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How to add Multiple Product Categories to WP e-Commerce Plugin

WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. PHPurchase is a paid plugin, it seems to be of better quality than the free versions as well as slightly easier to use. It has the more features as compare to the free one. Even there are WordPress Themes with eCommerce features, you can find theme on the following links:

If you are using this plugin as a e-Commerce platform and want to add multiple categories, here give you a solution for that and by using this code you can create your own Plugin to add bulk Product categories for your online shop. You can read all about WP-eCommerce Plugin here: Create Online Store with Free WordPress e-Commerce plugin

<?php
/*
Plugin Name: Add Product Categories
Version: v0.1
Author: WordPress Arena
URL: http://wparena.com
Description: Bulk category import for WP-eCommerce Plugin
Plugin URI: http://wparena.com/?p=10921
Author URI: http://wparena.com
*/
function batch_import_function() {
global $wpdb;
if(isset($_POST['Add'])) {

$group_id = $_POST['groupid'];
$parent_id = $_POST['category'];
$categories = $_POST['categories'];
$cats_array = explode(",",$categories);
print_r ($cats_array);
foreach($cats_array as $key => $value) {
$nice_name = str_replace (" ","-",$value);
echo ($nice_name);
$wpdb->insert(
	'wp_wpsc_product_categories',
	array(
		'group_id' => $group_id,
		'name' => $value,
		'nice-name' => $nice_name,
		'active' => 1,
		'category_parent' => $parent_id
		),
	array(
		'%s',
		'%s',
		'%s',
		'%d',
		'%d'
	)
);
}
  }
?>
<form name="batchcats" action="" method="post">
Group:<input type="text" name="groupid" />
Parent Category:<input type="text" name="category" />
Categories:<textarea name="categories"></textarea>
<input name="Add" type="submit" value="Add" />
</form>
<?php
}
function batch_import() {
      add_menu_page("Import Categories", "Import Categories", 1, "Import Categories", "batch_import_function");
}
add_action('admin_menu', 'batch_import');
?>

Save this file  as a .php and upload it into plugin directory, activate the plugin and you will see “Import Categories” tab in your admin panel. Click on this tab and add Group id number and add Parent Category id, after adding ids entry the categories name separated by commas and click on add button.

WordPress Themes for eCommerce


Create Project Management WebSite on WordPress

Are you a WordPress Developer or Designer and looking to work on a project  to create a Project Management Website? This is fact that Project management is one of the business world’s most in-demand skill sets. It’s also among the fastest growing professional disciplines.

WordPress is already a powerful website management system that not only allows you to manage your content, but have others interact as well. Now you can use WordPress as a Project management tool by implementing WordPress plugin or by using specific theme like GTD Theme  from Templatic.

Project Management By WordPress Themes:


After installing the WordPress, you need a perfect theme to run a Project management site. Theoretically any theme will do the trick, but there are a few themes that have been designed specifically with this concept in mind.

P2 WordPress Theme

P2 is a free WordPress theme, with this theme you can update post from the front page of your blog. Users have the ability to embed images, audio files and videos all from a Twitter-like update box.

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GTD Templatic

If you are looking to collaborate with a small team or, you need a private blog where only your team members can view, share files and write the content without going to backend, this is the theme you’ve been looking for.

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Prologue

Prologue theme contains very simple option, means you can update limited text  from the front page.

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SuperCMS

The SuperCMS WordPress Theme is a super-charged CMS (Content Management System) type WordPress theme with the focus of providing you with a solid platform and set of tools to base your new company website upon. This is not just another blogging theme, but comes equipped to handle Portfolios, Testimonies, Images, Blogs, and any of your business or company needs.

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Evento – Event Management WordPress Theme

The new Conference theme lets you add an unlimited number of events. Each event can have its own program, presentation, speakers, sponsors, etc.! Simply archive old events and have displayed a new conference on your front-page.

Evento is an event management WordPress Theme suitable for any type of events:

  • conferences,
  • exhibitions,
  • conventions,
  • trade shows,
  • seminars,
  • workshops
  • and business meetings.

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MultiToool – WordPress Theme FrameWork

The intuitive visual user interface makes designing WordPress Themes a breeze. MultiToool provides you with the ability to control every pixel of your website without knowledge of any script- or programming language.

It goes without saying that you never need to touch any template files, because there are none in MultiToool. No worries, of course you can use external JavaScripts or stylesheets, we have a file management built in for this.

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Little Smile Multipurpose WordPress Theme

This theme is extremely flexible and user friendly. TurboEditor is advamced tool allowing unexperienced user create rich content pages in WordPress engine without a line of coding. Below is a screenshot of the admin panel

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United – Corporate, Business Portfolio WordPress Theme

United is a clean, modern and ultra-readable Premium WordPress Theme. It comes with a lot of features and intuitive options. It includes 6 Custom Widgets, 5 Color Schemes, 3 Custom Portfolio Layouts, Featured slider with around 30 Transitions, sitemap template, and much more..

