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What is a favicon?

Every time I make a conference or a course, look at me down the websites of the attendees. To do this, the organization of the event sent me a list of your URL and will open in the same browser but in different tabs. Unfortunately, when I have opened pages and I can see favicons around the world, I note that a large part of them are favicons CMS used to build your web pages (usually Joomla or WordPress), not a favicon corporate, which is what it should be.

So here's this short article explaining what is a favicon Y what is it forTo see if in this way, I get that people give the importance it deserves.

That little icon

A favicon is a small icon (usually 16×16 pixels or 32×32 px) that is used to identify a website in a browser tab, in a bookmark list, or anywhere else that requires a small identification. In fact, favicon stands for “favorites icon”. It is the element created to identify our web page when someone includes it in a list of favorites.

In this blog you are reading, the favicon It is a "MP" with fuchsia background you can see next to the URL or the page tab on your browser.

What is a favicon On a website

It is a symbol that conveys corporate image and used to:

  • Transmit our brand image when someone browsing our website and fixes his gaze on the area of ​​the browser URL.
  • For our page is easily identifiable when someone has open multiple tabs in your browser.
  • For our page is easily identifiable when someone keeps it in their favorites.

this is a favicon

How can we create a favicon to our website

There are many programs that will help you create it. This is the one I use to create them: creator of favicons.

My advice is to think your favicon in 32×32 pixels and that is similar to your logo. You can create them from images… maybe this can help you, but pixel by pixel it is also easy to create. Another tip: before designing yours, take a look favicons other companies in Google imagesThis can help inspire you to yours and make sure inadvertently, do not use any favicon which it has already been created by someone else.

When you have already created, you must save it using the name favicon.ico and upload it by FTP to the root directory of your web page.

En WordPress:

Some content managers like WordPress have a section in the administration panel for you to indicate the exact URL of the favicon… although it still works if you don't indicate anything there but you have a favicon in your root directory.

Also some WordPress templates and take an area in which you indicate the URL of your image favicon and it is already.

In Shopify:

Shopify also contemplates that you can easily manage your favicon: go to Theme settings -> Favicon and select your logo or upload the favicon you like the most.

A blogger:

Idem that in the rest of content managers. Look in the theme administration and there you should find how to change the default one and include yours.

What is a favicon in HTML

For your favicon look as soon as possible, you can make known their existence through the source code of your web page, using meta tags in the following line of code:

<link type=”image/x-icon” href=”favicon.ico” rel=”shortcut icon” />

Although again, if you do not use the line of code, the browser will see it on its own at some point. In Firefox and Chrome is almost immediately in Explorer takes a little longer.

favicon

This is all.
I go all right ... (and when you have a moment, please ensure that your website has its own favicon ;-)

I hope this article has been helpful.

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WordPress Course in Girona

On April 29 I have the pleasure of teaching with Helena CasasA new session of the course Creating Web sites using Wodpress como tool for content management.

This time the course is organized MUSICAT, the Professional Musicians Association of Catalonia, Although it is open to anyone who wants to create a professional, self-managed and that is perfectly positioned on Google website.

In the course we will deal specifically on how it should be a website, which sections should include how to create a good "who we are and what we do" to be convincing and to transmit confidence as well as to improve the SEO of the site, such as interconnection to all social networks, which We Need plugin for each type of website, etc.

You will find more information about the course here: WordPress Course in Girona

Places are limited to 25 students, so if you want to attend, do not wait until the last minute to register!

See you in Girona.

Our courses are already fully hardenable through the Tripartite Foundation

This week we have achieved a remarkable milestone in Quadrant Alfa (The company through which canalizo training courses that impart directly): All our courses can be subsidized through the Tripartite Foundation.

In practice, this means that for many companies, the courses we offer are free or almost free, as may recover amounts invested in training, via a bonus trading on fees paid to Social Security. The whole procedure take place from Alpha Quadrant.

We will debut in the next Course WordPress to be held in Amposta. LCompanies wishing as a bonus of 340 euros for the course can apply by writing to formacio@quadrantalfa.com this week before Thursday (aid can not be processed if it is within 7 days for training).

From here I take the opportunity to congratulate the whole team of the accounting department and training, which together have made this good news.

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A hug.

