5.20.2018

Premium WordPress Plugins for 2018 You Should Have

WordPress plugins provide a great way to add to or extend WordPress functionality. Thereby, they can do the same for your websites. In this post, you’ll find 10 WordPress plugins that comprise the best 2018 selection of plugins you must have or atleast keep in mind.

A judicious selection of WordPress plugins is a must. It can ensure your WordPress website will perform optimally. The websites you are building will do so as well. You can have the ability to give visitors exactly what they are looking for. Like this, you’re creating a win-win situation for your clients, for the website users, and for yourself.

This is as good a time as any to give your WordPress website what could be a much-needed upgrade. You can do so by installing one or more of the following plugins.

1. wpDataTables

Creating anything but the simplest tables and charts can take time. And, when you have huge amounts of complex data to work with, it may hardly seem worth the effort to pursue the task, but it must be done. Then of course, there’s the matter of a chart’s or table’s readability, responsiveness, or how easily you can edit it or keep it current once you’ve created it.

wpDataTables takes care of all that. This WordPress plugin is so powerful and so easy to use, that more than one web designer has switched over to WordPress just to be able to take advantage of everything this popular plugin has to offer.

This is a handy tool to have when you’re working with reams of financial or scientific data, or you need to create and maintain a large product catalog for an online store.

Front-end editing, working with huge MySQL tables, and color coding or highlighting key data or data categories are just a few of this WordPress plugin’s many useful features.

2. LayerSlider

LayerSlider isn't your typical slider-design plugin. While you’ll love working with this WP plugin’s ever-expanding selection of professionally-designed slider templates, there’s much more to this package than you might have reason to expect.

What LayerSlider gives you in fact, is a complete animation platform. It comes with its own drag and drop visual editor which, when combined with its versatile layout options and animated page blocks, allows you to build galleries, slideshows, and even a complete website using these and this plugin’s other tools. This plugin’s increasingly popular Popup feature allows you to use sliders as modal windows to present viewers with subscription reminders, signup forms, and other useful information.

LayerSlider is totally device-friendly, retina-ready, and responsive, so your creations easily adapt to smartphone, tablet, and desktop screen sizes.

Not to forget, the user support and the plugin’s supporting documentation is excellent and of the highest quality.

3. NextGEN Gallery & NextGEN Pro

Whether you select NextGEN gallery or NextGEN Pro, you’ll find yourself able to take your gallery creations to the next level. A good piece of advice will be to first give NextGEN gallery a try – it’s free; and if you like what you see, and you probably will, give NextGEN Pro some thought. NextGEN’s authors recommend this approach.

NextGEN Gallery has been the industry standard for a gallery design plugin since 2007. As you might expect, designing a relatively simple gallery with either version of NextGEN is an easy task. What might surprise you is that working with thousands of images, grouping them into albums, or creating and edit thumbnails is nearly as easy.

There’s a variety of gallery display types to choose among, including both slideshow and thumbnail styles; plus, there’s a wide variety of sizing, timing, and transition options, and more.

4. CSS Hero

You’ve designed and launched a website, and suddenly you feel the need to make some changes in its appearance.

Doing so could take nearly as much time as you spent during the design-launch process.

Enter CSS Hero. This WP plugin is basically a WYSIWYG real-time CSS editor that features a responsive editing mode, allowing you to preview how your edits will appear on mobile devices. The generated CSS stylesheet can be exported too, so there’s no “vendor lock-in”.

5. Blog2Social


The Blog2Social WordPress plugin provides a comprehensive social media automation solution for social media workers, marketers, and businesses of any size. More than being just another auto-posting tool, Blog2Social enables you to select your post formats, customize your posts, and vary your content from one network to the next. Use Blog2Social to schedule and track your posts to any or all of 15 supported social media networks and their profiles, pages, or groups.

6. REXPANSIVE Page Builder


The Rexpansive plugin gives you a unique way to create your layouts. You simply insert text, images, and video in the sizes you want, no need to enter any values. No matter which theme you’re using, or which browser or device you’ll be displaying your pages on, you won’t need special code or sets of tools to ensure everything will fit. Rexpansive’s automated content size-management features take care of everything.

7. Heroic Knowledge Base

With help from the powerful Heroic Knowledge Base plugin, you can create a knowledge database for your website that will allow users to find information they need in seconds. With help from this plugin’s analytics and feedback-collecting features you can determine which articles or data are helpful to the users, and which may need improvement. Heroic Knowledge Base offers an excellent opportunity to turn a good website into an award-winning one.

