Prestashop gets jQuery 1.4.4

By |2010-12-10T13:11:47+01:00December 10th, 2010|Web Development|

Prestashop with latest jQuery.

At last! I’m very excited to announce that Prestashop is getting the jQuery 1.4.4 library update! This has been implemented in Prestashop 1.4 Alpha 4 version, which as tha name says it, is an alpha version and is probably not enough stable to become your “live” shop. I want to thank the Prestashop team, and invite all of you to try to develop more and more Prestashop modules and themes and make Prestashop the “WordPress” of e-commerce!

Lots of new features for this e-commerce package.

Here’s the change log, where you can find lots of new added features and possibilities:

https://www.prestashop.com/download/changelog_1.4.0.4.txt

One this to mention, is the SMARTY template engine upgrade to 3.5 for better performances.

Prestashop’s API?

One great feature added recently is the Webservice feature. It looks like an […]

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[Resolved] WordPress : Custom Fields not working and not getting updated issue

By |2010-11-08T20:56:19+01:00November 8th, 2010|Technology, Web Development, Wordpress|

Time solves your problems

I’ve had a problem with WordPress last 3 months, and at last, I found the solution. Here is the story:


WordPress Custom Fields

WordPress posts have meta data (Custom Fields) where additional information on the post are stored. For example the featured image, number of views, comments count, keywords, SEO description and so on…

When posting new posts, the Custom fields where not getting stored on WordPress, so basically nothing was “tracked” and optimized. I looked everywhere on forums and internet resources for a solution to this issue, no luck!

Today I was rechecking Gibni’s data base and in the “post_meta” table, I found that “meta_id” was not set to “auto_increment”. You can see this in the “extras” column in phpMyAdmin while you see the “post_meta” table’s structure. Once setting this […]

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SEO Super Comments – Update

By |2010-04-22T11:49:42+01:00April 22nd, 2010|Blogging, Technology, Web Development|

Improve your SEO and increase Pageviews

There’s a great plugin for the WordPress platform, called SEO Super Comments, which creates a single “virtual” page for each comment on your site. It increases the number of pages you have on the site, and improves your SEO a lot. Read more on SEO Super Comments on the authors page: SEO Super Comments by Vladimir Prelovac .
“The concept relies around optimizing the target page using title and H1 tag using the context of the comment. So basically we will take the excerpt of the comment and use it to create the page title and H1 tag and in the body we will hold the content of the comment…” says Vladimir.

 

 

PrestaShop Revolution

By |2010-02-27T16:23:40+01:00February 27th, 2010|Technology, Web Development|

After hours of testing and coding templates for PrestaShop, I thought it would be nice to rewrite PrestaShop code, and make it more portable, flexible, and less dependent on Old JavaScript.


The first goal of the PrestaShop Revolution, is to use the latest JS librairies, as latest jQuery, and its plugins. Here is the place for everyone interested to share their knowledge, and work toward making PrestaShop a better e-commerce solution.


To be more efficient, I beleive that loaded JS and CSS files should all be defined in template files, and not main PrestaShop PHPs; e.g. the JS files for the Product Page, which are defined in /prestashop/product.php rather than prestashop/themes/mytheme/product.php


For longtime I’ve been a […]

Get $30 ThinkHost Coupon code NOW!

By |2009-10-18T23:22:35+01:00October 18th, 2009|Technology, Web Development|

I’ve been working with the best web hosting geek on website optimization, speeding up pages, securing data… He’s become also one of my advertisers and bought an ad spot on Gibni.

Just now, I got a $30 web hosting coupon from the best web hosting site !

If you doubt buying a web hosting plan, this could help you make the right decision. Here’s a ThinkHost coupon, giving you $30 off your bill! So no more hesitation please!

ThinkHost Coupon Code: oak_ah98 



Why choose ThinkHost?

  1. It’s a “perfect” host,
  2. It runs on renewable energy (wind and solar)
  3. Gives you 100% uptime guarantee
  4. Gives LOTS of unlimiteds ( Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Databases…)
  5. AND FREE SITE BUILDER FOR BEGINNERS
  6. It’s not expensive at all, and also becomes very cheap after the coupon code!
  7. And above […]
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Emergency code

By |2009-08-28T15:44:26+01:00August 28th, 2009|Blogging, Security, Technology, Web Development, Wordpress|

Who to call in case of website emergency?

Due to some yet unknown issue, WordPress version 2.8.2 might be causing server errors.

Lunarpages, my “current” and might become “ex” webhosting company, shut down Gibni.com yesterday without any prior notice, saying they’ve taken an emergency action, as the “index.php” script in my wordpress root was using huge server resources, and could cause a server crash.

First problem is, not only they changed the “index.php” permissions to “000”  (no read permissions) but they took ownership of the file, so neither I could make any changes to the file, nor analyze it for troubleshooting.


Secondly, they made the domain return an “internal server error” to all visitors.


Third, they did not manage to put an “under maintenance” page at the […]

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Making money online, avoiding the scams

By |2009-05-05T21:10:05+01:00May 5th, 2009|Blogging, Security, Technology, Web Development, Wordpress|

Making money online…

Making money online is one of the most researched topics for many of web developpers, bloggers and website owners. It takes a lot of efforts to produce quality content and get enough traffic, to be able to rank better in search results and improve your different ranking factors. After a while of being online, website owners will get advertising offers from different companies, which might be interesting at first.

Well, this is a good sign, as it means that your site is getting some interest and attention; but it’s also an alert, warning you to be cautious.


There are lots of scams out there, which try to fool you by offering great business opportunities and make you run some ads or malicious scripts on your website. They […]

Mark Gibni.com's History

By |2009-04-22T02:20:21+01:00April 22nd, 2009|Blogging, Money Talks, Ramblings, Web Development|

Have you found an article, post or comment useful on this site and it saved you time or/and money?

Many people have visited Gibni.com since its first day and the number grows everyday. Do you want to mark the history of this site by bringing some help to it?


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Posts and comments in “any” language in WordPress!

By |2009-04-13T02:52:50+01:00April 13th, 2009|Technology, Web Development, Wordpress|

Have you ever thought of writing your blog posts in a language other than English? or even let your visitors leave comments in another language!?


Well, some may answer with “Yes! in French!” (or Portuguese, or Italian…), but, what I mean is in other languages like Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Urdu, Chinese…, languages which have characters other than the basic “A,B,C…”

Basically, when you write a blog post on your blog, it is stored in a database, and what characters that database supports, defines the characters you can use for writting your post.


Well discuss about the two general types of WordPress, the WordPress.com blogs and self-hosted WordPress installations.


WordPress.com blogs:


Typing other languages such as Farsi or Russian or Arabic should be supported by default and […]

How a bot sees your website?

By |2009-01-20T03:05:51+01:00January 20th, 2009|Web Development|

This time, I’ll write about SEO, i.e. Search Engine Optimization.
First of all let’s agree on one point, we should build websites for people, not bots, but people find us through bots.
So keeping in mind to build “useful and good content“, let’s see how a bot sees your website?
First of all, for some people who are completely new to the topic, a bot is a kinda program (or software) used by search engines to browse the Internet and saves all the information it can read in the search engine’s index, and bots, basically are Text Browsers, and they read your website, they don’t see it the way humans do!
…So that way search engines know about everything!
Bots travel through websites by following links on one page and jumping back and forth […]