Category: TECH POST

Subscribe to our Newsletter System on Timbu

The subscribe to our newsletter system on Timbu is not 100% correct. Below is the details.

Features of a newsletter system

  • The Front End Design
  • The Back End Code

The Front End Design

The front end design is working properly on a laptop, it shows the subscription form properly. Below is a screenshot. Here is the link to the page Timbu

On theb other hand, the form is not showing atall on mobile devices. Which is wrong because design should be the same for all devices. Below is a screenshot

The Back End

The Back End code seems to be working correctly because after inputting your email address and clicking on the send button you will get a code 200. 200 is a status code for okay, that is the request was received and understood and is being processed. This means the code is correct but only a developer will understand that and we are not Developing the application for developers only but for users.

Below is the message it displayed i.e the code. Here is the link to the page on Timbu

Below is a proposed solution to the problem on Timbu

The system should displays a success message as above or a failure message as below.

Thank you for allowing me to feature Timbu on Blog

About Timbu

Timbu is an online travel agency specailising in hotel bookings, flights bookings, visa bookings and study bookings all over the world. They help customers book hotel rooms online, book flights, book visas and study anyehere in the world. Visit them here Timbu

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How to build a wordpress website part 2

How to build your first wordpress website part 2 is a continuation of https://bloggdin.com.ng/2019/01/09/how-to-build-your-first-wordpress-website-part-1/

I suggest you check out the part one before reading this.It would help you understand this post better.

If you are following from the part 1 of this post, you will notice that in the last paragraph i mentioned something on domain name and hosting.As stated in part 1 of this post, a domain name is a name you buy on the internet. While hosting is making your website live on the internet. 

That’s all you will be getting on domain name and hosting for now. To know more about them kindly subscribe to know when next the post will be up.

All being said let’s move on, To be able to buy a domain name and host your website, you have to register on one of the many hosting platforms we have on the internet. I recommend Qservers for you. Therefore, i would be using Qservers hosting platform to explain the rest of this post.

Using Qservers as a case study

The first thing you have to do is to register as a new user on Qservers website using this link Qservers .This would only take a couple of minutes

qservers registration page
registration page

Upon registration through that link,you can proceed to login into your portal.The page looks like this

qservers login page
login page

After login, you will be redirected to the dashboard.On the dashboard you will see a link DOMAINS click the link, it brings a dropdwon list.From the drop down, select DOMAIN SEARCH . View image below for better understanding.

qservers dashboard
dashboard

After clicking the link, you will redirected to the search page which looks like this. On the search page, you can search for the name you will like to name your brand and see if it is available. You can choose from various extensions which includes ‘.ng’, ‘.com’, ‘.com.ng’, .org’.ng’ , ‘.org’ etc.Depending on the extension you decide to choose, the price would vary.A post on domain name and its extensions will be coming soon.Subscribe to be first to get it.

search page
search page

After searching for your desired name, you should get a congratulations message if your brand name is available. As seen below

result

As you see from the image, the domain name ‘www.theno1blogger.com.ng’ is available for N1,000 per year

The price varies depending on the extension you choose and so also is the availability of the name.

The name ‘www.theno1blogger.com.ng’ is just for explanation, i didn’t purchase it.

i suggest you purchase it now before some else does through this link Qservers  and following the process from above.

After choosing your desired domain name, click on the continue button at the bottom of the page.It takes to the page below. On the new page click on ‘No Hosting!Click to add’ link and the check box ‘DNS Management’ as seen in the image below.

domain

Clicking on that takes you the page where you can choose your desired hosting plan. C

The hosting page should look like this after redirection.

There are several hosting packages you can choose from. This includes the starter pack which goes for N350/Month and N3500/year.This package consists of 2,000Mb Web Space, 8,000 Mb Band Width, Unlimited Email accounts, Mysql and 5 subdomains. This package should enough for any business website but if you need more, you can go for the other packages; Business pack, developer pack etc.

Choosing the starter pack take you to this page.

The page above allows you to choose your preferred billing cycle which can either be monthly, quaterly , semi-annually etc. That’s totally up to you to decide how you want to be paying. After that click on the continue button. It takes you to the next page. Click on continue again. This takes you to the check out page.

After checking out and you have successfully confirmed payment your website should be ready with your chosen domain name.

