Types Of Websites You Can Create With WordPress

Many people who have heard of WordPress think that itÂ’s just a publishing platform for blogs. In truth, WordPress is an extremely powerful and versatile publishing solution, and can be used to create many different types of websites.

Magazine Style Websites

WordPress can also be used to create magazine style websites. These websites donÂ’t have a strictly chronological organizational structure like blogs, but instead highlight a number of articles on the websiteÂ’s homepage (with the highlighting often done through a thumbnail image or photograph).

E-commerce Websites

ItÂ’s relatively easy to add e-commerce capability to virtually any WordPress website. There are many different e-commerce plug-ins to choose from, some available for free, and others are premium plug-ins that must be licensed for use. There are even WordPress themes that are designed to support e-commerce activities. So yes WordPress can be used to create an e-commerce website.For exampleThe Painted Prezel, a company that was on Shark Tank, uses the WordPress platform for their e-commerce website.

Static Websites

Even though WordPress has the capability of providing a highly dynamic website, you can forego posts and limit yourself to using just pages to create a relatively flat or static website. The advantages of using WordPress to create such a site are that you have many different graphical and appearance options to choose from. You can set up static websites for such as online resume websites, sales pages, or business websites for restaurants and other “bricks and mortar” businesses.

Social Networking Websites

If you have an idea for your own small social networking website, you can use WordPress to create it. The BuddyPress plug-in allows you to provide your website visitors with the opportunity to create their own profiles, manage accounts on your website and interact with other users who have a shared interest. BuddyPress even allows you to offer your social network members the opportunity to run their own fully featured WordPress blogs directly from your website.

Traditional Blogs

Blogs, of course, are the mainstay of WordPress. There are certainly other options for creating blogs, but WordPress is perhaps the most versatile, and certainly the best supported of all the options for creating blogs.

As you can see, WordPress is very flexible, in addition to being very powerful. Regardless of whatever type of website or functionality you desire, thereÂ’s a good chance that there is a way to use the WordPress platform to achieve it.

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BlueHost – Best WordPress Hosting 2012 For Bloggers

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com named BlueHost as the best WordPress hosting 2012 for bloggers for its cost effective WordPress hosting service.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH), a leading web hosting review site, named BlueHost as the best WordPress hosting 2012 for bloggers for its cost effective WordPress hosting service based on the TCWH editors’ real hosting experience.

As introduced, by the end of July 2012, TCWH had received 1157 WordPress hosting reviews. There were 112 reviews submitted for BlueHost WordPress hosting, 90.72% from US and 3.06% from Canada. The 99.1% of BlueHost customers were satisfied with the overall WordPress hosting service, including reliability, speed, control panel, software, technical support and price. Based on the ranking algorithm, BlueHost is selected as the best WordPress hosting 2012 from the real customers’ votes.

After TCWH had reviewed over 100 WordPress hosts since 2009, BlueHost is the one of the fastest, most reliable, most rich-featured, and most affordable shared WordPress hosting provider. With the loading speed that averages less than 2 second/page and the uptime that averages more than 99.9%, the rich-featured BlueHost WordPress hosting is starting at $6.95/mo regularly, but now with a special 44% discount for all visitors going through this promotional link, it’s pricing for $3.95/mo only.

BlueHost WordPress hosting includes the following features:

1) 50+ Apache modules installed, including mod_rewrite for customized URL.

2) Up to 128MB PHP “memory_limit” – sufficient to deal with large requests.

3) Run PHP as suPHP for the increased WordPress hosting security.

4) cPanel, SimpleScripts Fantastico, 1-Click to set up WordPress sites.

5) Anytime money back guarantee without asking reasons.

To learn more about the best WordPress hosting provider – BlueHost, visit http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com/web-hosting-guide/bluehost-wordpress-hosting-review

About Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH) is an independent WordPress hosting review site, rating WordPress hosts based on the true experience and the real customer reviews, designed to help people find the best WordPress hosting deal at the most affordable rate.

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Online Hotel Management Software Company Announces Integration with Popular WordPress Content Publishing Platform

Online web-based hotel management software announced today the integration of its website booking engine, OBOE to WordPress, a popular software used by hotels for their websites.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Online web-based hotel management software firm announced today the integration of its website booking engine, OBOE to WordPress, a popular software used by hotels for their websites. The integration makes it possible for any webmaster using WordPress to easily add a booking calendar and promotion code box to their site.

According to their website, WordPress is used by 22% of all new websites is the most popular content management system, or CMS on the internet. Their site also states it has been downloaded over 65 million times. It was originally built to be a platform for bloggers to post and syndicate their content. Today, WordPress can be easily customized to meet many needs including news sites, mobile sites and hotel sites.

The innovative technology allows clients to install a booking link on any blog or website created using WordPress or other content management systems. Supporting both embedded booking pages and stand-alone pages, the company is confident its customers are going to see huge benefits. “We are the first online hotel manage software system to offer this kind of native WordPress integration” Co-founder Thomas Lyle said.

“It’s important to make booking a room a quick and easy process and that’s exactly what this does. The joy for our clients is that it’s not only making life easier for their customers, it’s extremely simple for them too.” Co-founder Thomas Lyle said: “This is another example of how we are making it easier for our clients to improve the online experience for their customers.

For potential guests, when they visit the site they will be able to pick stay dates and enter promotional codes from any page before being taken to the booking page. “It’s extremely important that the booking call to action be at top of mind when the guest is ready to book. This means, making the action button clearly available on every page and easy to use”.

