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To upgrade to the latest version without losing your existing work, you can take the following steps:

  1. In your WordPress backend, goto the plugin menu Settings, make sure there is an option “Keep data when deleting the plugin” and the option is checked. The option is checked by default. This option is only available after certain versions. Do not use this method if there is not this option in your plugin. Please use the following second method instead.
  2. In your WordPress backend, goto the menu Plugins -> Installed Plugins, deactivate the plugin and delete it. When deleting the plugin, ignore the warning “Are you sure you wish to delete these files and data” and click the button “Yes, Delete these files and data”. This is a standard warning from WordPress.
  3. Install the new version plugin zip file and activate it.
  4. Clear all possible caches:
    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some of the web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.

LayoutIt

It is a drag-and-drop interface builder exclusively developed to suit the purpose of front-end web designing. The base happens to HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript plugins which any programmer can easily deal with. Without writing any codes programmers can use the drag and drop facility enabled in the LayoutIt.

 

Pingendo

Pingendo is a superb platform for bootstrap prototyping. It works with iOS, Android, and Linux operating systems. Pingendo functions with HTML and LESS for creating responsive/ bootstrap web pages. Designers can easily customize the codes by clicking right on the objects.

 

Firebase Hosting

Firebase hosting is an ideal space for developing and hosting static websites on a platform itself. Firebase hosting was popularly known as Divshot. It is powered by Google and has a great set of tools to develop android and iOS mobile applications. This platform comes with features having explanatory notes that detail its merits & functionality.

 

Lavish Bootstrap

Lavish offer developers a unique functionality. Developers can choose the color from any image and alter it in such a way to suit their demands. Lavish functions automatically, and highlights headers, menu, text, and much more in every image. The ways of customization offered by Lavish is super easy as well.

 

BootUI

A powerful Bootstrap editor is employed in BootUI to help developers in the creation of responsive web pages. Users get a wide variety of responsive templates on BootUI, and they can even attach their own designs to get it bootstrapped very quickly. The services offered are all economically priced, as well.

 

Bootply

The code repository included in Bootply is excellent to work with and it serves an addition to Bootstrap editor and builder. Bootply has impressive drag and drop components that developers will be able to customize as they wish. Bootply also includes wonderful jQuery plugins, micro-libraries, FuelUX and much more. BootPly provides paid as well as free services.

 

Brix.io

The HTML, CSS, &JS available in Brix.io are most advanced ones, and developers can find templates designed by using Bootstrap 4 and AngularJS in it. The codes are super smooth, efficient, easy to handle and can be edited. Brix.io codes are light-weighted as well. All services offered by Brix.io are paid.

 

Pinegrow

Pinegrow is a bootstrap editor which every developer will fall in love with from the first-time usage onward. It provides developers features like live and multi-page editing, enriched CSS&LESS styling options, and a great stylesheet editor. It works as the finest tool to save programmers time and efforts. Pinegrow is a paid platform.

 

Jetstrap

Jetstrap belongs to the category of paid interface builders. Bootstrap 3 templates are made accessible to everyone with the aid of anywhere cloud services that are applicable for all devices. It offers drag and drop of components and comes with pretty decent editable codes.

 

Bootstrap Starter Kit

The bootstrap starter kit is “professional” in terms of templates they offer. It has an exclusive collection of layouts that can be utilized to build websites that fit in any type of business. Bootstrap starter kit does not offer any free templates to build websites or applications.

It’s a fact now that mobile shopping is gaining more and more adepts, as people tend to digitalize almost everything they are doing. Whether we’re talking about taxi rides, car rentals, accommodation, Wi-Fi access or simpler things such as clothes and food, mobile payments have become a part of our common lives.

But if you’re a merchant or a developer, most likely you found yourself at least once in the situation of integrating a payment gateway in a mobile app. If you think this is not such an important thing, you might think again. This represents the final step users make when they want to buy something from within an app. There have been lots of situations where shoppers changed their mind when buying things when they encountered even a minor error in the last stage, so this is very important. But let’s have a look at some important things you should take into account when integrating payment gateway in a mobile app.

  1. Pay attention to alternatives

Try to offer your users as many payment options as you can: perhaps some of them prefer to pay through PayPal, others with the debit or credit card, and others even choose the COD option. If you want to cater to as many users as possible, you should make sure that your app supports different modes of payment. It would be useful to make some research and see which are the payment options most used among your target audience.

