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Need to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites?

If you manage multiple WordPress Sites, either for your own business or for your clients, then you know how much time this can take up. ManageWP is a great tool that lets you carry out all of the essential Blog Management tasks on Multiple WordPress Sites from a single admin console.

Its completely FREE for 30 days and if you have fewer than 5 sites then it continues to be free forever.

ManageWP Intro Video

Watch the introductory video below and see how ManageWP can transform your WordPress management.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

This is one of the best WordPress Plugins I have come across and is a huge time saver.

If you like the introduction to the ManageWP plugin then watch the New User Introduction Video below and you have a Virtual Training course to be up and running in 5 minutes.

If you like what you have seen then pop over to the ManageWP.com and sign up for your FREE Trial account and start Monitoring, Managing and Optimising your WordPress sites.

Why do you need a Free Website Monitor?

Get your FREE Website Monitor – You have spent a lot of time, effort and money to get your website looking good and ranking highly on Google for your chosen Keyword Phrases. So you want to keep it at the top of Google and make sure that customers click through and buy your products and services.

If your site is down when they click through from Google you are not going to get any business and your Google Ranking is likely to drop due to lack of traffic and feedback. Good Website monitoring does not need to be expensive, in fact you can get it completely free by just clicking on the image below.

Monitor websites and servers, online and remotely

On vacation, asleep, or just running errands, you will now have peace of mind. You will know instantly should your Web Hosting provider has a network issue or if your website itself is offline…. and it’s totally FREE.

Public and Email Reports

Reports on hand when you need to show your superiors or your IT staff. Of course, all of this detailed information is available within the portal any time you require it. UptimeSpy.com has nodes around the world to ensure your website issues are pinpointed. Just because one node reports your site is down, does not mean it is offline.

Get your Free Website Monitor today

Get your FREE Website Monitor

Get your FREE Website Monitor

Do you Manage Multiple WordPress Sites?

If you are a Web Designer, Hosting Company or IT Services Company then chances are that you end up having to Manage WordPress Sites for your customers, or you might just have multiple WordPress sites of your own.

If you Manage Multiple WordPress Sites, whether they belong to your company or your customers, then you know the challenges of keeping all of the Plugins up to date, Maintaining Backups and dealing with Comments. If this is you then you need to try ManageWP – you can get a Free Trial for 5 sites direct from the Manage WP site.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites from one console

This widget gives you information on the status of your sites right now. At a glance, you can see which of your WordPress sites need updated along with which plugins and themes need updated. You can also see how you can optimise your sites’ performance by removing post revisions and spam comments, and optimising your database. Just a few clicks and you’ll have performed all of these tasks.

Take a quick look at the Video below to see ManageWP in action.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

ManageBackup Multiple WordPress Sites

  • One Click Access to all of your Managed Sites
  • Update WordPress and Plugins on Multiple WordPress Sites with a Single Click

Monitor WordPress Sites

  • Uptime Monitor – Be Alerted if any of your Managed Sites stop responding
  • Get Notified if Backups Fail
  • Find out about the Latest Plugin Updates

Backup Multiple WordPress Sites

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

  • Schedule Database backup
  • Schedule File System Backups
  • Backup to FTP Locations
  • Backup to Dropbox
  • Backup to Amazon S3

 Clone & Migrate

Clone WordPress Sites and Migrate them to a new Hosting Provider

That’s just some of the time saving features of ManageWP, the more sites that you manage the more time you can save. Instead of having to login to each site on a regular basis just install the ManageWP Plugin to your sites and away you go.

Once you have the Plugin installed you can start to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites in minutes – its a massive time saver and also means that you will keep the sites properly managed as its so simple to use. If you know how to use WordPress then you can use ManageWP as the application is built using WordPress.

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Tad from VM Limited Virtualisation

Even if you have no interest in Virtualisation or Cloud Technology take a look at the video. It shows that Microsoft have a sense of humour when trying to get across their message around the cloud.

If you know nothing about Cloud Computing this is a great, tongue in cheek, introduction to the topic. Find out all about Tad and VM Limited.