Currently, the plug-in is available for WordPress and soon as a stand alone widget for non-WordPress sites. Integrations to other content management and blog publishing platforms such as Drupal and Joomla will be supported soon.

ABOUT FRONDESK ANYWHERE

Frontdesk Anywhere is a leading provider of innovative hotel management software for independent properties. To date, over 1,000 people use Frontdesk Anywhere every day and 60,000 hotel guests have had their stay managed with Frontdesk Anywhere – from the initial online booking process through arrival, onsite operations and checkout. The company is focused on converging processes traditionally performed by separate systems into a single all-in-one productivity application. All modules are seamlessly integrated within the application and accessible from any computer and most mobile devices. The company is a privately held corporation based in San Francisco, California.

For further information please visit FrontdeskAnywhere.com

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Asahi Technologies Launches Low Cost WordPress Development Services

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WordPress is an ideal tool for creating low cost websites that are flexible for blogging as well as professional shopping cart CMS.

(PRWEB) July 24, 2012

WordPress is an ideal tool for building small and simple websites. Cost-efficient and easy to use, people are increasingly using WordPress for blogs and CMS sites. Its success has driven the demand higher for custom WordPress development services at affordable cost. So to render low cost WordPress services Asahi Technologies, a New York based web development firm launched its custom WordPress development services focusing on small and medium businesses.

For many business owners, customizing their website are restricted by limited or no knowledge of the underlying code. This is where WordPress scores a vital point, the simple architecture of WordPress allows it to be developed at extremely low costs compared to other tools. It is also popular among bloggers as it offers much needed scalability, flexibility, security and compatibility. Apart from being an effective blogging platform WordPress is a reliable Content Management System.

Though there are plenty of open source tools available for free, WordPress is preferred by webmasters all over the world. Its structure makes it compatible for high end web developers as well as beginners with little no intricate programming knowledge. Since WordPress sites are generally SEO friendly with full control on Meta, content and URL structure, it can increase visibility on popular search engines.

“At Asahi Technologies, we offer a full spectrum of WordPress solutions from implementation to CMS services for businesses with limited budget issues” says Vinod Subbaiah, CEO of Asahi Technologies.” WordPress is an ideal tool for creating low cost websites that are flexible for blogging as well as professional shopping cart CMS. Asahi Technologies offers fully integrated WordPress services from implementation, setup, design – theme conversion, customization and maintenance”

About Asahi Technologies

Asahi Technologies is a New York based web design and development firm that provides software consulting and development solutions to small and medium level businesses all across North America. Asahi Technologies specializes in responsive design, cloud computing, online marketing,mobile application development and open source technologies. Under the leadership of Mr. Vinod Subbaiah, who himself started his career as a software programmer, Asahi TechnologiesÂ’ team comprises of experienced software professionals have extensive knowledge of technology covering B2C and B2B operations. The firmÂ’s headquarters is located in New York City, NY.

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Report: Chatwing Introduces Global Chat Box to Gaming Bloggers in Ever-growing WordPress Community

Gaming bloggers in WordPress can now benefit from ChatwingÂ’s latest chat widget. This chat application excels in providing web communication for thousands of bloggers and their visitors

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Game bloggers in WordPress will now be able to reach more people and share their hot tips with the help of ChatwingÂ’s latest and innovative chat box. The Chatwing team has decided to expand in the WordPress community because of its sole potential compared to other free-hosting blog sites. Additionally, WordPress is highly supportive of widgets, allowing users to integrate the Chatwing application with no fuss. ChatwingÂ’s chat tool also empowers social media interaction.

The latest version of Chatwing’s free chat box is geared to accommodate up to 600 users in real time. However, the team is planning to upgrade it to 1000. In this way, many people will be able to use the communication leverage offered by Chatwing. Game bloggers can also use Chatwing’s social media integration feature to expand their social networks. This is useful for Facebook gamers who want to find more ‘neighbors’ for their games. It has been proven that a Facebook game is better with the help of common friends and acquaintances.

According to some game bloggers in WordPress, Chatwing’s free shout box has helped them connect to their visitors at a better rate. Instead of waiting for blog comments which may take a day or two, the visitors can gather information in real time. This saves a lot of time and effort on the side of the visitors. Additionally, Chatwing’s chat application has helped WordPress bloggers gather visibility for their blogs. The chat app does this by transforming the blog into an active ‘lounge’ where visitors can share their thoughts about a certain topic or niche. Many bloggers have also commended the easy installation mechanism of the Chatwing chatbox. The average installation time for a Chatwing application takes only few seconds.

According to the research of the Chatwing team, game bloggers in WordPress who have used the free chatbox were able to help many gamers at a regular rate. The Chatwing dev team is planning to continue the same strategy in order to help bloggers from other prominent online communities.

About Chatwing.com

Chatwing.com has developed live chat software for websites and blogs. It caters to different online communities due to its high rate of connectivity. Everyone can create a customizable live chat widget in 1 minute or less. Users have the ability to customize the size, color, and fonts of the chat product. The ability to chat via social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter enable Chatwing to offer a personal and unique real-time experience to all sites. Chatwing is 100% free and very easy to use.

