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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”.


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.

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


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

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.


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.

A New Way To Manage Your Website

After a few weeks in beta the new Altervista Control Panel is now online for everybody: faster, smarter and nicer.

New Altervista Control Panel

We’ve reorganized sections, tools and we’ve built a way to have a quick glimpse on the website status.

On the dashboard, first page of the control panel, you can rapidly access to file uploader and installed applications. Continue reading

How to insert Altervista With Google AdSense Ads In Your WordPress Blog

Start a blog on Altervista gives you the opportunity to use one of the best blogging software available: WordPress.

Manage a blog on Altervista gives you also the chance to earn money, if you decide to display ads on your pages, and if you do you can use the most popular ads network available to monetize your content: Google AdSense.

Unique adv system: Altervista With Google AdSense

Altervista and Google AdSense are now linked in a partnership that has generated Altervista With Google AdSense adv network.

It’s a peculiar adv system that pays you both for impressions and clicks on ads.
Here it is how it works. Continue reading

Always up to date

Here on Altervista you  can run your website with Joomla! or with WordPress or with both of them, if you like it. You can install your favorite CMSs within a few click, with the needed bandwidth and web space and you find them at the latest version available, because we keep them constantly up to date.

Now we are releasing Joomla! 2.5.16 and WordPress but we always watch out for the latest software update to bring you, as fast as we can, the freshest version.


A little resume: Altervista is a steady hosting, pretty well designed for do whatever you want with your free of charge web space.

We offer a selection of CMSs to run your site and we keep them updated, so you can mind just at your website and not bother with installing and uploading or checking out technical settings.

Altervista it’s ads free but if you want to collect earnings from your web job everything is ready to make you start to gain.

Give a glimpse here, to our Earn Blog, and stay updated about earning on Altervista.

How to display ads on WordPress

On Altervista you can start a website for free. Advertisements on your website, or blog, are not mandatory, but if you decide to display ads on it you gain money and you’ll be paid both for page views and clicks.

Insert ads on an Altervista blog is pretty easy. We offer WordPress to run blogs we host and we’ve set a one click system to display ads on your website.


This is the WordPress dashboard customized by the Altervista team. Click on Earn to start and go to the earning setting page.


In this page you can choose different banner size and adv networks. Adv networks on Altervista are two: Altervista Banner and Altervista With Google AdSense, you need a Google AdSense account to join this network, and link it to Altervista. You can both create or associate to Altervista your existing Google AdSense account on this dashboard.


Talking about banner size: there are many of them but the best reward comes from Altervista banner 300×250, displayed on the top of the page. If you want a second position choose the 728×90 (at the top of the page).

Even better, for your earnings, is to mix up adv networks and join both of them: Altervista Banner and Altervista With Google AdSense. For this network, born in partnership with Google, we suggest you to insert Large Video Banner 336×280 both at the top and at the bottom of posts.


Altervista Banner is a ready to use network: as you click on a banner size, and save settings, you can see the advertisement on your blog sidebar. Instead Altervista With Google AdSense banners: for displaying these ads you need to have  an approved Google AdSense account and it may takes some minutes, or even one hour, to see them on your website.

FTP connection secure and multi user

In order to ensure safety on Altervista’s sites and shoot down the spam we’ve arranged a few changes on our FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection system.

From now you can upload or modify the contents via FTP only from the same country of your registration. For example if you have opened the site from UK will be able to use FTP only from UK territory.

Of course, in the control panel of AlterVista (Tools -> FTP), you can disable this restriction at any time, or add other nations among those allowed.

FTP secure connection

In addition, you can now use encrypted connections (TLS) and create additional FTP users to share access with other people. For each user pyu can choose whether to give full access to your web space or only a sub-directory.

More control, more security, more freedom.

Woo-Themes available free of charge on AlterVista blog hosting

Magnificent templates produced by the fantastic design factory Woo-Themes available free of charge on AlterVista, the WordPress based blog hosting.

Woo-Themes is one of the best factory design in the world, it produces graphical themes for WordPress focused on a professional level.

Woo-Themes available free of charge on AlterVista!

Woo-themes templates are a perfect base for magazine, portfolio photo, personal blog, complex or minimalistic sites. AlterVista offers you a unique opportunity to try professional layouts without spending a dime.

AlterVista with its free of charge hosting is an optimal solution to run a blog at its full potential.

Gorgeous WordPress Themes

Look here at some examples and have an idea of the stunning quality we’re talking about when we talking about Woo-Themes templates.

How to activate Woo-Themes templates on AlterVista

Start usign Woo-Themes on AlterVista is pretty easy.

From the dashboard of AlterVista WordPress click Appearance> Themes in the vertical menu on the right. Click Choose new themes on the managing page and check the Woo-Themes slideshow.

Pick up the one you prefer, click on Install and it’s done: you’re ready to use it

The extimated value of each template is, on average, about $ 50 each; AlterVista, as mentioned, offers them free of charge with its WoordPress hosting.

All Woo Themes templates are are freely editable both via CSS and HTML, like all other WordPress templates available on AlterVista.

In order to obtain support about any issue concerning WordPress on AlterVista please write here.