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5.18.2018

Convert Airtime To Cash With This Simple And Easy Steps

Most times out of curiosity or mistakes we find out that we have excessively toped up our mobile with unwanted amount of airtime, not this alone being the case, similarities can occur due to payments for a service rendered or aid granted. 

Have you ever wished to have a system that could convert your Airtime credits into physical cash that you could use to buy other things you want? Well, Zoranga online platform has made it possible, find out how it works in this article. 

A particular incident that led to the quest to look for a way to convert airtime to cash can be likened to the day started the day someone tried to recharge N500 via GTB ussd but mistakenly dialed *737*5000# which automatically loaded their phone with 5000 Naira airtime, The zeal to convert it to cash came immediately and that was how the discovery of the platform Zoranga.com came about. 

Zoranga.com is an online platform that promises to allow you to receive and send money without visiting a bank branch. The interesting part is that it allows you to load your Zoranga account via airtime transfer, The airtime will be converted to money in your Zoranga account, after which you can then decide to send this money to any bank account you wish, it is as simple as that. 

How to Convert Airtime Credit to Cash in your Bank Easily
1. Log-on to Zoranga.com and Create an Account. 
2. Click "Deposit Money", You will be provided with Options to "Deposit via PIN", "Zoranga PIN" or "MTN Share n Sell". 
3. Select "Deposit via PIN" if you have the PIN for the Airtime or "MTN Share n Sell" if you have already loaded an MTN Recharge card on your MTN line and wish to convert it to cash. 
4. If you've selected "MTN Share n Sell", Enter the mobile number that will be sending the Airtime and the amount you will be sending then take note of the MTN line you are instructed to transfer the airtime to. How to Convert your Airtime Credit to Cash in your Bank 
5. After successfully transferring airtime or entering the Recharge PIN, wait for 5 minutes then refresh the page to reflect your added funds in your Zoranga Account. 
6. Now that the deposit has been confirmed, Click "Transfer Money" and enter the bank details you would like to send the money to then wait for 48 hours to receive the alert. 

The amount of airtime you transfer or PIN recharge you enter is not the exact amount that will reflect in your Zoranga account due to various service charges that will be deducted. The service charge is 20 Percent of the amount of Airtime you are loading or transferring to your Zoranga account.

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5.17.2018

Best PC Maintenance Tools For A Better PC Performance

PC's require continuous maintenance to ensure a great experience such as cleaning unnecessary data, updating the software, keeping the system safe from harmful programs and taking care of connected hardware might seem a big chore. But all of this can be easily done using some useful PC maintenance tools.

There are many third-party maintenance tools available that will automatically complete important PC maintenance tasks for you and ensure your PC is always working at optimum performance. Below I have list 10 types of PC maintenance tools that you should gift to your PC.

1. PC cleaning tools

Cleaning your PC of all the files like cache, temporary files, logs, and fragments, etc. ensures that your PC stays fast and junk free. These files can take up a lot of space if not treated in time (in GBs) and may also cause software errors and system slow down.

CCleaner is one of the most popular PC cleaning tools that is light, highly customizable and does an amazing job of cleaning junk files. You have full control over which data you would like to delete, so you never have to worry about deleting anything important.

2. Defragmentation tools

If you are using a hard disk drive (HDD) for storage and not a solid state drive (SSD), then read this; otherwise, skip to the next tool.

In hard drives, data is written in random fragments that are scattered every time you access a file. This causes fragmentation and makes it difficult for the access arm on the hard drive to find the required data quickly. So every time you open a new file, it will take some extra time to find and open the file; i.e. slower system.

A defragmentation tool will put all the data in sequence to make it easier for the hard drive to quickly access it; leading to faster file startups. You should defrag your hard drive once in awhile to keep the PC running at optimum speed.

Although Windows PCs have a built-in defragmentation tool, but a third-party defragmentation tool like Defraggler offers more control. Defraggler allows you to defrag specific files and folder and even programs. You can also defrag empty space to protect against future fragmentation.

3. Automatic driver updaters

Keeping your hardware drivers updated is the best way to ensure your connected devices work properly without any loss in performance. However, it can be really hard to track and update drivers manually. A driver update program will automatically search for latest drivers for your PC and keep it updated and free of corrupt drivers.

Driver Booster by IObit is my personal favorite for this purpose that keeps the drivers updated and fixes corrupted drivers. It also has special support for Windows 10 drivers, if you are using Windows 10.

4. Uninstaller apps

Apart from the data in the main directory, programs also create registry entries and other files in the system for different purposes. The Windows built-in uninstaller only uninstalls a program from its main directory and nothing more.