 

  1. Go for a friction-less method

Some app developers choose a payment gateway in the app, while others go for a web page based on the mobile as a mode of payment. Indeed, if the payment feature is part of the app, it’s easier for a shopper to pay without the friction. Moreover, it’s easier if they can save the debit/credit card details for future payments. On the other hand, a web page optimized for mobile will make them go through several steps until they finish, which is why a friction-less method is better.

 

  1. Analytics and statistics

Truth be told, payment gateways may sometimes be really messy when you have to handle them. It’s easy to mistake something when it comes to payment details of several users or even to forget some steps in the way. In order to keep everything under control, it is useful to have constant reports, analytics and statistics to see whether you’re sticking to the plan or not.

 

  1. Check the security

Do you have a payment gateway with a PCI-DSS certification? As of now, PCI Data Security Standard is one of the best options when it comes to maximizing security for card holder’s data. You actually need this if you want to make your app trustworthy and to strengthen users’ security. Of course, it is not compulsory, but shoppers will trust your app more if you are certified, since it offers them 100% security when using it.

 

  1. Make it easy and fast

In this era, everybody is looking to make a payment process as fast and easy to go through as possible. Nobody likes an app that is slow or worse, that makes the device move slower. These important qualities depend on the SDKs you integrate in the payment gateway or not. Before you choose some of them, you should research those which are famous for offering a fast and easy mode of payment both for users and for apps.

 

  1. Quick settlement

If until now you only considered the users and their need when it came to structuring and optimizing the app, make sure you think about yourself too. It’s not only about their preferences and needs, but it’s important that you also ensure a quick settlement, so that you receive the money as soon as possible. Some of the payment gateways need somewhere from 2 to 5 working days in order to make the transfer to your own account, and you might want to make sure this is the best option for you.

 

  1. Remember about the cost structure

There are various types of cost structures available on the market currently, such as periodic, one-time or per transaction. For this, you should think well ahead and choose the one that proves to be affordable on the long-term. Moreover, it is extremely important to go for the type of cost structure that doesn’t interfere with the quality of your app.

AJAX or Asynchronous Javascript and XML, is a group of techniques used in web development which allows a web page to communicate with a server without reloading the page. Using AJAX, applications on the web can exchange data with the server without interfering with the existing web page. Although the “X” is intended to stand for XML, it is not necessary to use XML for the exchange of data. JSON can be used instead.

In computer programs, operations are ‘asynchronous’ if they operate independently of other processes. This is why the web page doesn’t have to be reloaded in order to send information to the server. The exact method for this uses something called an XMLHttpRequest object, which is effectively an interface that allows scripts to perform AJAX requests.

AJAX is not just one technology. All of these technologies work together to create a single HTTP or HTTPS request. According to Jesse James Garrett, who first coined the term, the following technologies are incorporated:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Document Object Model
  • XML
  • XMLHttpRequest Object
  • Javascript

In WordPress, AJAX can be seen in action in the post edit screen where you can add a new category while writing a post without reloading the page. Another example can be seen on the comments page where you can approve or delete a comment without reloading the page.

In real, a multisite network is a collection of different sites in which all of them are installed in same WordPress installation directory. You can also use and share plugins and theme between these sites. Each of the sites of your network will be virtual sites without their own servers but they have their own separate directories for media uploads and installation along with the separate labels in the database.

When compared to a single WordPress installation, a multisite network site has some additional considerations.  Like managing the subdomains and sub-folders. The installation of plugins and themes are done throughout the network and need not put on individual sites.

While opting for a multisite WordPress network, you should take a deep backup of your database and files as major changes can occur there. You will need also to deactivate all your plugins while opting for a multisite. You can again reactivate then after the network created.

To setup WordPress Multisite network, you have to first define the multisite in the wp-config.php file.

To do this, you have to open Wp-config.php file and add a line on above of line which says /* that’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */.

If you cannot see this anywhere then add this line above the first line that begins with require or include:

/*Multisite*/define (‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’,true):

In order to continue, you have to refresh your browser.

This steps simply enables the network setup in your tools menu which is used generally to create a multisite network of WordPress sites screen.

