G is for Google, A is for Alphabet

OK! So Google has re-branded and its more than just a change of name. Alphabet Inc has replaced Google Inc. Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies whose largest subsidiary is Google. Alphabet will be headed by the former bosses of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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How to host and set up a Joomla website

Its no longer news that most people now turn to the internet to search for products and services. Not having a website for your business means that these “searchers” would not find you or your business during their search. Read more ›

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How to host and set up a WordPress website

Its no longer news that most people now turn to the internet to search for products and services. Not having a website for your business means that these “searchers” would not find you or your business during their search. Read more ›

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How to receive payments from outside Nigeria aside using Paypal

Although Paypal services became open to Nigerians in 2014, the goodnews came with restrictions. You can only use it to make online payments and send funds. You cannot receive or withdraw funds. And if you’re into affiliate marketing like me, you need  to have a legitimate means of receiving  and withdrawing your payments here in Nigeria.

However, you can operate Paypal indirectly to receive funds by using the account of a trusted friend or relative who is resident in US, UK or any other country where Paypal offers its full services.

A much easier way to receive payments is through Payoneer- a US based company that will give you a free Prepaid Debit MasterCard you can use to receive your payments. All you need do is sign up and apply for the card on their website with a government issued ID (National ID, Driver’s license or International Passport) and in 30-40 days, your card will be delivered to you.

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Joomla 2.5 – End of Life

The year is gradually coming to an end, and so is the life of Joomla 2.5. After being around for more than two years, Joomla 2.5 will reach its End of Life on December 31, 2014. I guess this is good news for some developers and bad news for some site administrators.
Change is a part of life, so always be willing to let go and move on when necessary.

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Guide on how to host and set up a website

Its no longer news that most people now turn to the internet to search for products and services. Not having a website for your business means that these “searchers” would not find you or your business during their search.

I’ll ask you just one simple question which i want you to sincerely answer. When you want to get information about a product, what comes to your mind? Google right? And then you go checking out the different websites Google brings up. These websites are probably owned by business owners like you. The only difference is that people would not find you, your products or your services online because you’ve got no website.

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Why iPage is one of my recommended web hosts

It is worth noting that no web host is perfect. But there are some who offer better services than others and iPage is one of them.
Ipage has got a few downsides which I’ll let you know about  too.

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6 things to consider before choosing a web host

Your online presence can be cool if your website is hosted on the right web host or bothersome if otherwise. Choosing the right web host is an important decision. It won’t take a thing to educate yourself about web hosting so that you know the important things to look out for in a web host.

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How to reset your Super Admin password in Joomla

This tip is for Joomla 2.5 and older versions of Joomla.

You know that feeling you get when trying to login to the back-end of your Joomla site and you’re being told that “Username and password do not match or you do not have an account yet”.Joomla backend

Then you are like…. I’m sure this is my password.

And then, you retry and retry and retry and it’s the same story.

So what will you do?

Continue to argue within yourself about being sure of the password…

Or look for a way to reset it.
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Difference between web designers and web developers

Often times, you hear people say I’m a web designer , I’m a web developer or I’m a web designer and developer and you’ve wondered if there is any difference between the two.

Really, there is not so much difference. This is one of the reasons people use them interchangeably.

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How to insert modules into Joomla menus

Ever wanted to insert a module into your menu without having to code?
Now here’s how to do that in 10 easy steps.
You’ll be using an extension called “Modules Anywhere”. I’ll be inserting the search box into my menu.

STEPS
• Download the free version of Modules Anywhere.
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How to add a module to your joomla article without using third party extensions

− Login to the back-end of your website.

− Under Extension tab, click on Module Manager.

− Click New and choose the module you want to create. I’ll be creating the Login Module. Read more ›

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5 tips on choosing a good domain name

Choosing the right domain name is an important decision and should therefore be considered carefully.
Below are my 5 tips on choosing a good domain name.

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1. Name your domain after your website or business

Using your website name as your domain is good as it saves people from trying to remember two names that relates to the same brand. If the website name is too long, a meaningful abbreviation that reflects your website can be used.
But if you still choose to use a domain name aside your website name, ensure that it contains keywords that reflects your website.

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