How to make a Squidoo/Hubpages clone in WordPress

Now, I am a fan of Squidoo and Hubpages and what I really like is the way that they offer so many widgets to be added to a post. These widgets/block make the user interface extremely easy for the end users. I will demonstrate how to get some of the features here…

This tutorial won’t cover how to create these features but merely point you in the right direction. To get the multi-block content editor, I suggest using Ether Content Builder WordPress Plugin or Visual Composer for WordPress . These plugins will allow users to drag and drop a multitude of blocks and custom blocks to create the utltimate post page. These plugins are Content Builders.

Both Plugins are pretty cool.

Ether Content Builder

Widget List includes

  • 12 combinations of columns
  • Heading (h2-h6)
  • Plain text
  • Rich text
  • HTML
  • Image
  • Post Content
  • Divider
  • Message box (6 types)
  • Blockquote
  • Custom bullet list (12 types)
  • Button
  • Video – YouTube, Vimeo or
  • Media Grid Gallery – custom grids of images and videos up to 6×6 (grid slider ready)
  • Table generator
  • Twitter Feed
  • Testimonials (grid slider ready)
  • Services (grid slider ready)
  • Tabs
  • Accordions / Toggle boxes (constrained or loose)
  • Nivo slider
  • Pricing table
  • Pricing box
  • Contact form
  • Flickr Feed
  • Roundabout slider
  • Google map
  • Code View
  • Facebook Like Button
  • Facebook Like Box
  • Facebook Comments

Visual Composer


Content blocks included

  • Text block
  • Twitter widget
  • Separator (Divider)
  • Separator (Divider) with text
  • Message box
  • Facebook like
  • Google+ button
  • Pinterest button
  • Tweetmeme button
  • FAQ (Toggle)
  • Image gallery
  • Tabs
  • Tour section
  • Accordion
  • Teaser (posts) grid
  • Posts slider
  • Widgetised sidebar
  • Button
  • Call to action button
  • Video player
  • Google maps

Visual Composer is the most popular one of the plugins but both provides a good experience.

As for the Revenue Share that Squidoo and Hubpages use, you can check out my tutorial on How to Share Adsense Revenue With Your Authors

Leave a comment or any suggestions.


I am a passionate PHP user with a love for Open Source systems. With a few years of programming these technologies, I am fortunate to be able to share my thoughts. Joomla and WordPress are my favorite systems to develop. That's enough for now.

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  1. Jamie says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I was looking around for a clone script and found your site. Great share.

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