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WordPress Development: An Effective Tool To Create Intricate Website

PRLog (Press Release)Aug 01, 2012
Website development needs hard work and skills. This is not as effortless as it seems; one need to have the ardor and the art of designing a website which is inclusive of proficient information, skills, techniques and the quality of information. Every website reveals the desired company or business, so it should be created while taking care of all the essential points and authentication, because thousands of customers, readers and visitors visit on the site and rate your website through that only. As we all are aware about WordPress; it is very recognized and admired open source Content Management System (CMS). With the help of developers, one can simply develop fully featured website and blogs. WordPress Web development provides several features to augment the website including template system and plug-in architecture. WordPress works according to the strict standards of W3.

Currently, most of the websites go for WordPress for their website development. Due to the enhanced in the demand for WordPress development; it has led to the ramble in programmer also. Many outsourcing organizations provide budget friendly and inexpensive web programmer for the website development. WordPress web developers have several advantages and can be hired for several developments including forum portal, web portals, web directories, coupon sites and for others to create blog websites. You can even hire offshore developers as they add interactivity, accessibility, usability and functionally in a customized way to your online portals. The work of developers comprises the management of CMS, system design, customization of modules, their installation and development, incorporation and customization of themes and templates, addition development and many others. You can get really enhanced and customized website with the WordPress developers.

Capable web developer works is from beginning till end; beginning from WordPress website design, for designing a website WordPress developer firstly needs to convert PSD files to WordPress. This conversion needs capable skills and knowledge that can only be done by efficient web developer. He has the ability to incorporate the web layouts files that are based on PSD format and also integrating and customizing themes and templates. You can hire the enthusiastic and capable web developers to improve your website and to enhance the number of visitors and users on to your website.

There are number of companies which are providing skillful developers to create the developers with different facilities to make the website much more organized and manageable. The efficient developers provide the most efficient (http://www.shahdeepinternational.com/open_source/wordpres…)Wordpress Website Development technique which can provide the user with different kinds of facilities to get the most user friendly and informative website to provide the user with different facilities.

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InstantWebsite.TV Offering WordPress Training For Free to 500 Million YouTube Viewers

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WordPress online and printed tutorial available made free in limited quantities as part of marketing launch

Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Struck by how absurdly different competing bids were for building a simple website, and how needlessly complex documentation is for what he knew was a straightforward task, former Microsoft Program Manager Tom Campbell did what any ex-product guy would do in that situation: he built his own how to learn WordPress video training course (called Instant Website.tv) to scratch that itch, then made a its most important modules freely available on the Web.

In minutes, innovative video course shows creation of entire website

The result is three video training modules and a printed action guide (collectively called the Instant Website.tv Jolt Course) that take any user from zero to a working WordPress 3.4 website in just minutes. It covers

? How and where to get a domain name with the lowest cost and easiest administration

? Finding a web host that offers the best combination of service, speed, reliability, and price

? How to install WordPress in just seconds

? How to “reskin” the site in moments using work supplied by some of the most gifted Web artists in the world-at no cost.

Assumes frustrated audiences “hate using videos”, including his own Jolt Course WordPress training classes

“Look, I assume that the last thing you want to be doing is watching some lame video course, or even messing around with with a website. A lot of the time, when I use a video class online, I listen to the instructor hem and haw and watch mistakes happen in real time, then get corrected, and I wonder if they value their audience’s time in the least. My bet is that you would much rather be, oh, I don’t know, running your business. So I guarantee this is the fastest way to learn how to get a beautiful, easy to maintain website under your own complete control.”

The techniques used were:

? Carefully script each video and ruthlessly edit any “uhs”, “ahs”, and mistakes

? Display each step of the entire process so even beginners can build a complete site from scratch

? Zoom into each detail that might otherwise be hard to read

? Add onscreen commentary to summarize important points and direct the user’s action whenever there might be a question about what comes next

? While taking a concrete, action-by-action approach, the course also summarizes important concepts so the user not only knows what to do, but why it’s being done

? Create a complementary PDF action guide that can be printed. The action guide is not a simple transcript of the video. It’s an independently written work that does not require the videos to function and has all steps fully illustrated, yet synchronizes seamlessly with the videos

? Test the course dozens of times, installing on both fresh and existing domains, and doing extensive usability studies on what portions of the course worked-and which had to be dispatched with the Delete key, no matter how long they took to shoot and write up in the first place

The WordPress 5 Minute Getting Started Guide fine for web experts, but “Sent me into near depression”

The WordPress.org site has a reputed 5 minute getting started guide that requires extensive knowledge of such webmaster techniques as creating SQL databases and usernames, setting permissions on files using the Unix CHMOD command, and using an FTP program. Campbell knew that the state of the art could be much advanced. Using widely available preinstalled server software such as CPanel, for example, drastically cuts the time and technical knowledge required to get a robust, fully functional WordPress installation in a very short time.

“The WordPress.org getting started guide is probably great for MIT grads, but I’m a high school dropout,” Campbell says. “I wanted something my preteen daughter could use. Reading the WordPress 5 minute guide spun me into near depression,” admits Campbell. “It just didn’t seem like it was a good match for the layperson.”

WordPress online tutorial available made free in limited quantities as part of marketing launch

Releasing a standalone “How to start a website” class free on YouTube is a calculated risk. After all, it is possible that some users might be so satisfied with their results that they’ll choose not to purchase the full 16-module InstantWebsite.tv course. “Yep, that’s very possible. I was torn about releasing the Jolt Course with the first 3, most important videos and the printable Action Guide. We could very well roll that idea back once we make a name for ourselves,” Campbell admits.

