Egyptian blogger from Cairo.
Revolutionary Socialist.
Partner & Creative Director at ThePlanet.

Posts Tagged ‘plugins’

No More, thanks to KnowMore.org

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When non-profit organizations and foundations made the realization that, despite their limited budget and resources, they could reach their target audience effectively (all thanks to the web), their objectives suddenly became much more attainable. Carrying out the tasks of a given development program might be costly, but at least spreading awareness of the issue, and reaching out to volunteers and…

Migrating from one WordPress installation to another

When you are working on a revamp for your website and/or move to another host, one major concern is how you will be able to migrate all of the posts and information from the current website to the new one. Depending on the size of the data that you are moving, this could be a long process or a short…

El Koshary Today: Satirical News Website Built with Drupal

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After months of hard work and creative time-wasting techniques, Egypt’s first online satirical news source is finally here. El Koshary Today is a website built with Drupal CMS that brings the latest fictitious stories from Egypt and around the globe. It is built to be light-weight, simple yet sleek. The most important aspect of the website is the content itself,…

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How To Create Your Own Blog: A Guide to Installing and Configuring WordPress

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Many are unaware of just how easy it is to start your own blog using the best open source tool for blogging out there: WordPress. This is a tutorial that will get you up and running in no time. It will cover everything from purchasing your domain name and hosting account, to downloading, installing and configuring WordPress on your website….

Avoid Waiting on Downloads: SkipScreen

I had previously discussed the 7 must-have Firefox add-ons for web developers and designers. I had also spoken about AdBlock Plus, which is, at times, the most downloaded Firefox extension out there. Now I think it is important to bring up an add-on that revolutionizes the way many people exchange files via bulk storage and sharing websites such as RapidShare…

Essential WordPress Plugins

Inspired by Roberto Diaz‘s post (in Spanish), Behind The Scenes, I wanted to list all of the WordPress plugins that I am using across this website, with a brief review of each one. Plugin name/description Rating Akismet By far one of the most popular WordPress plugins. The most technical and detailed word to describe this plugin is: Magic. Without a…

Sharing Blog Posts With Sociable

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It’s refreshing to see scores of blogs and micro-sites on the Internet that are using WordPress. Not only is it the clear leader when it comes to creating personal or professional blogs, but it has also stepped into the realm of CMS-driven websites, and is in many cases the best choice. The free, open-source web application prides itself in how…