Do you feel lucky?

The .asia top level domain is set to release valuable 1,2,3 and 4 character domains over the coming weeks and months.

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.asia top level domain

Premium domains such as ‘8.asia’, ’28.asia’, and ‘X.asia’, will be available for registration based on a multi-phase release plan starting from July 30th, 2013, while 3&4 numeric domains such as ‘2013.asia’, ‘888.asia‘, and ‘777.asia’ will be up for grabs through auctions starting August 2013.

No. 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With pronunciation of ‘Ba’ in Chinese, no. 8 sounds similar to the word ‘Fa’, which means to make a fortune. However just as some numbers have good connotations, some are the opposite.  No. 4 sounds like ‘Si’ (death) in Chinese. Just like some westerners hate no. 13, Chinese avoid number 4 and no.14 when they choose phone numbers, room numbers or the date of important ceremonies.

Please see here for a complete list of parked, reserved and other 1&2 character domains. 3&4 character numeric .Asia domains are available via public auctions but the 1 and 2 character domains have a variety of  release mechanisms

2020Media is accredited via it’s registrar Imperial Registrations to offer .Asia domains, so we can help advise and obtain these exciting domains.

Auctions start in August 2013. Contact us for further information.

 

 

 

WordPress Conference

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Dates have been announced for a WordPress conference in London later this year.

The very first WordCamp London will take place on 23rd & 24th November 2013!

The two day event will have one main conference day and the second day will be a Contribute Day where you can come along, hack, write, support, and contribute to WordPress.

The conference day on 23rd November will be held at the Bishopsgate Institute. The Contributor day on 24th November will be help at Mozilla Spaces in London.

What’s a WordCamp?

“WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other”.
 

The first day will comprise presentations from WordPress experts and enthusiasts from the UK and around the world. The second day will be a Contributor Day – both seasoned and new community members will spend the day working on the project.

What’s WordPress?

See www.2020media.com/wordpress

CiviCRM July Newsletter

The CiviCRM July Newsletter is hot off the press.

newsletter-cookbookView online at CiviCRM.org

There’s a new CiviCRM book out! The CiviCRM Cookbook covers a wide range of CiviCRM core and component topics with practical in depth recipes with accompanying screenshots.

The CiviCRM Starter Kit is a Drupal-and-CiviCRM-in-one bundle which makes downloading and installing a fairly standard instance of Drupal and Civi straightforward. It includes a sensible selection of modules and extensions to get you going.

2020Media will install this for you free of charge.

You’ve decided to use CiviCRM. Now what? This 45 minute episode will cover what you should (and should not) do before starting to use CiviCRM. First hangout – Tuesday, July 16th at 9am Pacific
Introduction to CiviCRM Mini-series: Before You Login Google Hangout link

Security News

Announcing the 6th stable release of CiviCRM 4.3, containing small bug fixes and two minor security updates to make your CRM more stable and secure.

This is a security release. You should upgrade your site immediately. If you are unable to do so and host with 2020Media, we’re happy to help.

Wordress Tips – reindex media

Ever copied a WordPress site to another server and lost your images? But when you look, the images are still in the wp-content/uploads/ folders.

WordPress keeps a index or database of the images you upload and without this, WordPress doesn’t see the files.

We’ve yet to find a plugin that simply reindexes what you’ve already got, but this plugin is a workaround:

Plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/add-from-server/

It allows you to import media and files into the WordPress uploads manager from any location on your server, and in bulk.

Plugin screenshot
Plugin screenshot – add from server