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:

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!

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WHMCS Security update for 4.x and 5.x released

WHMCS has released new patches for the 4 and 5 series. These updates provide targeted changes to address security concerns with the WHMCS product. You are highly encouraged to update immediately.
WHMCS has rated these updates as including critical and important security impacts.

Security Issue Information
The resolved security issues were all identified by Vlad C. of NetSec Interactive Solutions <> (as mentioned by WHMCS). There is no reason to believe that these vulnerabilities are known to the public. As such, WHMCS has only released limited information regarding the vulnerabilities at this time.

Once sufficient time has passed to allow WHMCS customers to update their installed software, WHMCS will release additional information regarding the nature of the security issues. These Targeted Security Releases and Patches address 6 vulnerabilities in WHMCS version 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.0, 5.1, and BETA 5.2. Additional, supplemental information is scheduled to be released on April 9th, 2013 by the WHMCS team.

WHMCS V5.2.2 has also been released

This is a maintenance update to address issues reported in the V5.2.1 release earlier this week.

One of the key additions is additional backwards compatibility for modules and custom pages written for earlier versions. This will mean that custom pages should require *NO* changes to continue functioning exactly as before.

Another point of note is that with the V5.2.1 update, the ResellerClub and all other LogicBoxes based modules were updated to use the new API Key method of integration which is safer and more secure, and so if you are a user of any LogicBoxes based domain registrar module in WHMCS you will need to enter an API Key in the Setup > Domain Registrars page before you can continue using it.

Please also be aware that if you use the live chat addon, an update is required to that for compatability with WHMCS V5.2.x.

WHMCS 5.2.2 is now available via Softaculous and you can upgrade your WHMCS installations via one click.

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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.

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What PrestaShop can do ?

PrestaShop is the most reliable and flexible Open-source e-commerce software. Since 2007, PrestaShop has revolutionized the industry by providing features that engage shoppers and increase online sales. The PrestaTeam consists of over 100 passionate individuals and more than 400,000 community members dedicated to innovated technology. You can get started with PrestaShop by installing it through Softaculous right away.

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1. Catalog Management
Manage a dynamic product list through the PrestaShop back-office. Whether the shop has one product or thousands, this incredible administrative interface lets merchants manage the most complex inventory easily and update with a single click. Import and export quickly, set attributes, sort products, bulk discounts, and much more. Managing products has never been easier with PrestaShop.

2. Product Displays
Display products in a unique way and provide customers with numerous options to view their desired products. Providing multiple views will help boost conversion rates. Merchants can reduce customer doubt by putting them at ease with zoom in features and multiple product views.

3. Site Management
Manage a site easily using PrestaShop. Business owners can enjoy editing content, managing product displays, and changing languages all through the back office. PrestaShop has a one-click  upgrade to keep a store running at the latest version and can also be upgraded from Softaculous panel.

4. Search Engine Optimization
One of the best forms of marketing is search engine marketing.Optimize a site and ensure major search engines are indexing the store. Simply through placing high tracked keywords in site tags, a
store can be placed on the rst page of Google! Discover countless possibilities with increased online traffic.

5. Checkout
An effective checkout page will push conversion rates through the roof! PrestaShop offers a one-page checkout among other features. Merchants can customize fields to gather certain information. From design to shipping, PrestaShop checkout process makes purchasing easy for  customers.

6. Shipping
PrestaShop allows flexible shipping modules and is fully integrated with major carriers. Provide customers reliable shipping options and the ability to include custom messages. Control logistics such as, fees, weight, shipping restrictions and more from the back-office.

7. Payments
PrestaShop is integrated with numerous payment options and business owners can install a desired payment option with one-click. Ensure payment is received and customers are comfortable providing their information.

8. Marketing
PrestaShop offers a variety of marketing and promotional tools built in. A successful merchant is the key to PrestaShop’s growth and guaranteeing effective marketing tools will build a path for online success.

9. Client Account
Customer satisfaction is key to keeping customers loyal and increasing sales all year around. Provide customers with an easy check-out through their own personal account and tailor messages to their needs.

10. Translations
PrestaShop is a global community and is proud to have community members in over 150 countries. A single store can be translated in 41 languages. Offering various translations will improve user experience and overall sales.

11. Security
Make customers feel secure about shopping online. A secure connection is critical to begin accepting payments. From PCI to SSL compliance, PrestaShop comes equipped with everything a
merchant needs to be secure.

12. Localization/Taxes
PrestaShop’s advanced tracking system can detect where a customer is located and calculate taxes or promotions set by the merchant. Additionally, configure exchange rates and let customers choose their preferred currency.

13. Analytics & Reporting
Reporting is key to tracking and optimizing performance. Merchants must monitor sales and visitor interactions to understand what efforts are working and which have room for improvement.

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Getting Started with Piwik

In a digital world, Piwik gives you insights on your website’s visitors, your marketing campaigns and much more, so you can optimize your strategy and online experience of your visitors. Piwik is an open source alternative to Google Analytics available in 48 languages!

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Piwik can be installed with one click via Softaculous.

1. Select a Date Range :

By default, Piwik will show data for ‘yesterday’. You can click on the calendar and select another date range to view reports. Piwik supports any day, week, month, year or custom date ranges. You can change the default date that loads in the reports in the User Settings.

