Oxwall – the new kind of social network software

Oxwall is a fast-growing open source project that aims at creating a new generation community site platform. Oxwall aims at a wide range of audiences – starting from small private family websites up to top level destinations for millions users.

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It is possible because of the flexibility that Oxwall provides. Oxwall Store contains hundreds of actively supported plugins and themes by Oxwall Foundation, 3rd party developers, and designers. You can have any combination of plugins set up, the way you need them in your particular case.

Oxwall is also a robust product that scales to millions users. Check Wall.fm, which is a commercial cloud solution for Oxwall. It hosts tens thousands active community websites and niche social networks, and works on the Oxwall platform.

Today it’s really hard to find an actively developed, commercial quality open source piece of software with a growing community of 3rd party developers. Oxwall is just that and we have big plans for the future of the social web.

How to start

– Not sure how to go ahead with installation and stuff? Use Softaculous auto installer or professional service for Oxwall by Skalfa (the original Oxwall developer company);
– Want to add some juice beyond stock configuration? Shop Oxwall plugins and themes at the official, carefully curated Oxwall Store;
– Can’t find a particular plugin or theme for your needs? Contact an Oxwall specialist on oDesk

Source : http://oxwall.org/

What you can do with DokuWiki

DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn’t require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator’s favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki.

dokuwiki logoDokuWiki has many features and all of them are easy to learn. Also many more can be added through the free plugins. The list below should give you a first overview of what is available in DokuWiki.

Basic Features

  • Simple syntax
  • Unlimited page revisions
  • Recent changes
  • Colored side by side diff support
  • Uploading and embedding of images and other media
  • Customizable Interwiki links
  • Optional CamelCase support
  • Content can be categorized in namespaces, easily browsable through an automatic index
  • Configuring DokuWiki.

High Usability

  • Section Editing allows editing of small parts of a page
  • Toolbar and accesskeys make editing easy for both beginners and professionals
  • Easy navigation through breadcrumbs
  • Automatic table of contents generation
  • Locking to avoid edit conflicts
  • Automatic save to avoid content lost during editing

Access Control and Anti-Spam Measures

  • Simple support for read only pages
  • Extended Access Control Lists
  • Spam blacklist
  • Delayed Indexing
  • Mail address obfuscation and rel=nofollow support

International

  • Support for over 50 languages
  • Full UTF-8 support
  • Romanization support for nicer URLs
  • Optional automatic plural linking for English wikis

Fast

  • Index-based fast fulltext search
  • Pagecaching for quicker rendering
  • Ajax-enhanced interface

Extensible

  • Layout customizable through templates (over 80 already available)
  • Features can be extended through plugins (over 750 already available)
  • Great support from the community if you ever need help

Easy Integration

  • No database required, it uses plain text files
  • Syndication of recent changes as RSS or ATOM feeds
  • Authentication Backends for integrating with LDAP, MySQL, Postgres and others
  • Open Source and well documented source code…

and many more …

Source : https://www.dokuwiki.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/

How to protect your AjaXplorer installation

AjaXplorer helps you turn your web server into a powerful file management system : install once and access your files from anywhere. Organize, preview and share them, easily and securely. AjaXplorer comes fully equiped with a complete users management system, securing the whole installation at once. It can also be interfaced with existing authentication mechanisms, to implement a “Single-Sign On” system and make users life easier. Install AjaXplorer via Softaculous with just one click.

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Here are some basic recommendations for securing your AjaXplorer installation :

1. Protect your folders from direct web access :

Under the main AjaXplorer installation folder, the following folders contents must be hidden from the web server. It is by default the case if you are using Apache, as .htaccess files are part of the distribution.

  • ajaxplorer_install/conf
  • ajaxplorer_install/data/[all subfolders except “public”], that is the default container for the « shared links » public files.

Note:  concerning the .htaccess files under Apache, be sure to allow override of the Limit directives on your web server (contact your Webmaster).

If you can, do not use the default « files » folder placed inside the distribution, but create a repository pointing to a folder outside your web « document root ».

