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Altervista, WordPress and Cloudflare: a blog at its best

We like to keep showing our love for WordPress by giving you more features. This means you can have a great blog hosted on Altervista, using our exclusive tools, while you can get on with pursuing your interests or building your business.

We share the love for WordPress with a partner that helps to improve both performance and security for all blogs hosted on Altervista. The partner in this case is CloudFlare. I invited Ashley from CloudFlare to describe the benefits that CloudFlare offers to WordPress blogs hosted on Altervista.

Hi Ashley, could you tell us what you do at CloudFlare?

My name is Ashley Gorringe, I’m partner account manager here at CloudFlare. We have a number of partners, ranging from web hosting companies, IT support firms through to design agencies, all of whom use CloudFlare to make their customers’ sites safer and faster. I’m focused on working with these partners to answer their questions and help them and their customers learn more about the services. It’s a really exciting way of supporting our partners and their customers. Continue reading

Altervista Keith – A Stunning WordPress Theme

This is something that tells you about our history. It was December 2000 when a student uploaded a fresh new brand online. The start up named “Altervista” was focused on offer free web hosting, pretty much as it is now: fourteen years and two Millions and a half websites later. The first Altervista logo had been made by using Microsoft Paint and poor skills in web graphics, but it came out from a solid source of inspiration. That source was the opera of Keith Haring: its vivid, joyful and playable vision. A vision that we, here at Altervista, still keep on share, and that’s why we named “Altervista Keith” the brand new release from Altervista WordPress Lab.

'Keith Haring' Exhibition Preview At Le Musee D'Art Moderne In Paris

Vivid, joyful and playable WordPress Theme

Altervista Kieth is a free WordPress theme, we create it and we chose it as default theme when you start a blog on Altervista.

We wanted create a WordPress Theme in which you can set anything as you like it and no bothering you with back panel, difficult to use.

So we designed a kind of What You See Is What You Get interface: it’s pretty immediate to understand what you’re going to obtain, depending on your preferences. Continue reading

What’s New On WordPress 3.9

WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is available for the updating of all blogs hosted by Altervista; the aim of this new main release is to close the gap between editing and publishing, giving you a better experience in What You See Is What You Get process.

Here’s the official video with the notable news.

Media And Editing

wp_3_9_editor_imgVisual editing has been improved in speed and mobile support. It also became more accessible: now you can past texts from your writing software.

Uploading your images is now easier than ever: you can drag and drop from your desktop to the editor, where you have quick access to crop and rotation tools.

Gallery preview, directly in the editor, and file audio simple are two new features added in this update, WordPress 3.9 “Smith”.

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Browsing themes is more easy with the new navigation bar at the top of the page.

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For the full list of new features contained in WordPress 3.9 “Smith” you can read the post on WordPress.org blog, here.

Images for your posts, Elegant Themes for your blog: free of charge on Altervista

Having fine pics in your blog really matters. Here you can read an article from Elegant Themes, the renowned design factory, about where to find beautiful images, free of charge, for your blog posts: Twelve Places to Find Images for Your Website.

Places Where to Find Free Images for Your Website

But you can believe there’s a hosting that gives you Elegant Themes templates free of charge? Yes, there is, Altervista does.

Gorgeous Elegant Themes Templates Free Of Charge

It’s part of the deal signing up with Altervista: free of charge WordPress blog and free precious themes, even those from Elegant Themes .

Look here to some of the available Elegant Themes templates free of charge on Altervista.

PersonalePress - Elegant Themes templates free of charge on Altervista
PersonalePress – Elegant Themes templates free of charge on Altervista

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Safer, Faster: Your Website On Altervista With CloudFlare

Our mission at Altervista has always been to provide you with quality, free hosting to help you earn more revenues from your website. Today we’re announcing a partnership with CloudFlare that strengthens that original mission. CloudFlare is a service that helps your website run faster, safer and smarter.