You are free to choose between subdomains and subdirectories but sometimes the existing settings restrict your choice. You can choose any of them and afterward you may reconfigure the network in order to use it.

All you need now is wildcard DNS for the on-demand oriented websites despite the advice that can be on the screen.

As the time changes, technology evolves. And with the change in technology come better process and methods that make completing a task easier. Needless to say, web application trend also changes with the passage of time. The old practices of web application development cannot meet today’s business needs. So, in order to have a competitive edge over your competitors, you should be aware of the latest trends. Here are top five web application development trends that are going to stick around this year.

Security:
Cyber crimes are all-time high these days. A breach in an app’s security affects both the company and its customers. Nowadays, the nature of cyber attacks is beyond our imagination. So a strong thrust is going to be placed on the security web apps throughout the year. Your web app should not have any issue related to authentication, access control, confidentiality, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, etc.

User Experience:
User experience will play an important role in the success of a web app this year too. Web applications should ensure a smooth user experience in all features, such as form submission, login redirects, email subscriptions, etc. Pay a close attention to each feature for a smooth user experience if you want to garner success in 2016.

Minimalism:
A fresh and uncluttered UI will rock throughout 2016. You can achieve minimalism by reducing a design to only the most essential elements. Web apps based on minimal design load quickly and offer better user experience on mobile devices.

Responsive Design:
These days, people use multiple devices to access the web. So, all web apps should have responsive designs to fit into any device without hanging up. Responsive design will be a norm instead of a trend in 2016.

Citizen Development:
Citizen Development, started adding momentum last year, will continue to speed up in 2016. Gartner defined citizen developer as, “A citizen developer is a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT.”

AngularJS

AngularJS is open-source web application development framework introduced in 2009 by Google.

AngualrJS is for dynamic web apps what HTML is for static web pages. It basically extends HMTL, and offers extremely robust features, such as deep linking and client side form validation, without the requirement of additional JavaScript code.

ReactJS 

ReactJS is a beautiful JavaScript framework released in 2013 by Instagram and Facebook. Once you have brought the eyebrows down, take a look at features.

This JS framework allows you to build complicated and large-scale dynamic apps with ease. How much ease? We’re talking first-class rendering of high-performing (and complicated) UIs. It does put the V in MVC.

Ember

Ember’s following will be reaching occult levels soon.

This is one of the more popular MVC JavaScript frameworks. It was initially released in 2011 as open source JS framework. You can develop rich and interactive web applications with ease.

In the field of two-way data binding, Ember scores just as well as Angular. The Handlebar automated real-time updates are such a nice touch. It also does a top-notch job at server-side DOM rendering (Fastboot.js module): the same module used by Facebook’s React.

BackboneJS

BackboneJS is used by Walmart, Pinterest, Twitter, Hulu, Pandora Radio, etc.

This is one very aptly named framework. You strip all the bells-and-whistles from popular JS frameworks and you get Backbone. It’s short and simple, not to mention one of the best frameworks for single page web apps you can find.

It has no two-way bindings and you will probably have to throw yourself into exhaustive research if you choose this stripped-bare tool to develop a large/ complex app. The framework itself weighs 20kb, but adding dependencies from other libraries will obviously add to the size.

Backbone will remind you a lot of jQuery, with its huge community and many, many plugins and extensions.

KnockoutJS

KnockoutJS is a great open-source JavaScript Framework that works with MVVM model. It is developed on plain JavaScript, without any external dependencies.

It is cute and lightweight. It is especially proficient at data binding. It’s easy to use and get started.

Skel

Skel is a clean JavaScript framework.

It is ideal for building web applications and responsive websites. It comes with a CSS grid system, breakpoints, and offers some fantastic features, such as API functions and normalization of browser styles.

That’s pretty neat for a framework whose name apparently meant ‘criminal’ back in the 40’s.

Meteor.js

MeteorJS offers all the features that any developer needs for front-end rendering, back-end development, and database management.

This framework gives you flexibility and tools to create fully-functional production apps.

The server side packages work in the node.js, so you don’t need anything but MeteorJS packages to open the database. Modifications in the database are imitated back on the UI without the confusion between different languages.

Polymer.js

PolymerJS was released in 2013 by Google.

