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Plugin Review: Fast Secure Contact Form

Ashwini Sah | Feb 25,2013 |   No Comments |
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A stable contact form is an important element of a complete website. Be it a blog or a business website, your target audience would like to reach you. Depending on the type of your website, you would like to integrate different sets of form fields. For example a hotelier would integrate a form to help his customers book accommodations, while a blogger would like to receive feedback from the readers.

Hence, a contact form plugin which supports a wide variety of form fields and is easy to use is the necessity of a WordPress powered blog. I have made a numerous websites for my clients and used a variety of themes and plugins depending on their requirement. But something which was consistent across most of the portals was the “Fast Secure Contact Form” Plugin by Mike Challis. I have also used “Contact Form 7” which is another powerful contact form plugin, but as far as ease of use is concerned, nothing beats FSCF.

Here is a hands on review of Fast Secure Contact Form.

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How to Add Syntax Highlighter in WordPress

H-DEE | Dec 5,2012 |   No Comments

There are times when we want to add a block of source-code in our articles, especially if we’re writing tech-related articles, such as Tutorials, How-To’s etc. There are many different ways to include a piece of language, script, or markup code, the most popular being the use of HTML <PRE> tags, which escapes formatting for the content enclosed in-between. However, I recommend avoiding the use of simple <PRE> tags (especially for blocks of code containing more than a couple of lines) because of the following two reasons:

  1. The output generated by <PRE> tags is not fancy, and makes it hard for us to interpret and understand the code.
  2. Sometimes, the special characters or symbols we use as a part of our code, are ignored by <PRE> tags. This usually happens, when the content (including source-code) is parsed by some text-editor (such as TinyMCE, or even WordPress default content-editor).
This is how the output of content inside <PRE> tags look like. 
It also preserves line-breaks and     spaces.

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5 Points to help you choose a Webhost

priyanshu | Aug 7,2012 |   No Comments

How to choose a Good Web Host

With thousands of web hosting companies to choose from today it can be hard to know which ones are actually worth using.  A simple Google search will throw up hundreds of results. Now the question which arises is that How can one identify if a web host is good or bad? What additional research can be done before making a decision?

In this article I will present 5 simple steps which if followed will weed out most of bad hosting providers.

How to choose a web host. A simple 5 point plan

 1) Find out if their support is any good

The most important aspect while choosing a web host is the quality of their support.  Quality of customer support is a good proxy for quality of the company.  A company which values its customer and not only his money is bound to be good.  Now the question is that How do you judge a company’s support quality. Here are a few tricks:
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Top 10 Valuable IT Brands

priyanshu | May 8,2012 |   No Comments
S No. Company Name Brand Value Market Cap. Rating
1. International Business Machines(IBM) $39,135 million $241,208 million AA+
2. Hewlett Packard(HP) $21,707 million $54,454 million AA+
3. Accenture $6,853 million $35,042 million AA
4. Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) $4,068 million $43,701 million AA
5. Infosys(Infy) $3,628 million $28,238 million AA+
6. Capgemini $2,845 million $5,669 million AA-
7. Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC) $2,180 million $5,901 million AA-
8. Atos $2,040 million $4,388 million A+
9. Cognizant Technology Solutions $1,798 million $19,296 million AA-
10. Wipro $1,769 million $16,920 million A+

All data are taken from the Reference Link: Rediff.com

 

 

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Popular SEO Tools from Google

priyanshu | May 6,2012 |   No Comments

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)  is the process of improving the visibility of a website, more frequently site appears in the search list, the more visitors it will recieve Google served these tools just like a bread and butter and interesting thing is all this stuff is free. SEO is very important when you are building and maintaining a website and for this Google Offers Number of Free Tools which are getting popular day by day.

List of Free Tools By Google.

  • Google Keyword Tool .: Most popular tool by google, serves a great help in selecting the right and most effective keywords.
  • Google Analytics .: Another popular tool not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.Google Analytics is built on a powerful, easy to use, reporting platform, so you can decide what data you want to view and customize your reports, with just a few clicks and  helps you measure the impact of mobile on your business.Read More

Apache Open Meeting- An Open Source Alternative to WebEx

priyanshu | Apr 28,2012 |   2 comments |

THe Apache Software foundation, the organization behind open source projects like Apache Webserver, Apache Solr and lots of other open source projects has release Open-Meeting, an open source web conferencing system.  It uses Red5 streaming server and boasts of features like

  • Audio and Video Conferencing
  • Meeting Recording and Screen Sharing
  • Multi-White Board and Chat
  • User Management, Calendars, Private Messaging
  • It also boasts of Moodle and Sakai Integration
On the surface it looks powerful but the biggest challenge for Open-Meeting would be user friendliness. It seems that it will be unusable by Non-geeks. 
It you are a tech company and want to have your own video conferencing server then Open_meeting could be a good fit. But if you are simply looking for a Video Conferencing Solution which simply works then you’ll need to look elsewhere.

 

 

15 White Label CMS to head start your Web Designing Career

priyanshu | Apr 25,2012 |   10 comments |

Here is a list of 15 White Label Content Management System which can help you in starting a web design career.

 

1. WordPress:

Wordpress CMS

The grand Daddy of all the CMS out there. It is hugely popular and according to a recent report, WP powers almost 15% of websites all over the world. There are lots of plugins which you can use to White Label and  rebrand worpdpress as your own. The cost is free and community is huge.

2. Light CMS:

Light CMS White Label

A hugely popular CMS with over 1,75,000 users worldwide. It is a hosted CMS with and touts designers as its target users. The most notable aspect LIGHT CMS is that it does try to be everything to everyone. Its main aim is to enable users to create a beautiful website with minimal effort.  When it comes to advanced options Light CMS has an online storefront which integrates with popular payment gateway platforms.  The best part is that it allows you to add/edit products from right inside the page without need to any dashboard.

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Step By Step Guide to install Ruby On Rails in Windows

priyanshu | Mar 1,2012 |   7 comments

Hi there, in this blog i will tell you how to install Ruby on Rails (RoR).Frankly speaking it takes me couple of days to get the things work’s properly, seriously , surfed a lot and finally came across one stop solution. When i was surfing, found number of forums regarding the issues of Ruby on Rails with the mysql gem, thats encouraged me to write this blog.
For the installation of ruby on rails i have preferred railsinstaller.
RailsInstaller has everything you need to hit the ground running. In one easy-to-use installer, you get all the common packages needed for a full Rails stack. Follow the steps carefully

Step 1: Download the railsinstaller package from here.

Step 2:After installing this package u will find  a directory by the name RailsInstaller according to the path selected by you during the installation and the menu in the start->All Programs->RailsInstaller…..
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Quickstart For Instant Rails

priyanshu | Feb 28,2012 |   No Comments |

Hey i am new to the Ruby on Rails used WordPress and yii framework a lot. In this blog, will show you how to make an hello world aplication with RoR. Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all pre-configured and ready to run. No installer, you simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not modify your system environment.Download the latest version of Instant Rails form here.

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Redify a free business blog theme for WordPress

priyanshu | Feb 20,2012 |   73 comments


Redify
: A red color Business Blog theme that supports Primary menu’s , Primary & Secondary sidebars,Four widgetized area’s at the footer region,Custom Post Types and the option panel . It has a perfect design that’s great for any Business Blogs who wants a new look for their site.Two page templates are provided one for the portfolio and second for the contact us page. Nice piece of optional panel is there for the theme setting and customization.Redify supports featured post slider based on the concept of custom post types whose settings are also given in the option panel.The featured post slider can easily be converted to the image slider by just disabling an option in the home page slider setting’s tab and many more.

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