How to Secure WordPress Pages or Posts with SSL (WordPress HTTPS )

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We can use SSL certificate to secure your WordPress pages to increase the security of content. You can read about SSL (secure socket layer) on: SSL which explain, it is a protocol to send  data in an encrypted and secure form between browser (clients side ) and web server for secure communication and secure  (https://)  identification of a network server. HTTPS connects on port 443, while HTTP is on port 80.

Why use SSL (https://):


There are lots of reasons to use SSL on WordPress Powered websites and blogs pages. If you’re going to run an online store or ecommerce Web site developed on WordPress, you have to use  HTTPS for payment process. If you have very sensitive information and need to send to client in a secure way which can be packet sniffer for stealing items like credit card or login details.

In case if you are using WordPress for health Professional relatd website, need to secure patients details for online booking appointment to make it confidential. As well, if you are collecting donation and need to authorise the donation process. So its better to secure data on-line by requesting client to download certificate on your machine first and than continue the process of payment or for any other data transfer. In a simple way we should use SSL  to Boost Customer Confidence in your Web SitesGravity Forms is the best WordPress plugins for creating forms which gives a very high customization flexibility for content. In addition, you get the complete support once you have purchased the Gravity forms plugin form the website.

How to acquire and set-up   SSL work?


The most important and first thing is to have a Certificate on your hosting platform. Most of the hosting companies provide you to buy a certificate with different prices as follow:

HostGatorThere are two ways to obtain an SSL Certificate for your website.  You may obtain the SSL Certificate from HostGator, and we will install it for you for free, or you may obtain an SSL Certificate elsewhere, and we will install it for a $10 fee (in most cases).

WPWebHost: With GeoTrust SSL certificates you can start conducting secure online transactions with confidence, quickly and cost-effectively. All of our SSL certificates enable up to 256-bit encryption and can be used to secure servers used for Web sites, intranets, extranets and other online applications.

Go Daddy: Protect transactions and customer data with a SSL Certificate. Standard SSL £43.99/year - Verifies your domain control & secures your site.

Hostmonster:  eCommerce features will SSL secure server

There are other ways to get your SSL  certificate on your hosting , so you should consult with your hosting provider company. I am not going to in detail about how to get your own SSL certificate, although its possible to have create your own private and publick kies and install requesting publik key to install on client machine, but you for better understanding you can read this article Secure SSL Certificate.

Securing Posts and Pages Via SSL


After installing the certificate on your server to secure the sensitive resource, type your web page or post’s URL with https://,  It will ask you to install the valid certificate on client side’s browser.  you will see a padlock in your browser bar. There are WordPress Plugins to protect the posts or pages as follows:

WordPress HTTPS (SSL)

If you’re having partially encrypted/mixed content errors or other problems, please read the FAQ. If you’re still having trouble, please start a support topic and I will do my best to assist you.

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SSL Insecure Content Fixer

 It’s quite common to use WordPress as the host for an online shop, and that often means having an order page that needs to be encrypted via SSL. You don’t want your customers providing credit card details or other sensitive information over an unencrypted connection! But some WordPress plugins don’t take SSL into account, and merrily load scripts and stylesheets without encryption. This plugin attempts to fix this problem, where there are simple solutions. How it does this is described in this blog post.

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WPSSL (WordPress with SSL)

This plugin will force a WordPress post or page to use https instead of http. It is based off of “Dwamian’s Per Page Force SSL” plugin, but this has been updated for us with WordPress 3.x. Additionally, when a page is “forced” into SSL mode, it will make sure that all page elements are loaded via https (so that you won’t get warnings). If you have to link to a 3rd party external file, use the wpssl_showlink function (it will switch it between https and http).

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Restrict Content Pro – Stripe Payment Gateway

When using this add-on, your subscribers will stay on your site throughout the entire registration process, instead of being redirected to an outside site, such as PayPal. The user simply enters their credit card information and clicks Register.

Securely Process Credit Cards: All credit card transactions are processed securely through Stripe and no sensitive information is ever stored on your server.

