If you have accounts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter etc and operate some sites, blogs then you must be familiar to the word Internet security. On Internet it is very important for everyone to protect his online identity and protect his personal email accounts, social networking accounts and all other important accounts. There are lots of users (hackers) on internet who are always trying to attack personal accounts of others. You must protect your identity. One simple way is learn hacking to protect yourself from hacking. This doesn’t mean you need to become a expert hacker but you should know the basics of hacking so you can protect yourself from the attacks.
How to learn hacking?
Hacking can be defined in many ways, so the word hacking is a very wide subject. We are talking about Internet security. This includes securing your online accounts, your computer and your network. A hacker can attack you via internet like phishing pages, via your network like getting remote access to your computer, or via your computer like installing a keylogger in your system and then getting the private information over the network. There are endless ways a hacker can attack you. But if you follow some basic steps you can protect yourself.
For protecting yourself, you should learn some basic steps of hacking, so you will know if someone tries to attack you. Few days back, I found a very good book on Internet that is written by an ethical hacker Rafay Baloch. This book is perfect for users who are not very much familiar to hacking. This book is a great source for learning hacking techniques and protecting yourself from these techniques. This book is also good for those who are willing to become an ethical hacker.
You can download this book here – A Beginners guide to Ethical Hacking
Freelancing is a great way to earn money quickly and easily. Freelancing makes you independent and you can earn by doing things you love. As I stated in the previous post, there are a lot of sites where you can find plenty of work and earn a respectable amount of money. Out of these sites, there are also a lot of scam sites, so I listed few great sites that give you genuine work. This sounds good that you can earn money easily but a lot of people never get a bid approved on these sites and get frustrated. Read more to find out why people don’t get work and how they can.
Also Read: Best Websites that will pay you for doing what you love to do
When to start as a Freelancer?
Usually, we read an article on a site about something and we start trying out that. Right? But you must remember that ‘If you can, doesn’t mean you should!’. So don’t start freelancing if you are not interested in it. You will not get success without interest. Second, think why someone would hire you? Are you expert in something that you are wishing to do or the project you are bidding on? Answer these simple questions and you will understand.
Before starting your freelancing career, you must develop few skills so you can do the work efficiently you get. For example, if you are going to bid on a project named ‘Article Writers’ then first you should check if you can write great articles related to Buyer’s specifications. If you can write good articles related to movies then it doesn’t mean you can write good articles on technology or politics too. So first read their specifications properly and then check if you have required skills. If not then develop those skills and try again, you will surely get work if you have skills to do that.
After developing skills, try to do that work regularly on your own. For example, if you want to work as a Writer, create a blog and write regularly there about your favourite topic. This will improve your writing skills and also help you to get more work.
You can get more work if you follow these easy instructions but you must follow another instruction too that it is not guaranteed that you will always get work on the project you have bid. Patience is very important there, keep trying and improving, you will get work. Best of luck!
Hostgator is a great web host. It provides you great hosting service with unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth and many more exciting features that you will not find in other web hosting services. There are many other great hosting services like Dreamhost, Bluehost but Hostgator is my favourite. Hosting plans start from just $4/month. Prices are very low compared to other web hosts, so Hostgator becomes the most reliable web host. Along with all these great features and low prices, Hostgator provides discount coupons so that you get most out of your money.
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By using this discount coupon, you can get 20% off on your hosting plan. There are three types of hosting plans – Hatchling, Baby and Business. If you want to use this hosting only for one blog or site then you can use Hatchling plan which is cheapest of all and if you want to host multiple blogs on this then you can use Baby plan.
If you want to get more information about Hostgator plans, you can see the official page here.
Digg recently launched its new version and became a RSS driven site from a fully interactive user controlled site. This new version of Digg got very negative response from its users and also it is no longer a site where users come to find new content on the web that is useful for them instead it is a now a site that we can compare to a RSS feed reader. From past few days Digg is overtaken by big news sites and there is nothing new there that we can’t find in our RSS feed reader. This update has made Digg a useless site. Read out more to find some interesting facts about this new version.
How this new version made Digg useless?
In this new version, people at Digg completely changed the reason for which this site was used. People were using Digg to find new content on the web and find interesting news or get useful links that are useful for them. Digg was a fully user controlled site where users were responsible for anything appearing to the front page. The Digg front page was really a great piece of useful information. Now Digg is controlled by big news sites due to their large follower strength. The new Digg has option of letting site owners auto submit their new posts to Digg that comes on homepage of their followers. So more the number of followers, more are chances to get on front page. This makes Digg similar to a RSS feed reader, we can’t find anything new there.
So, What can Digg do now?
