCopyright Article Tools on this story and/or make searchable."

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Site Description and Logo.  If you input a description of your site, it will be displayed to repubHub users when they hover over the name of your publication.  If you upload your publication logo, it will be displayed on republished versions of your content and to "private label" your licensing templates when readers click the toolbar on your site.

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Toolbar Appearance.  Here you can modify the appearance of the Toolbar on your site. You can align it to the right or left of articles. You can deploy a horizontal or vertical four-button version of the Toolbar or a single-button version that unfurls upon hover. (More detail available here.)  You can select a color theme for the Toolbar and specify whether it has an opaque rectangle around the buttons. As you change Theme and Background, the Toolbar shown in this section will change dynamically to preview the options you’ve selected look.  You can even click the Toolbar to preview the services you currently have live under each button.

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 The picture below shows where you can specify whether you want to display both the Toolbar at the top and the Interactive Copyright Notice at the bottom of each article, or just one or the other. You can make a different selection for pages with a single post and pages with multiple posts. For pages with a single post, we strongly recommend the default setting, which is to show both. For pages with multiple posts, it may look too cluttered to display both, particularly if the articles are short. For this reason, the default setting is to show only the Interactive Copyright Notice on multi-post pages, but it’s a matter of taste.  You can also specify whether the tools appear on Posts only, or both Pages and Posts.

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EZ Excerpt. Most content piracy occurs via copy/paste. EZ Excerpt encourages copy/pasters to respect your copyrighted content. When EZ Excerpt is activated, any reader who tries to copy/paste a portion of your article will be presented with a box asking “Obtain a License?” If the reader selects “yes” he or she will be offered the opportunity to license the excerpt for purposes of posting on the reader’s own website. The default setting for this feature is to enable EZ Excerpt.

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Share services.  If the Share services are set to “On” (the default) and you've selected one of the four-button versions of the iCopyright Toolbar (not the default),  the iCopyright Toolbar displays Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and Google+ buttons from within the toolbar, alongside your paid posting services. With this integrated arrangement, readers who use the free social media buttons to post links back to your site are also exposed to the paid services that allow them to post full-text versions of your articles on their own website. It’s a great way to upsell from free to paid services and to improve the look of your site. And the full spectrum of services leaves little excuse for copy/pasters to keep pirating your content. If you nonetheless prefer to keep your social media services separate from the Toolbar, either set Share services to “Off” or choose the single-button Toolbar format.  Turning off the Share services will also cause the “Share” button on the four-button version of the Toolbar to be renamed “Post.”

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Show Address.  This is where you modify the address where we should mail your revenue checks.

Ad Network.  When your content is licensed for republication or reuse for free with ads inserted, iCopyright will use the ad codes you provide here to insert your ads for your share of the ad inventory.   (This does not affect how advertising is placed on your site.)  If you prefer to use a different ad network, contact publishers@icopyright.com. If you currently do not have an ad system or are not subscribing to an ad network, click here for instructions on Google AdSense or here for Adblade.

Advanced Settings. Most users can ignore this section. If you previously activated iCopyright for your website but then deleted it, and now wish to reactivate, you will have been told “The publication name is already taken” when attempting to re-register. Instead of re-registering, simply insert your Publication ID number here, along with your email address and Conductor password, and click “Save Settings” to go live again. You can find your Publication ID number in Conductor, under Publications > Profile. (If you’ve forgotten your Conductor password, get a reminder here.) Also, if you already have a Conductor account for one publication and are adding a second (or third, or fourth) publication to the same Conductor account, you would put the Publication ID of that second publication in this field.

Enter My Conductor Console.  Click here to enter Conductor.  This is where you can modify what services are active and the prices that you set.  You can also view reports, such as where your articles are republished, how many page views they got, and licenses sold.

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Click “Save Settings” to apply your changes. 

I’ve gone live and reviewed my settings page. What now?

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