Automattic Acquires BruteProtect To Help Keep WordPress Users Safe


WordPress now powers so many websites, it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite target for hackers. To keep its users safe, Automattic – the company behind both WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress project — today announced that it has acquired BruteProtect, a security and management tool for WordPress.

The BruteProtect plug-in is currently used on about 110,000 sites, but with this acquisition, WordPress will not only make BruteProtect’s premium service available for free, it will also include it in its Jetpack service. Jetpack allows WordPress users with self-hosted sites to get access to many of the cloud-hosted services that WordPress.com offers its users.

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First and foremost, BruteProtect protects sites from malicious log-in attempts (as the name implies), but it also ensures that your WordPress install and all the plug-ins and themes you use are up to date. The service also offers uptime monitoring, and before the acquisition was announced, BruteProtect was also working on tools for malware scanning.

BruteProtect was developed by the team at Parka. Before the acquisition, Parka co-founder Sam Hotchkiss writes today, the company was talking to Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg about funding. Instead of funding the project, though, Mullenweg must have decided that acquiring the project was a better course of action.

He notes, Automattic may be known for its consumer-facing products like WordPress.com, but “the infrastructure behind them is the bottom part of the iceberg.” Automattic says it now pushes an astonishing 450 terabytes of data a day from nine data centers around the world and with that, the company has acquired quite a bit of expertise in running web-scale services.

Article source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/26/automattic-acquires-bruteprotect-to-help-keep-wordpress-users-safe/

Vox Media May Open Their Coveted CMS To the Wider WordPress-Plagued World

For a writer, your CMS is your bread and butter. Finally it looks like there will be more options than WordPress. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

For a writer, your CMS is your bread and butter. Finally it looks like there will be more options than WordPress. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Every blogger, writer and reporter has a love/hate relationship with their content management system. If your professional life belongs to WordPress, for example, the woes of formatting overkill and half a dozen SEO fields have no doubt caused you to look up to the sky and ask: why isn’t there a better way?

Vox Media, the network of mostly profitable news sites that includes The Verge, SB Nation, Curbed and Vox, has its own coveted in-house system called Chorus. In a recent post about the future of blogging, Vox Media Editorial VP Lockhart Steele hinted that Vox could be preparing to open Chorus up to the rest of the publishing world:

Here now, the buried lede: perhaps Chorus should become a tool for more than just those of us employed at Vox Media, and a platform that transcends words in the ways that Vox Media has long since transcended just being a collection of websites?

(Image via Edelman)

(Image via Edelman)

Chorus is a CMS that supposedly combines all of the things media organizations have to worry about — social media, layouts, advertising, community management — and wraps in into one, easy to use system. The allure of Chorus was a huge part why Ezra Klein left the Washington Post to start his own site as part of the Vox network. It was also efficient enough to build Vox.com in just nine weeks.

Switching CMSs is an infrastructural nightmare that almost no new organization is ready to undergo just because of some sleek new software. Then again, if Chorus really is as hot as they say, it might end up being as much of an employment perk as it is a part of the company stack.

Article source: http://betabeat.com/2014/08/vox-media-may-open-their-coveted-cms-to-the-wider-wordpress-plagued-world/

Ibis Studio LC’s New Module Websites Simplify Web Design for Business Owners


Ibis Studio LC’s New Module Websites Simplify Web Design for Business Owners

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PRWEB.COM NewswireCoral Gables, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

For many entrepreneurs, building a website can feel like reinventing the wheel. Thanks to digital marketing agency Ibis Studio LC’s “Module Websites,” or Ibis MOD sites, constructing an online presence no longer has to be such a challenge.

After years of testing and development, Ibis Studio LC has found platform and software combinations that will help create the most effective, flexible, scalable and SEO friendly type of website. This is why these new MOD sites come complete with everything a company needs to either launch or upgrade its online presence.

“The identity and personality of every company is carefully represented in a design crafted to the taste and needs of the business owner, but the technological features as well as the marketing tools are already included using the latest trends of the industry,” says Jorge Benito, Marketing Manager of Ibis Studio LC.

He explains that many of these features, which clients may not even know about, would require a significantly higher investment if purchased a la carte. Benito says that, “This gives the client the advantage of benefiting from cutting-edge tools at lower costs due to the production methods of this site.”

These Ibis MOD sites aren’t simple cookie-cutter packages, either. The look and feel of the sites can be fully customized, allowing each one to be unique and true to the owner’s value and identity.

The Ibis MOD sites are responsive, meaning that they can adapt the format of the content and navigation elements to the type of device being used to access it. If a user accesses the site via smartphone, for example, the site will optimize itself for a smartphone as opposed to formatting itself for a laptop.

“Visitor behavior architecture is applied in the inclusion of conversion elements, content suggestion and social sharing options that makes sure to generate the highest possible number of leads from every prospect that visits the website,” says Benito.

Each Ibis MOD site has an easy-to-use, user-friendly Content Management System that allows the site’s owner to have full control. It gives the owner the ability to update the site’s information, and can help the owner expand their site as the business grows, adding new pages without additional costs or restrictions.