2. Basic security rules :

HTTPS usage is recommended by AjaXplorer, but you have to configure your server for that, it cannot be done automatically by AjaXplorer.

Always use strong passwords. There is a password minimum length option that is set to 8 characters by default.

3. Check for upgrade :

Security issues are always released with high priority by the AjaXplorer team, use the integrated upgrade tool to check if updates are available and apply them! You can also upgrade your AjaXplorer installation using Softaculous.

Soruce : http://ajaxplorer.info

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

Create your classifieds website with Osclass for free

Osclass is an open source application that allows you to create your own classifieds website for free and with hardly any technical knowledge. There are thousands of websites powered by Osclass, and this number is constantly growing.


So, what are the advantages of using Osclass rather than other online tools?

1. It’s easy to install : Easy 3-step installation is compatible with private and shared hosting, so you don’t need to code or possess expert knowledge. The Osclass step-by-step installation guide will lead you through the whole process. In few minutes, you can manage your website from a user-friendly dashboard, consult statistics, reports, email notifications and more, accessible at any time and from anywhere. You can also install Osclass with a Click of a button using Softaculous.

2. It’s easy to customize : You can personalize your website easily thanks to plugins and themes available for free on the Osclass Market, add unlimited categories, subcategories, custom fields, videos, maps, set premium ads, switch your website to any language or have multi-language installation.

3. You can earn money : Thanks to PayPal plugin, you can offer paid premium ads, implement Google Adsense or place traditional banners to make money with your classifieds website.

4. Your visitors will be grateful : Because of how easy it is to place an ad on your classifieds website, with no need for one-time users to register, or by offering login with Facebook accounts. You can also enable sharing ads via email or Facebook, Twitter, etc., allow users to exchange comments directly on your website, create email subscriptions, customize listings with Google Maps, Images, Youtube Videos, and much more!

5. Best Quality : Osclass is SEO friendly (XML Sitemaps generation, robots.txt, nice URLs) and also has built-in anti spam features so you can have quality content on your website (Spam Filter, Akismet, reCaptcha, User Ban System). You can quickly check which ads were caught or cleared by Akismet and manage them from your dashboard.

6. Many other features : User ban system, templates for static pages, email alerts, CSRF in the forms, preview of the email templates, legend in the sidebar, integration with TinyMCE for WYSIWYG editors offers HTML formatting tools; customization of the time zone, date format, currency etc.

7. Community support : Being open source gives everyone the possibility to share their experiences and knowledge to all the members of Osclass community from around the globe. If you have any doubts, you can consult the Osclass forum, documentation, guides, blog or contact the Osclass Team directly.

Source : http://osclass.org

5 reasons to use Magento E-Commerce

There are many tools available for e-commerce development but we want our e-commerce website to integrate with custom websites and new development for this the most preferable open source php script used is Magneto, it is not only easy to integration it is also an affordable choice for a whole range of business from small to huge international chain. Install Magento with one click via Softaculous and get started.

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1. Integration
To run an e-commerce we need to have a lots of integration like payment gateways, shipping service, database access, constant contacts with clients, google and many more all this are third party integration and Magento is easy to integrate with all this third party site for running a profitable e-commerce website.

2. Special tools and Features
Any product should have an extra edge over others when we have a website we need to be on top in search engines Magento come with a built-in SEO feature, it automatically updates international currency rate on your website, a user can even rate a product, have a wishlist, provide marketing tools and much more.

3. Multi-store
With just a one admin log-in you can create multiple stores, it does not restrict you to one store in-fact gives you a plus point of multiple store with just one back end. So all your information is available on a single admin panel. This is something that other platforms lack.

4. Customization
Magento platform is highly customizable and thus it is very easy to use for your online web shopping cart website. It can be tailored as per the needs and requirements of website owner and fits the budget size as its its source code is disclosed which encourage user for participating in customizing as its open source.

5. Support and Development.
Development of Magento is always on top, it give regular updates which is very good for any open source project with regular update you will get a taste of features and quick bug fixes.
It not only provides regular updates it also provides online support to its user which is a great help to users.

Source : http://cmsadgroup.com/