WordPress 4.0 “Benny” now available

Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience.

WordPress is already updated to 4.0 in Softaculous. You can install a new copy of WordPress 4.0 or update existing installation to the latest version via Softaculous to experience the new features included in 4.0

Manage your media with style
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Explore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.

Working with embeds has never been easier
Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and watch it magically become an embedded video. Now try it with a tweet. Oh yeah — embedding has become a visual experience. The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence.

WordPress has expanded the services supported by default, too — you can embed videos from CollegeHumor, playlists from YouTube, and talks from TED. Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.

Focus on your content
Writing and editing is smoother and more immersive with an editor that expands to fit your content as you write, and keeps the formatting tools available at all times.

Finding the right plugin
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There are more than 30,000 free and open source plugins in the WordPress plugin directory. WordPress 4.0 makes it easier to find the right one for your needs, with new metrics, improved search, and a more visual browsing experience.

Source : wordpress.org

What’s new with WordPress 3.8

WordPress 3.8 is now available via Softaculous. Upgrade your existing installation to 3.8 with one click or install a fresh new blog.

WordPress has gotten a facelift. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more colorful design!

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Modern aesthetic

The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography

The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast

Beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

WordPress on every device

responsiveWe all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.

High definition at high speed

WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

Admin color schemes to match your personality

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WordPress just got a colorful new update. WordPress 3.8 includes eight new admin color schemes so you can pick the one that suits you best.

Color schemes can be previewed and changed from your Profile page.

Refined theme management

themesThe new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, WordPress team has worked to streamline the widgets screen.

Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.

Twenty Fourteen, a sleek new magazine theme

The new Twenty Fourteen theme displayed on a laptop. tablet and phone

Turn your blog into a magazine

Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates.

With a striking design that does not compromise our WordPress’ simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is the most intrepid default theme yet.

Try Twenty Fourteen live

Source : http://wordpress.org

Subrion CMS 3: Now More Powerful & Flexible Than Ever Before

Subrion is an open-source PHP content management system which has always aimed to be as comprehensive as possible in terms of functionality, whilst holding true to it’s user-friendly ethos.

The development team behind Subrion CMS – Intelliants, have recently announced a major update for their flagship content management system, calling it Subrion CMS 3.
Key features such as full source editing, per-page permissions and extensive plugin options have always been part of the platform, but now with a host of improvements recently launched along with Subrion CMS 3, users are in for a far more powerful Subrion experience. Let’s explore how.

Enhanced Admin Dashboard, Plugin Installation & Fields Management

The most obvious improvement introduced by Subrion CMS 3, is the enhanced admin dashboard. The core version comes in a selection of 5 different colours by default, making it easy to customize your experience right out of the box.

The brand new dashboard, along with its 5 bundled colours, is extremely easy on the eyes, and even simpler to use, thanks to bold menus and logically grouped tools and features which makes managing content a breeze.

This new user interface is sleek and organized, allowing you to access different areas of your Subrion admin panel with ease, whilst also displaying key content such as Twitter news and recent activity via the main dashboard.

Remote Plugin installation

Subrion CMS 3 also brings about remote plugin installation, which scraps the need for manual downloading and uploading of plugins via FTP.

Instead, a simple three-step process is all you need to worry about. Once you navigate over to the Plugins page on your admin panel, you can select the Remote Mode filter for your available plugins, and then click install. It’s that easy.

Improved Fields Management

You can also look forward to improved fields management features for item listings. Whether the fields relate to members, auto listing, real estate listing, coupons, or anything else, you can easily extend your listings with the additional fields.

Fields can be created in many different forms, including, text field, WYSIWYG, checkboxes, radios, pictures, attachments, and much more.

The best part is, there is no need to make any PHP/HTML changes, as you can have complete control over your fields right from the admin panel.

Built-In Blogging & Professional Templates

With Subrion CMS 3 also comes bundled with a built-in blogging functionality, which means there is no need to combine Subrion with any other blogging platform or content management system in order to create a blog.

The latest version of Subrion also introduces a new iaBootstrap template framework, which is based on Twitter Bootstrap 2. The framework simplifies new template development for Subrion CMS, providing all templates with a responsive nature.

Speaking of responsive design, Subrion CMS 3 ensures that both its templates and admin dashboard can be viewed via mobile browsers, so you can manage your content easily – anywhere you go.

