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Guide to Monitor Uptime and Downtime in your WordPress Website

Guy monitoring screens of wordpress sites to see stats

Let’s suppose you’re building a super cool WordPress website. You choose the right themes, upload good content, understand your SEO well and finally manage to get a substantial amount of traffic to your website. And then bam! Your site keeps crashing again and again. Your customers will be annoyed, your credibility will take a hit and eventually, your users will find another website to visit. Therefore it is a must that you monitor your website on a continual basis to make sure it is up and running at all times. In other words, you need to learn how to monitor your Uptime and Downtime in WordPress.

There are many kinds of tests that can be carried out to do the same, ranging from very simple ones to the ones that check 50+ complex check points at once. Depending upon the nature of your WordPress website requirements. Continue reading

2015 Top Free Joomla Extensions For Beginners

Top five free Joomla extensions for beginners

Here are our picks for the Top 5 Free Joomla Extensions for beginners, assembled by ‘corePHP’s Son Koral.

There inevitably comes a moment during a Joomla! User Group meetup when someone asks the question “What’s the best free Joomla Extension?” Usually it has to do with something that they’re trying to accomplish, but over the years of running the local Joomla User Group in Detroit, Michigan, I’ve noticed that without fail, some of the same extensions keep coming up, and being discussed every time. Continue reading

Why Performance is Important to Firefox?



Performance is something that is perceived by users. Many users are providing inputs to a system through speech, movement and touch and in return, they are perceiving outputs in the form of feedback, auditory, tactile and visual. Performance is actually the quality of outputs that are in response to such inputs. Performance plays a vital role to Firefox that is why Firefox Plugin Support is provided for an increased level of performance.

Many users always prefer an application, software or a browser that is smooth and responsive while processing. Users opt for one-thousand database transactions per second better than another browser or application that processes 100,000,000 every second, but is very unresponsive and choppy.

There are some key performance metrics in Firefox Plugin that you have to understand such as the following:

– Responsiveness: This is simply the overall speed with which a system provides outputs as a response to the input of the user. Responsiveness is highly essential and it sometimes involves various stages of feedback. It is crucial for the simple reason that nobody wants to be ignored.

– Memory Usage: Unlike responsiveness, users do not directly perceive this key metric. Nonetheless, memory usage is actually a close approximation to the ‘user state’. Any ideal system would maintain one-hundred percent users state at all times and all applications within such system will run simultaneously. All applications would also retain the state that is created by the users the last time they interacted with the system or application.

Improving power usage and memory is actually the same problem as speeding up a startup. There is no need for you to do any unnecessary work and use efficient data structures.

Performance is very important to Firefox. This efficient browser and some other valuable browsers that you can identify these days have included built-in tools that can always help diagnose and resolve slow page rendering. For instance, the Network Monitor in Firefox browser will display an accurate timeline of when every network request happens on your page, how long it takes and how large it is.

Keeping your plugins up to date is essential to help the browser run smoothly, safely and more effectively. This is providing power to games, animations and videos. They do not always automatically update that is why you need to do the work to make sure that your browser will run more effectively.

In the future, it is good to note that Firefox will start to update plugins for users. Until then, it is important for you to regularly check the page and update the Firefox Plugin Support in order to stay safe and keep the performance at higher levels.

As mentioned, performance plays a critical role to Firefox that is why is best to constantly update your plugin, so it won’t interrupt your web browsing experience and waste your time. You must never forget to update your current version plugins, which you can do so at to ensure that you are not susceptive to attack by viruses, malware and some other security treats. This is also important to make the web safer and better for you.

‘corePHP’ services are expanding to WordPress and Drupal

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‘corePHP’ now offering WordPress and Drupal Development Services

‘corePHP’ has evolved over the years as Joomla! has grown. Most of our work has been developed with Joomla!, however, as a development company we know that sometimes Joomla! may not meet the requirements of our customers. Therefore, ‘corePHP’ is expanding our development services to include WordPress, Drupal and custom PHP development. ‘corePHP’ is proud to announce that we are now taking on new clients and offering development for the three leading open source platforms in the CMS world. Check out our new services for more details.

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10 Top Joomla Components to start your website in 2013

It’s a new year with a lot of opportunity to get on the right foot. As a Joomla! user you some times get overwhelmed with all the extensions available on the market today. On the Joomla Extension Directory (JED) there are 10,168 available extensions to sift through. So, the question is how do you figure out what Joomla Extensions are right for your site. In this post we will only cover what we at ‘corePHP’ use in our development services for the websites we develop.