Note: you should still always have a valid SSL certificate installed on your registration page.

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Admin SSL

Admin SSL secures login page, admin area, posts, pages – whatever you want – using Private SSL. Once you have activated the plugin please go to the Admin SSL config page to enable SSL, and read the installation instructions.

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There is an other way to give the admin and login page to get SSL sertificate through adding two lines of code in wp-config file as it will force all admin and other users to login through secure httpts: page. The detail about Securing Admin on Administration_Over_SSL:

define(‘FORCE_SSL_LOGIN’, true);
define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);

If you want to check your WordPress vulnerabilities, use the online security scanners that provide the web application security testing, network security testing and information gathering facilities: Vulnerability Scanners Online.

If you still required any information about WordPress security and want to secure your sensitive information on a WordPress more secure, feel free to leave a comment of  Wparena facebook fan’s page  or in a comment box below. For all inquires regarding theme development, SEO and Security issues related to WordPress, email: info at wparena.com.

How to Create Your Own Membership Site by Using WordPress

If you really want to earn money on-line than the easiest way is create your own Blog and start earning but at sometime point blogging can not give you enough money. So If you are interested to convert your blog into interactive website than develop a “Membership site” by using WordPress themes or plug-ins.
Having a membership website specially using WordPress, give you financial benefits along with repotition in the blogging market, instead of selling one time product, its better engage your site members for long run that give you recurring income stream.

On the following link you will find detail about how to create and why you should have a membership site for making money online.

How to Create a Membership site with WordPress

Hope by creating such kind of website, you can expand your aims and objective to attract more users by giving them exclusive membership option, can start paid forum, as well you can sell your design to paid subscribers.

WordPress Premium Content

Jigowatt’s WordPress Premium Content plugin allows you to easily set up a web site with content which is only accessible to users registered with an active PayPal subscription. You can easily manage your subscribers, change subscription prices and set up custom membership renewal options (annual, bi-annual or just month by month).

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Restrict Content Pro – Premium Content Plugin

Restrict Content Pro is a complete subscription and premium content manager plugin for WordPress. Create an unlimited number of subscription levels, including free, trial and premium. Manage member’s and their subscriptions, track payments, offer discounts with a complete discount code system, and provide premium, members only content to your subscribers.

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WP-Membership Plugin

This is a WordPress plugin that helps you sell your content; you only need to install the plugin, create a category for your private content, setup the prices of your memberships and your Paypal account. Don’t hesitate and purchase it today

You can easily select the posts you want to sell, manage the memberships you acquire and is fully integrated with Paypal. All you have to do is activate the plugin, setup your memberships and your Paypal account.

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How to do Penetration Test for your WordPress Powered Website Part 1

Before sharing this information and knowledge, I would like to remind very important disclaimer.  I will not be responsible for any of your action and disclaim all the liabilities in respect to this bit of writing  which is just for learning  purposes.

How to Create a WordPres Powered website on Local Machine

For learning purpose we will work only on Virtual machines, so first get the Virtual plat form as I have got VMware Workstation, you can select Virtual Box from Oracle as well. Download one of them and install on your machine.

How to do Penetration Test for your WordPress Powered Website Part 2

We are creating a two virtual machine, one will act as a Server for hosting all the required file and will act as a Victim machine, while the other one will be backtrack. Both are Linux base, don’t worry if you don’t know how to use Linux, for this tutorial i will cover all the basic things which required to do penetration test.

Meanwhile you can attack on any website site which is using WordPress as CMS: Like other Content management systems on the web, WordPress is keep updating files to make it more secure. Security should always be a major concern when using the WordPress as CSM.

After installing the VMware Workstation or VirtualBox, get the CentOS and Backtrack, other than CentOS you can use other Lunix flavours like Ubuntu. After installing the OS on your Virtual box now ready for to install the back end for WordPress powered site.

To set up a WordPress powered website we need Appche server, MySQL, PHP, to install the MySQL on Server machine have done the following command on Terminal:

Go to Application > Accessories and click on Terminal, it will open the terminal box:

Under terminal type the following command to install the mysql on the server.