“On other hand people don’t know us in the world of video training classes. It’s a pretty good way make a name for ourselves, and because the free Jolt Course is so good, we think it’ll actually have a pretty high conversion rate.” The free WordPress Jolt Course online training class from EasyOnMe is at http://www.instantwebsite.tv/free

About EasyOnMe, Inc.

EasyOnMe, Inc. is dedicated to making your smarter and richer, faster. They are unreasonably excited about their state-of-the-art master class on how to start a Website; their free WordPress tutorial is available in both printed and video form at http://www.instantwebsite.tv/free

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Enve Creative Develops WordPress Website for 10 West Self Storage

Enve Creative has launched a search engine optimized WordPress and HTML5 website for 10 West Self Storage of Morris, Connecticut.

Torrington, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Enve Creative has launched a search engine optimized WordPress and HTML5 website at http://10westselfstorage.com for 10 West Self Storage. 10 West Self Storage offers climate-controlled self-storage units and lockers, at various sizes, to businesses and individuals in and around Morris, Connecticut.

Owner Sarah Espano, lead designer for the project, worked hand-in-hand with the owner and operator of 10 West Self Storage to develop an upscale, easy-to-navigate online experience for his prospective clientele. The basic sketch provided by the business owner was developed into a content-rich resource and self-storage guide.

The owner indicated his desire to use the website to attract high-end clientele who would most likely benefit from his climate-controlled facility. The color scheme, layout, and feel of the website is designed to meet that goal, as well as to mimic the color scheme of the interior of the building itself.

Enve visited the location to take high-quality photographs of the bright, clean facility and the individual self-storage units. They created schematic drawings of each self-storage unit to give an exact understanding of scale, and developed copy for the “Storage Units” page to describe what each unit might best hold. Each storage unit type was then paired with its own photo gallery to entice prospects to request an appointment to tour the facility.

Two content-rich pages that Enve built into the site became essential add-ons for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes: “Storing at 10 West” and “Storage Packing Tips.” They provide guidelines and helpful advice for how best to maximize the self-storage experience.

“It can be challenging to transform a website this size, with such a focused purpose, into more than just a run-of-the-mill brochure website,” Espano says. “During our initial research stage, we discovered how similar businesses were making something as straightforward as self-storage into an opportunity for educating their clientele. We integrated these two pages into the 10 West website because we wanted to set it apart from the other Connecticut self-storage facilities, while also providing valuable tips for the intended audience.”

Another key feature of the website is the ability for existing clients to pay their bills online via credit card or direct debit through a secure payment network.

To help ensure wider reach for the local business, Enve listed it with Bing Business and Google Places. The client had requested the ability to maintain the website on his own, so Enve elected to build the website on a WordPress platform. Following launch, they created a detailed set of screencast training videos for the owner to reference going forward.

About Enve Creative LLC

Enve Creative is a sustainable design studio based in Torrington, Connecticut. Their distinctive design marketing formula emphasizes superior customer service, proactive insightfulness, and creative problem solving, and they are highly regarded for their client relations and responsiveness. Enve has been assisting small businesses and non-profit organizations with website design, online marketing services, and more since 2009. Meet Enve at http://envecreative.com.

About 10 West Self Storage

10 West Self Storage, located in Morris, Connecticut, offers climate-controlled storage units in a variety of functional sizes, perfect for storing antiques, collectibles, documents, records, and other valuables. 10 West Self Storage is a family-owned and operated business. Learn more at http://10westselfstorage.com.

Sarah Espano
Enve Creative LLC
860-626-5004
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Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/enve-creative-develops-wordpress-website-10-west-self-073057105.html?_esi=1

Enve Creative Develops WordPress Website for 10 West Self Storage

Enve Creative has launched a search engine optimized WordPress and HTML5 website for 10 West Self Storage of Morris, Connecticut.

Torrington, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Enve Creative has launched a search engine optimized WordPress and HTML5 website at http://10westselfstorage.com for 10 West Self Storage. 10 West Self Storage offers climate-controlled self-storage units and lockers, at various sizes, to businesses and individuals in and around Morris, Connecticut.

Owner Sarah Espano, lead designer for the project, worked hand-in-hand with the owner and operator of 10 West Self Storage to develop an upscale, easy-to-navigate online experience for his prospective clientele. The basic sketch provided by the business owner was developed into a content-rich resource and self-storage guide.

The owner indicated his desire to use the website to attract high-end clientele who would most likely benefit from his climate-controlled facility. The color scheme, layout, and feel of the website is designed to meet that goal, as well as to mimic the color scheme of the interior of the building itself.

Enve visited the location to take high-quality photographs of the bright, clean facility and the individual self-storage units. They created schematic drawings of each self-storage unit to give an exact understanding of scale, and developed copy for the “Storage Units” page to describe what each unit might best hold. Each storage unit type was then paired with its own photo gallery to entice prospects to request an appointment to tour the facility.

Two content-rich pages that Enve built into the site became essential add-ons for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes: “Storing at 10 West” and “Storage Packing Tips.” They provide guidelines and helpful advice for how best to maximize the self-storage experience.

“It can be challenging to transform a website this size, with such a focused purpose, into more than just a run-of-the-mill brochure website,” Espano says. “During our initial research stage, we discovered how similar businesses were making something as straightforward as self-storage into an opportunity for educating their clientele. We integrated these two pages into the 10 West website because we wanted to set it apart from the other Connecticut self-storage facilities, while also providing valuable tips for the intended audience.”

