15 Years is a long time in Websites!

News has just reached me that on 25th of January 2018 my Content Management System weapon of choice and the software that is the mighty powerhouse behind this website, WordPress, celebrated its 15th birthday!

15 years is an awful long time in technology terms, things come and go and evolve and it is to WordPress’ credit that it has matured and developed and survived for 15 years.

I have used WordPress as my go to weapon of choice for building websites since early 2011. My previous weapons of choice were Joomla and before that Mambo. Joomla fell out of favour with me in 2011 after some updating issues and has only been used for 2 projects since. Having a quick look through the logs and registers just before writing his blog I calculated that I have built 70 sites using WordPress. Some are very simple 2-4  page websites and some much more complicated websites such as this one that get thousands of visits a month. In fact my record for developing a very, very simple WordPress site is 25 minutes!

I have moaned about the plugin ecosystem and the fact that some plugins require a hefty payment before they can do anything useful before. I won’t bother this time. To be fair all CMS tools are afflicted by this. I do want to praise some plugin developers for the  admirable work they have done to extend the WordPress platform. There are of plugins that I am thankful for and indeed I am thankful to their developers for the effort they put in not only to develop the plugin but to keep it up to date as well. Lastly on this point I appreciate how easy it is to maintain WordPress.

I have played around and worked  with a large number of CMS tools in both my technical career and business career and I dread to think what “weapons” I would be using if WordPress had not replaced Joomla after the issues I had with them in 2011.

So to round this blog off. I just want to say “Happy Birthday WordPress!”

The WP tavern article is here.

Pet Supplies website for sale

Offered to the market on behalf of a regular repeat client of mine is a small but fantastic pet supplies website which brings together a clean interface, simple payment gateway, an extensive product range and excellent unique content. This is a confidential sale Asking £10,000. For a prospectus or for more information, please use the form below to contact me.

Data Centres Required in Serbia

My client is a well funded Data Centre operator. They have instructed me to source suitable small Data Centre’s to purchase in Serbia. If you are a Data Centre owner or operator in Serbia who is looking to sell or considering disposal options then Please use the form to contact me to arrange for us to have a confidential discussion.

Social Media and Networking Business For Sale

My client is selling a unique business that offers business services and events to start up and early stage businesses. Our clients events are very well attended and create excellent gross profit. The business has a strong subscriber base to its very attractive and well featured website which benefits from a very low bounce rate and strong conversion rate. The business has a large database and cross sells other products, services and events to its clients. Our client has decided to change their lifestyle and is looking to move the business on. This is an ideal opportunity for a business that specialises in working with start up and early stage businesses to acquire a profitable bolt on business that can be easily integrated into an existing set up and provide excellent cross sell opportunities, A full prospectus will be available shortly.

Price £ Competitve

Strictly Confidential sale.

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Mobile Telephone Accessories Business For Sale

Offered for sale is a good quality well developed and soundly optimised for search engines website in the mobile telephony accessories space. The website achieves good month on month profits and is offered as is complete with some stock. A strong and well developed product range with excellent technical support capability compliments this delightful offering. Asking :Offers OIEO £6,000 plus SAV. For more information and our prospectus please use the form below to contact me.

Daily Deals Website For Sale

I have been approached to sell a daily deals website concentrated on the Home Counties with a specialism in selling vouchers and deals for independent high end and niche retailers and service providers. Established 14 months ago my client now wishes to move on for personal reasons. The site is built upon an open source PHP based CMS, with associated functionality and systems. There is also a healthy and well populated database of service providers and customers alike. The site receives on average 17000 hits per month and this could be improved, there is also an opportunity to improve on a content led lifestyle offering. Income from sales is topsliced to additional 5% by banner advertising. Ref:CG/11/019

  • Turnover: £40000
  • Asking £16,000 ONO

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SUSE Manager 3.1 Is Available Now

SUSE Manager 3.1 is the latest release of SUSE’s best-in-class open source infrastructure management software. The new enhancements focus on improving DevOps efficiency with enhanced management of software templates and compliance both in hybrid cloud and container infrastructures.

As a key component of a software-defined infrastructure, SUSE Manager 3.1 provides three new key benefits:

  • Improve DevOps efficiency and optimize operations with a single tool to setup and manage a container infrastructure
  • Ensure container and cloud VM compliance to hardened profiles/templates across your customers’ DevOps environments based on their own internal security policies
  • Reduce complexity and regain control of IT assets with improved visibility of systems and infrastructure deployments

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