WordPress is one of the world’s most popular CMS platforms. As it celebrates its 13th year of operation, our friends at Dark Bear Web Solutions take an interesting look at the history, statistics and other facts about WordPress.
Becoming a successful blogger means that you have the ability to work from basically anywhere. However, this is only true for those who take full advantage of their smartphones. Impressively, if you know a few tips and tricks, you can run your entire blog from your phone. [Read more…]
According to market research firm eMarketer, e-commerce sales will go beyond $3.5 trillion over the next five years, demonstrating the monumental money making potential the Internet can afford. But while today’s online world enables businesses to sell their products and services on a global scale, some entrepreneurs have made money off the web itself.
Recognising the future power and potential of the Internet, a number of visionary people registered lots of .com domain names in the early nineties. Therefore, when multinational corporations wanted to claim the company’s name or another unique URL as their web address, they would have to pay the owner of the domain thousands, if not millions for the privilege. [Read more…]
Many studies have been done on millennials and their lifestyles. Most people believe that most millennials are young rebels with no goals, but that couldn’t be farther than the truth. In fact, this generation is full of future CEOs, entrepreneurs and world-changers. But how do you get the world to pay attention to someone that is considered just another young’un?
The world’s climate is warming up, so who’s bringing ice to the party?
Climate change is no longer a conspiracy theory of doomsday-sayers. The past three decades have each been successively warmer than any recorded since 1850. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, believes that it’s likely that the past thirty years have been the warmest time period in 1500 years and are 95% certain the the temperature increase is due to manmade emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). [Read more…]
It is official – virtual currencies today are as big as ever. Do yourself a favor and check an online currency converter to find out how much 1 bitcoin (BTC) is now worth in dollars. Convinced yet?
Bitcoins are probably the most popular virtual currency on the internet today. It can be used to make online payments, buy physical products, or even withdraw cash from a bitcoin ATM. You may also be interested in mining for bitcoins, blogging about them, or simply investing in virtual currencies to leverage the increasing price of bitcoins. [Read more…]
Blogging is different from article writing; you have to sense your audience, in order to engage it.
When I first started to blog many years ago, I used to reference other writers’ blog posts. I then used the available technology, in the form of vanity RSS feeds and trackbacks, to stay up to date on mentions or opinions about our own blog. Nowadays, however, the volume of the published content is so massive that vanity RSS feeds and trackbacks are essentially useless. [Read more…]
It’s something that no blogger ever wants to see: A message from a reader, telling you that something is wrong with your site. Hackers can do any number of things to your blog if they gain access to it, from installing malware to completely replacing your existing content with something else (usually offensive), to causing redirects to other harmful sites, or even locking you out entirely to make it difficult to reclaim your work. Not only does getting hacked mean several hours — or even days — of work to recreate your blog, but it can also damage your reputation if you don’t handle the recovery right. [Read more…]
On March 22, the world witnessed horrible acts of terrorism in Brussels. The city’s bars and restaurants were used to instill fear into the hearts of the citizens. The terror attacks also affected the dining industry as many are too afraid to fill the bars and restaurants. However, two popular Brussels’ newspaper are fighting back in a unique way.
Security firm Sucuri says they have already seen a large number of hacking attacks on the WordPress CMS platform. In its very first Website Hacked Report, compiled statistics of these hacking investigations. Most of these websites were running on the WordPress CMS platform for the past six years.