Another key feature of the website is the ability for existing clients to pay their bills online via credit card or direct debit through a secure payment network.

To help ensure wider reach for the local business, Enve listed it with Bing Business and Google Places. The client had requested the ability to maintain the website on his own, so Enve elected to build the website on a WordPress platform. Following launch, they created a detailed set of screencast training videos for the owner to reference going forward.

About Enve Creative LLC

Enve Creative is a sustainable design studio based in Torrington, Connecticut. Their distinctive design marketing formula emphasizes superior customer service, proactive insightfulness, and creative problem solving, and they are highly regarded for their client relations and responsiveness. Enve has been assisting small businesses and non-profit organizations with website design, online marketing services, and more since 2009. Meet Enve at http://envecreative.com.

About 10 West Self Storage

10 West Self Storage, located in Morris, Connecticut, offers climate-controlled storage units in a variety of functional sizes, perfect for storing antiques, collectibles, documents, records, and other valuables. 10 West Self Storage is a family-owned and operated business. Learn more at http://10westselfstorage.com.

Sarah Espano
Enve Creative LLC
860-626-5004
Email Information

Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/enve-creative-develops-wordpress-website-10-west-self-073057105.html?_esi=1

How to delete a page or post in WordPress

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InstantWebsite.TV Offering WordPress Training For Free to 500 Million YouTube Viewers

3-Video WordPress training course skips nothing, takes user from zero to fully functional site in minutes.

Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Struck by how absurdly different competing bids were for building a simple website, and how needlessly complex documentation is for what he knew was a straightforward task, former Microsoft Program Manager Tom Campbell did what any ex-product guy would do in that situation: he built his own how to learn WordPress video training course (called Instant Website.tv) to scratch that itch, then made a its most important modules freely available on the Web.

In minutes, innovative video course shows creation of entire website

The result is three video training modules and a printed action guide (collectively called the Instant Website.tv Jolt Course) that take any user from zero to a working WordPress 3.4 website in just minutes. It covers

? How and where to get a domain name with the lowest cost and easiest administration

? Finding a web host that offers the best combination of service, speed, reliability, and price

? How to install WordPress in just seconds

? How to “reskin” the site in moments using work supplied by some of the most gifted Web artists in the world-at no cost.

Assumes frustrated audiences “hate using videos”, including his own Jolt Course WordPress training classes

“Look, I assume that the last thing you want to be doing is watching some lame video course, or even messing around with with a website. A lot of the time, when I use a video class online, I listen to the instructor hem and haw and watch mistakes happen in real time, then get corrected, and I wonder if they value their audience’s time in the least. My bet is that you would much rather be, oh, I don’t know, running your business. So I guarantee this is the fastest way to learn how to get a beautiful, easy to maintain website under your own complete control.”

The techniques used were:

? Carefully script each video and ruthlessly edit any “uhs”, “ahs”, and mistakes

? Display each step of the entire process so even beginners can build a complete site from scratch

? Zoom into each detail that might otherwise be hard to read

? Add onscreen commentary to summarize important points and direct the user’s action whenever there might be a question about what comes next

? While taking a concrete, action-by-action approach, the course also summarizes important concepts so the user not only knows what to do, but why it’s being done

? Create a complementary PDF action guide that can be printed. The action guide is not a simple transcript of the video. It’s an independently written work that does not require the videos to function and has all steps fully illustrated, yet synchronizes seamlessly with the videos

? Test the course dozens of times, installing on both fresh and existing domains, and doing extensive usability studies on what portions of the course worked-and which had to be dispatched with the Delete key, no matter how long they took to shoot and write up in the first place

The WordPress 5 Minute Getting Started Guide fine for web experts, but “Sent me into near depression”

The WordPress.org site has a reputed 5 minute getting started guide that requires extensive knowledge of such webmaster techniques as creating SQL databases and usernames, setting permissions on files using the Unix CHMOD command, and using an FTP program. Campbell knew that the state of the art could be much advanced. Using widely available preinstalled server software such as CPanel, for example, drastically cuts the time and technical knowledge required to get a robust, fully functional WordPress installation in a very short time.

“The WordPress.org getting started guide is probably great for MIT grads, but I’m a high school dropout,” Campbell says. “I wanted something my preteen daughter could use. Reading the WordPress 5 minute guide spun me into near depression,” admits Campbell. “It just didn’t seem like it was a good match for the layperson.”

WordPress online tutorial available made free in limited quantities as part of marketing launch

Releasing a standalone “How to start a website” class free on YouTube is a calculated risk. After all, it is possible that some users might be so satisfied with their results that they’ll choose not to purchase the full 16-module InstantWebsite.tv course. “Yep, that’s very possible. I was torn about releasing the Jolt Course with the first 3, most important videos and the printable Action Guide. We could very well roll that idea back once we make a name for ourselves,” Campbell admits.

“On other hand people don’t know us in the world of video training classes. It’s a pretty good way make a name for ourselves, and because the free Jolt Course is so good, we think it’ll actually have a pretty high conversion rate.” The free WordPress Jolt Course online training class from EasyOnMe is at http://www.instantwebsite.tv/free

About EasyOnMe, Inc.