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Project Management By WordPress Plugins:


There are lot of tutorials published about using WordPress as a project management application you can find on following list and there are Plugins for that.

Using WordPress as a Project Management App
How To Use A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog For Project Management
Project or Task Management in WordPress with CollabPress
Project and Task Management for WordPress and WPMU

CollabPress Plugin

The CollabPress plugin builds basic project management, such as task assignments and due dates, into
the dashboard screens. The plugin includes e-mail notifications for newly assigned tasks, and it places a widget on the Dashboard displaying recent activity.

Download: CollabPress | Author Homepage

ProjectManager

This plugin is a datamanager for any recurrent datasets. It can be used to manage and list a DVD collection, to to present portraits (e.g. athlets of a team), simple tabular calendar or anything you can think of. Below is a least of features

Features

  • add as many different projects as you want to
  • widget for any project, controlled via admin panel
  • adding of form fields (text, textfield, e-mail, date, url, selection, checkbox and radio list) for each project independently
  • simple search of any form field and category names
  • template system to easily customize frontend display
  • Ajax enabled editing of datasets
  • easy adding of shortcodes via TinyMCE Button
  • change colorscheme for output tables via admin panel
  • dataset sorting by any form field
  • import and export of datasets from/to CSV file
  • hook projects into user profile
  • manual drag & drop sorting of datasets

Randy Hoyt created a Screencast on the usage of ProjectManager.

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Ndizi Project Management

Ndizi lets you select a front-end page of your site, where your clients can authenticate and view their details, invoices, projects (including time totals for each, but not the individual time reports), and each task (with status) assigned to their projects. They can also add new tasks, which are then added to the back end for you to modify, clarify, and assign as-needed

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WP-Project

The WordPress administrative interface is friendly and comfortable. For web designers and developers, there is no better place to spend your time. Instead of having to visit several disparate websites to manage your projects and project progress, why not do it from the WordPress interface?

WP-Project provides many of the capabilities you’d expect to see from any standard project management solution. Currently, these capabilities include the following:

  • Track clients
  • Track projects by client
  • Track tasks by project
  • Track time per task with dynamic timer like Harvest

Download

Other Resources:

Premium WordPress Themes
Genesis Framework for WordPress
WordPress for Project Management
Using WordPress for Project Management
8 Steps to Using WordPress for Project Management
Can WordPress Be A Project Management App?
15+ Amazing Project Management and Collaboration Tools
WordPress for Project Management: It’s much easier with WordPress 3.0+
The Thesis Theme framework is a premium template system for WordPress that is designed to serve as the rock-solid foundation beneath any kind of website.

How to integrate Magento into WordPress e-Commerce site

Magento is the best eCommerce software, well architected and well designed too. You can easily customize it and change theme according to your needs. I have compiled a list of Great Themes for Magento. Over 60,000 merchants worldwide use Magento to power their ecommerce front.

WordPress is becoming the great platform for setting up your online eCommerce web site. Building online store Powered by WordPress has many benefits. First of all WordPress is a Search Engine friendly platform, whenever you make new post, it will automatically ping the search engines and these pages are easily indexed.  So WordPress reduces your SEO’s cost, as well help your eCommerce site to have more visitors that’s mean more money for you – Detail.

In case if you are using Magento as an e-commerce engine but want to use the power of WordPress’s CMS, then you’ll be happy to learn that the two can now be easily integrated.

Magento WordPress Integration:

The Magento WordPress Integration plugin is well known as a Wordgento, which give you to add any of the default Magento Blocks into your WordPress theme – for example, the shopping cart, top links, top navigation, and more. You can also add any number of Magento products to your WordPress posts and pages.

The Initial Setup Tab.

The tab where you can choose which CSS/JS to load into your WordPress theme.


The tab that allows you to add any number of custom Magento Blocks.

The tab that allows you to style the products that have been added to a WordPress post or page.

The Magento WordPress Integration Plugin allows you to to the following:

  • Bring out any of the default Magento Blocks in your WordPress theme.
  • Bring out any Magento blocks that you have created yourself.
  • Bring out any static blocks that you have made in your Magento admin area.
  • Choose which toplinks to show (if you are using that block).
  • Choose which javascript and css files to load in your WordPress theme.
  • Add additional javascript and css files from you Magento installation.
  • Show Magento products on a WordPress post or page by entering a list of comma seprated SKUs into the field provided in the post/page editors.
  • Use the options provide in the plugin settings to style the products that are shown on posts/pages.

If upgrading, please back up your database first!

