Lean WordPress: A guide to optimizing your CMS

A fast site is more sustainable and typically more efficient with happier users who can find what they need quickly and easily. Just because a site isn’t fast doesn’t mean, however, that it is easy to maintain. How do you balance the need for speed with the convenience of easy maintenance? In this post we’ll talk about how you can optimize WordPress, an open source content management system (CMS), to meet both needs.

Read more … https://opensource.com/life/16/1/lean-wordpress-optimizing-your-cms

Facebook’s new WordPress plugin will make it easy for bloggers to publish Instant Articles

Facebook is teaming up with Automattic (parent company of WordPress.com) to release a plugin that will make it easy for anyone using the publishing platform to post speed-optimized Instant Articles onto the social network.

Facebook announced a couple of weeks ago that it would open up Instant Articles – posts that have

Read the complete story: http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2016/03/07/facebook-will-let-anyone-wordpress-publish-instant-articles/

IRS Wants Facebook’s Records on Transfer of Assets to Ireland

U.S. tax officials sued Facebook Inc. to force the company to hand over documents related a transfer of assets to Ireland in 2010, part of a yearslong investigation into whether some of those assets were undervalued “by billions of dollars.”

According to the lawsuit, which was filed by the Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Facebook entered into agreements in September 2010 with Facebook Ireland Holdings Unlimited to transfer the rights to its “online platform” and its…

Read more … http://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-wants-facebooks-records-on-transfer-of-assets-to-ireland-1467923716

Broward Acupuncture

White Crane Healing Arts - Holistic Family Healthcare - Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Qigong Classes, Self Cultivation Practices NutritionChinese Medicine is an integrated health care system that is over 5000 yrs. old. This holistic medicine which originated in China, is now practiced in different countries around the world including Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Europe and America. The Chinese medicine practiced at White Crane combines the ancient wisdom from the Taoist lineage traditions with contemporary knowledge of Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture is a time tested healing modality originating from the far East. Each individual will experience acupuncture on a personal level and what one feels depends on their own state of being and level of sensitivity.  It’s common to feel a sensation of warmth, tingling or traveling Qi (energy) when the needles are inserted; and many experience a profound sense of relaxation and well being or possibly increased energy.  Broward Acupuncture by White Crane Healing Arts treats the whole being which includes body, mind, emotions and spirit.

In the realm of acupuncture, the most common energetic pathways used are the 12 meridians or regular channels.  These meridians connect to the yin and yang organ systems of the body.  This system is generally emphasized in Chinese medical schools, however there are other energy channels that are equally valuable, known as the 8 extraordinary vessels.

Fundamentally, illness manifests when Qi, Blood and Fluids are either blocked, depleted or imbalanced, which diminishes its healthy coherence to the point of dysfunction or eventually illness. Acupuncture can reorganize this dynamic by opening, closing or harmonizing the flows within the rivers and streams (channels).

Contact the White Crane Healing Arts Center for a consultationhttp://www.whitecranehealingarts.com/contact-us/

The White Crane Healing Arts Center is located in Broward County, Florida
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252

http://www.whitecranehealingarts.com/chinese-medicine/acupuncture/

Fujifilm’s new X-T2 camera has 24 megapixels, 4K video, and great controls

First things first: though they look nearly identical, the X-T2 is slightly larger than its predecessor. You’d be hard pressed to tell the difference without holding both cameras simultaneously, but it’s worth noting. The most important change to the X-T2 is in the sensor. Fujifilm has brought over the 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III that debuted in the X-Pro 2, adding eight megapixels on top of the 16 that the X-T1 offered. It’s not a huge leap, but makes a very noticeable difference in terms of image detail. And as my colleague Sam Byford mentioned in his review of the X-Pro 2, those 24 megapixels really allow the company’s lineup of lenses to shine.

Read more … http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/7/12115084/fujifilm-xt2-camera-preview-pricing-release-date

 

US Floors Cork Flooring Collection

Cork Deco brings the beauty and tranquility of nature to the comfort of interiors by EcoSimplistaUS Floors Natural Cork Deco Cubis Thyme effortlessly merges a natural floor with a beautiful, contemporary design. Natural Cork’s Cork Deco line features a narrow, 5.5” wide locking engineered plank with micro-beveled edges and ends, finished with our proprietary Endura AR UV-cured finish with advanced generation abrasion resistance to ensure lasting durability and performance. These narrow planks with their individual, eye-catching visuals offer endless style possibilities for any space in your home. Cork Deco brings the beauty and tranquility of nature to the comfort of interiors.

http://www.ecosimplista.com/us-floors-natural-cork-deco-cubis-thyme.html

Our Mission:
As Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At Eco Simplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. Eco Simplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

EcoSimplista
619 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954 565 5900
http://www.ecosimplista.com/
https://www.facebook.com/EcoSimplista

STORE HOURS

MON – FRI / 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
SATURDAY / 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will.

Steve Procko Productions entered into National Distribution Agreement for Talkin’ Money

Talkin' Money is targeted to millennials, teaching the tenants of financial literacy. Each episode presents crucial personal finance topics, correlated to National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, in familiar every day ways, to help give millennials the knowledge and skills to manage their personal finances.In 2015, Steve Procko Productions entered into two national distribution agreements for Talkin’ Money –  the financial literacy video series it is currently producing.

The distribution of first season’s episodes to high school and college-aged young adults throughout the United States and  Canada will be provided through two separate distributors: Learn360 and SAFARI Montage.

  • Learn360 serves more than 25 million students in over 25,000 schools across the United States and Canada.
  • SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently. SAFARI Montage’s core solutions are presently being used successfully in over 600 U.S. school districts comprising 11,000 schools.