WordPress Course in September

We are already preparing a new edition of the course Creating websites with WordPress, Made in BarcelonaAnd in the June issue, the course will impart from the 3isic (International Institute for Research in Information Society and Knowledge www.3isic.com). All students receive a diploma "Specializing in creating websites with WordPress"Issued by the Institute.

This course will begin on September 16 and will consist of 4 sessions of 4 hours each. These sessions will be held on days 16, 18, 20 and 26 September in Hotel Grums Barcelona (next to the Metro Paral·lel). Hours are from 16 to 20h.

As in previous years, the goal is to get students to create their own corporate website from content manager WordPress (To give you an idea, here are some pages created with WordPress: www.montsepenarroya.com, www.helenacasas.com, www.hotelkursaalcalafell.com, www.morecolorum.com, www.3isic.com, www.lonostrearros.cat, …)

The website that each student will create perfectly indexed on search engines (explain the SEO for WordPress), contain codes Google Analytics so that students can keep track of visits and contacts received, will be registered with Google Webmaster it will automatically connect to the major social networks and if the student wishes, it can also be multi-language translation with automatic or manual translation.

To do this, the student must have a domain name and a hosting (Web hosting) in which the WordPress install. The domain name has a cost between 10 euros / year and 15 euros / year for a "dot com". The hosting is a cost ranging between 50 euros / year and 80 euros / year, although for our students is free the first 6 months thanks to an agreement with the company CDMon.com.

If you want to welcome you to the free hosting CDmon, please indicate this when booking the course and we will send codes that allow you to hire the hosting for zero euros.

If you are not interested in the promotion, also we recommend hiring a preinstalled WordPress hosting you have, since you will save spend time on the technical part of the installation of this content manager. To help guide you, these are the features offered in the Junior CDmon hosting (which is what we recommend) https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/

The total course fee is 340 € / student.

For your information, the market value of a website done in WordPress It is 3,500 euros, so less than 10% of its price and an investment of 16 hours of your time, you can get the website you long, and learn how it is created.

During class, he personally advise each student on the particularities of each website and it will work both individually and in groups. We will be 2 teachers, Helena Casas and myself, together we will advance the creation of the website each.

Students of Master in Digital Marketing bimbs edition April 2013, can attend for free to this course, but you also need to register. If you are enrolled in master's or going to enroll in the November 2013 features you can take this course in person by attending these classes or online.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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A hug.

WordPress course in Barcelona, ​​June 2013

We are already preparing a new edition of the course Creating websites with WordPressHeld in Barcelona, ​​but this time, the organizadoes are 3iSIC (International Institute for Research in Information Society and Knowledge www.3isic.com).

This course will begin on June 5 and will consist of 4 sessions of 4 hours each. These sessions will be held on days 5, 12, 19 and 26 June (every Wednesday June) in the Hotel Grums Barcelona (next to the Metro Paral·lel). Hours are from 16 to 20h.

As in previous years, the goal is to get students to create their own corporate website from content manager WordPress (To give you an idea, here are some pages created with WordPress: www.montsepenarroya.com, www.morecolorum.com, www.cuinadecasa.com, www.pmasters.es, www.3isic.com, www.lonostrearros.cat, …)

The website that each student will create perfectly indexed in search engines, contain codes Google Analytics so that students can keep track of visits and contacts received, will be registered with Google Webmaster, it will automatically connect to the main social networks and if the student wishes, it can also be multi-language translation with automatic or manual translation.

To do this, the student must have a domain name and a hosting (Web hosting) in which the WordPress install. The domain name has a cost between 10 euros / year and 15 euros / year for a "dot com". The hosting is a cost ranging between 50 euros / year and 80 euros / year.

To facilitate the installation of WordPress, buying domains and hosting contracting have signed an agreement with the company CDMon.com offering these services.

This company offers a hosting with preinstalled WordPress, free for 6 months, change your logo appears as a technology partner on the website of the student. If you want to take advantage of this promotion, please indicate when booking the course and we will send codes that allow you to hire the hosting for zero euros.

If you are not interested in the promotion, also we recommend hiring a preinstalled WordPress hosting you have, since you will save spend time on the technical part of the installation of this content manager. To help guide you, these are the features offered in the Junior CDmon hosting (which is what we recommend) https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/ .

