The term “content curation” has often been misused or incorrectly defined. The idea of content curation is to gather content from an outside source, and distribute it to your audience after some careful filtering, sorting and editing.
Rather than creating all your content yourself, sometimes you might want to share some other great content you find on the web. This is what content curation is all about.
All you have to do is pull in content from the sources of your choice then manually filter and sort it, making sure you only select the most valuable content for your site. Besides manually filtering through all the content, you must also add value to the content already provided through the use of annotations, helping your user better understand the content in the context that it was published.
Content curation in WordPress can be handled through the use of plugins. Some of these are purposely designed, while others are content aggregators with the added functionality of curation, and others are simply WordPress versions of great curation services already on the web.
Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the best content curation plugins currently available for WordPress. Let’s check them out.