Talkin’ Money is targeted to millennials, teaching the tenants of financial literacy. Each episode presents crucial personal finance topics, correlated to National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, in familiar every day ways, to help give millennials the knowledge and skills to manage their personal finances.

To learn more about Talkin’ Money visit http://talkinmoney.org/about.html

Steve Procko Productions, LLC
4801 S. University Drive; Suite 268, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: 305.493.7635

Infomercial – Direct Response (DRTV) commercial production, Florida

Steve Procko Productions (SPP) is a Florida based, Full Service Film Production Company High-Def Video Florida Production Company providing Television Commercial Production, Infomercials, Direct-Response Commercials, Corporate Videos and Educational VideosSPP has extensive experience in infomercial and direct response DRTV commercial production. We work at all levels from creative and script development and execution through finished, edited direct response commercial or infomercials ready for air. We can consult and educate you as to all the different aspects of the infomercial business model. We can provide you with the contacts into media buying experts, fulfillment companies, call center specialists and all other important partners to take your product to the next level of success.

An infomercial is an ‘informational commercial’ – A television program that runs time format longer than traditional television commercials. Infomercial lengths can be 28:30; 15:15 or even as short as five minutes.

An infomercial has a longer program length. A Direct Response commercial is usually a 1 minute or 2 minute commercial “Call To Action” (CTA) for your product. Often times a 2 minute DR commercial is actually the a CTA segment that is seen multiple times in a longer lengthed infomercial.

We can consult and educate you as to all the different aspects of the infomercial and direct response commercial production process and business model.

Steve Procko Productions
4801 S. University Drive; Suite 268, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
Telephone | 305.493.7635
http://steveprocko.com

Steve Procko Productions (SPP) is a Florida based, Full Service Film Production Company High-Def Video Florida Production Company providing Television Commercial Production, Infomercials, Direct-Response Commercials, Corporate Videos and Educational Videos

Broward’s Eco Friendly Paint Store – EcoSimplista

Mythic Paint - Ultra low odor - Zero VOC and Zero CarcinogenEco Simplista researches extensively to find unique, creative, sustainable products that perform far superior to even the most “toxic” substitutes found at the big box outlets, which according to him is no easy task.

Mythic Classic Exterior Flat Paint is a premium quality, 100% acrylic paint that provides durable mildew and fade resistant protection for a variety of exterior surfaces. This product is ideal for previously painted or primed surfaces such as vinyl, aluminum siding, wood siding, primed metal, shutters, clapboard, shakes, shingles, hardboard, composite board and fencing. Color matching is available, please call the store for more details.

Features:

  • Low Odor
  • Excellent Coverage
  • Spatter Resistant
  • Superior Adhesion
  • Crystalline Silica Free
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Zero VOC and Zero Carcinogens
  • Gloss: Flat
  • Type: 100% Acrylic Latex
  • Clean Up: Soap Water

Mythic Interior Latex Matte is a self-priming, mildew resistant, ultra premium paint formulated for uncompromising performance. It can be used over properly prepared interior walls of plaster, wallboard, masonry, and tightly adhered wallpaper. It is ideal for residential and commercial settings where a superior quality premium non-reflective finish is desired. Color matching is available, please call the store for more details.

Features:

  • 100% acrylic, ultra premium
  • Self-priming
  • Ultra low odor
  • Zero VOC and Zero Carcinogen
  • Mold and Mildew Resistant
  • Gloss: Matte
  • Type: Acrylic Latex
  • Clean Up: Soap and Water

AFM Safecoat Naturals products are organic, plant-based finishes that protect and beautify your environment safely, naturally and sustainably.EcoSimplista is an eco friendly paint store in Broward county

AFM Safecoat Naturals products are organic, plant-based finishes that protect and beautify your environment safely, naturally and sustainably. Entirely sourced from natural earth based plant and mineral components, Safecoat Naturals products are the first truly practical architectural coatings incorporating plant-based chemistry. Like the bark on a tree, they create a breathable layer inspired by Mother Nature herself – fully biodegradable, emitting no toxins and containing no harmful solvents, preservatives, dryers or other irritants that can contribute to poor indoor air quality or endanger your health. Safecoat Naturals Flat finish interior color solution provides a superior, durable flat finish for non-contact surfaces such as new or existing, properly primed interior walls and ceilings, properly cured and primed plaster (below 10 pH), masonry, woodwork and primed metal. It is fully tintable in bases with zero VOC colorants.

Safecoat Pearl Zero VOC is a premium quality, fast curing paint designed for interior surfaces where a soft sheen and superior film formation are needed. Safecoat formulas are uniquely designed for optimal indoor air quality and minimal exposure to chemical toxicity. They are ideally suited for areas in which the health of occupants is of particular concern, including schools, hospitals, homes and offices. Safecoat contains no formaldehyde, ammonia, aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, exempt solvents or hazardous air pollutants.

Advantages:

  • Superior, durable finish
  • Fully tintable in bases with zero VOC colorants
  • Low odor, safely used by the chemically sensitive
  • Fights indoor air pollution, limits offgassing
  • Zero VOC content, meets or exceeds all federal and state air quality regulations, including California

Live Life Simplista.  We believe it is possible to live life ‘green’ regardless of one’s income or position in life. It takes a step by step approach to transition to a less selfish, clean, sustainable lifestyle. Each step becomes its own reward. Let us all try to leave this planet, our home, cleaner than we found it for the future of all humanity.

EcoSimplista – Broward’s Eco Friendly Paint Store
619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
954 565 5900

STORE HOURS:

MON – FRI / 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
SATURDAY / 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

http://www.ecosimplista.com/shop/building/painting-supplies.html