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.
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 →
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
Visual 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”.
Browsing themes is more easy with the new navigation bar at the top of the page.
For the full list of new features contained in WordPress 3.9 “Smith” you can read the post on WordPress.org blog, here.
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.
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 →
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.
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
Whimsical Love: looks like handwritten with classical two columns layout. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.