Its a great video and congratulations must go to the Microsoft Marketing department. You can find out more about the Microsoft Cloud and Virtualisation strategy by going to the Microsoft Website.

Safe Browsing protects from Phishing and Malicious Sites

Lookout have extended Lookout Premium to add Safe Browsing on your Mobile Phone. Now you can click with confidence on links from Facebook, email, text messages, etc. and Safe Browsing checks it out first to make sure it is safe and alerts you if the site appears malicious.

Safe Browsing extends the type of Web Protection that you are used to in the office on your desktop PC to your mobile, when you are at your most vulnerable.

Lookout - Safe Browsing URL ScannedHow does Safe Browsing Help?

Safe Browsing, part of Lookout Premium, works with the inbuilt Android Browser and adds the URL Scan and protect facility. Keeping you safe and secure  when browsing the Mobile Web. If you read email on the move and click on a link within your email you are now protected from Phishing Sites, helping to keep your Personal Data safe and secure.

Safe Browsing extends the, already comprehensive, set of Mobile Security features that comprise Lookout Premium. Now you really can keep your personal data safe and secure when using your mobile.

How do I get Safe Browsing?

If you are an existing Lookout Premium user then just make sure that you have upgraded to the Version 6.01, or later, and you will now have the options for Safe Browsing in your Lookout Dashboard.

If you don’t yet have Lookout then just pop over to the Lookout Download site, or go to the Android Market and Download your copy of Lookout Premium and get Safe Browsing.

 

EU Cookie Law deferred for 1 year

The EU law on e-privacy, cookie law, came into effect on May 25th. At the moment only 2 countries in Europe have implemented this and the UK has deferred the implementation for a year, to give technology time to catch up.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small files saved to the users computer by the web browser. They are used to hold information about users and their preferences on a website, these rules relate to code designed to help target advertisements – specifically when the information gathered is unrelated to the website being browsed.

So what is ‘Cookie Law’?

It states that websites must seek consent from users before using tracking technologies.

What does Cookie law mean to UK Business

UK Business will lose out as a result of this law. We will implement it and every UK website will start to annoy visitors, by asking for consent to use cookies. The law only applies within the EU so rest of the world won’t have to take any notice of this law, so traffic will go to the sites that don’t have this as it will be simpler to do business on-line with them.

The problem with the law is:-

For a website to remember that you don’t want cookies it needs to do one of 2 things.

  • Require that you login to the site and save some preference data
  • Put a cookie on the users PC, which you aren’t going to be able to do

So website designers have 2 ‘options’ the 2nd of which isn’t an option. The only other way is for the web browser to hold the information of your preferences about cookies, like firefox does, but under the wording of the law that isn’t sufficient.

Basically a law drafted by people who have good intentions around privacy but have no idea of the consequences of their ruling.

 

Microsoft to buy Skype

Microsoft have entered into a definitive agreement, today, to buy Skype for 8.5 Billion Dollars.

You can read the details in the full Microsoft Press Release at http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx

Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.

What impact will this have on Skype?

Skype have more than 170 million connected users and last your racked up over over 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations. In the last 18months they increased the ‘calling minutes’ buy around 150 percent. Given the huge amount Microsoft are paying for Skype I can’t see them turning their backs on the successful formula, so I wouldn’t expect to see major changes at the high volume consumer level.

Where you can expect to see changes to Skype is its acceptance and use within large businesses and its going to have a huge impact on the VoIP market. Microsoft already have a presence in the consumer, peer-to-peer, voice market with Messenger, they also have a business product with Lync. This is where I expect to see the major changes with the technology behind Skype being integrated into Lync. So in the short to medium term I would expect Skype to become a business carrier product, and billable platform, for businesses even if they don’t realise that they are using Skype.

 

KashFlow - Online Accounts

KashFlow Online Accounts

Accounting Software For Small & Medium Size Businesses

KashFlow is an incredibly easy to understand accounting system for UK small businesses. No accounting knowledge required, the  free trial really is free – no credit card needed.