It uses the concept of web components with an objective to extend HTML capabilities. If that reminds you of Angular, it’s intentional.

Polymer gives superpowers and structure to custom HTML elements.

Aurelia.Js

AureliaJS is a next-gen JS framework for mobile and web applications.

The best thing about Aurelia is that it is highly modularized and packs quite a few independent smaller libraries.

Developers can take their pick from those libraries to create their own customized framework.

Vue.js

Vue.js is new. And it is gaining popularity among the web developers.

This framework works with MVVM design paradigm. It has datareactive components with easy and compatible API.

Vue is leveraged by AngularJS, ReactJS, and other advanced frameworks.

Digital marketing is the promotion of products or brands via one or more forms of electronic media and differs from traditional marketing.The successful implementation of marketing strategies can bring about important benefits to your company.

Research:

This is the first step for your online business and it can also be one of the longest processes. Market research through surveys or getting updated information on the market from trusted sources can be valuable to plan your course of action in digital marketing.

Develop digital marketing strategies for specific times of the year:

Make the most of holiday seasons and especial celebrations during the year to reach your target groups.  Digital marketing provides you with multiple channels to choose from including email marketing, search marketing, affiliate marketing and mobile marketing.

Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy:

Content marketing is the key component of a successful digital marketing plan.After developing your company’s buyer personas, identify the information they need the most to help them through the buying cycle stages of Interest, Consideration and Decision. You need to identify the types and delivery modes of content that will compel them to engage with your company through each stage in order to become a customer.

Email marketing:

Email marketing still remains as one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. Make the most of this tool and design your content in such a way that it can attract and engage the interest of your target group. Avoid long e-mails with too much information and focus on the main points of interest.

Website Factors:

The content of your site and its optimization will be greatly affected by website factors. In a sense, important technical site factors are the foundation for most of your online strategies. Creating a strong site is creating a strong marketing foundation. There are so many elements you can include, so the real challenge might be to know what to keep and knowing what to throw out. This topic will cover some of the website factors that influence your site and what the top elements to consider first.

No matter if you have a beautifully rendered website, or a stunning portfolio you won’t get very far if you’re lacking sufficient SEO. The thing is, Google, Yahoo, and Bing are extremely objective when it comes down to things like sitemaps, alt tags, and keywords – just to name a few. Understanding the terminology isn’t really that important, but understanding how to improve your SEO is.
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO is the process in which the traffic to your website is improved from search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The higher a website appears in search results, the higher the number of visitors the page will receive from the search engine. There are several methods to improve your pages ranking without submitting to the paid schemes offered by search engines.

Page Titles

The title tag is used by search engines to display a page in search results, as well as appearing at top of the browser. These tags tell search spiders and users what your page is about. Google only displays between 50 – 60 characters in their title tags, therefore its important to keep descriptions short, compelling and relevant. Keywords and page topics should feature towards the front.

Keywords

The placement of keywords throughout your site is perhaps one of the most important SEO tactics. It’s useful to take into account how someone would search for information on the specific service or product you are offering, as the keywords they use are likely to be the keywords you want to be using. BUT make sure you don’t add ridiculous amounts of keywords, especially if they are unrelated as this can lead to your site being flagged as spam. Search engine spiders are programmed to ignore ‘keyword-stuffing’.

ALT Tags

Each image and video that you have on your site can have descriptive words added to its imprint. These are known as alternative text descriptions. These descriptions allow for search engines to locate your page using the keywords found in your image and video descriptions, as well as the usual text throughout the site. Therefore increasing the opportunities your site is found, which consequently raises its page ranking.

Sitemaps

A sitemap – a page specifically listing and creating links to all the other major pages on your site – allows for search spiders to locate pages quickly, and with more relevance to the search in question. Therefore every page is easier to find for both the spiders and users alike, and can be reached with significantly less clicks.

Mobile Site

‘With nearly 40% of organic traffic coming from mobile devices in 2015’, its hardly surprising that websites with a mobile friendly interface will rank higher in Google searches. Ultimately Google is trying to provide the best user experience – so really the better the user experience on your site, the better you will rank with Google.

Don’t Use Flash

Many small businesses like to run their sites using Flash as it is easy to launch and is fairly cheap. However, Google always ranks Flash sites lower then sites running on alternative platforms – partially because you cannot link to an individual page. Changing a Flash-based site to WordPress will hugely increase your search engine rankings.

