Are you passionate about a certain topic but don’t want to start a blog about it? Maybe you already have your blog but want to give your readers a place where they can keep up with everything going on inÂ your niche. Starting a news aggregation system (similar to AllTop) can provide your visitors with a lot of value. Accumulo for WordPress is a theme designed specifically for this purpose. It allows you to create a directory for blogs or sites in your niche.
Accumulo is pretty simple to use. Users have 10 tabs to work with. Each tab can be dedicated to a sub-topic in your niche. You also can have a tab for your blog. Webmasters can add a number of RSS feeds to each tab (though you do not want to go overboard as the more feeds you add, the more load your server will have to take on).
Webmasters can change the title of each tab from the back-end. The theme settings section is probably the most important part of this theme’s back-end. You do want to keep your RSS Feed Updates a low number. You also have the option to change the cache settings for this theme. I personally no follow all links (except to very top blogs). Opening feed links in new pages will keep more people on your site.
If you are planning to use this theme, you should also install a strong cache plugin such as W3 Total Cache. Accumulo is not without its limits but gives you a quick way to set up a news aggregator site.