“Ibis MOD sites come in three different full-featured levels and can be efficiently expanded with future features … added as new modules,” says Benito. “The levels are ‘Ibis Module’ for start ups, ‘Ibis Pro Module’ for existing business that need to upgrade their online presence and ‘eStore Module’ that bring together all the MOD features with a Complete e-commerce suite that allows [site owners] to sell products with as much flexibility and security as they can imagine, with the same philosophy of including all the possibly necessary features to guarantee a successful operation.”

Ibis Studio LC offers a wide range of leading web solutions to their clients. For information about their web design, SEO, branding social media strategies and more, visit ibisstudio.com.

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HTML5 now rules the desktop, but shortcomings make it a hard sell for mobile

HTML5 is growing in importance and will continue to be a dominant platform for many use cases
for the foreseeable future. Enterprise architects need to consider weaving HTML5 capabilities into
their application development tool chain, especially for browser based applications running within
the enterprise and consumer facing applications accessed from a PC browser. Superseding Flash and
Silverlight, HTML5 and
CSS3 is now the de facto standard
for providing rich multimedia functionality on desktop based
web browsers.

It is also important to put the use of HTML5
for developing mobile applications
into the appropriate context. HTML5 commonly refers to
applications delivered via a browser, while native can refer to apps written in platform
specific programming languages as well as hybrid apps composed of HTML5 coupled with
client-specific libraries, as Al Hilwa, program director at IDC, explained. Hilwa recently
published a report on The Evolving
State of HTML5
.

Some of these have not yet matured fully but have a lot of
promise for improving communication between the web browser and the server.

Tyler Wassell, Software Development Manager

Tradeoffs abound for HTML5

Some enterprises, such as The Financial Times, actually see
great benefit from leveraging a focus on HTML5 as a way of avoiding the tolls associated with app
stores. Meanwhile other enterprises like Facebook and LinkedIn have been very vocal about shifting
away from HTML5 development in order to provide more performant applications with the rich
functionality that is only possible via native development approaches. 

Hilwa noted that HTML5 applications face challenges from inadequate developer tooling, developer
skill immaturity, security, and weak browser implementations. But at the same time it provides many
potential benefits such as allowing cross-platform deployment from a single code base, vendor
support, and ecosystem traction including a diverse range of point
tools, frameworks, and solutions.

Hilwa expects to see HTML5 making its biggest mark in specific categories such as internal
employee applications that access enterprise resources. HTML5 is being used heavily
on desktops today and mobile HTML5 is getting traction for casual games. In mobile
applications, Hilwa expects to see
the greatest use in hybrid approaches
in which the same basic HTML5 code can be reused and
combined with native libraries across platforms for better performance.

Challenges abound

The HTML5 platform itself faces many challenges, ranging from the lack of full standardization
across browser implementations, immature developer tooling, performance impacts and feature support
on native devices. Furthermore, the rich set of features required by modern apps delivered through
HTMl5 depends on a mishmash of technologies that includes HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and WebRTC, each
of which face their own developer tooling, implementation, and security issues.

On mobile platforms, many developers expect HTML5 functionality to be  woven together with
components for accessing native device functionality using hybrid apps that blend HTML5 and native
code libraries, such as Apache PhoneGap, a project that was contributed to the Apache Foundation by
Adobe.

Gartner expects that by 2016, more than 50%
of mobile applications will be hybrid
. Gartner recommends that organizations evaluate
development frameworks that allow them to develop native, hybrid, and web applications using
the same code base
. The enterprise should also consider consolidating development activities
via cross platform frameworks, said Van Baker, Research Vice President at Gartner.This trend is
reflected in developer job postings analyzed by indeed.com, a job listing service that has found that
HTML5 experience is the fastest growing and most dominant keyword found in online job postings. It
currently ranks as the number-1 keyword ahead of iOS (number-3) and Android (number-4).

Going mobile

However, when looking at mobile, pure HTML5 development is facing significant competition from
competing approaches, including hybrid and native development, reports mobile development tool
vendor Appcelerator,
based on its latest survey of mobile application developers.

Michael King, Director of Enterprise Strategy at Appcelerator told SearchSOA, “We see lukewarm
interest in HTML5 in general for mobile. If you are building a more mass market application or
looking at something internal for users to accomplish mobilification of business processes, the
reaction towards HTML5 has been poor. Mobile HTML5 developers run up against three key challenges
around performance, security, and access to device sensors. With offline access, the HTML5
applications can only work with what has been cached in the browsers which presents limitations on
what can be secured, and “you cannot cache application logic in most cases,” said King.

Also there is limited access to native sensors and APIs that are not available with HTML5. The
iPhone 5 has 6-sensors and the recent iOS comes with about 1500 APIs that are difficult to leverage
with pure HTML5 applications. “What is the point of building an application if I cannot have a
mapping application to route employees, or it doesn’t have a performant application for insurance
quoting,” said King.

When reach is more important to performance

At the same time, King sees specific application categories where people are whole
heartedly embracing HTML5
. He is seeing growth in content consumption and form based
applications for customer acquisition. But interactive applications, games, and mapping
applications that require heavy device requirements are steering clear of HTML5. King explained,
“When we talk to our developers, they love the idea and promise of HTML5 for being able to write
applications for responsive Web applications that will work on the largest tablet to the smallest
smartphone.”