In case you do not get a hosting with preinstalled WordPress, do not worry, you will install the first day of class. Be sure only to have the login and pasword of your hosting and it allows the creation of a database. The rest will do in class.

The total course fee is 340 € / student.

He market value of a website done in WordPress It is 3,500 euros, so less than 10% of its price and an investment of 16 hours of your time, you can get both anelas website, and learn how it is created.

During class, he personally advise each student on the particularities of each website and it will work both individually and in groups. We will be 2 teachers, Helena House and me, together we will advance the creation of the website each.

Students of Master in Digital Marketing bimbs edition April 2013, can attend for free to this course, but you also need to register. If you have already registered the Master, it features you can take this course in person by attending these classes or online.

New in this edition, and seeking to see how it goes, we opened the last two sessions of the course to alumni who have doubts or who want to delve deeper into WordPress. The cost of these booster sessions is 50 euros per day. Acojerse to this service is absolutely necessary to have done and any of the courses taught by Helena WordPress, by me or by both at once.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

We talk to each other.

A hug.

How I can create an e-commerce?

This is a question that I answer every day ... so here goes this article to help anyone who is in the same situation as many of my students both empesas and college.

If what you want is an e-commerce you can manage yourself, you have all the functionality that you need, with minimal investment and controlling your management all parameters without having to depend on anyone ... This is what I recommend:

First, decide what e-commerce platform will use.

  1. If you're going to have many products, I recommend a Magento (See this website -> www.textura-interiors.comThis is a Magento). Ideal if what you want is to plug your web management software with your store or with any other program. But you'll need the help of your computer to make connections.
  2. If you're going to have a few products and you can manage by hand, with WordPress plus ecommerce plugin will suffice (see this website -> http://www.vinosdepostre.com/ This is a WordPress plugin with)

Where host a Web site e-commerce?

I recommend a web host that has preinstalled software that you will use (the two I recommended above, or any other content manager). In my classes I recommend the Junior Hosting CDmon https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/ Preloaded leads most content managers and costs 70 euros per year. Other companies such as Arsys also carry pre-installed in some of its properties, so ask your internet service provider.

Design templates for content management

All content managers you'll find preinstalled in hosting services have plenty of free templates that are great. But my advice is to select one that has a professional design and someone has verified the usability of it ... especially in this case, the shopping cart.

Therefore I recommend buying professional templates. The market where I buy them is www.themeforest.net there you will find templates for WordPress and Magento templates (as well as other content managers). The cost of the templates is between 45 euros and 55 euros for WordPress, and 80 euros for Magento. Sort them by "selling" and make sure you have 5 stars. So you choose one that certainly does not give problems.

Do I need a domain name for my ecommerce?

Yes. Neither dudes. It is your corporate image and you need your website to have a proper name. You will also need your email address with your domain name. You can buy them in any company offering this service. A domain usually cost between 10 euros and 15 euros per year.

Internet (both Google and Youtube) you will find manuals, videos and tutorials that will help you throughout the process of creating the website both in the case of WordPress as in Magento. WordPress is much easier Magento ... so if you have no experience in these pages, I would start a WordPress.

You will need a total investment of about 200 euros ... and have the online store in a few days (this afternoon to enter the content).

If you still need help, I recommend attending one of our courses WordPress. Last week ended on April, May will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of Sabadell and is 3 days in June, we will make one in Barcelona and will be 4 days and we may make another in Terrassa also in June . When more dates approach, I will publish on this blog.

I go all right. I hope I've been helpful.

A hug.

WordPress Course in Barcelona, ​​April 2013

I know that there are still many days in April ... but during January some students were on the waiting list, so we have opened registration for the next course Creating websites with WordPressWhich will take place in Barcelona.

This course will begin on April 3 and consist of 4 sessions of 4 hours each. These sessions will be held on days 3, 10, 17 and 24 April (every Wednesday April) at the headquarters of bimbs (Barcelona International Management Business School, c / Montevideo, No. 31 [behind the Monastery of Pedralbes] 08034 Barcelona ). Hours are from 16 to 20h.