The other data stays in your system for no reason and accumulates over time if you don’t delete it, leading to slowdowns and storage waste. You can use an uninstaller app like IObit Uninstaller that will delete all the connected data and ensure nothing is left behind.

I am using IObit Uninstaller for over a year now and it hasn’t disappointed me yet. It can uninstall programs in bulk and remove all the traces.

5. Antivirus and Malware removal programs

Malware and viruses are always developing and a new virus threat arises every day. Antivirus software are there to fight them and ensure your PC stays safe.

Though there are many antivirus programs available, but Avast has a reliable free antivirus program. It has real-time protection feature with powerful scanning and network protection.

6. CPU and GPU temperature monitoring tools

PC overheating is a really serious issue and it can lead to data corruption and even permanent damage to PC components. CPU and GPU are the main heating components and keeping a tab on their temperature will help you keep them cool when needed.

A PC temperature monitoring tool like HWMonitor will show current temperature of your CPU and GPU and their peak temperature as well.

7. Disk space analysis tools

Understanding what is on your PC will help you keep your PC clean and free from unrequired data. Disk space analysis tools (interlink my article “Disk space analysis tools” when it’s published) scan your PC and show you all your data in an easy to gulp manner.

I personally love WinDirStat disk analysis tool for this purpose. It’s a really simple tool that creates a handy data tree to show all types of data on your PC and makes it easy to see which type of data is taking most space. It also makes it easy to navigate and manage data right inside its interface.
Other Disk space analysis tools

8. Hard drive health monitoring tools

Hard drives have limited life and they can be easily damaged or get corrupted over time. You need to keep a tab on your hard drive’s health to save your data and be prepared for the inevitable.

CrystalDiskInfo is the tool of my choice for hard drive health monitoring that is extremely easy to use and offers comprehensive information. It sums up hard drive health and lets you know if it’s working fine or if there are any problems. It also shows information like hardware type, temperature, and specification.
Other Hard drive health monitoring tools
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9. System Information Tools

System Information Tools provide all the information about your PC software and hardware components. Such as speed and type of CPU, GPU, RAM, Motherboard, and hard drive, etc.

These tools may not actively help in PC maintenance, but they are very handy to have when your PC faces a problem or need to make changes to the hardware of the PC. For example, you may need to provide your PC specification to a technician who is trying to help you with a PC problem.

Windows also has built-in system information tool that is honestly quite comprehensive. However, if you need even more details with easy navigation and export features, then Speccy is a great tool. It shows extensive information about your PC, including information about network, operating system and connected devices.

There are other cultural practices that can be adopted for enhance your pc performance but for now I'll stop here. If you found this post useful and have other contributions, please share in the comments below.
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5.10.2018

Sign Up for Google New Experience User Program

It,s a fact that Google doesn't build Android in a vacuum, the work with people, users like you and I, to add features, improve performance and make Android OS better year in year out.

This is why Google is introducing user experience program which gives you access to unreleased products, services, and Android features before anyone else. When you sign up, you participate in studies (and get cool incentives when you do) that can help shape the future of Google and Android, and your experience within that ecosystem.

Google android
One cool part about it is that you stand the chance to join a community of people doing the same thing. You’ll also get small rewards for doing the good deed, such as gift cards and/or donations to your charity of choice.

What nice initiative..
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5.06.2018

Download Opera News and Win Upto N1000 Worth Of Airtime Instantly

Opera News is a news app with a powerful recommendation engine designed to keep you on top of all the things you love to read and watch and rewards you with airtime for being consistent.


You might think this is some kind of prank or joke, maybe you may had similar encounter with other apps lying about giving you free airtime for downloading their software and apps or taking surveys.

Well this is as real as it can get as we all know Opera and how long they have been in play. They can't just deceive their users. I recently received my own airtime and I would upload the screenshot soon.

Opera just launched its new app called Opera News, in Africa with more than 1M downloads in less than few weeks, Opera News is on path to become the number one news app in Africa.

Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending videos.

Sounds cool right! OK before you continue reading download the app via this link Opera News Reward and claim your airtime reward!..

Screenshot proof below..


From the screenshot after claiming the bonus if you want to receive it to any number of your choice, then click on buy airtime option .

The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally.

Opera News delivers a variety of trending news and entertaining videos and gets smarter with each use. In addition to delivering great content, Opera News can also save up to 80% of your mobile data use thanks to Opera’s unique data-saving capabilities.

Opera chooses Africa First strategy.

Last year, the company outlined plans to invest $100 million USD in the African market. Today, Opera announces further expansion of these plans by launching its “Africa First” strategy. This strategy means that Opera will develop and launch its mobile products.