With forms based and simple customer acquisition applications some of the disadvantages of HTML5
are not noticeable. Forms don’t need access to a lot of sensors and performance is not as big an
issue. Customer acquisition apps don’t need to go through the appstore, a lot of times they can be
accessed from a link sent via email.

While King does seem some opportunities for leveraging
HTML5 code across desktop and hybrid
mobile apps, it is important to keep in mind the different
use cases of these platforms. “The idea that I need an application that works on both desktop and
smartphone does not take into account how people use these things. I would recommend building
separate apps for desktop and mobile that respects the different workflows on those platforms.”

New specifications extend the reach of HTML5

In contrast, other developers believe HTML5 is beginning to take a lead role in mobile
application development. Tyler Wassell, Software Development Manager at mrc, a web application development software company,
sees a growing
interest in HTML5 over native
. He explained, “HTML5 via new JavaScript APIs brings robust
communication, web data storage, and file management capabilities to the browser and more
importantly the mobile browser. Because of this I think we are seeing more and more mobile web
applications replacing native mobile applications.”

Wassell pointed to the growing interest in using JavaScript as the programming language of the
web which can allow developers to take advantage of HTML5 capabilities. There is a lot of buzz
right now around  full-stack JavaScript application development with NOSQL databases like
MongoDB, Node.js as an application server, as well as an ever growing number of client-side
JavaScript frameworks to render content in the browser like Angular.js, Ember.js, and Backbone.js.
Said Wassel, “With regards to web application development, I see JavaScript/HTML5 continuing to
grow and be dominant on the Web.”

In addition improvements to core HTML5 capabilities and developer tooling are making HTML5 more
useful for a growing range of applications. For example, Wassell has been seeing a demand for
data-driven applications that will continue to work when an Internet connection is not available.
To do this developers are turning to HTML5 application cache to store the applications
resources. “Without HTML5 we couldn’t do this,” he said.

Other powerful HTML5 features like Web Sockets, Server Sent Events, and Web Messaging are also
of much interest. Wassell said, “Some of these have not yet matured fully but have a lot of promise
for improving communication between the web browser and the server which will bring about a more
native mobile application experience like  push notifications.”

In the long run, IDC’s Hilwa expects to see HTML5 and native mobile applications to coexist with
neither replacing the other. Be native application platforms will remain the primary way that
mobile applications will be delivered.

How are you leveraging HTML5 in your mobile applications? Let us know.

18 Aug 2014

Article source: http://www.theserverside.com/feature/HTML5-Still-Relevant-but-Faces-Challenges-in-Mobility

Web designers put Worthing on map

A WEB design firm started as a one-man operation from a garage has experienced ‘phenomenal growth’ in its four years of business.

Pixel by Pixel, in Chapel Road, Worthing, has been nominated in the small business and innovation categories of this year Adur and Worthing Business Awards.

The website-building business has enjoyed growth by at least 50 per cent every year but has already seen more than 100 per cent growth in its current financial year.

Founder Chris Painter said: “Pixel by Pixel has achieved so much in such a short space of time but this is just the beginning of our story.

“We are not only growing as a business, we are training young people, working to inspire fellow local businesses and doing our bit for the community.

“We deserve to win the award because we have put West Sussex on the map when it comes to our industry – but are determined to remain as a Worthing business booming thanks to our work and links with local people.”

The company was started by Mr Painter as a one-man operation based in his garage.

It has developed from being a small business working solely with local customers to becoming one of the leading SME e-commerce developers in Europe.

It has worked with a wide range of organisations from places like Northbrook College locally, to Manchester City Football Club and the International Olympic Committee nationally.

Mr Painter said: “In the last year, two of our biggest successes have been with the IOC and Manchester City, but our work for both is so hush-hush we can’t say any more.

“What we can say is that those contracts have helped lead to growth of more than 100 per cent in 2014/15 already, compared to 2013/14, which was itself the third successive year of growth for the company.”

Aside from its major contracts, the firm does reduced rate work with some local organisations.

It is also working with Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce about several projects

“We are very aware of the hurdles in starting, running and growing a successful business, and very much want to help the next generation by passing on some of the skills we’ve learned along the way,” Mr Painter added.

Nominations have opened across 15 categories, from green business to business personality, with prizes to be presented at Worthing Pavilion on November 14.

For more details, visit www.jpsouthevents.co.uk/events/event/adur-worthing-business-awards

Article source: http://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/business/business-news/web-designers-put-worthing-on-map-1-6249686

Web designers put Worthing on map

A WEB design firm started as a one-man operation from a garage has experienced ‘phenomenal growth’ in its four years of business.

Pixel by Pixel, in Chapel Road, Worthing, has been nominated in the small business and innovation categories of this year Adur and Worthing Business Awards.

The website-building business has enjoyed growth by at least 50 per cent every year but has already seen more than 100 per cent growth in its current financial year.

Founder Chris Painter said: “Pixel by Pixel has achieved so much in such a short space of time but this is just the beginning of our story.

“We are not only growing as a business, we are training young people, working to inspire fellow local businesses and doing our bit for the community.

“We deserve to win the award because we have put West Sussex on the map when it comes to our industry – but are determined to remain as a Worthing business booming thanks to our work and links with local people.”

The company was started by Mr Painter as a one-man operation based in his garage.