Premium Extension Packages, Major Re-factoring & a 20% Discount

With version 3 of their platform, Subrion were aiming to make their software more scalable, reliable, and stable than every before – and they did just that.

This is due to some major re-factoring work, with improvements to nearly 90% of Subrion’s core code. Major improvements include improved PHP 5 support, and the addition of MySQLi support.

Along with all these Subrion CMS 3 enhancements, you can also extend the default functionality of the platform instantly, with 6 premium extension packages.

These paid premium packages allow you to add further functionality in terms of article publishing, coupons, real estate listings, directory listings, and more.

There is also some great news for Softaculous & Webuzo readers. Subrion have kindly offered a 20% discount off all orders, including on their Premium Extension Packages which are detailed above.

To claim your discount, simply use the discount code, “SOFTACULOUS” upon checkout.

Soruce : www.intelliants.com

Create your online store in just 15 minutes using ShopSite

So, you’ve got something to sell? Great! In as little as 15 minutes you can be selling your products with software that grows with you, regardless of your experience on the web. With Softaculous, you can install ShopSite with a single click which makes it incredibly easy to get your online store up and running!! The quickest way to find ShopSite on Softaculous is to search for ShopSite from within your Softaculous account. ShopSite on Softaculous will install a try-before-you-buy ShopSite Pro demo store – showcasing the best online shopping cart software we have to offer. Now you can see for yourself how fast it is to get started and get your store front online!

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What can you expect from ShopSite?

How about:

  • A wizard that will walk you through all of the steps necessary to create web pages, populate them with your products, and publish them to the internet
  • Order Anywhere buttons that can be placed wherever HTML is supported, allowing you to sell practically anywhere on the web – you can sell products from your blog or via email
  • Scalable software that will work for all sorts of companies, from a single employee to multiple departments and everything in between
  • Software updates match trends in eCommerce, SEO, and web development
  • Mobile ready pages for customers on the go
  • Social media integration to better interact with your customers, current and future
  • Friendly support and a knowledgeable forum community.

A full feature list can be seen here:
http://www.shopsite.com/scchecklist.html

Try ShopSite Pro today! If you like what you see, buying ShopSite Pro will transfer any and all work you’ve already done in the demo store to your live store. It’s never been easier!

Source : http://shopsite.com/

What’s new in Joomla! 3

Joomla has released the Joomla 3 branch in September 2012 with significant updates and major developments. Joomla 3 brings a whole new interface and lots of new features. The latest version of Joomla 3 branch is available for auto installation via Softaculous.

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Here is the list of new features in Joomla! 3

1. Mobile Ready

Joomla! takes a big leap into the mobile space with a total overhaul of both its frontend design and administrator interface. With the adoption of the Bootstrap framework, Joomla! has become the first major CMS to be mobile ready in both the visitors and administrator areas. Now every website can have mobile friendly content for visitors and mobile friendly tools for administrators.

  • Fully Responsive Site Template
  • Fully Responsive Admin UI
  • Fully Responsive Core Output

2. User Friendly

Joomla administration has a brand new look and feel, built with the power of Bootstrap responsive framework, along with a touch of the awesome UI/UX work of the Joomla JUX team. Joomla comes ready to go and fully responsive for mobile devices, tablets, and normal computer screens. The entire backend of Joomla has a brand new look and feel that will improve your workflow with any type of device.

  • New User Friendly Interface
  • Streamlined 30 Second Install
  • Refined Admin User Experience

3. Developer Tools

Spend less time coding and building interfaces with Joomla 3. The Joomla User Interface (JUI) library gives you a standardized backend & frontend interface via CSS and Javascript Frameworks. LESS CSS and jQuery means you can write less code and the Icomoon font icon library provides a wealth of retina-optimized icons.

  • Build a Component with Zero CSS
  • Style a Site with 1 CSS File
  • Icomoon Font Icon
  • jQuery & Mootools

4. Whole Lot More

Joomla 3.0 is a whole new exciting world. We took a little from the top, bottom, and side to create a whole brand new look and feel, along with many features under the hood features that bring Joomla to the forefront of the content management system world.

  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Incorporation of Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive administrator template Isis and interface.
  • A new frontend template Protostar built using Bootstrap and updated accessible template called Beez3
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.0 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS

Source : http://docs.joomla.org

How to learn PHP ?

