The MySQL database server is a powerful tool that allows developers to expand the offerings of web sites, applications, and more. In fact, if it weren’t for the likes of MySQL, web server software like WordPress would have a lot of trouble functioning properly. This is because databases store crucial information those platforms depend on. And without the means to serve that database information up, there’d be no way for the software to use the data. That’s where database servers like MySQL come into play
When a customer arrives at a website to figure out how to contact the company, what do they find? They may stumble upon a live chatbox in the bottom corner of the site or a phone number to call. While these are wonderful customer support solutions, it’s important to provide multiple avenues for customers to get in touch with you. After all, people are busy. They don’t have all the time in the world to sit on the phone or chat back and forth with a Virtual Assistant (VA), especially when this might take their focus away from their current work.
WordPress is a powerful CMS to build websites, but it’s not the only website builder that one should consider for creating and managing great sites.The Internet is full of WordPress alternatives, but most of them do not remotely come close to Wordpress as this. Sitejet however, is one of its kind. As a great CMS and website builder, Sitejet helps you in creating and managing your custom website. Unlike other website builders, it targets professional web designers to create websites for their clients as well as self builders, so here, in a rare departure from Wordpress or ClassicPress, we down tools in the bunker to have a look!
In this post, I take a look at how to set up, install and configure ClassicPress on an unmanaged web server at Digital Ocean VPS. The server we are going to set up should be running on Ubuntu 16.04 with a working Vesta Control Panel that can be used to manage multiple websites, email accounts, Ftp accounts, Mysql Databases, DNS records and more. ClassicPress is a lightweight, faster and more secure fork of Wordpress, and is used by Xhostcom for most of the bespoke site builds. This is for self builders who want to use ClassicPress with Digital Ocean.
Games have become an integral part of our daily lives. They are no longer something we relate to as our childhood memories, but have rather become a lucrative business that is getting more popular by day. Anyhow, whether you’re into developing games themselves, or you are a passionate gamer who likes to share their playing techniques, create communities or spread the novelties in the gaming world with fellow gamers, you’ll always need a place on the Internet to showcase your work. And what a better way to do so than by creating a website that will reflect what you do in a proper manner. So, in order to help you get started, I have selected the top 5 gaming WordPress themes I found on the web and thought would do an amazing job. Scroll down and let’s see the list I have put together for you.
If you've ever bought a WordPress theme, installed it, then wondered why it doesn’t look exactly the way you saw it in the preview. you'll know what it feels like to be a little bamboozled. What about a situation where you’d like to completely remove the blog portion of your website from the homepage? Website homepages mean a lot when it comes to conversions. This goes for email newsletter signups, sales and client leads. Yet, configuring your homepage on WordPress takes a little elbow grease to make perfect. But don’t worry, setting up and editing your WordPress homepage is just about one of the easiest tasks you’ll encounter. Then, after you know the routine you’ll have no problem completing the same task over and over with future websites.
Whenever you see a commercial or an article talking about creating websites, or you hear someone talking about starting one, the emphasis is always on “I was surprised at how quickly I have created my website, it only took me a couple of days!”. It makes you feel like creating an online presence, and earning a living online is a mere piece of cake that takes two days tops. Still, the ugly truth behind it is that there is no “set it up & leave it” aspect to having an online presence that puts the bread on the table. Maintaining your website is constant work, additionally, sites are rarely completed in a couple of days.
Managing courses, students along with handling administration responsibilities can be tedious. And although this is what you have to do on a day-to-day basis, you wonder if there are other efficient ways to handle all of this? Is it possible to delegate course management responsibilities to co-authors? Is there a better, student-friendly way to update your courses – through feedback maybe? How about a faster way to create new courses in Wordpress or ClassicPress? Here I’ve rounded up a few tips to help manage your LearnDash website effectively.
WooCommerce is one of the most well known and used e-commerce WordPress plugins. Not only is it an e-commerce solution for WordPress or ClassicPress that it is also easy to use, includes support for many product formats, has options for currencies and taxes, offers the ability to integrate multiple shipping methods and has built-in support for PayPal, check, bank transfer and cash on delivery. It’s pretty awesome but what if you want more?
Choosing the right WordPress plugins for your website as a self builder can be difficult. The massive number of free and premium plugins, and the amount of information circulated about them, often results in people having to put in hours and hours of research to help them decide on the best plugins for their sites. I have put together this collection of top WordPress plugins, to help save you time and ensure you have the best plugins installed and running on your site. I have made sure I included a range of plugins that will add most of the essential functionality your WordPress site will need, as well as plugins that add powerful advanced features, to give your website an edge over the competition. So let’s check out which WordPress plugins are the best for self builders at the outset, although it may well be that at some point they get swapped for something else, these are a good place to start.
Kinsta is a performance-oriented managed WordPress host that’s powered by Google Cloud Platform, which is the same hardware running Google’s own products (perhaps you’ve heard of Google?). In the past, Kinsta was almost exclusively a premium host, with prices starting at $100. This is a lot different now, though because at the beginning of November 2017, Kinsta completely relaunched with an all-new pricing plan that starts at just $30 per month.
WordPress is the King of Content Management Systems (CMSs) with in excess of a 61% market share of all online CMS's. Among the many reasons WordPress is a preferred platform is that it’s constantly evolving to incorporate new technologies. However, with so much innovation, keeping up with the latest changes can take some effort. To do the best for your clients it helps to look ahead to understand what web design and development trends are expected to dominate the market. Doing this will make it easier to adapt and gain an advantage over competitors.
Page redirects in WordPress or ClassicPress are not the most straightforward topic if you are dealing with it for the first time. Many people have heard of page redirects before but aren’t always sure when you need to use them or how to implement them. These are sometimes needed when maintaining a Wordpress or Woocommerce site.
Woocommerce & Shopify are both great options for building and hosting your eCommerce website. But if we compare them side by side is there a clear winner? With a large percentage of retail and other types of sales, up to 75%, predicted to be online in the next couple years, its a question which will interest many budding store owners, especially as these two platforms are now seen as the de facto options for eCommerce owners.
If your company is in the business of using, handling or depending on data, chances are you’re in need of a document-oriented, NoSQL database. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a NoSQL database is a non-relational database that doesn’t use tables filled with rows and columns. Instead, they make use of a storage model that is optimized specifically for the data.