Installation


Before installing, please make sure you don’t have any other plugins that load in Magento – as it can create conflict. It is not a simple and easy way to use this plugin for detail installation visit the plugin’s homepage and get the complete instructions.

  1. Deactivate a Magento function that conflicts with one in WordPress.
    1. Navigate to ~/your-magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/functions.php
    2. Duplicate that file and place the new version in ~/your-magento/app/code/local/Mage/Core/functions.php – this file will now be used over the original, and will remain during Magento upgrades.
    3. Open the newly created file and browse to around line 90, where you will find this:
      function __()
      {
      return Mage::app()->getTranslator()->translate(func_get_args());
      }
    4. Replace the above line with:
      if(!function_exists('__')) {
      	function __()
      	{
      	return Mage::app()->getTranslator()->translate(func_get_args());
      	}
      }
    5. Upload the file to your server, and you are done!

Now that we have that out the way, let’s move on to the good stuff. You can either download the plugin manually from the WordPress Plugin Directory, or browse to Plugins » Add New in your WordPress admin area, then search for “Magento WordPress Integration”.

  1. Install the plugin as described above.
  2. Activate the plugin. There will be a message reminding you to remove the __() function from Magento. If you have already done so, please ignore the message.
  3. Click Mage/WP in your side bar.
  4. Under the Initial Setup tab, you will need to enter the details of your Magento store.
    1. The first field requires the path to your Magento installation – this needs to be on the same domain as your WordPress installation, and must be entered from the root (i.e. it will start with a forward slash – for example: /shop).
    2. The second field requires the name of Magento theme or package – For example, if you are using the modern theme, just entermodern. If you have installed a new package, then enter package-name/theme-name.
    3. The third field needs to be the store view code of the Magento store that you want to get blocks and data from. If you haven’t specifically renamed or made any new Magento store views, then just leave this as default.
  5. Once you have done the above, you can move on the other tabs. Each of these tabs contains usage instructions and should be pretty workable.

Installation Tips

Setting the cookie paths in Magento can help to solve any issues regarding customer session data between platforms – Go to your Magento admin area. Navigate to System » Configuration » Web » Session Cookie Management. Set the Cookie Path to / and the Cookie Domain to .yourdomain.com.

Usage

Usage instructions can be found in the settings under each tab, there is also a tab entitled Usage, which describes how to bring out the default Magento blocks.

The plugin basically provides little PHP snippets that you can the use in your WordPress theme to bring out the required blocks. For example:

<?php echo jk_mwi('welcome'); ?>

The above will echo the Magento welcome message.

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WordPress into Magento

The other way to integrate is to get your WordPress content and variables onto your Magento pages. I’ve seen several different approaches to this, but I’m going to stick with my favorite way, because its the easiest, fastest and doesn’t require a ton of steps like some of the others do. Detail

Best Google and Google Chrome Wallpapers – How to create Wallpapers

No matter what niche you are using for your blog, but sometime its good to compile or write what you like which make your blog evergreen. There is a strange kind of attraction and liking which every designer design to create Wallpapers. When I started my blog and compiled a list of Official and Unofficial Windows 7 Wallpapers , along with other following wallpapers:

I am getting lot of traffic from Windows 7 Wallpapers keywords, so I decided to make  amazing and inspiring collection of google and google chrome wallpapers which showing the creativity of the artistic graphic designers around the world. Hope you must appreciate this compilation. At the end you can find photoshop tutorials for creating wallpaper and posters.

Google Chrome Wallpapers


Google Chrome Photo Mosaic

Glowmium

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google chrome

Google Chrome Wallpaper

Red Google Chrome

Chrome Vector Wallpaper

Google Chrome HQ Wallpapers

Google Chrome Wallpaper

Apple chrome

Mozilla Chrome Wallpaper

Google Chrome Anime Style Wallpaper

Blue Chrome Wallpaper

Mind Blowing Google Wallpapers


Google Digital Black

Google

Google It

Classic GOOGLE

Google-eyes-white

Google – What you’re looking for?

Google Apps

Google Earth

Google Logo

GOOGLE IN COLORS

Google

Google

Google 02

Tutorials for creating wallpaper and posters


Here are some splendid techniques where you can create your own wallpaper by learning some distinctive photoshop tricks.