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What is PHP ?

PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. PHP is now installed on more than 244 million websites and 2.1 million web servers. With the growing use of PHP it is a plus point to learn this easy programming language.

What do I need ?

To execute PHP files you need to setup a Apache web server. There are various tools available which can help you setup apache web server up and running within minutes. One such tool is AMPPS. Download ampps and install it on your Windows or Mac desktop and you have apache server running to start off with learning PHP.

Where can I find tutorials ?

There are thousands of tutorials available over the internet but it is best to use the PHP manuals or learn over w3schools. You can access the PHP manuals at http://www.php.net/manual/en/. For new learners it is good to start with w3schools as it provides chapter-wise tutorials, you can start with the basics and then go on with the advanced functions.

How long does it take ?

PHP is a easy programming language to learn as compared to other languages. It does not require prior programming knowledge, however if you have a programming background it is a piece of a cake to master PHP. It usually does not take long if you are determined to learn it, you can learn PHP even in a weeks time. Practicing contributes much towards the speedy learning, only referring to the theories does not benefit you. You will need to practice PHP thoroughly to get the hang of it.

What else do I need to know ?

Learning PHP can help you code but you need to know MySQL, html and little bit of CSS to create a website. MySQL helps you to create a database connectivity required in case you want to make a dynamic website. Html and CSS are required to make you webpage look attractive.

Once you are done with these technologies you are ready to make your own website. There are also hundreds of PHP scripts available which you can simply install it on your web server to create your website AMPPS comes with Softaculous auto installer which is an addon to install such scripts with a click of a button.

What you can do with Piwigo

Piwigo is photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customizable. Icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and opensource. You can get started with Piwigo by auto installing it via Softaculous.

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Piwigo offers a wide set of features for any photo gallery.

1. Upload your photos :

You can add photos with the web form, any FTP client or a desktop application like digiKam, Shotwell, Lightroom, iPhoto, Aperture. iPhone/Android applications.

2. Organize with Albums :

Distribute your photos among your own albums. The album tree has unlimited depth. Each photo can belong to several album.

3. Describe with Tags :

Offer your visitors another way to browse your photos, starting from the tags cloud and using multiple related tags to reduce the selection.

4. Browse by Dates :

Digital cameras store the date in the photo and Piwigo uses this date to display your photo collection in a calendar and let you browse from day to day.

5. Privacy on your Photos :

Make your photos private and decide who can see each of them. You can set permissions on albums and photos, for groups or individual users.

6. Themes and Plugins :

Change appearance with themes. Add features with plugins. Extensions require just a few clicks to get installed. 350 extensions available, and growing!

7. A Great Place For Your Visitors :

Your visitors can post comments, give ratings, mark photos as favorite, perform searches and get notified of news by email or RSS feed.

8. Piwigo in your Language :

Piwigo is available in 45 languages. In a single gallery, you can describe photos in several languages. Translators are also collaborating with plugin creators. You can choose your desired language on the install form while installing via Softaculous.

9. Statistics and Management Tools :

Administrators can browse history, process photos in batch mode, validate comments and user photos, add permalinks or manage remote servers.

Source : http://piwigo.org

Few reasons to choose Movable Type 5 for your blog

Movable Type started as one of the industries first blogging platforms and has developed into an
industry leading publishing platform which has been used globally for more than 10
years. It’s easier than ever to publish and share information with Movable Type. Movable Type makes it simple to manage entire websites, start new blogs, and build an engaged community of readers and customers.

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1. Create Unlimited Websites and Blogs :

  • Powerful Dashboard. Generate new websites or blogs from a single screen. View a summary of website and blog activity in one glance.
  • WYSIWYG Editor. Makes it easy to create great-looking pages and posts.
  • Universal Template Set. Create and deploy blogs or standalone websites.

2. Customize Your Design :

  • New Theme Mechanism. Apply a theme with a single click and then rebuild the blog/website to apply changes to published website.
  • Template Based Output. Easily match your blog with your existing brand identity.
  • Manage, archive and search media assets. The Movable Type asset manager makes it easy to upload media assets of all types – images, video, audio and more.

