Plug-ins

Nagios plugins: how to install the extensions

Although the software itself doesn’t contain any functions for monitoring hosts, services, or events, Nagios is one of the most in-demand IT monitoring solutions. This task is left up to Nagios’ plugins, which can be installed in addition to the core files. Check out our digital guide and find out more about these indispensable modules and how to use these for your own Nagios installation. [...]  

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which haven't been properly optimised for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content management systems can help optimise your website for mobile devices. [...]  

WordPress plugin development

Since branching off as a CMS solution for websites and online stores, WordPress has become more than just another online blogging program. A variety of different features can be added to the popular open source software. Whether it’s for creating a connection to social media networks or setting up functions for surveys or statistics, there are many ways to enhance your web presence with extensions. But how do you go about developing WordPress plugins? [...]  

Server Containers: virtualisation without emulation

The introduction of Software containers is widely regarded as a revolution in server administration. The idea of isolating applications in virtual runtime environments is nothing new, but with platforms like Docker, users can enjoy extensive functionality, which facilitates working with server containers. So, what exactly can application containers do? [...]  

Web analysis with Piwik – also supported by WordPress

As a website owner, it is important to know how to adapt the site to the users’ needs. It is therefore very useful to find out about the visitors’ online behavior. Web analytics software makes that possible. Many people, however, only know about Google Analytics and are not aware of the advantages of other web-tracking programs. One notable alternative is Piwik; the tool is simple to install and it can also be connected to WordPress. [...]  

WordPress plugins for securing your website

If you’ve invested lots of time and effort into your WordPress project, you definitely need an adequate backup solution. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing important data through a database or system failure, which may not be retrievable. Which WordPress plugins are available for helping you back up your project? [...]  

How to save a website as a PDF

Those who want to save a website as a PDF can do so with the help of a wide range of programs. But conversions often have their drawbacks: many applications don’t transfer internet content completely true to their original form. Some programs, however, prove that it doesn’t always have to be this way. We present some of the best ones. [...]  

WordPress SEO tips

SEO has always been important for online marketing. When it comes to e-commerce, if you don’t rank, you don’t sell. But many bloggers make the mistake of neglecting SEO methods. It’s possible to earn money with a blog, but the main focus should be on the content. The problem is that even the best content won’t be found by anyone if your WordPress site hasn’t been optimised for search engines. [...]  

8 useful SEO plugins for your browser

Before a website can be fully optimized for search engines, website operators must first see which areas have room for improvement. Analysis and evaluation of link profiles, meta tags, PageRank and many other factors is part of everyday life for SEO specialists. With the help of a variety of SEO tools, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress in SEO. Many of the best tools come as practical SEO plugins for browsers. Here’s a selection of our favorites. [...]  

WordPress newsletter plugins compared

E-mail marketing plays a decisive role for companies, while bloggers can also keep their readers up to date with a newsletter. But getting the e-mail newsletter into the inbox of customers and followers can be difficult: for this, you must integrate a registration form into your website. WordPress offers numerous tools for this purpose, including a multitude of WordPress newsletter plugins. Here is our informative comparison of these plugins. [...]