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Fantastico cPanel Hosting – Blogging Tools

Fantastico cPanel Hosting – Blogging Tools

Fantastico is just that, fantastic! Most professional cPanel Hosting providers such as Stallion Hosting, will  have Fantastico as part of their cPanel packages. Fantastico can be described as  a 3rd-party cPanel add-on that adds a large number of scripts and packages that can be very useful to new and advanced website builders and web hosting users.

Fantastico on Web Hosting South AfricaFantastico allows you to quickly install a variety of open-source scripts simply by selecting a script and providing some basic information for each installation as well as the links to the source of the scripts, you can install a script within minutes. Fantastico is designed to be easy to use and it is especially designed to install the latest version of the scripts that are available keeping you up to date with the best developments.

This will be part 1 of Fantastico blog series and I will briefly explain each part of the Fantastico system in a number of posts following this on, but for this first post I will describe the three options available on Fantastico with regards to blogging, so here it goes:

Firstly there is the most popular and without a doubt my favourite blogging platform, WordPress! As you might know from a number of my posts on this blog already, WordPress can be described as one of the most popular if not the most popular and widely used web blogging platforms in the world. Just in case you did not know this blog is based on WordPress and as you can see for yourself it is a user friendly design (that’s the WordPress theme) and the back end user system is also straight forward and easy to use with the idea that there should be no need for a user to have to learn HTML or any other form of website coding.

Other Blogging options that are available on the Fantastico package are:

  • b2Evolution: A blog script featuring multiple blogs, categories/sub-categories, skins, search function, multiple languages and search engines friendly URLs, learn more here: http://www.b2evolution.net
  • Nucleus: A powerful blog script featuring multiple blogs, multiple authors, drafts, future posts and bookmarklets, learn more here: http://www.nucleuscms.org

Remember that these above Fantastico Blogging Tools are available on all Stallion Hosting Web Hosting Packages, which can be seen here: http://www.stallionhosting.com/website-hosting.html

Watch out for the rest of this Fantastico blogging series on WebHostingPro.co.za soon

Daniel Hall

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WordPress Themes – Top 3 Free Resources

Wordpress ThemesWordPress is amazing, and I am a firm believer of using WordPress, I use it for a number of online projects and basic websites. One thing that many WordPress users are always on the look out for is new WordPress Themes, and so I have decided to create a new Category on WebHostingPro.co.za for the purpose of sharing WordPress Themes and Templates.

I will be sharing a number of WordPress Template resources that I use and I will also be giving away WordPress themes from time to time, so this really is a category that you should watch if you are looking for fresh, new and interesting WordPress Themes. WordPress is just so versatile and easy to use, and with the launch of WordPress 3.0 recently it goes to show that WordPress is well established and ready to take blogging and content management systems to a brand new, all time high level.

In this post I will share my Top 3 Free WordPress Theme Resources with you, so here they are:

1. http://www.newwpthemes.com

Top spot has to go to NewWPThemes.com, the themes that are freely available on the site above are amazing.

Some of the reasons NewWPThemes.com gets my top vote is because:

  • The themes are original
  • Themes are updated
  • Each template has so many awesome features
  • Huge variety of themes
  • Most themes have a custom theme dashboard (very useful)
  • And of course, because the themes are FREE!

2. http://www.themes2wp.com

Next, in second stop is Themes2WP.com – I have used this resource for a number of projects and I am always able to find a theme that will suit my needs. The large amount of variety avaialble makes choosing wordpress templates not that easy, but use the search feature and browse around, I am sure there is be some great WordPress Templates that you will love.

3. http://www.freewpthemes.net

Last, but no least is FreeWPThemes.net, this was actually where I got my first ever HTML theme when I created my first website. FreeWPThemes.net also has a wide range of different and useful templates, and with over 277 WordPress Themes to choose from this is definitely a resource that I can recommend.

Well, this is just a start to this new category on WebHostingPro.co.za – do you have any WordPress Themes or WordPress Template resources that you would like to share or mention? Please feel free to add your comments on this post and share your resources.

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Daniel Hall
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WordPress 3.0 – New Version

WordPress can be described as one of the most popular if not the most popular and widely used web blogging platforms in the world. WordPress has become the most common and obvious option for the development of blogs and websites online today. There are various elements of WordPress that make it so popular, but the main points are:

  • Easy to use, versatile. – WordPress is suitable for just about anybody, no matter your technical knowledge or skills level  from the beginner to the advanced programmer
  • Literally tens of thousands of different themes that can easily be downloaded and installed, there is the option of purchasing WordPress themes or using free themes, and of course having your own WordPress theme designed by a professional designer
  • Feature-rich interface – WordPress has a rich text editor with advanced multimedia support
  • Plug ins – there is such a wide variety of plug in’s that you have access to
  • WordPress is FREE – WordPress is Open Source, it is free to install and use WordPress for your website.

Recently the new version of WordPress was released, namely WordPress 3.0, I have found a very informative and practical video for you to view in order to learn more about the amazing new features.

Enjoy:

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Daniel Hall
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How To Move Your WordPress Blogs

Another popular question is how to move a WordPress Blog or WordPress site from one website hosting company to another. Many people ask the question how to move their WordPress sites and I must also admit that many people feel that moving a WordPress site is a mission, but I have found a great set of videos that explain the process step by step.

The videos below are Part 1 and Part 2 of a step by step tutorial that I have found very useful in explaining the process of moving a WordPress site. I have actually followed the entire 2 part video tutorial to ensure that it is correct, and I am happy to report back that my site was successfully live and running when the video was finished.

How To Move Your WordPress Blogs – Part 1:

How To Move Your WordPress Blogs – Part 2:

Tip: I found these videos on YouTube.com, when ever you are stuck with something – especially technical aspects like this it is always a good idea to try YouTube. The beauty is that you can find a tutorial like the one above and then follow the video while pausing and going back so ensure that you succeed with what ever you are stuck on. 🙂

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Daniel Hall
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