3. Manage Your Content with A Powerful CMS :

  • User Dashboard. Manage websites or blogs you are authorized to manage.
  • Revision History. See revisions for entries, pages, and templates.
  • Custom Fields. Available for Website, Blog, Comment, Template, Asset, Entry, Page, Category, Folder, and User.
  • Asset Manager. Easily manage files and media assets from a single screen.

4. Engage Readers and Build Community with Interactive Tools :

  • Member Profiles. Allow members to create profiles to build connections.
  • Simultaneous Registration and Commenting. Makes it easy for readers to interact.
  • Local Authentication & OpenID Support. Powerful authentication options.
  • Turn Visitors into Members. Choose to allow visitors to become members.
  • Recommendations. Allow readers to recommend content and comments they like.
  • Community Buzz. Show which comments and content have been recommended.
  • Build a Vibrant Community Around Your Existing CMS or Website.
  • TrackBack, on the platform that invented it. Easily manage and use TrackBacks.

5. Manage The Conversation with Easy-To-Use Tools :

  • Member Registration and Authentication. Lower comment spam risk with membership.
  • Email Verification. Simple email verification for comment authentication.
  • Comment Control. Choose from three layers of comment control.
  • Comment Reply from Within the Application. Manage comments from one page.
  • Feedback Notifications. Be notified of comments or TrackBacks via RSS or email. audience.

6. Making Your Content Easier to Find :

  • Built in RSS. Enable visitors to subscribe to your content feed in a single click.
  • Tags, Tag Search and Tag Clouds. Create an unlimited number of tags.
  • Search Result Feed Subscription. Create feeds based on any search term.
  • Built-in Search. Place a built-in search bar directly on your blog.
  • Localization and Internationalization. Make content accessible to an international audience.

7. Manage Authors and Permissions From a Single Screen :

  • User Roles. Create pre-defined roles from collections of permissions.
  • Delegation of Blog Management. Choose blog-specific user permission management.
  • Disabling User Accounts. Disable user accounts or block a user’s login access.
  • Administrator Control over Entry and Listing Screen Display Defaults.
  • Activity Log. View detailed information about all activity in the system.
  • Multiblog Aggregation. Planet-style aggregation or selective aggregation.

8. Superior Performance, Solid Spam Protection & Robust Architecture :

  • Scalability. Movable Type can accommodate high volumes and large readerships.
  • Rebuild Queue. The Movable Type asset manager makes it easy to upload media assets of all types – images, video, audio and more.
  • TypePad AntiSpam. Built-in spam protection adapts to changing spam tactics.

9. Enjoy World-Class Customer Support :

  • Priority Technical Support. Guaranteed response times from our world-class support team.
  • Live Documentation. A continually updated manual with everything you need to know.

Get started with Movable Type by installing it with one click via Softaculous.

Source : http://movabletype.org/

Features that make ownCloud a better data management application

ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. You can also ownCloud by one click via Softaculous. ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.

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1. Access Your Data :

Store your files, folders, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more on a server of your choosing. Access that folder from your mobile device, your desktop, or a web browser. Access your data wherever you are, when you need it.

2. Sync Your Data
Keep your files, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more synchronized amongst your devices. One folder, two folders and more – get the most recent version of your files with the desktop and web client or mobile app of your choosing, at any time.

3. Share Your Data
Share your data with others, and give them access to your latest photo galleries, your calendar, your music, or anything else you want them to see. Share it publicly, or privately. It is your data, do what you want with it.

4. Versioning
Did someone make a change to a shared file that you don’t like, or did you accidentally delete a section of the file that you need? With the Versions Application enabled, ownCloud automatically saves old file versions – you configure how much to save. To revert, simply hover over your file and roll back to a previous version.

5. Encryption
Do you want to make sure that your files remain secure on the server? With the Encryption Application enabled, all files stored on the ownCloud server are encrypted to your password. This is helpful if you store your files on an untrusted storage outside the ownCloud server. Add to this an SSL connection, and your files are secure while in motion and at rest.

6. Drag and Drop Upload
Working on a computer and don’t want to install the entire ownCloud client? Simply log into ownCloud in a web browser and drag and drop your files from your desktop into your desired target directory in the web browser. They will be automatically uploaded to the server.

7. Themeing
Want to make ownCloud look and feel like the rest of your site? Use the new theming directory functionality. Any style or image that you place in this directory will be used in place of standard ownCloud fonts, colors and icons.