Window Vista Wallpaper

Beautiful Rainbow Island Wallpaper

Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop

Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Sunrise Landscape

Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

Create a Sleek Illustration that Fades from Line Art to Color

How to create a Retro-style poster in Photoshop

Create an Abstract Underwater Scene

Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop

Fashion Shot

Team Fortress 2 Wallpaper

How to create abstract colorful rainbow background

Draw Theatrical Scene Wallpaper using Cute Animal Icons

Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper

Creating the Spoiled Princess Fashion Poster

How to create Pop Art Style Poster in Photoshop

An iPhone advertising poster

Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

Ford Mustang Wallpaper

Love Wallpaper for the desktop

Design a Halloween Pumpkin Wallpaper in Photoshop

The Creativity Wallpaper

Summer Camp Wallpaper

Missing Piece – making of

Creating a Mac-Type Background in Photoshop

Creating a Typographic Wallpaper

Create Smoke Effect on Grungy Wallpaper

Green Apple Style Design

Abstract Windows 7 wallpaper

Design a Sleek Diamond Poster Advert

Luminescent Lines

Patek Philippe Watch

Autumn Wallpaper – Photo Effects

Creating an Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper

Create Awesome Music Wallpaper

Turning a Picture Vintage

A Retro Poster

Create a Fantastic Abstract Fan Poster

How to make celebrity wallpaper

Design a Stunning Sneaker Advert

Create a Floating Island Scene Similar to James Cameron’s Avatar

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper

Design a grunge car wallpaper

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Poster Celebrating the Passing of Spring

Brokn Dream wallpaper

Using some free stuff to create a wallpaper

Social Media Presentation Template

A modern social media presentation designed for an Social Media agency, Social Media Researcher, Social Media Marketer or any type of business related on Social Media. Social Media Presentation is Customized and Editable.

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How to Increase WordPress Performance through Lazy Load Widgets

If you are using WordPress as your blog platform and want to increase its performance, The Lazy Widget Loader plugin provides lazy loading for widgets to improve page loading. Use it on slow widgets, especially those where external data is loaded, like widgets from Facebook, Twitter, AdSense and others.

How does the Lazy Widget Loader plugin work?

How does Lazy Widget Loader accomplish its goal? The contents of chosen widgets are loaded in the page’s footer and once the page has loaded completely, these contents are moved to where they should appear. As you postpone loading of these contents until the very last moment, you page will render its contents and will not be affected by those contents in slow widgets that take more time to load.

Note that lazy loading is often understood as to retrieve resources when they come into view, for example if you have an image at the bottom of your page and you want to make sure that this image is not loaded, unless the viewer scrolls down to where that image should appear. But that is not this plugin’s strategy; if you want to be able to load content on sight, take a look at the Itthinx LazyLoader.

Basic and advance plugin option displayed for a widget:

Advanced options can be expanded individually on each widget. These include the option to display a throbber and to set fixed or minimum dimensions. The Lazy Widget Loader can take advantage of the advanced asynchronous loading mechanism provided by the Itthinx LazyLoader for content and widgets. This plugin helps to optimize site speed by greatly improving page load time and bandwidth usage. Instead of deferred loading in the footer, it provides advanced options that allow to load any content only when needed. These include shortcodes that allow to lazy-load content anywhere on a page, the option to load content on sight and an automatic noscript feature that helps to provide alternative content for visitors that have disabled JavaScript.

You can check lazy loading widgets in action on the Itthinx Lazyloader Demo site and download the Lazy Widget Loader plugin for free from the WordPress plugin repository.

WordCompress – WordPress SEO Compression!

WordCompress is a premium plugin designed for SEO and improving user experience and website performance. WordCompress is a compression and cache total that takes the existing code layout of a WordPress blog which includes CSS files, JavaScript files and HTML code. WordCompress will then minify all the code by deleting comments, whitespaces and compress the entire code into a single executable line. External and internal CSS and JavaScript files are also compressed.

Features

  • Compress HTML , CSS and JavaScript files.
  • No physical modification of templates so original files, code comments and indentation intact.
  • GZIP files so code and files are served on compressed files.
  • Simple one page admin panel.
  • NEW Ability to compress only CSS , JavaScript or HTML – or select ALL .
  • NEW Cache system – all compression happens before page loads compared to WT3 and more.
  • NEW Cache system – ability to delete and rebuild templates and clear the cache.
  • NEW Cache storage system – all WordCompress actions happen during Admin changes in WordPress automatically.
  • NEW All external and interal CSS (CDN files and more) are included in the compression and are then placed for cache sync.

SEO UI and UX Benefits

  • Download time reduces about 45%
  • File size reduces more than 80%
  • Extra spaces, lines, and comments will be deleted.

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Widget Ninja

  • eliminate the need for multiple sidebars
  • create complex logical statements with conditional tags to control widget’s visibility
  • 22 conditional tags, 8 with additional options
  • or, and, not logical operators
  • works with any custom or built-in widget
  • no code editing
  • intuitive and simple drag-n-drop GUI
  • extensive in-line help

Other Resources:

jQuery Image Lazy Load Plugin
How To Add Lazy Loading To WordPress
Lazy Load Plugin for jQuery

Free & Professional WordPress Security Service Free & Professional WordPress Security Service

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