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Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple-site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look and feel of your site without installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.
From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online.
Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. We take pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises.
With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America—and one of the best places to work. Find us anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.
Ninja Forms is an open source forms framework built for the WordPress community by the WordPress community. Created with both novices and developers in mind, Ninja Forms is perfect for any situation that requires gathering or processing data from front-end users.
Create forms quickly without ever touching code, or spending a dime. Place your forms anywhere you want on your WordPress site, customize notifications, and explore other powerful features.
WPBeginner is the largest free WordPress resource site with over 320,000+ subscribers from 190 countries around the world. Founded by Syed Balkhi in 2009, WPBeginner has always helped users learn how to make the most out of WordPress. WPBeginner offers free videos and step by step WordPress tutorials for beginners.
The team at WPBeginner is also behind some of the most popular plugins such as OptinMonster – WordPress popup and lead-generation plugin, Soliloquy – responsive WordPress slider, and Envira Gallery – responsive WordPress gallery.
Currently protecting more than one million WordPress sites, SiteLock delivers a patent-pending 360-degree website security solution to find, fix and prevent malware and other threats from affecting websites and their visitors. Services include malware scanning and vulnerability detection, automatic malware removal, an advanced web application firewall (WAF), PCI Compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock provides U.S.-based phone support, available 24/7/365.
Pantheon is the website management platform top developers, marketers, and IT use to build, launch and run all their Drupal & WordPress websites.
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You can also broaden the scope of MainWP and make it your own using purpose-built Extensions designed to expand its capabilities. Choose from a wide selection of add-ons including SEO, marketing, security, maintenance and more, MainWP gives you a powerful line-up of Extensions to choose from.
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WP Engine is the leading managed hosting platform for websites built on WordPress, providing best-in-class security, performance and premium support to more than 20,000 customers.
Businesses large and small have come to rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team that specializes in solving problems ranging from troubleshooting plugins, making themes scalable, and mitigating site migration headaches.
Developers love WP Engine because they know that the ‘WP Engineers’ understand the challenges of developing WordPress sites, and have built an entire development toolkit with features like the one-click staging area, and .git for version control and deployment. Customers of all kinds trust WP Engine because they know how easy it is to set-up an account, build a WordPress site, and rest easy because a real human is always available to help with technical issues.
Cyber security is a mile wide, and a mile deep. Hacked websites are only becoming more common as global hacker communities continue to grow, share their evil tools, and automate attacks using bots. You might never know if your website was vulnerable, or if the attacker took steps to hide their tracks. It’s enough to drive a webmaster crazy. How do you keep up?
At Sucuri, our labs are dedicated to researching and thwarting the latest and emerging threats to websites like yours. Our team handles your website security needs, so that you can get back to what you’re best at: running your online presence. Passion is at the heart of everything we do, and we cut through the noise to provide you with complete security solutions. Our services are built around three defining principles – People. Process. Technology – the three founding elements of information security.
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WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.
With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.
In July 2015 WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.
SiteGround, with over 11 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 4 different data centers across the world, are optimized for ultimate WordPress speed and security and they provide many goodies for the WordPress fans – automatic updates for the core WordPress and its plugins, WordPress SuperCacher for ultimate speed acceleration, staging tool for the coders and unique WordPress autoinstaller for the starting users – all crafted in-house by the SiteGround team. And still they do not forget the importance of the good old standard hosting features like the domain name registration, the email service, control panel and the reasonable pricing. They also have a support team that is not only available 24/7 by phone, chat and ticketing, but consists of WordPress enthusiasts who will help you with specific WordPress issues. SiteGround has been actively involved with the community speaking, supporting and attending various WordCamps around the world and by sponsoring WordCamp Miami, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.
Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.
DesktopServer from ServerPress.com makes it simple to create local WordPress sites in just a matter of a few clicks. With DesktopServer you can design, develop and deploy WordPress solutions quickly and easily. It is the ONLY localhost server that integrates WordPress with Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Panic’s Coda and Diet Coda with WYSIWYG features for theme design and web developer professionals, offers multi-site, import and export (deployment) of archive files such as BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWPUp, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP, create custom blueprints and a lot more! Save tons of time and even more “brain damage” with DesktopServer!