8. Viewer for ODF Files
Want to read open document format files without downloading them? Enable this Application and you can click on any ODF formatted document (.odt, .odp, .ods) and read it in your web browser with no download required.

9. Application API’s
Want to add features and functions to ownCloud? New publicly defined APIs make creating applications for ownCloud much simpler, enabling add on functions a stable integration point for future versions.

10. Migration and Backup
Do you have multiple ownCloud instances, perhaps a primary and a backup installation? Now you can easily move your ownCloud user accounts between ownCloud instances, and have a backup ready when you need it.

11. Tasks
Want to keep track of that all-important to do list? With the Tasks Application, you can easily sync your to do lists with your ownCloud instance.

12. Application Store
Want to add one of the existing applications to ownCloud? Simply enable a new application in settings, and it will be automatically downloaded and installed in your ownCloud instance.

13. Calendars
Want to share your calendar with other users of ownCloud? Enable the Calendar Application, open your calendar, select share, and choose the users or groups you want. You can be sharing your important calendar and important events in no time.

14. File Notifications
Now you can notify others when a file is shared, making it faster and easier to start sharing those documents, home movies and whatever else you choose.

15. Galleries
Want better control over your shared photo gallery? Now you can specify the ownCloud photo directories, sort order, share your galleries with any email address you choose, and control whether they can share those photos with anyone else.

16. External Storage
Do you want one place to access all of your Gdrive and Dropbox files? Then this new experimental feature is something to look at. With the External Storage Application enabled, you can mount your external storage as a folder inside your ownCloud instance, and use 1 interface to access all of your files.

17. Logging
Want to integrate ownCloud into your existing syslog service? Now ownCloud can write to syslog log files as well as the existing ownCloud log file.

18. LDAP / Active Directory
Want to manage ownCloud users from a directory? Now ownCloud enables admins to manage users and groups from their LDAP or AD instance.

Source : https://owncloud.org

Why choose OrangeHRM ?

OrangeHRM offers a flexible and easy to use HRIS solution for small and medium sized companies free of charge. By providing modules for personnel information management, employee self service, leave, time & attendance, benefits and recruitment companies are able to manage the crucial organization asset – people. The combination of these modules into one application assures the perfect platform for re-engineering and aligning your HR processes along with the organizational goals. OrangeHRM can also be installed with just one click via Softaculous.

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Few reasons to choose OrangeHRM :

1. Administration Module :
The admin module is the central controller of the system where the HR Manager or other appointed personnel perform all system administration tasks. This includes defining organization structure‚ pay scale, maintaining project information and other information that serves as the backbone for the rest of the system. Security issues are taken care of through this module as well by defining user rights and permissions.

2. Personal Information Management :
A complete employee information management system which acts as a central employee database. This enables HR administrators to utilize all employee information productively.

3. Leave Module :
A comprehensive holiday management module‚ with extensive possibilities of defining leave types and more. It caters for all leave application & approval processes and is able to display information on leave entitlement‚ balance‚ history etc.. Thanks to the web-enabled and self-service concepts‚ it significantly streamlines all leave related procedures‚ eliminates paperwork and saves costs.

4. Time Module :
This module automates timekeeping related processes. The offered functionality enhances the organization’s performance by eliminating paperwork and manual processes associated with project timekeeping and attendance management. The sophisticated module helps to efficiently organize labor data‚ improve the workforce management and minimize errors in enforcement of company’s attendance policies.

5. ESS Module :
Employee self service is a powerful tool providing employees of the company with the ability to view relevant information such as personal information‚ updating personal information with web – enabled PC without having to hassle the HR staff. The functionality of this module spans through the entire system‚ making information available anywhere‚ anytime. Of course all information is subject to company defined security policy‚ where everyone can only view the information he / she is authorized to. Time and cost saving effects from this solution are tremendous.

6. Recruitment/ Applicant Tracking Module :
A comprehensive solution for the entire recruitment process. The module allows HR professionals to streamline the entire applicant tracking process effectively.

7. Performance Module :
Another natural attachment to OrangeHRM. While simplifying the performance review process you can communicate the key performance indicators for each job title allowing the employees to understand and achieve your expectations.

Source : http://www.orangehrm.com