WordPress have just announced their new theme for 2012 – Twenty Twelve and It looks amazing. We are glad to see full width, home page like feature back in the theme and we think it goes towards the fact that WordPress are positioning themselves as a CMS/blog rather than just a blog. Scroll below for all the features
WordPress Theme Features
CMS like Homepage
We love the new CMS like homepage and puts a clear direction for WordPress that it has now graduated from Blog is now a proper CMS
Open Sans Typeface really brings out the new theme
The theme is responsive on a big focus on Mobiles
WordPress Twenty Twelve keeps post formats consistent on all views. Links, Quotes, asides and images retain the look across the site.
We will be adding a new site with the template to play around with shortly.
With DzineClub hosting plans, most of the times we set you up with a Google App account. This allows you to access emails via a Gmail interface and also set up your email on Outlook, Entourage, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird etc.
To set up your Google App email account on Outlook 2007, please use the following steps:
Open Outlook 2010
If you don’t already have an email associated, it will ask you to set it up, Click Yes.
If you already have one email associated in Outlook (old email) click on File and on the screen click on Add Account
Enter your details and click on “Manually configure server settings or additional server types”
Select Internet E-mail
Enter all of your details
Please note that your username is your email address.
Incoming mail server is : imap.gmail.com
Outgoing mail server is: smtp.gmail.com
Click on More Settings
Select Outgoing Server tab and tick (My outgoing server requires authentication)
Click on Advanced Tab
Server Port numbers:
Select “SSL” under “Use the following type of encrypted connection”: SSL
Insert Incoming server (IMAP) as 993
Select “TSL” under “Use the following type of encrypted connection”: TLS
Insert Outgoing server (SMTP) as 587
Click on Next to complete
Outlook will test the account to make sure its working.
Press Close on the box when you get both the tick marks.
Click on Finish to complete
1. Log into your WordPress website
2. Click on Pages > All Pages
3. Hover your mouse on the page where you want to enable comments
4. Click on Quick Edit and tick the Allow Comments box
5. Press Update to update the page.
You can use the same way to disable comments on a page
Log into YouTube using your login and password.
If you don’t have an account already go to youTube.com and click on Create Account. You can use your existing email address or a gmail account to log in. When selecting a username please make sure that it is reflective of the company and your keywords
Click on Upload Video button and select the video file from your local computer
Select one or more files from your local computer and start uploading
Change the Video information (title, description, tags, category) etc and click on Save Changes to save the information
Good video about Mobile Shopping Habits and how it influences our Shopping
One of our clients – Monsta G’s store is now live. The store was built in Magento Commerce and turned around in a week. The store features:
- mp3 Album Downloads
- CD purchases
- songs downloads from Albums
- bundling free albums with other album purchases
- Apparel purchases
Do you need an online store? reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To keep up with existing projects, we have now hired a new WordPress Designer pushing our size of dedicated WordPress designers/developers/coders to 7.
This gives us a very good team to manage your wordpress website.
WordPress 3.2 is out which means that our team can now build custom structure for your website. This version brings heaps of improvements. Please view the video below for more details.
Google has just launched a revamped Site Links system on its Organic and in some cases Paid Search Results.
Google Organic Search Result changes
Please view the latest search results for DzineClub. Instead of just being links under the Main website title, there is now a url and a description of the pages in the links. We have seen upto 10 links on a page and with that the result seems to take almost half the page.
How does Google pick sitelinks? There is no definitive answer but runs an alogrithm which picks the specific links on the website.
Paid Traffic Search Result changes
For all paid traffic, Google has also started using site links. Please view example when searching for BMW in Adwords.
The old site links are now coming up in paid search. We are actually more stoked that we have 10 site links while BMW has 6 🙂
How does this affect your SEO
This is going to cut traffic for any company which is in 2nd spot and so on.
Paid Search is more Valuable
Also this makes Paid search more valuable for businesses because the paid listing are comparable to organic listings and will more likely make a customer click on it. This means that lower end companies are better off investing in Adwords than Full on SEO.
How can you improve your listings?
Look for your brand and make sure that you have site links coming in your list.
Meta descriptions are really important now so that your visitors can see the descriptions on your inside pages. If there is a link that you would rather not have in your listings, remove that using Google Webmaster Tools
Read hear about what is a QR Code
Here is a quick infographic by Lab42 on how many people know about QR codes, How many of them use it, why they scan QR codes and where they use QR Codes.
Magento Commerce Developer
We have just added a dedicated Magento Developer to the team to make changes to the code of Magento and customise Magento stores to clients requirements.
We have been building Magento Stores for Clients since last year and have produced heaps of stores in that time. Currently we are in the process of building these Magento stores
- Designer Heels Magento Store
- Digital Music Store (Live – please click here to view)
- Women’s Clothing Store
- Online T-shirt Store
- Industrial Online Store
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