Digg needs to do some changes in how new content is submitted to the Digg and how any link becomes popular on Digg. The previous version was also controlled by Digg power users but this new version gets worse. Digg needs to do some improvements and give power back to users and make a balance between power of users and sites. This can only save Digg from failing in front of its competitors like Reddit which have already overtaken the front page of Digg.
What do you think?
Give your views about new version of Digg. Do you like it or not and what do you think Digg needs to do to make it better or at least like the old version?
Getting paid for doing something that you love to do is a very wonderful feeling. Generally we get work opposite from our interests. But if you focus on your interests and never lose hope then you can get work of your interest. Freelancing is a great way to earn money doing what you love. You can get work in different fields and get the work that you like. For example, you can get work in designing, writing, programming etc. There are a lot of websites on internet where you get work according to your interest. But some of them are fraud that fears all users. I have also encountered many fraud websites that do not pay or pay very less money. So Here, I am listing 5 best websites where you can find a lot of work and all genuine.
Freelancer.com is a huge marketplace for getting work according to your skills and interests. It offers a wide variety of job types and let you earn a respectable amount of money doing things that you love. You can get job from a few dollars to hundred or thousand dollars, so you can earn as much as you can.
Odesk is another great website for finding freelancing jobs. Starting with Odesk is a little hard, you have to pass many tests and do other tasks to complete your profile to start working. But once you started then there are countless opportunities to earn huge money. Projects posted at Odesk are generally of high budget and if you get just 1 or 2 projects a month, it will be a good amount of money.
eLance is another huge freelancing marketplace. Like Odesk starting at eLance is also hard and they are very strict too. As a free member, you can only work within your selected one category. You need to pay for selecting multiple categories. eLance gives you high quality work to let you earn huge money.
4. WordPress Freelance
WordPress Freelance is a special website only for WordPress related jobs. If you are a WordPress expert then you can earn good money working with them.
There are a lot of other websites where you can earn money as a freelancer, but I have listed these sites after my personal experience with them. These all sites are genuine and give you great quality work. If you know about other great freelancing sites then feel free to share with us.
If you are a blogger then you would be surely facing problems in deciding between opening links on your articles in new tabs/windows or same pages. Each article on our blog contain a lot of links to external and internal pages. Most of the bloggers like to open external links in new tabs and internal links on the same pages. But this sometimes frustrates the readers, so what to choose? You should decide this by analyzing your blog readers and check what they want. Read the full article and decide.
What Readers Want?
Readers want to open those sites that let them decide what to do and what not to do. You must have seen pop-ups or flashy banners on each page asking visitors to subscribe or join their groups etc. Do you like them? Certainly not. I too hate those sites with pop-ups forcing us to subscribe to their feeds. I have subscribed to many blogs and I follow many Facebook pages and Twitter profiles of many blogs but I never subscribe to any blog that shows this type of pop-ups etc. So every user want to do things on his own. Everyone knows how to open a link in new tab, so users can decide themselves how to open a link. We should not do this for readers.
Should All Links Open In The Same Tab?
There are a number of links like link to a page where you think your reader would visit your page again for addition information. In these conditions, you should make that link open in the new tab that will become easy for your readers. But if you are linking to a page that doesn’t require your reader to get back to your blog then you should let that link open in same tab. User can decide how to open that link. This way you can impress your blog visitors and make them your regular readers.
Links On Sidebars Or Ads?
You should make these links open in the same tab by default. Users can open these links in new tabs if they want. But if you make these links open in new tabs, then you will probably get less clicks on these links from regular visitors. This is not what we want. So let readers decide what they want?
What Do You Think?
Give your opinion, which method works for you and what do you like?
I wrote an article about Choosing from free and premium WordPress themes few months ago and suggested that if you are not familiar with the WordPress codes and other modifications then you should use a premium WordPress theme. Even experienced web developers use premium themes to enhance their blogs and give them a super unique look and perform better. Here is a list of 5 best sites where you can buy great WordPress themes.
Also Read: What should you choose for your blog? Free vs. Paid themes
1. Elegant Themes
Elegant Themes is my favourite site to get top quality WordPress themes specially designed to meet your requirements at cheap prices.
2. Woo Themes
Woo themes is another premium themes provider with great quality and a lot of themes to choose from.
3. Theme Forest
Theme Forest is a huge directory of Great premium WordPress themes, you can get any type of theme there.
4. Studio Press
Studio press is another great site for getting good quality WordPress themes. It offers great themes for business blogs. Prices are high as compared to other sites.
5. DIY Themes [Thesis]
Thesis is a great theme for professional bloggers. It is a great SEO friendly theme and let users focus on content. Thesis provides a lot of customization options from the panel.
These 5 sites can help you to get full value of your money and improve performance of your WordPress site. You can check our other articles to get more free and premium WordPress themes. Leave your comments about this list, Which site you like the most?
