By default, on pages the Page Layout Settings let you choose whether or not to use a left or right sidebar, or a full width layout. When activating the DIVI Page Builder, these options disappear. This makes sense, because if we would use the regular sidebar (as it...
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Sometimes on a Magento install the cron.php will not run as expected and various important automatic events do not occur. In the latest version this even means that email are not sent. Magento doesn’t have an easy, built in way to see whether things are working...
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This is my Concrete5 review, the second of my content management system (CMS) reviews comparing alternatives to Wordpress.
The system can be found here: http://www.concrete5.org
I have never come across Concrete5 before and don’t have any preconceptions about the system.
So here is my Concrete5 review.
My 30 day challenge was begun on 15 Feb, exactly 65 days ago. I’m now 74 days into a 30 day challenge and it’s not complete; not a good sign. In a previous post I did say that despite being a “30 day” challenge, the main aim was to use some of my spare time to do something useful to build a niche site.
With that in mind I’m going to briefly recap how far I’ve got with it and what the next steps are to make it start to get some good traffic and make a bit of money.
I read an interesting article on the Harvard Business Review Website recently about research that finds that Coffee Breaks Don’t Boost Productivity After All.ding?
The findings of this report say that you only get the expected benefits if you do something work related.
This is my CMS Made Simple review, the first of my content management system (CMS) reviews comparing alternatives to Wordpress.
CMS Made Simple (CMSMS) is an open source PHP based CMS first released in 2004. It was designed primarily for editable static-ish websites rather than blogs. However CMSMS has plugins which enable other implementations such as blogs and ecommerce.
I’ve been building websites for several years now, and my default setting, like many others, has become to use Wordpress for nearly everything. Wordpress has such a wide user base now that it powers “over 60 million” websites (source wordpress.org).
In reality the true number of Wordpress powered sites is probably far more than 60 million, but whatever the actual figure, it’s a large portion of the web.
It set me wondering whether we all use Wordpress so much because it’s the best, or just because of the internet herd mentality that says we need to do what others are doing.
Managing a lot of different Wordpress sites can be a daunting prospect. I don’t have nearly as many sites as lots of marketers and yet I still always used to struggle with keeping up to date with Wordpress, Plugin and Theme updates.
InfiniteWP and ManageWP [affiliate link] are both applications that take away a lot of the hard work of managing your Wordpress sites. You don’t have to log in to each admin to check for updates; with each service they’re all managed from central control panel.
In this article I’m going to discuss the similarities and differences between the 2 services and tell you why, while I’m signed up to both services, InfiniteWP is now my “go to” Wordpress utility.