Installing SocialEngine PHP via VestaCP and FTP

Learning how to install a script is empowering. Back in 2009, I didn’t know what FTP was, let alone how to install a website script. I felt quite intimidated by the process. I did learn it, and so can you. Don’t be afraid to try as it’ll help you learn how to manage your site as well. The good news is, the SocialEngine PHP social networking script has an automated installer. All you really need to do is get it on the server, make a database and then go to your domain. We’ll show you how to do all of that below!

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New Directive in EU Changing Copyright Rules

If you’ve every created something like, oh, I don’t know a website, you’ve likely dealt with copyrighting. This is true for most things, in fact. That novel on your nightstand, the show you’ve got queued for streaming, and even that song you’ve got set as your ringtone, all of these are likely copyrighted and, if you plan on using copyrighted material on your website, the rules may be changing for us all soon.

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Why do I keep getting spam comments?

If you’ve had a website for more than a month, chances are you’ve gotten some comments on posts that… well, they’re very obvious spam. Things like “Great post! Check out our products at *insert site name*” or sometimes just a long list of different products. Spam is everywhere nowadays and, don’t worry, it’s not just you that’s affected. It’s everyone.

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How to: Avoid emails being marked as “spam”.

When you send out an email, there’s always a chance of it being marked as spam. Some people just listed you guys as spam and presto, all your emails go there, anyway. Others, however, might never even see your emails at all, without any input from them whatsoever. So, how can you avoid being marked as spam?

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Google and You: Getting your website on Google

I’m going to go ahead and preface this by saying that the minute you start a website, you will not have that website in Google. Sometimes it takes days or even weeks for Google and other search engines to find your site and no, that doesn’t mean you need to email Google and tell them about it. There are, however, plenty of things you *can* do to make Google not only find your website but also classify it properly and make it higher in the Google rankings.

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JetPack: Automatic Posting to Social Media with Publicize

Do you, like every other internet-using human in the world, use social media? Do you ever find yourself posting something neat on your website and wanting to share it with the world? Do you find it tiresome to then have to go from account to account copying and pasting over and over again? With Publicize on Jetpack, you and can do it all at once quickly and easily!

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