WordPress is an amazing platform to use for publishing your content in the best way. WordPress can be customized completely according to your requirement. By using WordPress plugins, you can easily extend functionality of your blog with a few clicks. There are thousands of great plugins available freely over the web that you can use according to your needs. Here is a list of must use WordPress plugins for every blogger to get most out of his WordPress blog.
All in One SEO Pack
This plugin optimizes your blog posts to perform better in search engine rankings. It is a must have plugin for every WordPress user. This plugin can surely boost your blog traffic.
WP Supper Cache
This plugin improve loading speed of your blog by caching your blog posts and storing them as static pages. It serves these cached pages when they are loaded instead of building pages from the php code each time that slows down the loading speed.
WP Database Backup
This plugin backup your WordPress blog including your posts, comments and everything on your blog so that you can forget about losing your data. This is a very important plugin and every blogger should use it.
Google Sitemap Generator
This plugin generates XML sitemaps to help you get your blog crawled by search engines easily and quickly. It also pings search engines notifying them to add your latest content whenever you add a new article.
This plugin adds a Page Navigation bar at the bottom part of your blog making it easier for users to navigate to older pages of your blog.
This plugin shows related posts to the current post at the bottom of the article. It has many advanced options like excluding some categories, showing articles based on title, tags and content to show most relevant content.
These plugins are very useful and important for every WordPress user. Some themes have already features of some of these plugins like page navigation, related posts and SEO pack, so then you don’t need to install these plugins again, as doing this will surely affect your blog performance. There are thousands of amazing plugins, but you should only use the plugins that you need most and that works best for you. If you want to include, your favorite plugin in this list that you think is must for everyone then feel free to add it through comments, also don’t forget to leave your comments.
Google is preparing for the launch of Google Chrome OS and its web store is arriving this October. The Google Chrome Web Store will host web apps available to use online or by downloading an extension that will work as a shortcut in Google Chrome. As you know, Google Chrome OS is actually more like a browser. It will have application shortcut that will work online and keep your data in your Google account.
The Chrome Web store can be accessed on this link now that guides you to the Chrome OS and its applications and what they are going to do on the store. Mainly the store will have web apps similar to current Google apps like Calendar, Email, Docs etc. These types of apps will be developed by developers and featured on the Chrome web store. You can relate it to the chrome extension gallery. The Chrome OS store will also have many fun apps and games that will be having options to subscribe, try the trial versions or just choose from the free games.
I am pretty much interested in the Chrome OS and the apps they are developing for us. Google is working for us to make us independent to use any tool without relying on other tools like we do now in Windows. For installing a software, we require many other software or platforms or watching a movie, we need a number of players for each extension. Chrome OS will feature apps built on HTML5 platform and other modern web techniques that will save our time and money. You can try playing the Gmail game purely built on HTML5 and also check out HTML5 studio featuring amazing works performed in HTML5.
What do you think about this Chrome Web Store? Are you waiting for the Chrome OS? Share your views with us through comments.
WordPress is a very powerful CMS. You can use it in any way you want. No. You don’t need to be a programmer or skilled WP developer for doing these tasks. They have made it easy for you. There are plenty of themes and plugins available that can totally change the look of your website. Here we are presenting you 10 awesome WordPress themes of different types that fit to your all needs.
Ashford is a powerful WordPress theme that is available in two version – Free and paid. The Ashford theme is very customizable from the dashboard. You can easily customize it according to your needs.
2. Corporate Life
Corporate Life is an amazing WordPress theme suitable for Corporate websites, freelancers or for showing your products. It has very nice layout to showcase your services along with your thoughts.
Linoluna is a very impressive magazine type WordPress theme that can be used by news blogs. It has a very appealing professional look.
Speaky is a very simple theme built on the Twenty Ten WordPress theme structure. It is best for bloggers who need a simple theme that focuses on their content.
Mimbo is a clean and simple WordPress theme that you can customize according to your needs.
Webfolio is a great WordPress portfolio theme for showcasing your work. It is a great theme for freelancers or to showcase your services.
Hydrogenize is an impressive WordPress theme with great options and a great sidebar. If you want a attractive theme with a simple layout then Hydrogenize is suitable for you.
Darksky is a dark theme with stylish look and a featured posts slider at top. It is good for users that don’t want to customize the theme and use it as it is.
Alltuts is another great theme by Site5. It is great for bloggers who write articles regularly. It has a cool navigation bar and social media icons at top.
DesignPile is a great theme for designers. If you have a blog related to web designing then this theme is suitable for your blog. It has an awesome look and layout.
You can use the theme that matches your needs and blog. If you have any trouble using the themes you can contact us through comments or twitter/facebook profiles. Don’t forget to give your comments about these themes.