We have a passion to create engaging experiences, tell stories and build platforms. We are designers, developers, strategists, technologists, writers, and educators. We are old school and new school. We live and breathe the digital space, and have lived through traditional media. We understand. We listen. We consistently succeed. We work with great clients and are encircled with great people. We are Wrecking Ball. Join us in a conversation about what we do all day and all night.
At the heart of every WordPress site and ecommerce solution lies the most overlooked part of the performance and scalability chain: the MySQL database. Deep Information Sciences helps WordPress meet the application demands of the New Economy through an adaptive, MySQL-compliant database – DeepSQL. It fundamentally changes the performance, scale and manageability of data without any application or front end changes to your WordPress or ecomm application resulting in 5x or higher performance at scale. Whether it’s “Black Friday” POS transactions, “Cyber Monday” ecomm orders, holiday travel season, Star Wars tickets going on sale, or simply scaling to meet data growth, DeepSQL helps ensure that MySQL-based applications like WordPress not just survive, but thrive when the inevitable data tsunami hits.
WiredTree provides Managed VPS and Managed Dedicated Servers to WordPress users worldwide from our Chicago-based data center and offices. Every WT server is backed by 24×7 telephone support, ticket support with 15 minute average response times, and is fully managed and monitored by WiredTree to maximize uptime and minimize frustration. All servers come ready-to-run with cPanel/WHM and are optimized and security hardened with firewall and anti-spam out of the box. With experience in SSD technology, MariaDB, Memcached, WordPress plugins, server optimization, and LiteSpeed Web server, WiredTree can take your site’s performance to the next level.
DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. More information can be found at http://dreamhost.com.
At Yoast, we optimize websites in a holistic way. Not just one aspect of websites, but every aspect. Making sites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. In other words: we make websites work. For the owner and the visitor. The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find as well.
With over 4 million active installs Yoast SEO is the most popular SEO plugins around. And there’s more!
To help people create awesome websites we offer: plugins that make optimizing and analyzing websites easy as pie; website reviews that provide an in-depth analysis and lots of practical tips; online courses and eBooks that give people the skills and the knowledge to start improving their own site.
Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting is one of the premier providers of web hosting worldwide, with a consistent record of award-winning customer satisfaction due to their 24/7, proactive customer service. With a commitment to Open Source and a sponsor of WordCamps across the country for the past half-decade, InMotion offers WordPress users a great platform to power your WP site. Our backend technology is based on Better Linux and combines with powerful hardware to offer our customers continuous 99.999% network uptimes. We provide a variety of tools and technologies geared toward Word Press users, including auto-installs of WP, WP-CLI, and immediate Root access. It’s our goal to innovate constantly so that we continue to be among the most popular names in web hosting.
WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.
More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org
We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.
WPML te permite hacer tu sitio multilingüe.
Al instalarlo podrás traducir todo el contenido del sitio, desde entradas, entradas personalizadas y páginas así como menúes, widgets y textos del tema y otros plugins.
Es compatible con plugins de caching, SEO, E-Commerce y muchos más.
WPML es adecuado tanto para grandes sitios corporativos como para blogs personales, y ya ha ayudado a hacer multilingüe a mas de 500.000 sitios comerciales en todo el mundo.
Más información en: WPML.org
StickerGiant prints high-quality stickers and labels. They have the best customer service, quick turnaround times and free custom shapes using state of the art laser cutting. Every sticker has a story. Want to share your story today? They’re waiting to hear from you.
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Rublon is cloud-based security software that helps companies protect their data and resources with two-factor authentication via email, SMS and mobile app. Over 2,000 deployments worldwide speak for themselves.
Rublon offers a 5-star rated two-factor authentication plugin for WordPress that protects up to 1 account in the free plan.
