Since 2018, I have tested and tried over 60 different Content Management Systems or CMS. The list includes the well known CMS – WordPress and Drupal, to the relatively unknown ones such as Datenstrom Yellow and Textpattern. Majority of the CMS are PHP based, while a few use node.js or Python. Some are open source, other are proprietary. Most require… Read More »Video:Introduction to Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems
Welcome to Day ten of this #bloggingchallenge. Today’s theme is Technology Thursday, and for today’s post, I have used a mix of my creativity, a real life conversation, and technology tools to answer the question,
“Where do I find Free themes for WordPress?”
You may or may not be familiar with the terms WordPress or Themes. What may be of interest to you is the approach I used for publishing this post. I have covered this in the ‘hybrid approach of writing’ section at the end of this post. For now, let us get back to the post itself.
Development continues for TypesetterCMS
Typesetter CMS is lightweight,fast Content Management System (CMS). It is based on PHP, and is open source CMS. Most importantly, it is a flat file CMS and therefore does not require any database, which also makes it easily portable. Unfortunately, like many community or open source projects, its development had stalled over the past few years.That may no longer be the case. Recently, there have been some positive developments. Version 5.8 preview is out in the wild, (the maintainer calls it late alpha/ early beta) and I spent some time tinkering around with it.
Installing WordPress on Debian using command line installers is quite a task. Almost every tool such as Webinoly, Slickstack or WordOps requires Ubuntu LTS (version 20.04 at the time of writing). But what happens when one really wants Debian 11 instead of Ubuntu? Read on
The installers for WordPress that are command line based- not yet ready for Debian 11- as on August end 2021.
Testing Webinoly, WordOps and Openlitespeed’s one click installer
Recently, there was a discussion on LowEndSpirit forums about “Lifetime deal” for Divi, a pagebuilder for WordPress. The issue of number of licenses applicable under the deal led to some discussion around costing. I put on my costing hat and came up with some calculations that may be of interest to you.
Read More »Getting upset over limit for WordPress site licenses?
Introduction: Need for CDN for WordPress site
Today someone asked a question in a Facebook group about using CDN or Content Delivery Network for their WordPress site. They wanted the CDN not just for media files but for other elements of the website as well. I responded with a series of options, thought of posting them here so that it can benefit the wider community. This post has been updated in February 2022.
Read More »Which CDN (Content Delivery Networks) to use for your WordPress Site?
I set up a new blog site on Blogger yesterday, and it almost happened by accident. The site, posts.amarvyas.com, actually came up when I began tinkering with the settings for Blogger.Learn about my experiences with Blogger.
In a matter of hours, I published five blog posts on that site, which gave rise to a thought:
What if I continue publishing multiple times a day (say, 3 to 4 posts per day) for an entire month?
Learn the different ways to select a theme for your WordPress blog or site. My selection process includes checking for reviews and install base, updates, and preference for lightweight themes.
Introduction: Search Engine Optimization and blogs
This post is written partly in jest, in response to a discussion on Search Engine Optimization or SEO on LowEndSpirit. I had originally thought of posting the below in that discussion itself, but considered my own blog to be a better place to share. Read More »How to Optimize Your Site or Blog for SEO
In this post, you will find the most common or frequently used plugins for WordPress on the websites that are managed by me. The collection is not huge, after all, it is always prudent to limit the number of plugins. But you will find these helpful for your WordPress blogging experience.