Business Tools / Support, Sales, and Marketing / Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS
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Co-founder & CEO at Raygun
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There鈥檚 no doubt WordPress is a great CMS, which is very user friendly. When we started the company, our blog wasn鈥檛 really our top priority, and it ended up being hosted on a fairly obscure server within our setup, which didn鈥檛 really change much until recently when things become harder to manage and make significant updates.

As our marketing team increased, the amount of traffic that found us through our content marketing increased. We found ourselves struggling to maintain our Wordpress install given the amount of theme updates, plugins and security patches needing to be applied. Our biggest driver to find an alternative solution however was just how slow Wordpress is at serving content to the end user. I know there will be die hard fans out there with ways to set things up that mean WordPress sites can load quickly, but we needed something a lot more streamlined.

We could see in our own Real User Monitoring tool that many users were experiencing page load speeds of over five seconds, even longer in worst case scenarios. Hugo is an open source static site generator that has enabled us to reduce load times by over 500% and make our blog far more maintainable across the whole team.

The Raygun marketing site runs on a .NET CMS called N2 but we plan to swap that out with Hugo as well in future.

#StaticSiteGenerators #SelfHostedBloggingCms #SupportSalesAndMarketing

How Raygun Processes Millions of Error Events Per Second - Raygun Tech Stack | StackShare (stackshare.io)
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At labinator.com, we use HTML5, CSS 3, Sass, Vanilla.JS and PHP when building our premium WordPress themes and plugins. When writing our codes, we use Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code depending on the project. We run Manjaro and Debian operating systems in our office. Manjaro is a great desktop operating system for all range of tasks while Debian is a solid choice for servers.

WordPress became a very popular choice when it comes to content management systems and building websites. It is easy to learn and has a great community behind it. The high number of plugins as well that are available for WordPress allows any user to customize it depending on his/her needs.

For development, HTML5 with Sass is our go-to choice when building our themes.

Main Advantages Of Sass:

  • It's CSS syntax friendly
  • It offers variables
  • It uses a nested syntax
  • It includes mixins
  • Great community and online support.
  • Great documentation that is easy to read and follow.

As for PHP, we always thrive to use PHP 7.3+. After the introduction of PHP 7, the WordPress development process became more stable and reliable than before. If you a developer considering PHP 7.3+ for your project, it would be good to note the following benefits.

The Benefits Of Using PHP:

  • Open Source.
  • Highly Extendible.
  • Easy to learn and read.
  • Platform independent.
  • Compatible with APACHE.
  • Low development and maintenance cost.
  • Great community and support.
  • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

Why PHP 7.3+?

  • Flexible Heredoc & Nowdoc Syntaxes - Two key methods for defining strings within PHP. They also became easier to read and more reliable.
  • A good boost in performance speed which is extremely important when it comes to WordPress development.
Labinator WordPress Marketplace - 100% GPL WP Themes & Plugins (labinator.com)
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Independent Contractor at Self Employed

I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

I鈥檓 moving to Jekyll | The Code Room (dalevross.com)
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Tech Connoisseur at Bigstep Technologies

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Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

Tinder allowed us to communicate with our potential soul mates. That too without paying any extra money. I too got 4-6 matches in 6 years. It changed the life of many Millennials. Tinder created a revolution of its own. P.S. - I still don't have a date :(

Posting my first article. Please have a look and do give feedback.

Communication InAppChat Dating Matrimonial #messaging

Why you need In-App Chat for your Dating and Matrimonial Business - Real-time In-App Chat Solution Toolkit - Channelize.io Blog (blog.channelize.io)
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Tech Connoisseur at Bigstep Technologies
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WordPress #Community #java #ruby #pearl Sports is one of the best things that can happen to anyone. And Look what this Community just posted. I can't believe my eyes. That's some serious Shit. Login to find out: mysportsgo.com

You must Some times take time out and must look for this kind of things.

Let's be Honest. I want some Serious Feedback. Please check the following website I developed for Sports Community. Let me know what I can do more.


The UEFA Champions League鈥檚 1st Week : As It Happened - News View Page - My Community (mysportsgo.com)
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Principal Developer at Colart

We needed our e-commerce platform (built using WooCommerce) to be able to keep products in sync with our #pim (provided by #akeneo) which is built in Symfony . We hooked into the kernel.event_listener to send RabbitMQ messages to a WordPress API endpoint that triggers the updated product to rebuild with fresh data.

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WordPress Security Advisor at Wp Hacked Help
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I use WordPress because it is widely used and most popular cms. One of the most used CMS platforms, WordPress is loved by all beginner bloggers and developers alike. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is easy to use, manage, and update.

It also has the widest range of themes that enables you to build any kind of blog/website you want as per your needs and requirements. It offers you an array of best WordPress security plugins, backup plugins, SEO & Social media plugins and others that make it easy to add additional functionality to your website.

WordPress Website Maintenance Tasks, Checklist [Breakdown] (secure.wphackedhelp.com)
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Founder at PRIZ Guru

Recently released all new and beautiful website. We decided to go with a standard stack of WordPress on PHP, MySQL and Ubuntu . The main reason for this decision is to make the website management as easy as possible, since we need to concentrate on our product development. Besides, there are so many options to outsource this kind of work, as WordPress is super popular (even though probably not the best (IMHO)

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Tech Connoisseur at Bigstep Technologies

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Since the evolution of the Internet, online communities and forums are playing a major p part in information sharing. I signed up for a similar community back in 2008 namely Orkut. We used to share scraps all day. At that time, the only communication we have was through either Orkut or text messaging.

Nobody wanted to share their number with us. and we were not getting any scraps from random girls as we imagined. Even though the popularity of Orkut increased subsequently. However, there was nothing like real-time messaging available in any of the websites. Then comes Facebook.

Facebook's entrance in the market was big. but WHY?

Facebook managed to provide everything Orkut had. And to Top it off, A real Time Messaging Platform "messenger" as we know it today. that was the doom of Orkut.

There are many online communities for Sports, LGBTQ Community, Gaming Community and many more. Communities can see a major downfall if they didn't accept the change. They need to integrate the messaging application into their websites or application. That's what we do at Channelize.io. Have a look and decide for yourself.

Be it a large enterprise or a startup business, you need real-time messaging. we can help you with that.

Channelize.io #wordpress #onlinecommunity #Chatsdk #Chatapi #business
Why Online Communities are adding In-App Chat, Video and Voice Calling? - Real-time In-App Chat Solution Toolkit - Channelize.io Blog (blog.channelize.io)
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Tech Connoisseur at Bigstep Technologies

Swift Java PHP Magneto WordPress #Webhooks Added as the newest feature in #Channelize.io. It was initially hard for me to understand what Webhooks meant. But I got the gist of it. Simple example:

Webhooks are pretty much like our brains. for every task, our brains keep sending signals continuously. notifying us for eating, for moving, for removing our hand from Gas Stove or steam.

Imagine asking your brain if you're hungry, tired or hurt. That would be disastrous! Right?

Webhooks are pretty much the same thing, complete automation for your web development projects triggered by some Events just like our Brain. Take a look at the article below to learn more about webhooks and how it works with Channelize.io. Do give your Suggestions also here.


Leveraging Webhooks with In-App Chat to Increase Engagement - Real-time In-App Chat Solution Toolkit - Channelize.io Blog (blog.channelize.io)
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