Essential Suite by WebAssist

Posted on July 9, 2009
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WebAssist has recently introduced their Essential Suite of Dreamweaver extensions. This bundle of tools replaces their Web Developer Suite, and adds a few more extensions to the mix. If you were to buy all the extensions individually, you would pay over $1,300. The Essential Suite is prices at a very competitive $599.99, which is a savings of 55% off buying each extension separately.

Essential Suite is designed for web developers who need to easily create database-driven CSS websites, but don’t want to spend their time coding. WebAssist automates the code generation, so you can concentrate on providing good site content rather than wasting time troubleshooting your code.  Essential Suite gives you all the extensions you need to build a database backend, build an online store with eCart, build user registration and login, secure website pages, build a backend CMS, send emails via your website, build CSS layouts and navigation, and much more.

I’ve used WebAssist extensions for years and have built some very sophisticated database-driven sites with their products.  I highly recommend checking out Essential Suite from WebAssist.

Easy Squeeze Pages in WordPress

Posted on April 7, 2009
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WordPress is hands down the easiest way to launch niche sites in the least amount of time. Thousands of internet marketers rely on the easy installation and near zero setup time required to create a custom niche blog.

The problem arises when it’s time to create your custom sales page in WordPress to sell your product. If you’re an experienced theme designer, it’s very simple to create a custom page template and style the content. But if you like the other 99.9% of niche bloggers, you don’t have a clue how to do this, nor do you want to. Your time is better spend marketing and promoting rather than tweaking a PHP file to get the results you want.

People like easy. It’s a fact. That’s why they’re using WordPress to begin with. There is a new WordPress theme called FlexSqueeze that makes it drop-dead simple to turn any WordPress page into a targeted squeeze page. And not only can you create a squeeze page in WordPress, you can built a complete mini-site very quickly. Here’s a video that shows how easy it is to create a quick mini-site with WordPress and FlexSqueeze. Read more

IM Niche Formula Bonus – Ultimate Niche Marketing Bonus

Posted on April 7, 2009
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IM Niche Formula is NOW AVAILABE!

If you haven’t been under a rock for the last year, you probably know who Mark Dulisse is. He has developed techniques for making money online that are currently earning him over $10,000 a month on just one site.  He’s not afraid to tell you where he’s come from and where he’s going. And with IM Niche Formula, you can hitch your wagon to his star and learn the techniques that can earn you a comfortable living online.

IM Niche Formula is an extensive (and I mean EXTENSIVE!) coaching program that includes 8 modules delivered over 6 weeks. Mark will take you teach you the tricks to taking advantage of ANY niche market (even the competitive one’s). Beginners and advanced internet marketers and affiliate will both benefit from Mark’s experience. He will also teach you the pitfalls to avoid, as he isn’t shy about revealing the mistakes he’s made along the way to building his online profit generator. Read more

Niche bloggers need Flexibility Theme for WordPress

Posted on January 20, 2009
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If you haven’t seen Flexibility Theme for WordPress in action, or if you’ve only used the original version of the theme, you need to grab a download of the newest version of the theme.

Flexibility is a theme that allows you to easily create literally millions if not billions of different blog looks in a matter of minutes. It gives you control over about every color, font, size, image, sidebar, width, Adsense, etc. of your blog. And the best part is, it’s awesome for beginner bloggers too because the options page makes it easy to make the changes. Read more

Carbonite offsite backup service can save your hide

Posted on November 24, 2008
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How much to you backup your files? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Hardly ever?

I unfortunately was a member of that last category up until about two weeks ago.  At “the real job”, I lost a directory on one of our server hard drives that contained a ton of data that wasn’t in our routine daily backup.  The data should never have been put there in the first place, but our network file sharing practices do not follow the most strict standards.

I got to thinking about the gigs and gigs of data on my home system which was occassionally backed up to an external hard drive.  If I lost the data on my drives say in a catastrophic loss such as a fire, what would I do? I didn’t have any kind of off-site backup plan and even though I had sporadic backups on some external drives, what good would that do me if my house burned down?

I bought a cool LaCie 1TB external USB 2.0 drive from Buy.com for the purpose of having enough drive space to backup all my internal drives onto one drive.  The drive showed up and it had a free year subscription to Carbonite which I had never heard of until I got the drive.  I figured I’d give it a shot since I didn’t have any off-site backups. Read more

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 now available for purchase

Posted on September 23, 2008
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Dreamweaver CS4 released!

You can now buy and download the final release version of Dreamweaver CS4 , so visit Adobe’s Dreamweaver page for upgrade or full version pricing.

Get the upgrade or full version or buy Dreamweaver as part of Web Standard, Web Premium, Design Premium or Master Collection.  Any way you get it, CS4 is a significant upgrade to prior versions. 

New Dreamweaver extension for creating WordPress themes

Posted on July 30, 2008
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ThemeDreamer is a new extension for Dreamweaver that enables anyone to create custom WordPress themes. The extension works by combining all the individual WordPress files such as index.php, sidebar.php and footer.php into one complete blog page in Dreamweaver’s design view. ThemeDreamer also renders the page with simulated blog data so you can see the different page elements such as images, unordered lists, paragraphs and more.

Prior to ThemeDreamer, the method of customizing a WordPress theme in Dreamweaver consisted of copying the browser source code into a new Dreamweaver document, linking the stylesheets, editing the code, previewing, editing the actual WordPress file code, uploading, previewing again… you get the point. ThemeDreamer actually allows you to edit your blog in a WYSIWYG format in Dreamweaver’s design view. Read more

Installing PHP and MySQL on Windows XP and Windows Vista

Posted on July 23, 2008
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Setting up PHP and MySQL on Windows XP and Windows Vista allows you to test your dynamic websites prior to uploading to your web server. WebAssist’s Mark Fletcher demonstrates how to set up and configure PHP and MySQL on your local Windows machine through WebAssist’s popular solution recipe videos. Simply click here (opens new window) and the two installation videos are towards the top of the page.

InMotion Hosting – A pleasant surprise in the world of web hosting

Posted on July 15, 2008
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I don’t blog much about web hosting, mainly because it’s kind of boring and there just isn’t much meat to it. You get an account, you upload files, you hope you don’t need tech support. That’s about it.

I had an experience last week that I just felt compelled to blog about. It wasn’t life changing or anything, but I actually found a hosting company, actually they found me, that knew what customer service was all about. The company is InMotion Hosting out of Marina del Ray, California. One of their marketing people contacted me about placing some advertising on my site for their hosting plans. I was curious about the company since I had never heard of them and I issued a challenge to them. I told Darin, the marketing guy, that I would sign up for one of their accounts and if I was satisfied with the service and support, I would work with them. Read more

WordPress 2.5 Image Uploading Problem Fix

Posted on June 19, 2008
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I’ve come across many blog and forum posts about the image uploading problem in WordPress 2.5. When you try to upload an image, you may receive an error that reads “HTTP error” and in the Crunching dialog “An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later.”

There are several fixes floating around for the image upload error, so I thought I’d post the most common fixes. Read more

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