# yum install mysql mysql-server

After installation start the server as:

# service mysqld start

phpmyadmin is the best way to mange the mysql database, so installed it on local server and created database and data users, and  install it by running this command:

#  yum install phpmyadmin

Now install the apache server by running this command in terminal:

# yum install httpd

After installation run the service:

 # service httpd start

Open the browser and open the link http://localhost/phpmyadmin and create the database, it will ask you to provide root user name and password:

Enter the password when prompted and created the database through phpmyadmin.

Database created now got the WordPress as follow:

Create a new folder and Download the WordPress software in a folder /var/www/html/wordpress/ and unzip it.

# mkdir /var/www/html/wordpress

go to the creatd folder by this command:

# cd /var/www/html/wordpress/

and run the following command to download the WorPress here and unzip it:

# wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
# tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

In a web browser open the localhost to install the WordPress on created folder:

Prompted and requested to provide the database name and password, user admin’s name and password for admin:

This process should created the wp-config file contain all the database information but it gave an error thst unable to create the wp-config.php file so run following command to change the folder ownership:

# chown apache:apache /var/www/html/wordpress –R

or manually copy and past the code and create the wp-config.php file.

 

As well it offers to manually create the wp-config file so created the one and it created the installed CMS login to the admin panel. We have installed WordPress in beds folder and in a browser enter the IP address or with localhost as follow localhost/beds/wp-admin to enter into main admin area and site is running on a local server.

How to do Penetration Test for your WordPress Powered Website Part 2

Useful links:
How-to-find-remove-and-protect-wordpress-site-from-malware
How-to/how-to-protect-wordpress-powered-site-from-brut-force-attack
wordpress-3-3-1-multiple-csrf-vulnerabilities

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10 Best Online Drawing Tools

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Online drawing for webpages apparently is a great utility and opportunity   in website designing and development. Webpage design is a high tech art which is coexistent with today’s modern web design trends. Drawing tools like Photoshop or CorelDraw only create art where it suffices for the ordinary designer. In this article we discuss 10 online drawing tools which prove highly versatile.

FlockDraw

Flockdraw is a special online drawing tool. It is an engaging tool for multiuser utility. Many other features add to the quality of designs – unique interface, live texting chat, non essential registration and free tool. Here the design’s and drawing’s follow the good quality of features for the online user.

NetSketchApp

The netsketch app for online drawing tool /application is separate for iPhone and IPod Touch. The drawing can be relayed to friends in real time. The home screen of the application gives a drawing which is visible on your network. Export your work to photo library and/or uploading as a gallery are other features.

MyOats

Within the tool many features and other add-ons are included. From the following, the image could be a transparent png, saved to account, or made into wallpaper. It is an absolutely free application which is available on net. Thus the online drawing application can opt for drawings to become rated, downloaded and archived. The most popular of these get rewarded by being listed on the homepage.

Viscosity

Viscosity as a graphic tool is effective for designing and creating drawings, abstract art and canvas. It is a modern art application which is popular and benefits the new designer and artist. These designs can be easily created from the online software tool and hosted on the site gallery.

Queeky

A simple yet complex tool that can handle comprehensive designs and drawing options. The tool provides sharing and saving the diagrams and designs on the site itself. Collaborating with artists and creating groups of multi users is possible. It has been developed by Philipp Hennermann (2006-2011).

Penolo

The software application provides a tool for basic designs and drawings where the user can create basic designs and drawings. Most of the drawings can be shared, pasted or added to twitter accounts.

Cacoo

This tool is used for creating designs and drawings quickly and easily. This quick and flexible design tool can alter, modify and insert designs into documents. This is a free tool which is convenient and handy in various design functions. It is easily blended with designs applied with alignments, freehand techniques and use of stencils.

Odosketch

Suggestive of canvas based drawings this tool is ready with various kinds of brushes and provides a brilliant touch to an online drawing. Numerous sketches for the online user can be created.

