News47ell Now on GitHub

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News47ell Now on GitHub

I know, right!

This was out of nowhere for me too. I was just trying to find a new challenge for my self.

I memorized the steps necessary to publish an article in WordPress and it became boring. So, I decided to switch things up, learn something new and save some money at the same time.

At first, I wanted to move to Jekyll because I knew about it from years ago and I always been interested in trying it as well as learning about GitHub. But never had a real reason to do so, until now.

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Lightning Base Review: Managed WordPress Hosting

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Lightning Base Review: Managed WordPress Hosting

If you’re looking for the best managed WordPress hosting provider then you’ve come to the right place.

Since Day one, back on March 26th, 2016, the day I signed up for Lightning Base, I knew that it was going to be the place I call home for News47ell.

As I begin this Lightning Base Review, I’m going to say it now: Sign up. If you are looking for the most secure, fastest and the best managed WordPress hosting provider, look no more, because Lightning Base is all of this and much more.

Keep reading my Lightning Base review to get an in-depth look at Lightning Base and it’s exclusive features that make it one of the best managed WordPress hosting providers out there.

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News47ell Is Now on Patreon

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News47ell Is Now on Patreon

It was June 6th, 2016, the day PayPal lost its license in Turkey. I’ve been searching for a solution that will allow my readers to be able to donate money every month in the form of a subscription.

Luckily, Patreon offers that with their reliable, trustworthy, and secure system. For international money transfers, that will be handled by Payoneer. A New York City based money transfer and digital payment services.

Your donation will go towards paying for the site’s hosting provider to keep News47ell up and running and toward my coffee, to keep me up and running. Also, toward some crazy additions to the site in the future.

You can check the Patreon page and subscribe by clicking the button below or keep reading to learn more information.

Become a Patreon

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Introducing Weekly47ell Newsletter and a Brand New Homepage Design

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Introducing Weekly47ell Newsletter and a Brand New Homepage Design

I’m bringing you a new article and a new design for News47ell, featuring a right sidebar and a black 1px border around pretty much everything. I’m also launching Weekly47ell newsletter, my first ever newsletter, which will be once a week (duh) Thursday at 21:00 and will contain the latest articles published here.

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Introducing a brand new /news47ell

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Introducing a brand new /news47ell

I‘ve been working on re-designing/optimizing this website for a while now, almost two months. During this time, I learned a lot about HTML, CSS, SVG, Adobe AI, Fonts, Chrome’s DevTools and many many other things that allowed me bring this new look to the site and improve its performance.

I had a lot of fun while trying to make the site as fast as possible, and I think I did a pretty damn good job considering these high scores I got in GTMetrix, Pingdom and WebPageTest.

I challenged myself to achieve the highest score possible, which at one point meant deleting a big chunk of the CSS codes that I wrote because honestly, things went out of control at one point.

I also went as far as inserting the site logo manually just so I can get rid of the ‘Serve scaled images’ in GTMetrix, all thanks to Tom Usborne, the developer behind the GeneratePress framework which is what the site is running on at the moment.

Let’s take a deeper look at what’s new in /news47ell

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News47ell now hosted on Lightning Base

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News47ell now hosted on Lightning Base

I’m really happy to say that News47ell is now hosted with none other than Lightning Base. A special thanks to Chris Piepho the founder of Lightning Base for his tremendous help through this entire process.

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News47ell 3.0 Now hosted by DigitalOcean

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News47ell 3.0 Now hosted by DigitalOcean

After a month break from writing, here I am again, ready to write and publish more great content.

In my break I decided to do something big for the site, something new, something I’ve never done before and see If I was able to do it or not. If you are reading this, it means that I succeeded.

You might be asking yourself: What the hell is he talking about? I don’t see anything new!

Well that’s good, because I wanted everything to be the same, while at the same time I wanted to change something very important.

At New Year’s Eve I started the hunt for a new host for my site. After month of research, hard work, long nights, no sleeps, lots and lots of coffee, cigarets and metal music, I’m proud to say that News For Hell is Now hosted by DigitalOcean.

Here’s the full story:

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