Quick and Useful
Here’s a collection of useful information and links to help you decide if WordPress and compatible third party products are a good fit for your next project.
What is Hosting?
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Hosting is the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites for a rental rate — much like leasing a car or renting an apartment. The hosting stops once payment stops or the agreement terms have been met. The hosting company usually provides the option to renew your lease at a set interval of monthly, quarterly, or annually.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. WordPress installation files are currently free to download, unlike a paid software like Microsoft Windows. However, installation, setup, and customization are paid expenses and should be managed by a knowledgable website developer.
What is Gravatar?
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is globally recognized because millions of people and websites use them. Most popular applications like WordPress have built-in support for Gravatar. When a user leaves a comment (with email) on a site that supports Gravatar, it pulls their Globally Recognized Avatar from Gravatar servers. Then that picture is shown next to the comment. This allows each commenter to have their identity through out the world wide web.
Elegant Themes’ Divi
Beautiful Premium WordPress Themes. Get 100% complete access to our entire collection of 87 themes for only $69! We hold elegance at our core, and rally behind a shared passion for simple, beautiful design. What was once a one-man operation in Nick’s college apartment has grown into a diverse and distributed team of WordPress enthusiasts from all around the world. Elegant Themes isn’t just a company, it’s a community, and we cling to the community-centric values that have guided us over the past 6 years. We love WordPress, we love Open Source, and most of all we love building great things for our amazing customers.
Take your forms to a new level. Formulas, conditional logic, customized emails, everything you need in an easy to use plugin.
Are you looking for an easy way to give your Elegant Themes’ Divi Theme a boost? Maybe you’ve seen the many Divi customization tips I share online, but don’t have the coding skills needed to implement them, or just plain don’t have time to? Divi Booster adds 50+ new configuration options to Divi.
Online scheduler for solo, as well as growing, multi-location businesses. Simple interface allows for client-side ease of scheduling, while a more complex backend allows creation of multiple calendars, operation hours by appointment type or group, coupon codes, packages, and integrates with PayPal or Stripe for payments. The staff here is also top-notch for customer service.
FlyWheel WordPress Hosting
We’ve partnered with a global leader that we know and trust to provide 24/7 reliable service to our clients no matter where they are in the world or the size of their website needs. All of our existing clients are migrating to the new platform. Why not join them?
Name Silo Domains
Inexpensive, reliable domain names fast! Unlike other providers, NameSilo protects your identity from the public for free. Go get a URL purchased, then click the Get Hosting button to get your domain a place to live — or simply reach out to us for assistance around building your web presence and we will take care of everything for you.
Zoom is revolutionizing the ways teams collaborate. Whether you’re connecting multiple conference rooms, adding remote attendees, or recording a webinar, Zoom is for you. Now meeting face-to-face is as simple as a single touch.
MailChimp is a simple email marketing software (EMS) which gives you a number of easy options for designing, sending and saving templates of your emails. MC will change the way you market your products and services to your clients and potential buyers. The Forever Free plan is great, but if you want automation, definitely signup for the paid program — it’s worth it!
Partial Payments Plugin WooCommerce Deposits is a premium WordPress and WooCommerce plugin for handling partial payments. Customers pay a fixed price or percentage up front. You can also force a deposit. WooCommerce Deposits is fully compatible with the WooCommerce Bookings plugin, allowing you to collect deposits on bookings as well as other products.
WooCommerce Crowdfunding System Galaxy Funder is a Keep What You Raise Crowdfunding System built on top of WooCommerce and is rich in features. It is a WooCommerce Extension Plugin. Using Galaxy Funder you can run your own Crowdfunding site or add the Campaigns for Crowdfunding on top of your existing WooCommerce Shop. You can use any Payment Gateway supported by WooCommerce.
Subscriptio is a WooCommerce extension that allows you to sell subscriptions. Subscriptio adds recurring payments capability to WooCommerce so you can sell products like magazine subscriptions, online memberships, e-learning packages and any other tangible or intangible products.