Rublon offers two solutions:
- Rublon Business is a solution for companies and offers the following benefits:
Secure remote access to company resources with two-factor authentication (email, QR code, push notification, SMS)
- Check the time and place that specific resources have been accessed at by employees
- Implement a security policy for access of company resources (e.g. CRM accessible only by sales department from the office during working hours, requiring sign-in verification during each sign-in)
- Send alerts to employees (email, push notification, SMS)
Rublon Business is being used by agencies for secure access to WordPress admin dashboards. Agencies offer Rublon Business to their clients or deploy it agency-wide to all client websites. AXA Switzerland, a client of Namics, uses Rublon to enable their employees secure access to the administration dashboard of their blog.
- Rublon Web is a solution for independent software vendors (ISVs) and offers the following benefits: Secure access to user data and accounts with two-factor authentication (email, QR code, push notification, SMS)
- Protect all user accounts thanks to email-based sign-in verification that works out-of-the-box, without requiring users to install anything
- The world’s easiest sign-in verification via email (receive the email on any device and click the verification link to sign-in on the device where you entered your password)
- Verify transactions by sending questions (email, push notification, SMS)
- Send alerts to your users (email, push notification, SMS)
Rublon Web is used by companies that develop online applications that handle sensitive business data and process financial transactions. The cryptocurrency exchange BitBay uses Rublon Web to protect access to user accounts and to verify transactions. Another implementation example is GeoNAM by Geomagic, a web-based software for network asset management (e.g. gas pipelines), which uses Rublon to enable customers secure remote access to sensitive company data.
Rublon can be deployed using the Rublon Cloud based on Microsoft Azure, a private cloud or on-premises.
Prediq Media Group
Prediq Media Group was born out of passion for helping businesses grow by taking a detailed and comprehensive overview of who you are. We believe great marketing can change a business – and when great marketing is paired with today’s dynamic technology, the possibilities are endless. We believe in being fully present with our clients by immersing ourselves in your business culture and vision. At Prediq Media, we understand the importance of highlighting the uniqueness of your business, product and service. We have created advanced tools to help you connect directly to your audiences, and truly bring out what exactly sets you apart from the competition. We offer solutions ranging from Branding, Web Development, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing to SEM and much more. Ultimately those are just vehicles and tools to help you get more visibility and convert clicks to leads and leads to customers. Our core competency is Lead Generation.
Plesk simplifies web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is used today for hosting websites and web applications. A widely used web management solution, Plesk provides everything a web professional needs to set up a website quickly and securely – including a WordPress Toolkit, an easy-to-navigate control panel, server level automation, supportability tools, and complete protection with our server-to-site security core.
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FIU Marketing is housed within Florida International University’s College of Business, South Florida’s leading business school. The Department of Marketing offers undergraduate degrees in both Marketing and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, as well as certificates in:
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The flagship program for FIU Marketing is the Master of Science in Marketing degree that focuses on Digital Marketing, Brand Development, and Marketing Analytics. FIU Marketing networks with the college’s more than 42,000 alumni, more than 6,000 undergraduate students, and over2,000 graduate students. For more information, visit http://marketing.fiu.edu.
Ironhack is an international coding bootcamp that believes the best way to learn how to do something, is by actually doing it. This ideology is reflected in its teaching practices, which consist of eight-week immersive programming courses aimed to graduate students as full-stack junior web developers. Ironhack has three locations in Barcelona, Madrid and Miami.
On average, the students log in over 400 hours of work throughout the course, finishing with a final project web app that they present to the local tech scene. After Ironhack, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and tools of the latest web and mobile development technologies.
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Wyncode Academy is Florida’s first bricks and mortar coding boot camp teaching computer programming in nine weeks. Wyncode Academy is licensed by the Florida Department of Education and has graduated over 180 Wyncoders, maintaining a 90% placement rate within 3 months of graduation. 96% of those Wyncoders are working as developers with the majority receiving full-time offers to stay in South Florida’s tech ecosystem. Wyncode has three campuses in South Florida – Wynwood, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.
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