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Editorial staff for the Core Technology Blog for 'corePHP' - news, views insights and advice for e-commerce, marketing technology , web design and development.

Four Important Elements of a Perfect Blog Post

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Building business online, most entrepreneurs obsess over driving traffic to their website to increase sales. Although it’s logical, it’s more important to put your audience needs first to grab their attention.The more readers you have, the more likely your business can grow. Thus, holding readers’ attention is a must: write for them, help to solve their problems, and they will never forget you. To succeed in online business, you need to have a firm grasp of writing a perfect blog post. If you want to improve your blog writing skills, pay attention to the infographic about creating a perfect blog post by OmniPapers. Plus, read the following information about core elements of blog posts. Continue reading

A Website Blueprint Evolves From Many Draft Designs

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Ask any writer how many drafts their novel went through before reaching the print stage and it will amaze you the answers you’ll get. Novels, even magazine and web articles, are the subject of several drafts and revisions before the final polished item is laid bare for the world to see. The same is true of a website; the website blueprint the designer works on will have gone through many changes before it even gets to the actual design stage.

Form Follows Function

A phrase coined in 1896 by the architect Louis Sullivan, ‘form follows function’ is now regarded as a prime principal in all areas of design. Furniture design, kitchen, and room design are established industries where this philosophy guides the hand of the designer.

In the 21st Century, the same is now true of website design and publishing. You may have a design for a website in mind when you approach a design agency, but I will guarantee the end product will look nothing like your original. The final design may have similarities but, in the eyes of the designer, they will have to create a website which functions. The final design will have to display the products and/or services, function in all browsers, operating systems and, of course, screen display sizes. Continue reading

Keep Customer Data Safe On Your eCommerce Site

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Ways eCommerce store owners can keep their customers’ data safe.

No matter what eCommerce solution you’re using, as a website designer, integrator or e-commerce business, online data security is one of your greatest priorities. Cybercriminals want your customers’ private information, and most consumers don’t take proper steps to protect themselves. For example, a CreditDonkey survey found that more than 68 percent of consumers use the same password for multiple sites.

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New Baby Alert! Welcome Lucas To the Core Team!

Lucas David Pignataro

Lucas David Pignataro was born to Michael & Tiffany Pignataro on July 20th.

Welcome Lucas David Pignataro, born July 20th, 2015 at 7:59 am!

Our Chief Operating Officer Michael Pignataro and his wife Tiffany are happy to announce the birth of their son, Lucas David Pignataro! Weighing in at nine pounds, three ounces, Lucas was born at Oaklawn Hospital in nearby Marshall, Michigan, Lucas is their fourth child. Welcome to the core team, Lucas!

Ten User Generated Content Moderation Plugins For WordPress

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Sometimes, users force you to pull out the big guns to moderate their content. Here’s some helpful tools we recommend.

If you’re hosting your own social networking component on your WordPress website, you know that social networking platforms host any number and type of personalities, each providing their own User Generated Content (“UGC”). Of course, some content contributors stay within the boundaries of civility, and make life easy for everyone.

Then there are those dreaded lots — the haters, the foul mouths, the spammers, the “content bullies,” and those who can only express themselves using language or images you may not find suitable for your site. To help you take care of those user/abusers, below are ten WordPress plugins we here at ‘corePHP’ recommend to make your life as a content moderator easier. Continue reading

New Joomla 3.4 Release Hits The Market

Joomla 3.4 - Do more.

Joomla 3.4 launched today. Here are many of its new features. Image credit: Chiara

As previously reported in our ‘corePHP’ update as anticipated, Joomla developers and community members today released Joomla version 3.4, with many notable improvements. The major improvements to Joomla’s version 3.4 release include simplified front-end content editing, performance improvements, additional high-level security measures, Composer integration, as well as over 700 bug fixes.

In this new Joomla 3.4 release, front-end editing of Joomla modules is now working beautifully. This key feature has been on the roadmap for years, but only today, after a lot of work by Joomla Production Leadership Team of Joomla developers, front-end module editing is now a reality. This gives site content editors important access to perform content creation and editing without requiring back-end Admin access. Continue reading

Core Update: What’s New In Joomla 3.4 ?

Do more with Joomla 3.4

Front-end module editing and more, coming this week in Joomla 3.4.

Joomla 3.4 is due out this week! Last week, the Joomla! Project announced its Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate, in advance of its upcoming first release of 3.4. We here at the ‘corePHP’ team have provided some assistance to the 3.4 release, and we’ll be ensuring that all our own custom Joomla extensions are compatible with the upcoming 3.4 release of Joomla, to ensure a smooth transition for all of our customers. Continue reading

‘corePHP’ Announces Immediate Availability of paGO Commerce 1.0.7.1

paGO Commerce version 1.0.7.1 is available now from 'corePHP'

Today, software technology firm ‘corePHP’ LLC released version 1.0.7.1, its latest version update of paGO Commerce™, e-commerce software extension built for Joomla!® CMS. You may download this latest version of paGO Commerce now for FREE on the paGO Commerce download area, here. This update includes important bug fixes and security updates. For general product information, features and benefits about paGO Commerce, go here. For further questions and support, contact ‘corePHP’ here.

A New Year Wish From Joomla

Sarah Watz New Years wishes from Joomla

Today, Sarah Watz, 2014-2015 President of Open Source Matters, shares this New Years wish for you in video form, from her home: “It’s a beautiful day! It’s blue skies, it’s sun and it’s snow, so what more can you ask for for New Year’s Even in Stockholm, Sweden…Thank you for your passion…I’m looking forward to 2015…to celebrate Joomla’s 10th year anniversary.”

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Joomla 2.5: The End Of Life Is Near

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Joomla 2.5 will reach “End Of Life” at midnight on December 31st. That’s coming up soon! At that time, Joomla will no longer provide bug fixes, features, or security updates for version 2.5. All focus on updates, fixes and security will be on Joomla version 3.

So, for security, compatibility and performance purposes, now is the perfect time to make sure you have the latest available update of Joomla (3.3 or higher). Whether you just need a simple update, or you’re ready for a major overhaul, ‘corePHP’ can handle your Joomla update for you, to help ensure you, your site visitors and customers have as smooth an experience as possible.

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300,000 Affected by JoomDonation Hacker

I have your data - JoomDonation Hacker

When a hacker holds your small business for ransom, what would you do?

Late last week Tuan Pham Ngoc, developer of JoomDonation, a product of OS Solution, confirmed there was a security incident which ended up affecting over 300,000 Joomla users, most of them associated with JoomDonation.  A hacker broke into an OS Solution e-mail server, stole account information, and distributed a nastygram email to account holders (see the letter below, for context). Continue reading