Software Downloads

At Untraditional Media, we support open source internet software and discourage our clients from using proprietary software packages for their web sites.

Our experience has been that one way some web site developers railroad you into using their company for support and hosting is by building your web site on a proprietary system that costs you in ongoing licensing and training fees, that requires special software for you to run that limits your choices in terms of both tools that are available to you, and service providers you can switch to.

Our servers run on open source platforms like Linux, Apache, mysql/php, and we build your web site using tools like WordPress so you can get support and services from any internet service provider or developer, without requiring specialized training or software.

DOWNLOADS

We recommend WordPress as a customizable content management tool for your web site/blog:

Download the latest version of WordPress

http://wordpress.org/download/

We recommend and use the following WordPress plugins:

Google XML Sitemaps – automatically submits your web site to the major search engines every time you add new content.

Sociable – adds one-click icons to your posts and web site to let people add links to your web site thru all of the major social networks including Facebook and Twitter, as well as making your content formattable for printing, e-mailing, or psaving as a PDF.

StatPress - gives you a real time statistics tool within your WordPress dashboard for tracking your web site users.

WP-Cycle – Creates a rotating slideshow you can easily insert anywhere on your web site and allows you to upload new photos to add to the slideshow from your WordPress dashboard.

MapPress – lets you easily insert Google Maps into your posts and pages.

NextGEN Gallery – photo uploads, albums, and galleries you can easily insert into your posts and pages.

We recommend the following WordPress themes:

Thesis by DIY Themes – Simply put, Thesis is powerful. It has a remarkably efficient HTML + CSS + PHP framework and easy-to-use controls that you can use to fine-tune each and every page of your site with a tactical precision that has never been possible before. The days of worrying about your in-site SEO are over—with Thesis, your strategy is “just add killer content.”

Genesis by StudioPress – The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Whether you’re a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.

Additionally, we recommend using Google Analytics as a third party web traffic analysis tool. Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way. With Google Analytics, you’re more prepared to write better-targeted ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives and create higher converting websites.

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