Your Website details will be sent to you by the hosting provider Qservers after payment confirmation.

Thanks for following me this far. If you want to get the complete guide to set up your wordpress on your newly hosted website. Keep in touch because an e-book on how to set up wordpress on your website will be in stores soon.

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Want to start your brand?Check this.

Do you want to start your brand then you should check this.

Many people do not know what the term branding means, so i will give you a quick explanation of what the term means.

What is Branding? The term branding is the process of creating a name,symbol or design that your customers can use to distinguish you from other similar brands.

THINGS YOU NEED TO START YOUR BRAND

  • A NAME

A name is very important in your brand , it tells people what your business/product/service is about.

Options to consider in choosing a brand name

  • A brand name can be your name e.g Dangote Cement
  • It can describe what you do e.g Bloggers Connect
  • Your brand name can take a word out of context e.g Apple
  • It can just be a word e.g Google

Characteristics of a good brand name

  • A good brand name must be meaningful
  • A good brand name should be unique
  • It should be accessible i.e you should be able to google
  • You should be able to translate it into a visual design e.g a logo

Consider the following to choose a brand name

  • LOGO

A logo is a design or symbol that is used to represent your brand.

There are so many tools you can use to design your logo .

You can give the work to a professional graphics designer if have the money.

Charateristics of a good logo

  1. Simple; A logo should be simple enough for people to recognize and remember it after seeing it.
  2. Impacful; A logo should be impacful and pass across a message to people,it should be able to tell people what you are into at a glance.
  3. Revelant;Just as stated above a logo should be relevant to what you are doing.
  4. Versatile;A great logo should look good on any device.

Here is the logo for my website

bloggersconnect

I personally use canva to design stuffs, link here https://www.canva.com/  

A post will be coming up on how to use canva to design for your brand.Stay tuned.

  • A TAGLINE; A tagline is one or two sentences that summarizes your vision and mission.For example my tagline is “Connecting Bloggers around the world together”.

Characteristics of a good tagline

  • A good tagline should be simple
  • Your tagline should explain what you are offering to your potential customers
  • It should describe who you are and what your company is about
  • Tagline should be as short as possible
  • A WEBSITE; For you to start your brand you need to have a website.Why is that? Nowadays, most businesses/brands are on the internet and everybody is the on the net. So if you want your brand to strive among others you have to put your business idea on the internet where people will easily and quickly find it.

To start Building your first wordpress website follow the link https://bloggdin.com.ng/2019/01/09/how-to-build-your-first-wordpress-website-part-1/

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How to build a wordpress website Part 1

A lot people out there want to build their first wordpress website

but they do not know how to go about it

That’s why i have decided to put up this post on how i built my wordpress website.

Things you must have to build a website

  • An idea
  • Internet Connection
  • A Laptop or a Tab
  • Money

Now i am going to explain all of these in detail.

  • AN IDEA 
an idea

An idea could just mean having a brand in mind which includes having

  • A name for your brand
  • A tagline for your brand
  • A logo for your brand

A post will be coming up on branding very soon .Stay Tuned.

I think that should be enough to start your brand for now.

  • INTERNET CONNECTION 

Obviously to put your business idea on the internet you have to be connected to the internet.There are some ways to be connected to the internet.

  • LAN(Local Area Network);you can connect
    your PC to LAN
  • Mobile HotSpot; You can connect your PC to your phone’s mobile hotspot
  • Wi-Fi;Finally you can connect your PC to a wireless network.
  • A LAPTOP OR A TAB

You can use either a laptop or tab or even a mobile phone to build your website, it all depends on how comfortable you are with the screen size. I will be sharing pictures of the PC and TAB i used to build my website.

Acer Aspire Switch 10

As you can see this is a very small laptop, so you don’t need a big laptop to build a website.You can read more about the laptop here https://www.cnet.com/reviews/acer-switch-10-review/

And for the Tab I used .This is the picture below

Also not something with a really large screen.So you can build your website with any device as long as you are comfortably with the screen size but I will advice you to make use of a PC. You can read more about the tab here https://www.naijatechguide.com/2016/03/tecno-droipad-7c-pro-specs-price.html

  • MONEY
money

Lastly, we all know you need money to get things done.To build your website you need money to buy your brand name on the internet which is also called a domain name and also to you need money to make your website live on the internet which is also called hosting.

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