EasyOnMe, Inc. is dedicated to making your smarter and richer, faster. They are unreasonably excited about their state-of-the-art master class on how to start a Website; their free WordPress tutorial is available in both printed and video form at http://www.instantwebsite.tv/free

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425-223-3279
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2012 Blog Hosting Review for Top 5 Blog Hosting

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com published the blog hosting review for top 5 blog hosting service 2012 for personal and small businesses.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com, a web hosting review site, today published the blog hosting review for top 5 blog hosting service 2012 for personal and small businesses, based on the web hosting features compatible blog software, blog hosting loading speed reliability, technical support and price, rated by the TCWH editors’ real blog hosting experience.

As introduced, the blog hosting review is based on the following main principles:

1) Web hosting compatibility with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and b2evolution.

2) Blog hosting loading times that shall average less than 2 seconds including the business time.

3) Blog hosting uptime that shall be more than 99.9% for year-based monitoring at least.

4) The first-response time and problem solving time for technical support.

5) Blog hosting affordability, pricing below $8/mo is affordable for personal and small businesses.

By following the principles of blog hosting review, after Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com reviewed more than 100 reputed blog hosting services, they had come out a list of top 5 blog hosting services including WebHostingHub, BlueHost, HostMonster, InMotion hosting and GreenGeeks. They’re far exceeded their competitors in the comparison on all the blog software compatibility, web hosting features, blog hosting loading speed, reliability, technical support and price.

Now, WebHostingHub, BlueHost and HostMonster are all offering up to 50% discount for their blog hosting service, starting at $3.95/mo only, including a free domain name for life.

To learn more about the blog hosting review, rating, secret revealed and promotion, visit http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com/best-blog-web-hosting/

About Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com) is a leading blog hosting review site, rating blog web hosts independently based on their real blog hosting experience, designed to help people find the best blog hosting deal at the most affordable rate.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebblog-hosting-review/top5-blog-hosting/prweb9750030.htm

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2012 Blog Hosting Review for Top 5 Blog Hosting

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com published the blog hosting review for top 5 blog hosting service 2012 for personal and small businesses.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com, a web hosting review site, today published the blog hosting review for top 5 blog hosting service 2012 for personal and small businesses, based on the web hosting features compatible blog software, blog hosting loading speed reliability, technical support and price, rated by the TCWH editors’ real blog hosting experience.

As introduced, the blog hosting review is based on the following main principles:

1) Web hosting compatibility with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and b2evolution.

2) Blog hosting loading times that shall average less than 2 seconds including the business time.

3) Blog hosting uptime that shall be more than 99.9% for year-based monitoring at least.

4) The first-response time and problem solving time for technical support.

5) Blog hosting affordability, pricing below $8/mo is affordable for personal and small businesses.

By following the principles of blog hosting review, after Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com reviewed more than 100 reputed blog hosting services, they had come out a list of top 5 blog hosting services including WebHostingHub, BlueHost, HostMonster, InMotion hosting and GreenGeeks. They’re far exceeded their competitors in the comparison on all the blog software compatibility, web hosting features, blog hosting loading speed, reliability, technical support and price.

Now, WebHostingHub, BlueHost and HostMonster are all offering up to 50% discount for their blog hosting service, starting at $3.95/mo only, including a free domain name for life.

To learn more about the blog hosting review, rating, secret revealed and promotion, visit http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com/best-blog-web-hosting/

About Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com) is a leading blog hosting review site, rating blog web hosts independently based on their real blog hosting experience, designed to help people find the best blog hosting deal at the most affordable rate.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebblog-hosting-review/top5-blog-hosting/prweb9750030.htm

Article source: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/2012-Blog-Hosting-Review-for-Top-5-Blog-Hosting-3747064.php

Free open-source software: My take on its inexorable rise

The battle for the desktop is shifting glacially toward Linux but it’s a different kettle of percentages for mobile. Every day there are:

  • 371,000 babies born
  • 378,000 iPhones sold
  • One million Android devices activated
  • Only 1.1 million PCs sold

Stats via @zeldman via @lukew via TNW

As we all know, Android has Linux at the heart of it, with a litigious Java platform, which means that it is the powerhouse driving the adoption of free software — although many would argue that it’s not really free.

From my own very small web design corner of the universe I can see the inexorable rise of free software. Of my last eight contract roles, four of them were working on either the WordPress or Drupal content management systems.

WordPress seems to be pulled off the free software shelf for some quite brisk and frisky customisation for relatively small client sites, while Drupal is a more of heavyweight alternative. I’ve also heard good things said about Concrete5‘s modular structure for swift customisation.

With margins narrowing to near-negative proportions, it’s hardly surprising digital agencies are choosing mature and proven free software alternatives. In the same way that Microsoft is losing Team Foundation Server customers to Git, proprietary and custom-built CMSes are losing out to free software.

Article source: http://www.zdnet.com/free-open-source-software-my-take-on-its-inexorable-rise-7000001423/

Outdoors Notebook: Tournaments and more

(Entries for this section can be emailed to franksargeant@charter.net.)

Aug. 11: National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES event for young hunters at Belle Mina on Mooresville Road, volunteers needed; jkprofozich@comcast.net, 256-880-0842.

Aug. 11: NBT tournament at Wilson out of Safety Harbor; www.nbtbassaln.com.

Aug. 11: Patrick Johnson State Farm Top Rod Solo Open at Pickwick out of McFarland Park; www.toprodtrail.wordpress.com.

August 23: Friends of the NRA auction/banquet at Marriott in Huntsville, 6 p.m., $35 ticket includes dinner, drawings and live auction for sporting guns supplied by Larry’s Pistol and Pawn in Huntsville and by the NRA; info@friendsofNRAhuntsville.org.

