JoomlaDay UK 2014 is announced for October 4th and 5th 2014
If you are new to Joomla! you are going to love Joomla! Day 2014. And if you are an expert you'll love it even more!
Come and join us in Ascot on 4th and/or 5th October radically to expand your knowledge of Joomla! whatever your level, meet loads of like-minded Joomla! users, and have a great party if the mood takes you.
Two full days of sessions, workshops, and most importantly opportunities to network and socialise with other Joomla fans from the UK and further afield.
Get up to date with new features planned for Joomla 3.4, discover tips and tricks from the experts, and further your knowledge.
The website for the event is live at joomladay.co.uk, where you can buy tickets and plan your program.
Book now for an early bird discount, and put 4th and 5th October in your diary!
By popular demand we are holding the event at The Sunningdale Park Hotel in Ascot, just outside London. It was mentioned as a plus point on many reviews last year because it is a great hotel, the conference facilities are to international standard, the huge dining room and party facilities are on site and in short it offers the best networking possibilities you can imagine. Lastly, it is easy to get to … just off the M25, M3 and M4, and near a railway station.
Here's to the best JoomlaDay UK yet!
For more on Joomla, see our website. http://www.2020media.com/shared-hosting/joomla-hosting
We're often asked how the .LONDON domain registration process works.
Here are the 4 priorities, in descending order.
- Sunrise - Applicants with a trade mark recorded in the official Trademark Clearing House.
- London Priority 1 - Applicants with a London address AND with rights for a matching domain name. Eligible rights are
- Registered trademarks effective in the UK
- Unregistered trademarks with use in London prior to 1 April 2014
- Registered names of companies and charities registered prior to 1 April 2014
- Personal (full) Names
- London Priority 2 - Applicants with a London address for any domain name
- London Priorty 3 - Applicants without a London address for any domain name.
If a right is claimed in a given priority, then the lower rights do not apply. If more than claim is reached in any priority, an auction will be held. Within a given priority (eg London priority 1) there is no particular order of rights - all are deemed equal.
Claims are validated - applicants will be emailed directly by the validation agent (email@example.com) so do not ignore these emails!
Applications run until 31st July 2014- Apply here: http://2020.sc/7fR
As a well known WordPress hosts, we are often asked to migrate sites from WordPress.com to self-hosted wordpress. Thanks to the tools available this is a painless process, at least to copy the posts and pages. But sometimes clients want to keep the site looking exactly the same and this is not always straightforward.
WordPress.com runs on a pretty standard WordPress platform, but it offers it's users a number of themes and plugins built in (you cannot install your own choice of theme or plugin in WordPress.com - hence the reason websites outgrow WordPress.com)
So migrating a theme or plugin functionality can be an involved process. So far I've found the themes that are available to WordPress.com users have an equivalent version available for hosted WordPress at wordpress.org/themes, sothis it not normally too much of a problem - just re-adding the theme specific options.
However the plugin functionality - which users may not even realise are plugins, so well integrated are they in the WordPress.com experience - is more difficult to move.
Jetpack to the rescue!
This is where Jetpack comes into play. Jetpack is a plugin collection maintained by WordPress that replicates the functionality of WordPress.com. For migrations from WordPress, nothing is copied across so each function will have to be setup from scratch, and the admin usage is often different to how users remember it in WordPress.com. We recently migrated www.cfliteraryawards.org.uk to our WordPress hosting and this involved replicating various functions that without Jetpack would have been a major headache.
WordPress Gallery Plugin
The other difficulty with using JetPack is that it is so big! It's like a Swiss army knife of plugins, and sometimes it's only one feature you want to replicate. In www.geolida.co.uk, we wanted to jazz up the image galleries, and the different sized tiles gallery style appealed. This style is also known as Masonry style. We also wanted the existing ease of gallery use built into WordPress to continue - many of the WordPress gallery plugins use a separate management area which we thought would be confusing to the site owner.
Jetpack holds the answer to this with Tiled Galleries. However, this was the only function of JetPack that we wanted to add to the site - not the 27 other functions! We therefore turned to this plugin, which is just did the Tiled Galleries and nothing else. This is the same code as used in Jetpack, just extracted and packaged as a single function plugin. All WordPress plugins listed on the WordPress site are GPL licences which allows and encourages reuse of code. This worked seamlessly and our client was very pleased with the result:
The only drawback is the possibility that the person who released this cut-down version of Jetpack will give up maintaining it - Jetpack is updated every now and again and as with all WordPress plugins it's very important to kee them up to date - bad things can happen otherwise!
2020Media's managed WordPress service is used by many of our WordPress hosting customers so they have peace of mind that their website remains safe and secure at all times.
2020media presents a special infographic called ICANN50 by the numbers.
The ICANN meeting held in London from Saturday 21 to Thursday 26 June 2014 was the largest ever ICANN meeting and was the first ever in the UK.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. Originally, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and other entities performed these services under U.S. Government contract. ICANN now performs the IANA function. Notes on Stats
- 9 days: Daily schedule
- 3115 delegates: ICANN press release
- new gTLD stats: ntldstats.com
- meeting stats: ICANN50 meeting guide (pdf)
- no. of internet users: statista.com
- beverages: estimate based on personal consumption
This week saw the launch of the shorter UK domain name - directly under .uk, you no longer need to choose .co.uk, org.uk or .me.uk. However registration rights have been reserved for 5 years for existing .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk holders. Rights are in descending order so .co.uk holders get first choice.
The launch was by all accounts a success, with 50,000 new shorter .uk registrations within the first 24 hours - making it one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record.
This response beats the first day sales for the entire current batch of new generic Top Level Domains by a large margin.
New Top Level Domains in the UK
UK registrants of the new top level domains now top 70,000 in 140 different gtld strings, with the most popular choices being;
new gTLD Domains % Share
1. .email 7,076 9.80 % 2. .photography 5,010 6.94 % 3. .guru 3,874 5.37 % 4. .club 3,004 4.16 % 5. .technology 2,473 3.43 % 6. .company 2,104 2.91 % 7. .today 2,084 2.89 % 8. .directory 1,960 2.71 % 9. .solutions 1,747 2.42 % 10. .clothing 1,453 2.01 %
Full list available at ntldstats.com/country/GB