With KashFlow accounting software you can save time, be better organised and have a better insight into your financial position by using KashFlow Online Accounting. The software has been built with the small business in mind. KashFlow know that you want to spend your time on what you do, not struggling with complicated software trying to understand how it works.

KashFlow Online accounting software gives you everything you need; from Invoicing to cashflow management to VAT reports and everything else you need at your fingertips to keep your business running smoothly and you focused on doing what you do best – running your business.

KashFlow Online Accounts – Features

The KashFlow Online Accounts services includes all the features that you would expect from traditional Accounting software packages. These includes:-

  • Invoicing
    • Automated& Reoccurring Invoices
    • Pay Online button for Paypal Payments
    • Multi-Currency
  • Quotes & Estimates
    • Customise text and branding
    • Email Quotes direct from KashFlow
    • Convert Quotes to Invoices
  • Purchasing
    • Product Lists
  • Credit Control
    • Automated Reminders for overdue invoices
  • Reporting
  • Banking
  • Customers & Suppliers

KashFlow Integration

KashFlow Online Accounts integrates with Hosted CRM  solutions like Capsule CRM, to provide you with a complete integrated Sales Management Solution. Typically you use a CRM product to manage your sales pipeline and once an opportunity becomes a sale the customer and sale information is automatically copied from the CRM into your accounts within KashFlow for invoicing.

Start Using KashFlow Online Accounts

KashFlow is an easy to use accounting programme designed especially for entrepreneurs and small/medium size businesses. It allows businesses to create and manage sales invoices and purchase receipts easily. No accounting knowledge is required and is accessible anywhere in the world via an online connection.

KashFlow are so proud about their software they offer a free 60 day trial to all users, no obligation to buy what so ever!

After the 60 day trial is over you will receive a £1 a month discount bringing the monthly subscription down to just £14.99. The normal price is £15.99 a month, that’s £12 a year saving! With a KashFlow Trial there is no obligation to pay what so ever and you are able to cancel at any time.

What more can you ask for, start using Kashflow Online Accounts today!

Capsule CRM add Mobile Support

Capsule CRMCapsule CRM have added Mobile support to their hugely successfully Cloud CRM Application.  If you already use Capsule CRM you can start using the Capsule CRM mobile application today.

Mobile Support with Capsule CRM

Capsule CRM Mobile supports the following mobile phones.

  • iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4
  • Android phones running Android 2.1+ such as Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid 2, HTC Evo, Samsung Galaxy S
  • BlackBerry phones running BlackBerry OS 6 such as BlackBerry Bold and Torch

I am happily running Capsule CRM Mobile on my HTC Desire Z. It seems to work just fine, and the ability to call a contact by just clicking on the number is superb. If you have the customer address it will look up the location on Goggle Maps,another great edition.

How to Get Capsule CRM Mobile

Enter the the following URL into the browser on your phone to install Capsule Mobile:
https://[your-account].capsulecrm.com/m

Be sure to replace the [your-account] bit with the relevant part from your Capsule account URL. You’ll be prompted to enter your username and password and a pop-up message will ask your permission to allow additional storage space to be used on your phone. It may take several minutes for your contacts to be downloaded to your phone.

More about Capsule CRM

If you haven’t already tried Capsule CRM you can set up a trial in  just minutes. Just go to www.capsulecrm.com and sign up for a Free Trial. Unless you are a very small business its best to sign up for the Free 30 day Trial rather than the Free Account, as the 250 contacts in the Free account quickly disappear.

The Free Trial of the Professional edition supports unlimited users and 50,000 contacts, once your 30 day Free trial is up Capsule CRM costs just £8.00 a month per user

With Contact Manager, Accounts, Sales Pipeline, Opportunities and Task work-flows catered for Capsule is the ideal Small Business CRM.

Capsule CRM  has integration into several other cloud services, these include:

Capsule CRM allows you to integrate with Outlook other email services and also lets you put Web-to-Lead forms on your website, so you can capture sales opportunities direct into Capsule CRM.

We plan detailed articles about using Capsule CRM in future Posts. So do your business a favour and start using Cloud Based Sales automation with Capsule CRM today.