Twiddla

It is a simple tool for creating and developing art drawings, images. A free tool with voice chat and also attend meetings, drawing are all possible with the software. The tool helps in identifying, modifying and drawing on top of websites. This is a special feature which makes the tool even more appealing.

Scribbler Too

The tool for enabling sketches, also creates the web like drawings which are comparatively having more options from colors, other tools etc. One can easily modify art, create superb and excellent drawings from the tool.

Conclusion:

Web design trends have changed a great deal within past few years. Few of the web design tools are easy and others are complex with many add-ons. We have discussed 10 tools for online drawing in this article. Readers are invited to submit their comments and views.

Author Bio:

Amit Pankaj associated with a specialized division of Ipraxa – a full service web agency, offering services like PSD to HTML and PSD to WORDPRESS  Integration with other third party application like PSD to Magento, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla etc. You can follow us on G+ for latest updates related to web design and development.

Other Resources:
7 of the best online collaborative drawing tools
10 Best Free Online Virtual Room Programs and Tools
7 Collaborative Online Diagramming Tools to Draw any Diagram
Top 10 Online Drawing Sites
Top 15 Online Tools For Drawing And Sketching
10 Best HTML5 Sketching and Drawing Tools for Designers

How to Develop a Car Rental and Sale System on WordPress

During you study or for your client you may need to develop a car rental system, for student this system provide a lots of learning for database   and programming. To develop a web-based car Rental system for Students and client hopefully can help them to rent cars in an effective and safer way. The system involves car registration for the car owners and car renters. It also displays the list of information on the rental cars and the records of rentals for each car available to help the students  and clients choose the car from a safe and trusted source.

There are different ways to develop a car rental system like joomla, Magento but WordPress is the easiest way to have a Car rental systems.  There are few plugins to enhance the WordPress functionality. But today we are mentioning two WordPress Themes for Car rental System on web as follow:

Openhouse Real Estate & Automotiv car dealership

Automotiv is brought to you because of significant demand for converting Openhouse into a Car Dealer theme. Many of you spent weeks converting Openhouse into a Car Dealership theme. Now the work is already done for you with Automotiv. (you’re welcome)

Automotiv is a very powerful and flexible Car Dealership theme. It includes an Inventory Search, where you can search by Maufacturer, Model, engine size, transmission type, min/max price, body type, mileage, or model year. This car dealer theme also includes a Loan calculator which can be shown or hidden in Theme Options. The color scheme choice is unlimited. Simply supply a color, and the whole site changes, including all gradients and effects.

Other than Automobile Listing posts, this car dealer theme supports any other type of posts. You can have both a regular Blog, AND a news Blog. Each one can have unlimited subcategories.

Your blog and page content can visually be taken to the next level using our custom Shortcode tags. For example, easily add multi-column text, toggle boxes, drop caps, button links, and more quickly and easily.

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Autotrader – Car Classified Theme

With frontend ad submitting system, sellers can submit their ads easily
Ajax powered advanced search provides buyers to find autos easily
Paypal payment integration for featured ads
Wordpress custom post types and custom taxonomies are used

Theme Features:

Frontend Submit Ads
Paypal Payment Integrated
Advanced Auto Search
Edit Ads Template
Advanced Auto Search
Frontend Ad Dashboard
Sidebar Search
Listing Ads
Add to Watchlist Feature
Dealers Pages
Contact to Seller Form
8 Page Templates.
3 Custom Smart Widgets.
Unlimited Color Options
Custom Post Type & Taxonomies
Fully AJAX Powered
Tableless Design
Localization Ready (.po/.mo files included)
Well Documented
and much more..

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Tucana – Cars Dealer Template

Tucana is Cars Dealer is a full featured templates. Theme developed for car dealers who is looking for something a little bit different. Comes with two options of Home Page and easy to display your car business centre. Tucana cars dealer is a clean and elegant design focused to inspire everyone that come to it. Of course you can easily use this template for any other markets.