Update Content Regularly

I’m sure this is something you would be doing regularly anyway – but even so, it’s an absolute must! Regularly updated content is viewed as one of the best indicators of a site’s relevancy. Make sure to keep it fresh.

URL Structure

A URL is up there in the first things that a search engine uses in order to determine a page rank, hence why it’s vital to make them easy for spiders to search. This can be done by keeping the URLs short (which also enhance the user experience), keeping them relevant to the page’s topic and keywords, and by ensuring the URLs help categorise the site pages.

Grow Natural Links

Another key ranking factor in Google’s algorithm is the number of organic and quality inbound links to your site. This works because Google ranks the reliability and relevance of your site partially as a result of how many times it has been recommended by third parties. Therefore it is important to monitor how these links are growing.

Monitor your Progress

You won’t know if all your hard SEO work is paying off unless you keep track of your search standings. Keep an eye on your page ranking via tools like Alexa and the Google toolbar. On top of this its important to check your referrer log so that you can see how your visitors arrive to your site, and the search terms they are using to get there.

Big data is still relatively new with many organizations and its significance in business processes and outcome has been changing every day. Here are some of the key best practices that implementation teams need to increase the chances of success.

 

  1. Gather business requirements before gathering data. Begin big data implementations by first gathering, analyzing and understanding the business requirements; this is the first and most essential step in the big data analytics process. If you take away nothing else, remember this: Align big data projects with specific business goals.

 

  1. “Implementing big data is a business decision not IT.” This is a wonderful quote that wraps up one of the most important best practices for implementing big data. Analytics solutions are most successful when approached from a business perspective and not from the IT/Engineering end. IT needs to get away from the model of “Build it and they will come” to “Solutions that fit defined business needs.”

 

  1. Use Agile and Iterative Approach to Implementation. Typically, big data projects start with a specific use-case and data set. Use agile and iterative implementation techniques that deliver quick solutions based on current needs instead of a big bang application development. When it comes to the practicalities of big data analytics, the best practice is to start small by identifying specific, high-value opportunities, while not losing site of the big picture.

 

  1. Evaluate data requirements. Whether a business is ready for big data analytics or not, carrying out a full evaluation of data coming into a business and how it can best be used to the business’s advantage is advised. This process usually requires input from your business stakeholders. Together we analyze what data needs to be retained, managed and made accessible, and what data can be discarded.

 

  1. Ease skills shortage with standards and governance. Since big data has so much potential, there’s a growing shortage of professionals who can manage and mine information. Short of offering huge signing bonuses, the best way to overcome potential skills issues is standardizing big data efforts within an IT governance program.

 

  1. Optimize knowledge transfer with a center of excellence. Establishing a Center of Excellence (CoE) to share solution knowledge, plan artifacts and ensure oversight for projects can help minimize mistakes. Whether big data is a new or expanding investment, the soft and hard costs can be shared across the enterprise.

 

  1. Embrace and plan your sandbox for prototype and performance. Allow data scientists to construct their data experiments and prototypes using their preferred languages and programming environments. Then, after a successful proof of concept, systematically reprogram and/or reconfigure these implementations with an “IT turn-over team.”

 

  1. Align with the cloud operating model. Analytical sandboxes should be created on-demand and resource management needs to have a control of the entire data flow, from pre-processing, integration, in-database summarization, post-processing, and analytical modelling. A well planned private and public cloud provisioning and security strategy plays an integral role in supporting these changing requirements. The advantage of a public cloud is that it can be provisioned and scaled up instantly. In those cases where the sensitivity of the data allows quick in-and-out prototyping, this can be very effective.

 

  1. Associate big data with enterprise data: To unleash the value of big data, it needs to be associated with enterprise application data. Enterprises should establish new capabilities and leverage their prior investments in infrastructure, platform, business intelligence and data warehouses, rather than throwing them away.

 

  1. Nowadays, the competitive advantage of data-driven organizations is no longer just a good ally, but a “must have” and a “must do.” The range of analytical capabilities emerging with big data and the fact that businesses can be modelled and forecasted is becoming a common practice Analytics need not be left to silos of teams, but rather made a part of the day-to-day operational function of front-end staff.