It has developed from being a small business working solely with local customers to becoming one of the leading SME e-commerce developers in Europe.

It has worked with a wide range of organisations from places like Northbrook College locally, to Manchester City Football Club and the International Olympic Committee nationally.

Mr Painter said: “In the last year, two of our biggest successes have been with the IOC and Manchester City, but our work for both is so hush-hush we can’t say any more.

“What we can say is that those contracts have helped lead to growth of more than 100 per cent in 2014/15 already, compared to 2013/14, which was itself the third successive year of growth for the company.”

Aside from its major contracts, the firm does reduced rate work with some local organisations.

It is also working with Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce about several projects

“We are very aware of the hurdles in starting, running and growing a successful business, and very much want to help the next generation by passing on some of the skills we’ve learned along the way,” Mr Painter added.

Nominations have opened across 15 categories, from green business to business personality, with prizes to be presented at Worthing Pavilion on November 14.

For more details, visit www.jpsouthevents.co.uk/events/event/adur-worthing-business-awards

Article source: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/business/business-news/web-designers-put-worthing-on-map-1-6249686

Famo.us talks big, but jQuery Foundation isn’t worried

Famo.us has big plans, big words for JavaScript and the Web

Credit: Pavel Khorenyan

Famo.us has bold plans to reinvent mobile Web apps with its library of native-like tools for Web and mobile developers that InfoWorld has praised. The company wants to replace critical components of the Web, including jQuery widgets and Bootstrap mobile application templates, with its own open source framework.

Its newest target is 3D display. Famo.us wants to replace the jQuery Carousel photo display widget with a Famo.us physics engine and 3D rendering engine (now under development) for better, more flexible animation.

Displacing jQuery and Bootstrap will be hard, though. jQuery is reportedly used on half of all websites. Bootstrap, meanwhile, has been a prominent project on GitHub.

Famo.ous CEO Steve Newcomb has been talking big lately, fresh on the heels of getting a $25 million VC investment. “The worst-case scenario is Famo.us becomes the new jQuery — a nonprofit with no business model,” Newcomb says. “But the best-case scenario is we own the front end of the Web completely. Either way, we revitalize the entire front end of the Web.”

But can Famo.us live up to Newcomb’s big talk? After all, Famo.us had promised to duel with Adobe PhoneGap, the popular cross-platform mobile application development system. But now, Famo.us is partnering with Adobe instead.

Adam Sontag is skeptical of Famo.us’s goals. “In the open Web, anything could theoretically come to replace and/or complement anything else. However, with more than 75 percent of the top 10,000 websites using jQuery, thousands of folks using jQuery every day, and a long tail of websites and applications with a jQuery dependency, we can’t foresee Famo.us fully displacing jQuery,” says Sontag, one of the leaders of the jQuery Foundation that oversees jQuery. “It seems to us their stated intention of doing so is an attention-grabbing, but not unfamiliar, method for marketing Famo.us.”

Famo.us’s ambitions also draw scepticism from IDC analyst Al Hilwa, who nonetheless admires Famo.us’s technology. Displacing jQuery will not be easy, he said. Still, “the Famo.us technology is really cool, and they really have something there.”

This story, “Famo.us talks big, but jQuery Foundation isn’t worried,” was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Get the first word on what the important tech news really means with the InfoWorld Tech Watch blog. For the latest developments in business technology news, follow InfoWorld.com on Twitter.

Article source: http://www.infoworld.com/t/javascript/famous-talks-big-jquery-foundation-isnt-worried-248960

Top 5 Shared Web hosting Services for A WordPress Site Announced by WPMatter


Top 5 Shared Web hosting Services for A WordPress Site Announced by WPMatter

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PRWEB.COM NewswireSan Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

The leading WordPress resource site WPMatter today announced the top 5 shared web hosting services for hosting WordPress sites. Before the announcement, the editors had spent months in reviewing, testing and comparing the control panel, script installer, uptime, speed and technical support of 500+ web hosting plans.

The shared web hosting plans that stand out are the Just Plan from JustHost, the shared plan from WebHostingHub, the Personal Class plan from Arvixe, the Expert Plan from IXWebHosting, and the Essential Plan from iPage. All of the packages are used to power thousands or even millions of websites.

1) JustHost Just Plan

Just Plan is a cost-effective choice designed for hosting small personal blogs. Pricing the package at $7.99/mo regularly, JustHost has prepared a price of $2.5/mo for subscriptions made through this exclusive promotional link. All the needed features, such as unlimited bandwidth, cPanel control panel and SimpleScripts 1-click WordPress installer, are included for free.

In addition, JustHost offers some advanced features. For instance, the custom Cronjobs can be used to schedule future tasks; .htaccess file is available for configuring Apache web servers, and SSH enables webmasters to secure remote server management. Technical problems in hosting and managing WordPress sites are covered by JustHost support team which is approachable through phone, live chat and email.

2) WebHostingHub Shared Plan

Paying $3.99/mo for the shared hosting package from WebHostingHub, webmasters have access to a bunch of features that help build, manage, maintain, improve and promote a WordPress site. Besides the easy-to-use cPanel and Softaculous installer, they are allowed to make use of multiple security measures to secure their websites, such as McAfee email protection, daily backups, and shared SSL.

