Step By Step with Magento Ecommerce!

Step 1 – What’s Magento?

“Magento is a feature-rich, professional open-source eCommerce solution that offers merchants complete flexibility and control over the look, content, and functionality of their online store. Magento’s intuitive administration interface contains powerful marketing, search engine optimization and catalog-management tools to give merchants the power to create sites that are tailored to their unique business needs. Designed to be completely scalable and backed by an extensive support network, Magento offers companies the ultimate eCommerce solution.”

That’s Magento in their own words. Very cool about Magento is the concept behind it. Due to its high OOP style, you can easily integrate it with your own solutions.

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Top 10 necessary wordpress plugins for fresh WordPress Installation

1. Akismet

Akismet is a powerful anti spam plugin for WordPress. It comes with your WordPress installation, but you need to register at WordPress.com in order to get your unique API key and activate the plugin. Some WordPress users choose to review the spams, because sometimes Akismet will incorrectly marks a legitimate comment as spam.
Akismet

 

2. Google XML Sitemap Generator

The Google XML Sitemap Generator will create a sitemap for your blog. The generated sitemap will compliant with Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com. Furthermore, this plugin can automatically notify the search engines about the updates of your blog.
Google XML Sitemaps Generator

3. All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack is a must have plugin if you want your blog ranks higher in search engine. After install this plugin, you can tweak your title, description, and also insert keywords for each of your articles. You can have this plugin to dynamically generates keywords for your posts too.
All in One SEO Pack

4. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7, as its name explains, is a WordPress plugin that easily lets users create a contact form. This plugin supports Ajax-powered submitting and CAPTCHA anti spam. However, the CAPTCHA module had been separated as Really Simple CAPTCHA plugin. With this plugin, you can have different inputs in your contact forms. For example, yuo can have checkboxes, selection boxes, radio buttons, textboxes, email inputs and etc.
Contact Form 7

5. WordPress Related Posts

This plugin can automatically generates related posts via WordPress tags. There are a lot of similar WordPress plugins that able to generate related posts too, but i personally prefer this plugin because it is easy to use without much configurations. This plugin able to automatically insert related posts for RSS feed too.
WordPress Related Posts Plugin

 

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Top 10 Joomla SEO tips for Google

Its been while since I have done much blogging about Joomla SEO, almost a year in fact. I thought I would do some research and see how the collective wisdom of the industry has changed with what matter to get a page search engine optimized (SEO). Use this top ten list if you already have a site ranked and want to see what you can implement to get your ranking higher.

How to search engine optimize your Joomla website in 10 easy steps.

Its been while since I have done much blogging about Joomla SEO, almost a year in fact. I thought I would do some research and see how the collective wisdom of the industry has changed with what matter to get a page search engine optimized (SEO). This isn’t exhaustive, for that you should check out my Complete guide to Joomla SEO or Alledia’s SEO guide. Use this top ten list if you already have a site ranked and want to see what you can implement to get your ranking higher. Much of the information here is based on two 2007 studies about ranking in Google from SEOmoz.org and Sistrix.

1. Keyword Use in Title Tag

and appear in the blue bar of your browser.The number one factor in ranking a page on search engines is the title tag. These are the words in the source of a page in

Choose the title of an article very carefully. Joomla will use the title of the article in the title tag (what appears in the blue bar). It will also be the text used in any insite links (see #5 and 6)

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JConverter: Convert WordPress to Joomla Extension

JConverter is a component for Joomla! 1.5 allows you to convert your WordPress blog into a Joomla site.It can import users, blog posts, categories, pages and even links from your WordPress blog to Joomla

Just install it, select the options you want to imports from WordPress and click on “Start Conversion”. It queries the WordPress database for blog posts, pages, users, links and categories and converts them to Joomla format.

All in just one click. This is BETA release and there are some new features planned in future. As of now, there are certain limitations of JConverter which you can find under configuration panel of component.