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Cars Dealer WP3 Edition

Cars Dealer is a full featured WordPress 3 theme developed for car dealers looking for something a little bit different. Cars dealer is not a “corporate” website, it’s just a clean and elegant design focused to inspire everyone that come to it.

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RT-Theme 15 Premium WordPress Theme

RT-Theme 15 is a premium wordpress theme with powerfull CMS tools. You can use it for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites. The product and portfolio tools also give you wide opportunities to use in various services as tour iteneraries, rent a car, real estate or hotel room presentations.

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1600cc – Premium Automotive WordPress Theme

1600cc is a visually rich premium theme, designed and optimised for use on WordPress powered Automotive and Travel websites, with a generic theme option included. And what’s more, it’s free.

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RT-Theme 13 Multi-Purpose Premium WordPress Theme

RT-Theme 13 is a multi-purpose wordpress theme with powerfull CMS tools. You can use it for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites. The product and portfolio tools also give you wide opportunities to use in various services as tour iteneraries, rent a car, real estate or hotel room presentations. You can easily re-brand your theme by using the amazing background tools and 5 premium skin options.

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Car Rental Theme for WordPress

CarRentalTheme is for WordPress only. In order to get FREE access to Theme download link, click the download button, fill in a simple form and get your download link via email.

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WordPress Plugins For Car Rental and Trading Systems

Auto Trading Made Easy

Auto trading made easy is a system using which you can have your own auto trading website in minutes. Visitors can easily select one or more search criterias such as brand name, model, price range, body type, fuel type, transmission, keyword or a city. The results are shown in text as well as on Google map. As a site admin, you can easily add/delete brands, models, price range, features, body and fuel types and they will be updated in the search and add/edit listing form. You can also easily update your website theme and colors through admin options. The system has fully functional contact form for each listing and is also protected by recaptcha against spam. Please note that the listings on the demo site are not manually posted hence body type etc are assigned randomly and are not correct.

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Booking Calendar

This WordPress plugin will enable online booking services for your site. Visitors to your site will be able to check availability of apartments, houses, hotel rooms, or services you offer. They can also make reservations and appointments with the ability to choose from multi-day, single day, or by the hour booking. Your clients can even view and register for upcoming events. With integrated payment support of popular payment systems your clients can pay online.

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If you still need any help regarding setting up your own Car rental or trading system on WordPress you can contact us at info at wparenadotcom or Comment on wparena’s facebook page.

How to Integrate WordPress blog into e-Commerce Magento Website

Working with open source platforms, provide you the limitless opportunities to extend the your Web application project. If you are interested in using WordPress for the community elements and Magento for eCommerce.  No doubt that WordPress is one of the best and easiest platform to robust your blog in the blogging industry and it is the best tool to work with your eCommerce website powered by Magento and definatly very helpful in SEO of your on-line store.

Web developers know that Magento is the best web software to build an eCommerce websites and WordPress is the best blogging software, There are many ways to integrate your WordPress Blog into Magento web store,  either you can use Magento extensions to integrate WordPress blog which can be dysfunctional if one of them you upgrade to the latest version or a hybrid solution in which you can add some code into your Magento page, so WordPress post can match with Magento page. In case you only want to use WordPress for your eCommerce website , there are lots of reasons: read “Why choose WordPress as an E-Commerce platform“. There are excellent eCommerce themes and WordPress Plugins for shopping cart  and Best WordPress Ecommerce Themes & Shopping Cart plugin.

How to Customize WordPress theme according to Magento Desing


If you already have website on Magento and want to convert your same design into WordPress powered website or in case you to to match your WordPress blog with Magento theme for blog integrations. in the above scenarios you have to modify mostly following WordPress files: header.php, footer.php, style sheet file (style.css) or may be sidebar.php to match with Magento design. Magento themes are little complicated because developers have to change xml filea and phtml files as well. But WordPress themes are easily customizable. For header file all you have to consider <HTML>, <head>, <body>, add site’s logo and navigation links into header file. Keep in mind all the opening and closing div tags, specially the the main div must be close in footer.php or index.php file according to WordPress theme . Your footer.php file must have closing </body> tag and </html> tag.