3) Arvixe Personal Class

The largest highlight of Personal Class is that the package includes several speed-boosting features which work well. At present, Arvixe operates multiple data centers and provides every shared hosting user with complete access to SSD drives. Besides, CloudFlare CDN is used to accelerate page loads. The company’s 60-day full refund guarantee safeguards webmasters against scams.

4) IXWebHosting Expert Plan

IXWebHosting offers a total of 3 shared web hosting packages among which Expert Plan is developed for small-sized WordPress sites. Using the plan, webmasters are able to host multiple websites on one account for simplified management, and to enjoy enhanced website security. The 99.9% uptime guarantee ensures that WordPress sites are accessible all the time with the minimum interruptions.

5) iPage Essential Plan

As the single shared hosting package offered by iPage, Essential Plan is now priced from $1.99/mo, packed with unlimited disk storage, unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, 1 GB Cloud storage, and SimpleScripts. In addition, there are online marketing guides, $200 advertising credits, and SiteLock service.

Read this page for more information about the top 5 services.

About WPMatter

WPMatter is one of the largest WordPress resource sites that provide detailed tutorials and guides to assist WordPress users in building, configuring, hosting and optimizing their websites.

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Top 5 Shared Web hosting Services for A WordPress Site Announced by WPMatter

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Top 5 Shared Web Hosting Services for A WordPress Site

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

The leading WordPress resource site WPMatter today announced the top 5 shared web hosting services for hosting WordPress sites. Before the announcement, the editors had spent months in reviewing, testing and comparing the control panel, script installer, uptime, speed and technical support of 500+ web hosting plans.

The shared web hosting plans that stand out are the Just Plan from JustHost, the shared plan from WebHostingHub, the Personal Class plan from Arvixe, the Expert Plan from IXWebHosting, and the Essential Plan from iPage. All of the packages are used to power thousands or even millions of websites.

1)    JustHost Just Plan

Just Plan is a cost-effective choice designed for hosting small personal blogs. Pricing the package at $7.99/mo regularly, JustHost has prepared a price of $2.5/mo for subscriptions made through this exclusive promotional link. All the needed features, such as unlimited bandwidth, cPanel control panel and SimpleScripts 1-click WordPress installer, are included for free.

In addition, JustHost offers some advanced features. For instance, the custom Cronjobs can be used to schedule future tasks; .htaccess file is available for configuring Apache web servers, and SSH enables webmasters to secure remote server management. Technical problems in hosting and managing WordPress sites are covered by JustHost support team which is approachable through phone, live chat and email.

2)    WebHostingHub Shared Plan

Paying $3.99/mo for the shared hosting package from WebHostingHub, webmasters have access to a bunch of features that help build, manage, maintain, improve and promote a WordPress site. Besides the easy-to-use cPanel and Softaculous installer, they are allowed to make use of multiple security measures to secure their websites, such as McAfee email protection, daily backups, and shared SSL.

3)    Arvixe Personal Class

The largest highlight of Personal Class is that the package includes several speed-boosting features which work well. At present, Arvixe operates multiple data centers and provides every shared hosting user with complete access to SSD drives. Besides, CloudFlare CDN is used to accelerate page loads. The company’s 60-day full refund guarantee safeguards webmasters against scams.

4)    IXWebHosting Expert Plan

IXWebHosting offers a total of 3 shared web hosting packages among which Expert Plan is developed for small-sized WordPress sites. Using the plan, webmasters are able to host multiple websites on one account for simplified management, and to enjoy enhanced website security. The 99.9% uptime guarantee ensures that WordPress sites are accessible all the time with the minimum interruptions.

5)    iPage Essential Plan

As the single shared hosting package offered by iPage, Essential Plan is now priced from $1.99/mo, packed with unlimited disk storage, unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, 1 GB Cloud storage, and SimpleScripts. In addition, there are online marketing guides, $200 advertising credits, and SiteLock service.

Read this page for more information about the top 5 services.

About WPMatter

WPMatter is one of the largest WordPress resource sites that provide detailed tutorials and guides to assist WordPress users in building, configuring, hosting and optimizing their websites.

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Fliphtml5.com now introduces an excellent HTML5 eBook publishing solution. The software is especially helpful for eBook stores and independent publishers.

Hong Kong — (ReleaseWire) — 08/25/2014 — This software is the latest, most convenient software available in the market for online digital publishing. The innovative ideas and features included in this software pave a great way to attract customers and increase sales. This publishing solution is an excellent tool that could be used to give a new look for e-book stores and websites which would flip a new page in their business carrier.

This interactive Flip HTML5 eBook publishing software is perfect for all kinds of book stores, online magazines and websites as Flip HTML5 let the publications display on a showcase which is an effective manner to attract customers to digitalized publications. Some of the major companies like Nike, IBM, Dell, Time Warner Cable, Xerox uses Flip HTML5 on their website as a digital publishing platform which shows the trust and reliance one could experience with Flip HTML5.

All publications uploaded to Flip HTML5 service can be displayed in a digital bookcase and embedded into a website. For potential users referring convenience, in the middle of the Flip HTML5 homepage, is a bookcase demo which displays online e-books in a very effective and attractive manner. This bookcase feature is available at all five pricing plans of Flip HTML5, which also includes the free trial.