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5.05.2018

Opera Launches a New Mobile Browser Called Opera Touch

Few days after the company discontinued Opera VPN, they have now launched another browser called Opera Touch. Opera Touch is different from the normal opera mobile browser. Opera Touch has been designed specifically to work with any mobile device and desktop.

Opera Touch is very easy to use with just one hand, Touch brings quick access to the Speed Dial, bookmarks, the back and reload/kill page buttons, and your open tabs.

When you open it, the address bar immediately opens up and is ready for you to begin typing a URL or a search query. And when you’re on a website, scrolling up will reveal a button at the bottom of the page that you can tap to access your other tabs or to start a new one.

Opera Touch also includes a feature that lets you push websites from your phone to your desktop, or vice versa, so long as you’re using Opera on both platforms. Some of that will happen automatically (a “continue from computer” option will pop up when you open a new tab on mobile), but if you want to make sure a site transfers over, you can send it using a feature Opera calls “Flow.”

Flow creates a feed of websites that you’ve shared from one platform to the other that you can scroll back through to find what you’re looking for.

Opera Touch features voice search function and allows users to scan a QR or barcode to perform a search.

FAB
Fast Action Button (FAB) is a button that gives you access to it all. It is located at the bottom of your browser screen; and gives you direct access to the most recent tabs and search features.

Where Can I Download it?
Opera Touch is already available for download on Google Playstore, while iOS users will have to wait a while for it to arrive in the App Store.
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5.03.2018

Necessary Tech Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Tech is important in almost every aspect of travel as you cannot downplay the role of technology in your travels whether you are a leisure or a business traveler. From using GPS to navigating unfamiliar destinations to checking apps for the best local restaurants and taking photos on multiple devices to document your travels

Here are some top tech tips you should know whenever you travel.

Break language barriers

Download popular translation apps such as iTranslate, Google Translate and TripLingo to help you communicate more easily with locals when you visit countries you do not speak the language.

Share itinerary with friends and family members

Share your itinerary with any family members or friends who may be anticipating your arrival. Itinerary sharing quickly notifies your contacts about the status of your trip and provides immediate alerts regarding unexpected changes or delay.

Entertain yourself

Download your preferred music, movies and books on your smartphone and don’t forget your headphones. With these, you can entertain yourself whether it is a long haul flight or not.

Share travel photos on social media

With the existence of social media, you can easily share your pictures at the click of a button as long as you have an internet connection. Hence, there is no need to arrive your destination before you start sharing photos and experiences.

Allow push notifications

Push notifications deliver real-time updates and alerts about any flight, hotel or package deals to your phone. You simply need to have the app of the OTA on your phone to receive these notifications.

Bundle booking

When booking a trip on an online travel agency, book your flight and hotel at the exact same time. You will definitely save hundreds of naira by booking them together. However, if you book them differently, you will clearly be paying more.

Take pictures of your travel documents

Take a photo of all your travel documents and save it to your email or your drive for easy access. Also, make sure you never leave home without your phone just in case your documents go missen.

 
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4.17.2018

Hosting a Single Website or WordPress Blog

Web website hosting is developing everywhere at some point of the market with an incredibly short velocity, all new and antique organizations and those now want to have a web presence. For them to reap this, they have to make their enterprise accessible at the Internet, by means of importing their web sites on various net servers on the Internet.

Right here through, maximum online groups or people get to a level wherein they want to make one of the most widespread decisions of choosing the fine web website hosting provider.

Before choosing the best net web hosting carrier you need to ensure that it incorporates all of the important elements which you require.

It is straightforward when you work with a presumed and well-known Internet service provider, but a poor net web hosting service company can make it extremely depleting in an effort to paintings with. For selecting the quality web web hosting service, underneath are a few functions to be taken into consideration.

Amount of internet space

An internet hosting carrier issuer generally offers you a selected measure of area on their servers. You need to first conclude on how a lot area you'll want to your website remembering your further business improvement later in the future. So it must to be clear that the corporation should have the potential to offer you enough space even for your design and recordings mounted on your website online.

Level of speed, reliability and security of get admission to

Throughout the manner of selecting the first-rate web website hosting carrier, you need to also hold it in mind that the agency guarantee pace, reliability and security that are extremely pivotal for the accomplishment of any on-line commercial enterprise. Moreover, ensure that your web page is always up to date, the server is continuously active and is listed on all widely known search engines like google. But if it isn't like this, then you will lose all of your online clients and guests on the way to result as a exquisite loss for you. Within the event that your website is operating slowly or it isn't always comfortable from intruders, then on line customers will lean towards the subsequent link on the listing.

