Saturday, January 18, 2014

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Sites

WordPress has become one of, if not THE, most popular open source blogging and content management systems around. With over 25 million websites and blogs powered by this award-winning web software and a continuously expanding community of developers, designers and contributors, freelancers who have the skills and knowledge to create WordPress websites are in high demand. Over 90% of my own freelance business involves the use of WordPress somehow, and I have found a niche for providing clients with quality, affordable, custom WordPress websites that has grown my business at a rapid pace.

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Sites

When you're not prepared for lots of traffic, it's common for a web host to suspend your account temporarily, and that's something you don't want. If your writing is decent and you've been doing some minimal promotion, then it could happen to you. Think positively and prepare your blog as though it's going to be a huge success. To do that, here is a tutorial on how to speed up your WordPress site.

Utilize WordPress Object Cache

By inserting this simple code into your wp-config.php file, you can set WordPress to begin caching database queries rather than initiating new server requests on each load. You don't have to understand why this works, it just will.

1. // Enable the WordPress Object Cache:
2. define(ENABLE_CACHE, true);
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By reducing the number of queries, you'll both increase the speed of your site, and reduce the server resources that are consumed each time you receive a visitor. As a result, you'll find that it will make your web host much happier in the event of a huge traffic spike.

Utilize a caching plugin

The main plugin that meets this need is the WP Super Cache, which does exactly what it says. It caches posts and stores them as files on the server so that repeated requests are dealt with faster and with fewer resources. The plugin will automatically update as comments are added so the dynamic nature of the blog isn't lost.

Another option, which is used right here on Mashable, is W3 Total Cache. It's a plugin that promises 10 times the speed of your site without it.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to convert DVD movie to iPad HD videos - DVD to iPad

iPad can only support video of H.264/MPEG-4 codec saved in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats and M-JPEG codec in.avi format. Thus if you want to put MKV, WMV, 3GP, VOB, MTS .etc to your iPad or play DVD on your iPad, you need to convert them to the above-mentioned iPad compatible format. To convert DVD movies to iPad, you need DVD to iPad Converter, it can convert DVD Disc/ DVD Folder/ DVD IFO to iPad compatible formats. The following is a step-way for you to convert DVD movie to iPad HD videos.

Step 1: Launch DVD to iPad Converter and load DVD
Free download Tipard DVD to iPad Converter and sun it on your computer. Then you can insert your DVD Disc on your computer via DVD drive. Click "DVD Plus" button to load DVD Disc.
Tip: You can directly add DVD folder or DVD IFO on your local folder of computer without DVD drive.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

How to Design an iOS 7 inspired iPhone App Screen

I found really awesome freebie. It looks elegant and color scheme used in this mockup is really awesome. iOS 7 inspired design concept for a user profile app screen. By using these simple techniques you too can create stunning, minimal app interfaces. A preview of the final result can be seen below:

Step 1

Begin by launching Photoshop and creating a new document. In this tutorial I am using Photoshop CC, older versions may look a little different but should be able to achieve the exact same results.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to Choose a Boar Bristle Hairbrush

When choosing a boar bristle brush, you should consider several factors, as they are available in various shapes for all hair types. Your hair texture, style and length will help you determine whether you need a flat, round, or combination boar and synthetic hairbrush. If you have medium to long hair, try a large brush with long bristles to remove oil and residue. A combination hairbrush made of boar bristles and tufted synthetic fiber works best for coarse hair. Your professional hairstylist can suggest one that will work best for you.

For very fine or limp hair, you should purchase a large, round natural boar bristle brush. Read the label to ensure it is made with 100% wild pig hair or natural boar's hair. This type of hairbrush will add volume, especially when used as a styling tool.

A boar bristle brush is a hair brush consisting of densely packed bristles. It is not used to detangle hair, as the bristles can actually make knots and tangles worse. Instead, it is used to remove oil, dirt, dust and other foreign particles from the hair while polishing it to a high shine.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

How to stop hair loss

It's better to use natural products to stop hairfall than to go in for expensive parlour treatments, that may not help the problem.

All of us dream of having healthy, shiny and beautiful locks – hair that would be our crowning glory but unfortunately hair fall seems to have become a constant problem. Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions around the world at some point in their lives. Though hair fall is painless, it can be a distressing experience to lose hair on a daily basis considering that women associate hair with beauty. No one wants to go bald (something many men accept as the natural result of ageing) or look old prematurely.

How many times have you seen your comb or brush covered with hair and felt worried?
Not only while combing but even when oiling or shampooing, hair fall can occur. According to the beauty experts, it is normal to lose about 100 strands of hair in a day. Beyond this may be considered as severe hair fall.
Are you worried because of those hair strands which you lose everyday? Is their number increasing with every passing day? Surely this affects your hair quality. We take all sorts of precautions and resort to different types of cures but still fail to prevent hair fall. Today’s polluted environment makes situations worse. While it is normal to lose almost 40-50 strands everyday, it is a cause to worry if you tend to lose more than that. Here we have listed few ways to stop hair loss.

1 - How to Prevent Hair Loss
2 - How to Stop And Reduce Hair Fall

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