The traditional PDF files could be turned into more interactive files through Flip HTML5 and they also could be fully customized and designed according to your style while personalizing them. The software Flip HTML5 also includes a page editor which enriches media and an animation editor which enriches the content making it more interactive.

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Experience the Flip HTML5 software for an excellent digital publishing solution specially designed for the development of e-book stores and websites.

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CSSChopper’s PSD to WordPress conversion to get strong web visibility


CSSChopper’s PSD to WordPress conversion to get strong web visibility

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What has Mightily been up to?



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Mightily President Pip Pullen, left, and founder and CEO Lesa Seibert stand inside Mightily’s new office space at the First Jefferson Center downtown. With 11 employees, the web design and multimedia firm is moving one floor up to a larger office space.









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A lot is going on at Mightily, a web design and multimedia division of Xstreme Media LLC that launched last December.

The agency already has outgrown its office at the First Jefferson Center on South First Street, and it recently created two tools anyone can access through its website.

I spoke with CEO Lesa Seibert and president Pip Pullen recently about Mightily, which focuses on digital brand strategy and brand development. Seibert said the agency plans to move offices one floor up in September, a move that will double its space. The current office has 1,492 square feet, and the new office has 3,100 square feet.

Seibert and Pullen, who formerly was director of account planning at Red7e Inc., partnered last year to start the agency, which focuses on a brand first, then builds the appropriate website and platforms second, they said.

Mightily is part of Xstreme Media, an online marketing firm for small to medium-sized companies that Seibert founded in 2000. Seibert said that about a year ago, as the industry conversation shifted toward being more brand-driven, she wanted to offer something different for clients. So she and Pullen formed Mightily specifically to focus on brand development.

Mightily has 11 employees, and its clients include American Founders Bank Inc., Barry Wooley Designs, and Trilogy Health Services LLC.

At the end of July, the firm launched two web-based tools that anyone can use: a sitemap builder and a way to update a website via text message.

The tool that lets people update their websites via text message is called Text Beagle. It was developed for Brian Donaghy of Red Ball Recycling in Clarksville, who needed to update a metals cost calculator on his website daily, Seibert said. But it became tedious and inconvenient to log in every day to update prices.

Rachel Aretakis covers innovation and technology, and she coordinates Louisville Business First’s social media.



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Call To Action Plugins For WordPress

It is a basic fact. Each page on your website should have a purpose. Generally you want a website visitor to DO SOMETHING as a result of visiting your page. Don’t be arrogant enough to say, well a user can find our phone number in the footer if they need to call. Your website exists to solve people’s problems. Tell them what you can do and lead them to doing it.

These actions can be:

  • Call for More Info
  • Donate / Buy
  • Sign up for your newsletter
  • Download a White Paper

Here are some ways to make their job easier to take action.

Buttons

Button Generator: A great plugin to create buttons the allows you a load of customization options is the WP Button Creator Plugin.

WP Button Creator Plugin - Easily Create Beautiful Buttons | Tips and Tricks HQ

Make your phone number into a url that someone can click to call:

How to Create a Click to Call Button

Newsletter Sign Up

The Magic Action Box plugin. So easy and free. Great for getting people to sign up for your blog / newsletter sign up.

Magic Action Box Plugin

WordPress Calls to Action Plugin. This plugin creates calls to action for your WordPress site. It gives site owners the ability to monitor and track conversion rates, run a/b or multivariate split tests on calls to action, and most importantly increase lead flow!

Simple Side Tab Add a “Global Call To Action” on your website. Simple Side Tab adds a vertical tab to the left or right side of the browser window that links to any page. The tab stays in place as your visitor scrolls down the page so it’s always visible and ready for action. Works great on Mobile too.

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The Hello Bar

  • Drive more traffic to a specific URL
  • Collect visitors’ email addresses
  • Point visitors to your social media channels

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Article source: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/925-cta-plugins-wordpress.html

JXCore’s new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps

JXCore's new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps

JXCore, a fork of Node.js, garnered attention for the intriguing way it boosts Node performance by adding a novel multithreading mechanism. Now the project has a new trick up its sleeve in its latest beta release: the ability to compile a stand-alone executable out of a Node.js project.

JXCore 2.30 can package Node.js applications, along with all their dependent modules, into a single deliverable that has no external dependencies. A non-Node user can take the resulting binary and run it without having to install anything else.

The packaging process is platform-dependent; a Windows user can only package Windows executables, for example. That said, JXCore is apparently planning to monetize the need for cross-compilation for other platforms. In a blog post describing the new feature, the company states, “We offer a paid cloud binary for the companies/individuals to compile their solution on a single developer machine for multiple operating systems/architectures at once.”

Packaging a Node.js application has typically been done by bundling a copy of the Node.js executable with the application files, in much the same way a Python application can be bundled with a copy of its own interpreter. In a similar vein, Roger Wang’s node-webkit project can be used to package a Node app for desktop use.

JXCore’s approach is intended to produce packages that more self-contained, easier to deliver, and more difficult to tamper with. Earlier versions of JXCore allowed an app’s files to be packaged into a single .jx file for protection, but still needed the Node.js binary to run it.