The most important part for styles.css CSS stylesheet, you’ll want to include whatever styles you need to make your blog look like your Magento shop. This is the best practice not to duplicate all of the styles in your Magento stylesheet in your blog’s stylesheet. The best way is to import Magento theme’s stylesheets url into your WordPress theme’s stylesheetstyles.css.

/* imports Magento theme's styles */
@import url(/[path-to-magento]/skin/frontend/[your-theme]/default/css/menu.css);
@import url(/[path-to-magento]/skin/frontend/[your-theme]/default/css/boxes.css);
@import url(/[path-to-magento]/skin/frontend/[your-theme]/default/css/reset.css);
@import url(/[path-to-magento]/skin/frontend/[your-theme]/default/css/clears.css);

Source: Easy WordPress and Magento Integration

How to display WordPress Blog content on a Magento page


Running both WordPress blog and Magento eCommerce to gather provide you lots of edges according to SEO point of view and integration of creativity and productive to gather. There are lots of way to achieve this task. One way to Create a RSS feeds for Blog content  and display this feed into your magento page. There is an excellent explanation “Add Feeds to Your Site With MagpieRSS” , On the other,  there is a very simple and easy way to display blog content on  online store’s page by using PHP code as fellow:

One of my fellow have given the solution about creating a custom page in WordPress but I haven’t created any custom page and achieved the required result by using following steps from Easy WordPress and Magento Integration.

So here’s how you create a new block template:

  1. Navigate to /[path-to-mageneto]/app/design/frontend/[your-theme]/default/template/
  2. Create a new directory within the template directory called blog
  3. Within your new directory blog, create a file called blog.phtml
  4. In your blog.phtml file, place the following code:
<?php $source = file_get_contents("http://www.your-website.com/blog/share"); print $source; ?>

Place the block based on your new template on the Magento CMS page you want the blog content to display on

{{block type="core/template" template="blog/blog.phtml"}}

WordPress and Magento Integration Extension


Single Sign-On For Magento And WordPress

You are creating a website, or own a website, that is built using a mixture of Magento and WordPress. It may be that WordPress is used to manage pages and a blog, while Magento is used purely for it’s e-commerce functionality. Or perhaps all your pages and e-commerce functionality are managed through Magento, and WordPress is simply there as a blog platform.
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Lazzymonks WordPress Integration 2.61

WordPress and Magento must be installed in the same database. failure to do so may cause unexplained things to happen.

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WordPress deluxe for a fully integrated solution for magento

Combining Magento and WordPress provides a big thumbs up for SEO, ease of use and performance.

SO WHY USE THE WORDPRESS MAGENTO EXTENSION?
Includes breadcrumbs
Supports SEO Urls
Supports META tags
It is free! (we can also install it for you for a small fee)
It comes with a feed widget for both comments and posts
Now integrates Magento user’s profile for posting comments

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WordPress Integration

FishPig’s WordPress Integration is an extension for Magento eCommerce that integrates your WordPress blog with your Magento store. The extension is compatible with Magento Enterprise, Magento Professional and Magento Community Edition.

Blog – Community Edition

The Blog extension from aheadWorks is reckoned among the best buzz and word of mouth marketing tips. It not only provides your regular customers with up-to-date information but brings additional visitors to your site, builds relevant SEO-friendly text links, and serves as assistance in building sales strategy.

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Other Useful Resources:

Integrate WordPress and Magento
Magento / WordPress Integration
Magento Template Advices Part 2
Free Magento Theme: HelloWired
Mage Enabler: A plugin to run Magento’s session within WordPress
How much do you really blog on your Magento shop?
Integrating a WordPress blog into Magento
Magento and WordPress go togather like Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Horizontal Product Slider Magento Extension
MasterPass Master Password for Magento
Magento Third-Dimension Ebook Extension
Pro Google Anaylitcs Tools for Magento
Best Magento Themes for Your Online Store
How to integrate Magento into WordPress e-Commerce site

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