WordPress for Joomla – Blogging for Joomla  Continue reading

Finding The WordPress Resources You Need

WordPress is such a useful web application, that gets used for more than just websites. By activating certain themes and plugins, a person can instantly transform a website into something so much more. For instance, WooThemes uses WordPress for their internal communication by sing the P2 theme. Doing this provides the company with a way to log communications in one location and have access to real-time discussions.

At Photocrati, we use WordPress for more than just development. We also use it to track internal meeting notes, and business related tasks like that.

So where does a person go when they’re looking to do something more with their WordPress website? Continue reading

Upcoming Joomla! mobile app

Update: jomMobile has now been released and you can find more information at

Code name Vimba is an upcoming free app for the iPhone and Android. We recently got the pleasure of testing the app as well as partnering with the developer of the application. Just think now you have the ability to manage your site on the go with a sexy and slick interface. No need to worry about rushing back to the office to make an update. Now you can with the convenience of your phone.

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Beta Cloud VPS from, web hosting and cloud hosting provider, will give away 10.000 beta cloud machines worth $1,5 million. This is the first time in history when a leading cloud provider gives away VPS machines absolutely free. The beta Cloud VPS campaign will be running for 3 months and every beta tester will be able to get 3 months free beta Cloud VPS. We are looking for participants who would like to take part in the beta Cloud VPS campaign. Continue reading

Joomailer meets AdminPraise3

Over the course of years watching Joomla grow we have seen some amazing components and extensions hit the mainstream. The latest and greatest are Joomailer and AdminPraise3.

Joomailer is an integration of MailChimp and Joomla. MailChimp helps increase your sales and analyze your marketing tactics to optimize your strategies and connect further with your audience. Joomailer is a stellar component with a clean user interface that’s excellent in terms of both coding and useability.

Joomailer is compatible with AdminPraise3, which we feel is the best back end template for Joomla.  AdminPraise3 describes its new release as “component-aware” and its goal is to improve the usability of Joomla. AdminPraise3 will reach out to extension devs and work with them to improve the Joomla user experience. The result will be improved usability of the Joomla CMS. For more information on AdminPraise3 and the Joomailer integration, Click here

We at ‘corePHP’ hope to spread the word about the great components and extensions available for Joomla, and we encourage other development teams do the same.  Please keep up the good work! If we work together, we can make Joomla the #1 CMS in the world, today and for many years to come.

Michael Pignataro
VP of Operations

WordPress for Joomla! Training now available in Joomlashack University

JoomlaShack recently released a very informative, in-depth training lesson in their Joomlashack University on how to set up and use the WordPress for Joomla! extension by corePHP. WordPress for Joomla! is a powerful new Joomla extension that allows you to use WordPress blogging software inside your Joomla website. With WordPress for Joomla, you can enjoy the best blogging platform integrated with the best content management system available. You can even use WordPress plugins and Joomla modules all at the same time, on the same blog. It’s amazing!

In this new Quickshot preview of WordPress for Joomla, JSU instructor Forest Linden gives you a very brief overview of just a few of the many cool features that WordPress for Joomla! has to offer.

If you liked this Quickshot preview and want to know more about WordPress for Joomla!, please visit the official WordPress for Joomla product page. If you decide to purchase it and want to know all the cool shortcuts, secret tips & tricks we found, please consider joining our Joomlashack University to get access to the complete 35 minute WordPress for Joomla! training video AND dozens more Joomla training tutorials & videos.

Want to learn more about how to build professional websites with Joomla? Then check out Joomlashack University, the #1 Joomla online training program in the world.

Lifestream for Joomla! from JoomlaShack

Need an easy way to keep your friends, family and business associates updated on all your activities; across multiple social networks; at any time of the day and in one convenient place?

Sound impossible? Well, now you can!

Introducing Lifestream for Joomla, an exciting new social media extension from our friends at Joomlashack! Continue reading

A sneak peek of MailChimp intergration for Joomla!

Joomla’s popularity as one of the world’s foremost open-source content management systems is undeniable. And just got better with a complete integration of MailChimp.

MailChimp Integration into Joomla!

But until Joomailer was released last year, the options for managing email marketing via Joomla were extremely limited. The best solutions for integrated management had nowhere near the power of hosted solutions. Hosted solutions lacked integration – signing up for membership did not necessarily integrate with mailing lists and vice versa. Continue reading