As in previous years, the goal is to get students to create their own corporate website from content manager WordPress (To give you an idea, here are some pages created with WordPress: www.montsepenarroya.com, www.bimb-school.es, www.morecolorum.com, www.cuinadecasa.com, www.pmasters.es, www.3isic.com, www.lonostrearros.cat, …)

The website that each student will create perfectly indexed in search engines, contain codes Google Analytics so that students can keep track of visits and contacts received, will be registered with Google Webmaster, it will automatically connect to the main social networks and if the student wishes, it can also be multi-language translation with automatic or manual translation.

To do this, the student must have a domain name and a hosting (Web hosting) in which the WordPress install. The domain name has a cost between 10 euros / year and 15 euros / year for a "dot com". The hosting is a cost ranging between 50 euros / year and 80 euros / year.

To facilitate the installation of WordPress, buying domains and hosting contracting have signed an agreement with the company CDMon.com offering these services.

This company offers a hosting with preinstalled WordPress, free for 6 months, change your logo appears as a technology partner on the website of the student. If you want to take advantage of this promotion, please indicate when booking the course and we will send codes that allow you to hire the hosting for zero euros.

If you are not interested in the promotion, also we recommend hiring a preinstalled WordPress hosting you have, since you will save spend time on the technical part of the installation of this content manager. To help guide you, these are the features offered in the Junior CDmon hosting (which is what we recommend) https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/ .

In case you do not get a hosting with preinstalled WordPress, do not worry, you will install the first day of class. Be sure only to have the login and pasword of your hosting and it allows the creation of a database. The rest will do in class.

The total course fee is 340 € / student.

He market value of a website done in WordPress It is 3,500 euros, so less than 10% of its price and an investment of 16 hours of your time, you can get both anelas website, and learn how it is created.

During class, he personally advise each student on the particularities of each website and it will work both individually and in groups. We will be 2 teachers, Helena House and me, together we will advance the creation of the website each.

Students of Master in Digital Marketing bimbs edition starting in March 2013, can attend for free to this course, but you also need to register. If you have already registered the Master, it features you can take this course in person by attending these classes or online.

We talk to each other.

A hug.

WordPress course in Barcelona, ​​January 2013

Although still missing a few days, as the number of people asking me about it, and the course announcement Creating Web sites using WordPressTo be held next January in BarcelonaAt the headquarters of bimbs (Barcelona International Management Business School, c / Montevideo, No. 31 [behind the Monastery of Pedralbes] 08034 Barcelona).

The course will consist of 4 sessions: Wednesday 16, 23 and 30 January and 6 February, from 16 to 20 h.

The course objective is to get students to create their own corporate website from WordPress content management system (to give you an idea, here are some pages created with WordPress: www.montsepenarroya.com, www.bimb-school.es, www.morecolorum.com, www.cuinadecasa.com, www.pmasters.es, www.3isic.com, www.lonostrearros.cat, …)

The website that each student will create perfectly indexed in search engines, contain codes Google Analytics so that students can keep track of visits and contacts received, will be registered with Google Webmaster, it will automatically connect to the main social networks and if the student wishes, it can also be multi-language translation with automatic or manual translation.

To do this, the student must have a domain name and a hosting (Web hosting) in which the WordPress install. The domain name has a cost between 10 euros / year and 15 euros / year for a "dot com". The hosting is a cost ranging between 50 euros / year and 80 euros / year.

To facilitate the installation of WordPress, buying domains and hosting contracting have signed an agreement with the company CDMon.com offering these services.

This company offers a hosting with preinstalled WordPress, free for 6 months, change your logo appears as a technology partner on the website of the student. If you want to take advantage of this promotion, please indicate when booking the course and we will send codes that allow you to hire the hosting for zero euros.

If you are not interested in the promotion, also we recommend hiring a preinstalled WordPress hosting you have, since you will save spend time on the technical part of the installation of this content manager. To help guide you, these are the features offered in the Junior CDmon hosting (which is what we recommend) https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/ .

In case you do not get a hosting with preinstalled WordPress, do not worry, you will install the first day of class. Be sure only to have the login and pasword of your hosting and it allows the creation of a database. The rest will do in class.

The total course fee is 280 € / student.

He market value of a website done in WordPress It is 3,500 euros, so less than 10% of its price and an investment of 16 hours of your time, you can get both anelas website, and learn how it is created.

During class, he personally advise each student on the particularities of each website and it will work both individually and in groups. We will be 2 teachers, Helena House and me, together we will advance the creation of the website each.