The biggest objection people may have to JXCore has been raised before: It’s currently a closed source project. However, the official JXcore site notes, “JXCore will be open sourced prior to release candidate,” so those previously unwilling to commit themselves to it may feel a little less uneasy now. What’ll be truly interesting after that happens is to see if, or how, JXcore’s changes are recommited back into Node.js itself.

This story, “JXCore’s new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps,” was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Get the first word on what the important tech news really means with the InfoWorld Tech Watch blog. For the latest developments in business technology news, follow InfoWorld.com on Twitter.

Article source: http://www.infoworld.com/t/javascript/jxcores-new-trick-convert-nodejs-projects-self-running-apps-249033

WordPress SEO Consulting Transition Completed, Announces JM Internet Group – Virtual

The JM Internet Group, a leader in online SEO training, has completed its summer website update. The new website leverages WordPress as the preferred solution for search engine optimization.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014

The JM Internet Group, the leader in online SEO training, is proud to announce that the company has completed its transition to the WordPressplatform and has a new emphasis on WordPress SEO consulting services. WordPress SEO ConsultingWordPress, of course, is one of the top-rated CMS platforms and has a strong reputation as an SEO-friendly platform. The company now encourages its clients and students to transition to WordPress for effective search engine optimization.”WordPress is a wonderful platform, especially when combined with SEO-friendly plugins like Yoast,” explained Jason McDonald, director of the JM Internet Group. “We have now transitioned to WordPress for both of all of our main sites.”

To browse the new website, fully optimized for search engine optimization, please visit http://www.jm-seo.org. The company’s other sites are http://www.jm-seotips.org (SEO Tips blog) and http://www.jasonmcdonald.org/ (Jason McDonald).

SEO Training Online: Course Outline

The company is a leader in online SEO training. Its next introductory no-cost session on the ‘Top Ten Tools for SEO’ will September 5, 2014. Then, on the course kicks off with keywords for search engine optimization. Here is a description of the course schedule:

Keywords – identifying high volume, high value keyword for each individual industry

Page Tags – the primary tags that are good for SEO

Link Building – understanding how to build links, especially post-Penguin and post-Panda

Blogging and Press Release SEO – how to blog for SEO and how to leverage press releases, including with ‘nofollow’ links

Website Tools – understanding Google and Bing webmaster tools

Google Rank and Workshop – using rank tactics to measure success

Google Analytics – introductory class on Google Analytics and metrics issues

About JM Internet Group

The JM Internet Group provides SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Google AdWords training and courses for busy marketers and businesspeople. Online search engine optimization training helps explain keywords, page tags, link building strategies and other techniques needed to climb to the top of search engine rankings for Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The teaching methodology is hands on, with live examples and discussions, taught from the convenience of each student’s computer. Contact:

JM Internet Group, Media Relations

Web. http://www.jm-seo.org/

Email. jm(dot)internetgroup(at)gmail(dot)com

Tel. +1-510-713-2150

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WordPress SEO Consulting Transition Completed, Announces JM Internet Group

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WordPress SEO Consulting

WordPress is the preferred platform for small business SEO today.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014

The JM Internet Group, the leader in online SEO training, is proud to announce that the company has completed its transition to the WordPressplatform and has a new emphasis on WordPress SEO consulting services. WordPress SEO ConsultingWordPress, of course, is one of the top-rated CMS platforms and has a strong reputation as an SEO-friendly platform. The company now encourages its clients and students to transition to WordPress for effective search engine optimization.”WordPress is a wonderful platform, especially when combined with SEO-friendly plugins like Yoast,” explained Jason McDonald, director of the JM Internet Group. “We have now transitioned to WordPress for both of all of our main sites.”

To browse the new website, fully optimized for search engine optimization, please visit http://www.jm-seo.org. The company’s other sites are http://www.jm-seotips.org (SEO Tips blog) and http://www.jasonmcdonald.org/ (Jason McDonald).

SEO Training Online: Course Outline

The company is a leader in online SEO training. Its next introductory no-cost session on the ‘Top Ten Tools for SEO’ will September 5, 2014. Then, on the course kicks off with keywords for search engine optimization. Here is a description of the course schedule:

Keywords – identifying high volume, high value keyword for each individual industry

Page Tags – the primary tags that are good for SEO

Link Building – understanding how to build links, especially post-Penguin and post-Panda

Blogging and Press Release SEO – how to blog for SEO and how to leverage press releases, including with ‘nofollow’ links

Website Tools – understanding Google and Bing webmaster tools

Google Rank and Workshop – using rank tactics to measure success

Google Analytics – introductory class on Google Analytics and metrics issues

About JM Internet Group

The JM Internet Group provides SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Google AdWords training and courses for busy marketers and businesspeople. Online search engine optimization training helps explain keywords, page tags, link building strategies and other techniques needed to climb to the top of search engine rankings for Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The teaching methodology is hands on, with live examples and discussions, taught from the convenience of each student’s computer. Contact:

JM Internet Group, Media Relations

Web. http://www.jm-seo.org/

Email. jm(dot)internetgroup(at)gmail(dot)com

Tel. +1-510-713-2150

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Ebola: British man begins treatment in London hospital

British aid volunteer William Pooley, who worked with The Shepherd's Hospice to provide palliative care in Sierra LeoneWilliam Pooley, seen here, worked as a volunteer for The Shepherd’s Hospice in Sierra Leone before he moved to serve on an Ebola treatment ward

Doctors at a hospital in north-west London have begun treating a Briton who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

William Pooley, a 29-year-old volunteer nurse, was described by a charity he worked for as a “hero”.