Altervista and Cloudflare for smart websites

You may ask, what does a faster website have to do with revenues? It turns out speed matters – a lot. For example, research has shown ‘How one second could cost Amazon $1.6 Billion in sales’ (and how Google might lose 8 million searches per day if it ran just four tenths of a second slower!). Intuitively, this is something we already know – if a page loads slowly for you, how many times have you closed it to move on to the next thing or abandoned a shopping cart?

CloudFlare solves that problem for your web visitors. It speeds up websites (both desktop and mobile), images, DNS and APIs. It does so with a wide range of features – from caching your website content closer to your web visitors to automatically consolidating 3rd party calls to your website so they don’t slow down your web page (a feature they call Rocket Loader). Continue reading

Gorgeous WordPress Themes Free of Charge

Running a WordPress blog on Altervista gives you a bunch of unique opportunities.
There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the code, developed to improve performances and build great features.  There’s the chance to earn with ads but the clearly stunning asset, in a WordPress blog hosted on Altervsta, is the graphic themes freely available.

A dedicated staff has been working on it and we’re now happy to announce a fully renewed gallery of WordPress themes; all on them is offered totally free of charge.

Wordpress theme free of charge

Take a look at some of the best WordPress themes we’re offering free of charge for your blog. Every one of them is customizable: header and background images, colors and fonts. Each of them is updated at the latest version available and ready for Altervista advertising program.

WordPress Themes Gallery

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Whimsical Love: looks like handwritten with classical two columns layout. Continue reading

We Have Increased The Equipments For 2014

More Monthly Traffic to start on and more Queries for your Database. We enlarged, free of charge,  your website equipments, to get through the end of 2014 with full strength.

15GB of Monthly Traffic, 20K queries/hour for your Database: this is the free upgrade of the 2014.

It’s quite a common place that a free hosting service cannot be compared to a payment one,  if you check the features list: it’s definitely not true if we speak about Altervista.

Opening a website on Altervista means start with all you need to run a successful website, from the first moment on till the top of the growth.

Aletrvista 2014: more and more, free of charge

You can manage this free upgrade from your Altervista control panel.

If you want to ask a question or join the conversation, please write here.

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” Available On Altervista

Dedicated to one of the greatest jazz player of all the time, Charlie “Bird” Parker, WordPress 3.8 is available for blogs hosted by Altervista.

Modern new design, colorful update and availability on every device are the keywords for this WordPress main release.

WordPress 3.8 is a colorful update
(image from wordpress.org)

From Profile page you can preview and chose between eight new admin color schemes, the admin dashboard is totally responsive so you can manage your blog from any device: from smartphone and tablets: easy and fast such as from a desk computer.

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Some of these features were anticipated, here on Altervista, since from September by adding MP6 plugin to manage the Admin Dashboard design. We followed the new WordPress approach: the “plugin-first development process“.

Altervista has added exclusive features to the WordPress admin dashboard: tools to customize design, earn with the blog, set mobile features and connect the blog with social networks.

To learn more about WordPress 3.8 read here, from WordPress.org blog.

The easy way to gain with your WordPress blog

We found a way to gain more with less work. Less work from you, more gain for you. We called it Autopilot, it’s a new system to place best ads for your Altervista WordPress blog in just one click.

Earn with your WordPress Blog

It’s like hire an expert in advertising that choose best ads for your WordPress blog.

How does Adv Autopilot works

A click and the job is done

First you need a blog hosted on Altervista and running WordPress. When you activate Autopilot you don’t need any more to pick a banner with widgtes or insert a code. We do all the work, instead of you.

Most profitable advertising

We select advertisements which best fits for your website, depending on current rates and on your installed WordPress theme.

Better for you, better for your visitors

Our goal is to find the right balance between your earnings and the browsing experience of your visitors: enough banners to gain without bothering none.

At any time you can switch to manual settings

If you want to change a few things or the whole advertisements setting you can just turn off the Autopilot, choose your favorite ads and insert them by hand.

If you want to ask something about earn with your WordPress blog hosted on Altervista, please write here.