August 25-26: Bassmaster Weekend Series regional, Guntersville, www.weekendseries.com.

Sept. 1: Berry, Berry, Little Brunner Top Rod Solo Open at Smith Lake out of the dam ramp; www.toprodtrail.wordpress.com.

Sept. 8-9: BFL Tournament at Pickwick out of McFarland Park; www.flwoutdoors.com.

Sept. 15-16: BFL Tournament at Guntersville out of Val Monte Resort; www.flwoutdoors.com.

Sept. 20-23: Walmart FLW tournament at Lake Wheeler out of Ingalls Landing; www.flwoutdoors.com.

Sept. 29: BFL tournament at Pickwick out of J.P. Coleman ramp; www.flwoutdoors.com.

Oct. 13: Frogg Toggs/T-H Marine Top Rod Solo Open at Wilson out of Safety Harbor; www.toprodtrail.wordpress.com.

Nov. 10-11: MarMac Real Estate Top Rod Solo Trail Championship at Smith Lake out of the dam ramp; www.toprodtrail.wordpress.com.

Article source: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/07/outdoors_notebook_tournaments.html

BlueHost – Best WordPress Hosting 2012 For Bloggers

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Best WordPress Hosting 2012

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH), a leading web hosting review site, named BlueHost as the best WordPress hosting 2012 for bloggers for its cost effective WordPress hosting service based on the TCWH editors’ real hosting experience.

As introduced, by the end of July 2012, TCWH had received 1157 WordPress hosting reviews. There were 112 reviews submitted for BlueHost WordPress hosting, 90.72% from US and 3.06% from Canada. The 99.1% of BlueHost customers were satisfied with the overall WordPress hosting service, including reliability, speed, control panel, software, technical support and price. Based on the ranking algorithm, BlueHost is selected as the best WordPress hosting 2012 from the real customers’ votes.

After TCWH had reviewed over 100 WordPress hosts since 2009, BlueHost is the one of the fastest, most reliable, most rich-featured, and most affordable shared WordPress hosting provider. With the loading speed that averages less than 2 second/page and the uptime that averages more than 99.9%, the rich-featured BlueHost WordPress hosting is starting at $6.95/mo regularly, but now with a special 44% discount for all visitors going through this promotional link, it’s pricing for $3.95/mo only.

BlueHost WordPress hosting includes the following features:

1) 50+ Apache modules installed, including mod_rewrite for customized URL.

2) Up to 128MB PHP “memory_limit” – sufficient to deal with large requests.

3) Run PHP as suPHP for the increased WordPress hosting security.

4) cPanel, SimpleScripts Fantastico, 1-Click to set up WordPress sites.

5) Anytime money back guarantee without asking reasons.

To learn more about the best WordPress hosting provider – BlueHost, visit http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com/web-hosting-guide/bluehost-wordpress-hosting-review

About Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH) is an independent WordPress hosting review site, rating WordPress hosts based on the true experience and the real customer reviews, designed to help people find the best WordPress hosting deal at the most affordable rate.

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Why Open-Source Principles Are a Recipe For Innovation

Two weeks ago, Amy Clark wrote that an open-source model can — and should — be applied to scientific research in the pharmaceutical industry. Using insights from Ashoka Fellow Stephen Friend, she showed that open-source science would eliminate redundant efforts and fast-track lifesaving drugs.

(Image by Lori C, Flickr Creative Commons.)

Open-source software development methods — whose success stories include Linux, Firefox, WordPress, Drupal and OpenOffice — are based on the simple idea that source code should be available for anyone to freely use, redistribute and modify.

In one common analogy, open source experts compare code to a favorite recipe shared among friends and family. In that example, cooks have the freedom to follow Aunt MaryÂ’s apple pie recipe to the letter, but they can also adapt and improve the recipe before passing it along to friends. Open-source software proponents believe these kinds of tweaks and adjustments serve the common good. (A few audacious entrepreneurs have even taken the recipe analogy literally by open sourcing recipes for cola and beer.)

Open sourcing, no code required

Open sourced software has proven that proprietary ownership often precludes innovation — and that with proper organization and oversight, you can trust the wisdom of the masses. But what does open sourcing look like in health care, government or everyday situations where there is no software code?

The open-source movement has blossomed into a robust philosophy of transparency and collaboration with the potential to transform all industries. In a recent TED talk, Don Tapscott summarized the central components of the philosophy: collaboration, transparency, sharing and empowerment. When hundreds or thousands of “developers” contribute toward a shared purpose, everyone benefits.

Unlike crowdsourcing, which asks crowds to contribute to a single project, open sourcing puts the project in their hands. It works well when cities open their data to the public or when, as in the case of Wikipedia, an open-source software platform supports open-source content. The website Opensource.com shares the ways open sourcing goes “beyond technology,” effecting innovation in government, business, education, health care and more. People want to improve their neighborhoods, businesses and communities — they just need to be empowered to access the source of the problems.

As open sourcing carries over to revitalizing AmericaÂ’s cities, thereÂ’s a lot to learn from open-source software leaders. What is it like to lead an open-source project? How can open sourcing help entrepreneurs to scale their ventures? How has open sourcing fueled social entrepreneurship? What are the limitations and challenges of open source models?