Mr Pooley was flown to RAF Northolt in a specially equipped military aircraft on Sunday and taken under police escort to Hampstead’s Royal Free Hospital.

He volunteered to go to care for victims of the Ebola outbreak which has killed almost 1,500 people.

His is the first confirmed case of a Briton contracting the virus during the current outbreak.



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Tropical disease specialist David Mabey: Patient poses no risk to others

‘Remarkable man’

Mr Pooley, believed to be from near Woodbridge in Suffolk, was flown out of Sierra Leone’s main airport in Lungi, in a RAF C-17 transport aircraft.

He will be treated in a specialist isolation unit for patients with highly infectious disease, the only one of its kind in Europe.

A special tent ensures medical staff can interact with the patient but are separated by plastic and rubber.

Mr Pooley had worked as a volunteer providing palliative care at The Shepherd’s Hospice in Sierra Leone from March until July.

He then requested to be relocated to the Kenema Government Hospital to serve on the Ebola treatment ward, after he heard reports that patients were being abandoned when health workers died from the virus.

Gabriel Madiye, the executive director of The Shepherd’s Hospice, said Mr Pooley had been aware of the risks, but was determined to work there.

“We consider him a hero,” he said. “Somebody who is sacrificing to provide care in very difficult circumstances – when our own health workers are running away.”



British Ebola patient William Pooley is driven away from Northolt air base

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Co-worker Gabriel Madiye tells 5 live: “We consider him a hero”

There is no cure for Ebola but with treatment of the symptoms, and proper hydration, patients have a chance of survival.

Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at Nottingham University, said there would be immediate testing to ensure all organs were functioning.

“He really is in the best place and will have the best possible care,” he said.

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A specialist isolation ward has been set up at the hospital in London

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Whisked into the Royal Free Hospital late on Sunday night under police escort was a man whose noisy arrival was quickly replaced by the everyday comings and goings of a rainy bank holiday morning.

Inside the building a rare drama is unfolding – the meticulous treatment of the first British person infected by the Ebola outbreak.

The volunteer nurse is being treated in an isolation unit which is the only one of its kind in Europe, and more sophisticated than any facility in west Africa.

Doctors will interact with him behind the plastic of an airtight tent to avoid the risk of contamination.

They will attend to his symptoms, particularly dehydration, but Ebola has no proven cure, so the main battle is down to him and his body’s ability to fight the virus.

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Last week, two Americans who had contracted the disease in Liberia made a recovery and were discharged from hospital after being given an experimental drug called ZMapp in the US.

Officials in Liberia also said three medical staff have shown signs of improvement after taking the drug.

The US manufacturer of ZMapp has said supplies of the drug are exhausted, but the Department of Health said it was working to source any remaining doses.

Department of Health deputy chief medical officer Prof John Watson has said the risk of Ebola to the UK remains “very low”.



Prof John Watson, deputy chief medical officer for England

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Health officials insist the risk to the UK from Ebola remains “very low”

The World Health Organization has estimated 2,615 people in west Africa have been infected with Ebola since March.

Health officials have reported the first cases outside west Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The virus is spread between humans through direct contact with infected bodily fluids. It is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, potentially with a mortality rate of 90%. However, the current outbreak has a fatality rate of 55%.

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

A fruit bat is pictured in 2010 at the Amneville zoo in France. Fruit bats are believed to be a major carrier of the Ebola virus but do not show symptoms

  • Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage
  • Fatality rate can reach 90% – but current outbreak has mortality rate of about 55%
  • Incubation period is two to 21 days
  • There is no vaccine or cure
  • Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery
  • Fruit bats, a delicacy for some West Africans, are considered to be virus’s natural host

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Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Best WordPress Hosting Companies Now Unveiled

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There has been a boom in websites in recent years, and the new demand has resulted in an increase in the number of web hosting companies that offer a variety of different services at very affordable prices.

Top10BestSEOHosting.com today compares many professional Windows web hosting suppliers and announces that Bluehost, Hostgator and Arvixe are the best WordPress hosting companies for webmasters who want to buy high quality hosting products and save money at the same time.

BlueHost (http://www.bluehost.com/track/seohosts) is an outstanding WordPress hosting supplier in the current market. The company has been around since 1996; it is established as a reliable and long-standing force in the world of web hosting. Its major officials take their technology very seriously, doing as much in-house as possible to avoid reliance on outside companies and maintaining extra-resilient backup and redundant servers. However, all the company’s practical products are priced reasonably. It currently hosts more than 1.6 million domain names.

“We call these companies as the Best WordPress Hosting companies after we have considered many factors. These suppliers have outperformed their competitors on hosting features, uptime, server speed and customer support. By working with them, people can get the best web hosting to enjoy the power of WordPress at affordable rates,” a manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com says.

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Top10BestSEOHosting.com is an independent, advertising-supported hosting comparison service provider. Their experts aim to provide people with better products at cost-effective prices. For more details, please visit: http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/.

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