2. A Look at a Piwik Report :

The report is displayed in various formats

  • A simple table of just the main metric that the widget features
  • A table with more metrics
  • Goals information about this metric (if you are using goals)
  • A bar chart (usually, hovering your mouse over the icon will give you the option of choosing other types of chart, for example pie charts or tag clouds)
  • Export the data
  • Save the graph as an image
  • Configures the report’s data. Some reports can be “flattened”, or rows with low visits excluded.

You can experiment with clicking on these icons. You can easily go back to the original appearance by clicking the relevant icon. If you hover your mouse over any of these icons a tooltip will appear to remind you of what they do.

3. Dashboard & Widgets :

You can add new widgets to your Dashboard, to ensure it reports on all of your most important metrics. Click on the “Add a Widget” link: it will expand and you will see a list of categories. Run your mouse over the list and it will display a list of the individual widgets available. There are more than 30 in total. In the example below, the mouse hovers over Visitors and the top item on the list is “Visitor countries (world map)”.

  • Click on the widget name to add it to the Dashboard. By default any new widget will appear in the top left of the Dashboard.
  • Click and hold on the dark grey title bar to drag and drop the widget into a new position.
  • You might not be interested in some of the default widgets; it’s easy to remove them from your Dashboard. Hover your mouse over that widget (anywhere within the gray outline box) and you will see a cross appear in the top right corner of the box. Click the cross, validate, and the widget will be removed from the Dashboard.
  • You can also select a different Dashboard layout. You could, for example have a wider column on the left and 2 narrow columns on the right. There are several column layouts that you can choose from the “Dashboard & Widgets” menu.

4. Creating and customizing a new Dashboard :

Often, there are widgets we wish to see monthly or weekly, but others we must check daily. For this purpose and others, it is recommend to create Custom Dashboards. For example one could track in the default dashboard the sources of traffic (campaigns, websites, keywords) but have another dashboard with widdgets focusing more on the users behaviour (top pages, engagement, time on site) and Goals conversions. You can create new dashboard, reset dashboard to the default widget layout, rename dashboards, remove dashboards.

5. Graphs (Data Visualization) :

There are often several metrics that are relevant (visits, page views, bounce rate, conversions, revenue, timme on site, etc.). By default, graphs in Piwik will show the historical evolution of a given metric. You can also choose to plot on the graph a different metric to the default one. You can also plot several metrics at once, for example here we compare Ecommerce orders and Total Ecommerce revenue.

6. Inline help :

When a report title is hovered, a Help icon appears which will display a short description of the current report and the “freshness” of the report.

7. Flattening reports :

Several reports in Piwik can be organized in groups: Page URLs are grouped by directory name, Custom Variable values are grouped by name, a click on a Search Engine Keyword will display the list of search engines used. It is sometimes useful to “flatten” the table so as to compare all elements together.

8. Detailed historical report about any data point :

Piwik provides a very useful feature which they call “Row Evolution”. You can hover the mouse on any row, click on the little graph icon, and it will open a detailed view of the historical values for this specific row. You can also compare several rows together, for example to compare Browser market share over the last 30 months or compare the Mobile devices used.

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10 things you can do with Joomla

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Joomla is one the most popular content management systems in the world, used by over 20 million sites, being the most popular content management system it has lots of things to offer and here we would share some of the things we can do with Joomla. You can get started with Joomla by installing it through Softaculous right away.

1. Ads & Affiliates
Every user creates a website to market its business and for over seas communication, in this type of economy any type of income is appreciated. Joomla helps its user by integrating many ads and affiliates by just selecting the code and pasting it in your Joomla website where you want it.

2. Page Editor
Installing extension to your Joomla installation can add several features in the original editor such as background color, fonts, better multimedia control and many more. This lets you style your text by accessing it from the text editor itself.

3. Mobile Joomla
You always want to edit your website on the go Joomla offers variety of extension where you can edit your website on phone with this feature you can manage your website right from your mobile phone.

4. E-commerce
Creating an online shopping portal or an auction site is very easy. You can create an e-commerce site where you can sell products, auction things online and accept donation from your users.

5. Communication
You always want your website to communicate with your customers/user for feedback or help if required, your Joomla installation can offer almost every type of communication like live chat, forums, live support, video conference and many more.

6. Social Networking
Most people nowadays use social networks to publicize their ideas and to bring in new visitors to their sites, so social media is an easy way for people to connect to you and is becoming a “must have” for most sites. Joomla allows you to integrate such social networking on your website which bounds to attract more users.

7. Photo Albums
A Joomla website can be converted to a gallery with photos being displayed online though using a photo & image extension.

8. Platforms for Modules
It is a bit difficult to add a custom javascript, php, html etc to a Joomla website but there are many extension available which integrate any script with the Joomla website very easily with this type of feature you can easily add a script or create a custom form on your Joomla installation.

9. Financial
With a simple module or plugin you can add all the financial features to your installation like simple calculator to stock quotes from currency converter to mortgage calculator.

10. Feedback
The most important part of any website or business is feedback you have to take your users feedback to improve your product or website your would like take feedback in may forms like survey, polls, suggestion and many more with Joomla you can integrate all those features into your Joomla installation.