Best WordPress plugins to use

Wordpress Plugins

WordPress is one of the most popular professional blogging platforms today. There are many plugins available on WordPress that you can use to help you improve your blog’s potential to reach your desired audience and capture the attention of those that can aid in elevating your company’s image. NextGEN gallery This gallery plugin has become one of the most popular downloads for WordPress in recent years. It has various features that one would think is something that WordPress already has and a gallery plugin is … Continue reading

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Updated payment processing for South African e-commerce websites

E-commerce payment gateways

Online stores are cropping up all over the place and it has become increasingly easy to buy almost anything online. This means that the online payments sector has grown tremendously with new payment providers launching every year. Our previous review of South African payment gateways has therefore become a bit dated and in need of a refresh. If you run an e-commerce website or online service and want to accept payments online, you need an account with an online payment gateway. They will take the payment … Continue reading

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Comparing major news websites

When you want to know the latest news, you no longer have to wait for the carrier pigeon to arrive with messages that are probably already a week old. You do not have to dig to China to find out their country’s policies. With the Internet at your fingertips there are a myriad of avenues you can pursue to get up-to-the-minute news. Most of you probably have a favourite news site that you frequent but is that news site providing you with the type of … Continue reading

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Google Analytics vs AWStats

Google analytics

If you have any type of web presence or you do any type of Internet marketing you need to track your website traffic as well as measure the success or failure of your various marketing efforts. Big content websites use rating agencies like Nielsens to track their website traffic. For smaller sites, standard web statistics tools, such as Google Analytics, AWStats, or Webalizer will usually suffice. Let’s say you’ve decided to use Google Analytics as well as AWStats (since most web hosting companies offer AWStats … Continue reading

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Improving Website Development Using AJAX

AJAX is short for "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML". It is a group of technologies and techniques employed during the website development process to make a site more interactive and respond faster. It’s a key tool in designing websites with better user interfaces. The way AJAX works is very simple. An AJAX call is triggered by a pre-defined event. The browser then connects to a server-side script written in a server-side language like ASP.NET or PHP. The server-side script then performs whatever action needs to be taken … Continue reading

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Good E-commerce Website Design

What makes good e-commerce website design? The truth is this is going to be truly hard to answer, as everyone will have their own preference when it comes to looks, layouts, and even content. After reviewing some of the more popular e-commerce websites on the Net, we've listed some good examples of ones that stand out simply because they have captured the attention, hearts and purchases of many. Crate&Barrel is a very popular brand in the United States, and by looking at its site design, you … Continue reading

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Online payment processing for South African e-commerce websites

With the growing penetration of broadband in South Africa, more and more people are migrating online. This will inevitably lead to a rise in online transactions. We review some of the options available to South African websites for accepting payments online. If you run an e-commerce website or online service and want to accept credit card payments online, you need an account with an online payment gateway. They will take the payment details, verify it with the credit card company, and then process the payment. The … Continue reading

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