Students of Master in Digital Marketing bimbs starting tomorrow, can attend for free to this course, but you also need to register.

We talk to each other.

A hug.

New course of creating websites in Solsona

On 18 and 20 September, Forest Technology Center of Catalonia Solsona organized a course on creating websites using WordPress as a platform for creating and managing content.

This course will be held in 2 sessions of 6 hours and aims students to build their own, fully functional corporate website with optimal indexing Google and built web analytics.

To do this, students come to class with a hosting and domain name hired, and your own computer is requested. In class the fitting of WordPress will work (although it is better to hire a hosting students who already have it installed, I recommend Accommodation Junior CDmon, Which already leads preinstalled).

Once the program is installed on the hosting of the student, we will start creating website. To do this, each student will choose a free theme or (in www.wordpres.org) Or payment (in www.themeforest.net see templates for WordPress) and together we will begin to introduce the contents of a corporate website (who we are, what we do, our products-services-rooms [depends on the case], contact us, etc.)

During the classes, we will see how search engine optimization works, how to get a multilanguage site easily, how to obtain reliable statistics as quickly indexed in all search engines, etc.

The registration deadline is September 12.

To ensure that all students finish their classes online web and running, the maximum number of participants is 15.

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Forest Technology Center of Catalonia . Rising Seminar s / n. 25280 Solsona. 973 481 752. fax 973 481392 . formacio@ctfc.cat

Course Creating corporate websites with WordPress - Barcelona

Already opened the deadline for registration of Course Creating Websites with WordPress Corporate which will be held at the headquarters of the Barcelona Global Business School, in Barcelona. The course is 12 hours and held next 17, 18, 19 and 20 July, afternoon (16h to 20h).

The aim of this course is that students leave class with a corporate website 100% complete and functional. Even with the content created. We will also create electronic commerce, provided that WordPress is used as content manager.

To achieve this goal this course is only open to students who attend class with a WordPress installed on your domain and knowing how it works at a basic level (distinguishing between pages and tickets and knowing how to publish content in general).

No se tratarán temas relacionados con la instalación del software. Se tratará únicamente qué plugins necesitamos para convertir una instalación de base en una web corporativa, cómo debe ser un “quienes somos”, un “qué hacemos”, un formulario de contacto, un catálogo de productos, una galería de imágenes, un “dónde estamos”, cómo incluir otro contenido en el sitio web, cómo instalar plantillas profesionales (el alumno podrá traer sus plantillas o comprarlas online mientras asista a clase). Así mismo, veremos cómo crear una landing page para una campaña publicitaria.

We will also see how to create a multilanguage site, how to install Google Analytics codes, such as recording onto Google Webmasters, what metrics should follow, etc.

During class, he personally advise each student on the particularities of each website and it will work both individually and in groups. We will be 2 teachers, Helena House and me, together we will advance the creation of the website each.

As I said, the goal is to get out of there with web made, so it comes to investing in these 4 afternoons out of the office and the daily life of each, to focus on the website.

If you would like to attend but do not know how to get started with WordPress theme, there's still time. I recommend the following:

1) Buy a domain name in www.cdmon.com (If you have it, you can skip this step).

2) Hire a hosting already installed WordPress. You can do this in www.cdmon.com, Contrantando the Junior hosting https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/alojamiento-web/ (5 euros per month). If you just want to try, you can hire him for months. In the hosting control panel you will see that have preinstalled WordPress, activate it and is already (no extra charge).

3) Practice at home using wordpress, create a profile, create a page and generally plays a little so that when you start the advanced class, you know how the basic part works and can focus on converting the installation of series in a good website.

4) If you want to go a little further, look at the free templates you'll find WordPress.org and payment also find www.themeforest.netIf you find a template you like, download it to your computer and upload it to your wordpress.

CDmon note: I recommend this company because they are lovely on the phone and is preinstalled WordPress hosting. I have no connection with them.

The course is organized la Barcelona Global Business School and it is taught in its facilities Barcelona street Montevideo 31.

The course has a cost of 350 euros and places are limited to 20 people. My students at UAB Basic Course WordPress have a 20% discount, if you're one of them speaks with BGB and indícaselo.

To register, you can do so here http://bgb-school.com/inscripcion-al-curso-barcelona-global-business-school-of-management/

See you in Barcelona.

A hug

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