More Details and Download: http://www.sopantech.com/services/free-extensions/cat_view/46-joomla-extensions/50-components.html

25 Gallery Plugins for WordPress blog

Page Flip Image Gallery

FlippingBook WordPress Gallery plugin helps you to create Image Gallery with Page Flip effects on your blog.

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GRAND Flash Album Gallery

GRAND Flash Album Gallery is a full integrated (flash skin based, slideshow) Image Gallery plugin with a powerfull admin back end.

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Kalooga

The Kalooga WordPress plugin enables you to enrich your blog with previews of photo galleries.

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Post videos and photo galleries

Post your videos and photo galleries/flash slideshows easily and in seconds.

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ShowTime Slideshow

This plugin displays all images attached to a post/page as an animated slideshow.

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WP Esprit Picasa

ESPR!T Picasa is a WordPress plugin that lets you add photos from picasa albums to your post and pages.

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Smooth Slider

Smooth Slider adds a smooth content and image slideshow with customizable background and slide intervals to any location of your blog.

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Slideshow Gallery

Feature content in a JavaScript powered slideshow gallery showcase on your WordPress website

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NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option.

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WP-SimpleViewer

Add SimpleViewer Flash image galleries to your posts and pages. Easy to use and several options to make it fit your needs.

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Lightbox Gallery

This plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.

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Flickr + Highslide

This plugin displays flickr photos using highslide.

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Flash Gallery

Flash Gallery turns your normal galleries into interactive, full screen slideshows.

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ThickBox

Embed ThickBox into your posts and pages.

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UnGallery

Imports directories of pictures as a browsable WordPress gallery.

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FLV Gallery

Add a gallery of FLV videos to a post.

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Picasna

Picasa users: Just paste your Picasaweb album link in a post or page and Picasna will create a stylish fullscreen gallery. Supports unlisted albums.

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PicApp – premium  news, sports images

Having hard time finding affordable, yet high end, images for your blog? problem solved. Access millions of current updated images

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Misiek Photo Album

Plugin allows you to add photo albums to your site using media library from your wordpress.

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Smooth Gallery Replacement

Instantly replace your standard WordPress

with JonDesign’s SmoothGallery.

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Featured Content Gallery

Used to create a customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.

https://i1.wp.com/s.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/featured-content-gallery/screenshot-1.jpg

EasyPermGals

EasyPermGals automatically appends a gallery of all images to a post or Page

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NextGEN-ImageFlow

Finn Rudolphs picture gallery for NextGEN Gallery. Digital animation for thumbing through a physical image stack.

https://i2.wp.com/s.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-imageflow/screenshot-1.jpg

Easy Picasa

A picasa plugin, insert flash album, single/multiple picture(s) by clicks.

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Media Library Gallery

Automatically creates a gallery with every images posts have in attachment.

https://i1.wp.com/s.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/media-library-gallery/screenshot-3.jpg

5 Free Website Analytics Applications

1open-web-analytics

Open Web Analytics is an open source framework that developers can use to integrate web analytics into any application. It is built with PHP & besides the standalone usage, it has built-in support for WordPress, Gallery & MediaWiki.

Open Web Analytic Homepage: http://www.openwebanalytics.com/

2piwik

Piwik is an open source website analytics application which provides detailed statistics about visitors, keywords, pages & more in real-time. It can be installed on an any PHP-MySQL compatible webserver & the rest works similar to Google Analytics; inserting the tracking codes into the websites we want to track.

Piwik  Homepage: http://piwik.org/

3crawltrack

CrawlTrack is a free web analytic and SEO analysis software with an exclusive webmaster script. CrawlTrack is not a script based web analytics tool like Google analytics, AWstats, or phpMyVisites.

CrawlTrack Homepage: http://www.crawltrack.net/

4free-php-statistics

PHP Web Stat is an open source statistics application that requires no databases. It creates its own log files & displays the data according to these information.

PHP Web Stat Homepage: http://www.php-web-statistik.de/

5open-source-web-stats

Grape is a simple open source web statistics application with a clean interface.
Grape Homepage: http://www.quate.net/grape

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