Dependence and help

The pleasant internet hosting organizations come up with 24 hours on-line assistant; they should have the capability to settle tour problems quickly. Inside the occasion that some thing seems badly you then ought to be capable of rely upon upon them and their 24 hour technical support.

Ftp get right of entry to

Document switch protocol (ftp) access is an vital feature as it gives us the opportunity and capacity to upload new pages. For novices, those web hosting services supply their very personal developer but there have to likewise be a facility for a scope of further extension of your site.

Information transfer

After all it is your web site and you need to ensure that you have become the great offerings for the coins you paid. You likewise need to make sure that the carrier you choose offers you sufficient transmission capacity with the goal that you can switch your data proficiently.

Pricing plans

Charges are likewise one of the vital elements which you should recollect at the same time as deciding on the satisfactory web hosting agency it is your cash that is being invested so pick out painstakingly.
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4.13.2018

Know All About VPS and Dedicated Servers

A devoted server is a solitary web server or laptop at the net that hosts websites and suggests pages as observers' call for. A devoted server is internal a machine of pcs, entirely dedicated to 1 purchaser or a huge business due to the fact that it could address many troubles.

Committed servers are most often applied as a part of the net hosting enterprise; many web sites are hosted on one committed server. A devoted server is idea to be the following stride on from shared website hosting situations. Having your very own dedicated server makes you free of strain over specific websites backing you off or slamming your server. Dedicated servers likewise give you add up to manipulate, and takes into attention introducing programming to your website online that opens entryways for growing additional execution.

The gain of getting a dedicated server is that the clients of the server can alter each equipment and programming setup so that they deal with problems like speedier facts get to and easy comfort of movement on the site.

The selection of vps frequently depends at the requirements of the client. Linux is suitable if you do not have high necessities and your cash associated arrangement is moreover compelled. Linux offers amazing execution to its clients. On the other hand usage of home windows server is boundless. It is utilized by a beneficiant quantity of clients nowadays and for that reason can serve to hundreds where an organization is concerned.

For expansive agencies having websites for every dealership, for instance, cruiser makers, the advantage of getting a committed server is that the parent organization can positioned most people of the web sites for each dealership below a similar server.

A committed server is in like way more reliable than a shared server seeing that you may have complete manipulate over the security of your server and your web site. On a shared server, you will not have this form of control just in mild of the manner that you confer it to distinct people. Information on a common server is for all intents and functions like a pc getting used at home by one of a kind people so it's going to in no way be as relaxed as you could want it to be.

Committed servers can be supervised or non-managed. While you come to a decision a non-managed server, this indicates it's miles reliant upon you to do the administering. A controlled server, then again, goes with agencies a good way to join specific support, firewall organizations, and protection surveys. A precis of these businesses may be extraordinarily wide.

On a directed server you may have area plan insightful to supervise extra fundamental matters know-how that a few man or woman is tending on your figuring desires. You have area plan savvy to cognizance at the enterprise quit of factors or gaining knowledge of correspondences together with your customers or clients. Handling a server is attempting and further repetitive. Having the gain of time alone is presently a huge favorable function in itself.

Vps servers insinuate the development wherein a server is sent one-of-a-kind digital servers however the limits achieved are certainly unfastened. The vps servers have their personal precise working gadget and their cpu and ram isn't devoted to others.

These days it's miles a advanced selection than rework from a humdrum server then gave servers. Fee is the rule of thumb issue when uncovering those improvements. Vps servers are undeniably fiscally astute than submitted servers, but, there are greater problems to don't forget isolated from the economic system.

In a vps server, one may have a few web sites without offering its property to every different. Virtual personal servers are anything but hard to set and should be feasible rapidly. They're likewise easy to update and alternate. It gives you greater manipulate over your server. You can design your server the manner you want it. The introduced together device of a vps server is reasonable pressure someway.

A VPS encouraging file is immensely secure and restricts the software program engineer strike in your web page to a generous degree. It gives you the flexibility to offer any sort of programming utility while not having a lot impact to your website.

There are  kinds of vps record to investigate a linux vps and a windows vps. The decision of vps, for the maximum part, is predicated on upon the necessities of the customer. Linux is appropriate at the off threat which you do not have excessive necessities and your coins associated recreation plan is similarly limited. Linux offers unfathomable execution to its customers. Then again usage of home windows server is unfathomable.

It's far used by a liberal number of clients today and along these strains can serve to masses in which the association is worried. More than one makes use of like asp and asp.Internet can not paintings without home windows. Eventually, if value isn't always the difficulty and also you require specific factors home windows is the precise decision for you. Notwithstanding the fact that it'd no longer be terrible to have the capacity to serve both type of clients.
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