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Interested in learning more? Join us for a live panel discussion on Thursday, July 26 at 12-1 p.m. EST. Our panel of experts includes Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation, Roseanne Haggerty of Community Solutions, Phillip Schmidt of Peer 2 Peer University, and Keith Hammonds of AshokaÂ’s News and Knowledge Initiative. Tweet questions to @ashokaus with the hashtag #impactchat and listen in by phone or with Webex.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2012/07/25/why-open-source-principles-are-a-recipe-for-innovation/

Best PHP Hosting 2012 for PHP Websites

The web hosting review site Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com named BlueHost as the best PHP hosting provider for 2012 based on the PHP hosting features, speed, reliability, technical support and price.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com named BlueHost as the best PHP hosting provider for 2012 based on the PHP hosting features, speed, reliability, technical support and price, rated by the TCWH editors’ real PHP hosting experience and the up to 1141 real PHP hosting customer reviews.

BlueHost is one of the fastest, most reliable and most affordable PHP hosting of the over 100 PHP hosting providers pricing under $10/mo that Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH) had reviewed since 2009. BlueHost is awarded as the best PHP hosting not only based on the TCWH editors, but also highly recommended by their customers and the open source communities.

As introduced, by the end of July 20, 2012, TCWH had received 1141 PHP hosting reviews totally, and the 108 reviews for BlueHost particularly (90.63% from US). The 107 customers were highly satisfied with the overall service, reliability, performance and support of BlueHost PHP hosting. Based on the ranking algorithm, BlueHost is recommended as the best PHP hosting by the customers.

Meanwhile, BlueHost is recommended as the best PHP hosting for WordPress by WordPress.org, Drupal by Drupal.org, and Joomla by Joomla.org.

BlueHost PHP hosting is starting from $6.95/mo regularly, but now they’re offering a compelling 44% discount for $3.95/mo for all visitors going through this BlueHost promotional link found here. For such the competitive price, BlueHost PHP hosting includes the following rich features:

1) Free domain name for life unlimited sites hosted on 1 account.

2) Up to 256MB PHP “memory_limit” – sufficient for running WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.

3) BlueHost CPU segregation technology for the guaranteed server for every account.

4) Run PHP as suPHP for the increased PHP site hosting security.

5) cPanel, SimpleScripts Fantastico, 1-Click to install up to 150 applications including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.

6) 24×7 100% US-based technical support with holding times that average less than 30 seconds.

7) Anytime money back guarantee no hidden cost.

To learn more about the BlueHost best PHP hosting award and the in-depth review, visit http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com/bluehost-coupon-reviews/bluehost-3_95

About Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH) is an independent leading PHP hosting review website, designed to help people find the best PHP hosting deals at the most affordable rate, reviewing and rating PHP hosts based on the true experience and the reviews from real customers.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebbest-php-hosting/2012/prweb9737290.htm

Article source: http://www.chron.com/business/press-releases/article/Best-PHP-Hosting-2012-for-PHP-Websites-3737086.php

Fastest WordPress Hosting For WordPress Developers & Bloggers

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Fastest WordPress Hosting

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2012

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com announced BlueHost as the fastest WordPress hosting provider of all WordPress web hosts that they had reviewed since 2009 based on WordPress hosting loading speed and reliability, rated by the TCWH editors’ real WordPress hosting experience.

As introduced, BlueHost is the fastest WordPress hosting of all WordPress hosting plans pricing under $8/mo that TCWH had reviewed, on all the database queries, WordPress page generation and WordPress page loading time. BlueHost is awarded as the fastest WordPress hosting by leveraging their 16+ yearsÂ’ rich experience, rock-solid Linux technology, and latest cutting-edge infrastructure.

BlueHost is one of the first shared web hosting companies founded in 1996, and BlueHost is the first shared web hosting company that launched WordPress optimized and specific web hosting plan. With over 16 years’ operation, they have hosted millions of WordPress websites and accumulated rich experience and knowledge.

Unlike other cheap web hosts reselling the servers, BlueHost has invested over 20 million USD on building 3 dedicated data centers in Provo Utah since 2010. Now, all of the BlueHost servers are up-to-date with 4x AMD Opteron CPUs, 32GB DDR3 RAM and RAID 10, and all of the BlueHost data centers are using 4 separate physical fiber lines brought directly into building through two diverse entrances with access to all major IP/transit providers with internet bandwidth exceeding 10,000MBits totally.

The fast WordPress hosting from BlueHost is starting at $6.95/mo regularly, but now they’re offering a compelling 44% discount for $3.95/mo for all visitors going through this BlueHost promotional link found here. At this competitive price, BlueHost WordPress hosting includes the following features:

1) Free domain name for life unlimited WordPress sites hosted on 1 account.

2) Up to 256MB PHP “memory_limit” – sufficient for running WordPress.

3) Run PHP as suPHP for the increased WordPress hosting security.

4) cPanel, SimpleScripts Fantastico, 1-Click to set up WordPress sites.

5) 24×7 100% US-based WordPress support with holding times that average less than 30 seconds.

6) Fast WordPress hosting page loading time that average less than 2 seconds.

7) WordPress hosting uptime that is guaranteed for 99.9%.

8) Anytime money back guarantee without asking reasons.

To learn more about the fastest WordPress hosting from BlueHost, visit http://www.top-cheap-web-hosting.com/web-hosting-guide/bluehost-wordpress-hosting-review

About Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com

Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com is an independent leading WordPress hosting review website, designed to help people find the fastest WordPress hosting deals at the most affordable rate, reviewing and rating WordPress hosts based on the true experience and the reviews from real customers.

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