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  1. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    My new opened blog host
    Main Features are:

    - All the default blog options
    - 5GB Webspace with each blog
    - Running close to 500 themes
    - Plugins to change your blog experience
    - Custom built firewall to stop hacker accessing your blog
    - Dual Anti-spam protection with Akismet and a custom built 24/7 Script
    - Anti-virus protection which will make sure viruses and spyware are not installed in your blogs.

    Plus much much more...

  2. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Any Feedback on the service or anything?

  3. Ovidiu
    Posted 16 years ago #


    you advertise:

    Our new solution called DesiBlogs IMON is a handy Blog Monitoring tool which will monitor the services in real time therefore if any service goes down we will be notified and will fix the problem before you know about it.
    (Click here to view our server status with Desi Blogs IMON)

    being a curious person, I clicked to see your server stats, and all I got were errors... seems your alarm system killed itself :-)

    still, I jsut signed up to see what you do offer, will give you feedback soon.

  4. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Oh there was something i was working on, needed a switch from PHP5 and PHP4 as the blog needs PHP5 to work, the theme editor needed PHP5 so it should all be working now if you want to see.

  5. Ovidiu
    Posted 16 years ago #

    ok, loged in, chose a first theme: 'n blue, went to my homepage got this error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function sociable_html() in /home/bansal/public_html/wp-content/themes/andblue/index.php on line 25

    but otherwise it looks ok. :-)

  6. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Comes out perfect on mine.


    Try clearing history and cache and then load the page again.

  7. theapparatus
    Posted 16 years ago #

    - Your theme page is just over 22 megs in size. (And that's with at least 2 dozen images not loading) 8 minute load on a shared OC-192. That would be a 2 hour download on dialup. May want to search the forums as well as the trac for the multipage fix, change your screencaps from pngs to jpgs, and get rid off all the duped themes you have in there.

    - I get the "sociable_html()" error as well. Turn the theme on and take a look at the footer within the blog.

    - Some of your plugin descriptions are in different languages instead of all in a single language. (May want to check the links as well within those descriptions)

    - Heck, may want to check where you've got some of those plugins within your file system.

    - You may want to change the header name of your stats program. I didn't have a clue what "WassUp" means until I actually clicked on it.

    - Not sure why you have a static link to That's like Exxon linking to BP.

    - Many themes contain footer links to some rather questionable sites. (Unless you want to advertising Poker and Porn sites)

    - You have paid for an Akismet license, right?

    - Your Tag -> Options page on your backend allowed me to add in a javascript. I didn't test it completely but you may want to check it.

    - I believe the Switch Blog URL plugin is no longer needed as it's been added to core.

    - +1 for using the Gamerz plugins. Nice to see someone else using them.

  8. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hmm quite a lot of fixes

    Thanks for the list, as you know it is the first beta of the web blogging system, and a few themes are getting checked, but since there are close to 500 we are taking a bit of time. I will take a look at the list and go through it.

    We are currently looking for a way to fix the templates as we have seen that each theme doesn't have a screenshot.

    We do not have an Akismet license and are planning on in the near future, but we already have an existent spam protector hard coded into the wpmu files so it remains on all the time.

    Wassup will be renamed to something more suitable.

    the link to is default and i will remove it.

    And what are you talking about with the Gamerz Plugin

    I will review the plugins and remove any that are not needed.

  9. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I can't find the sociable problem, it doesn't show on my browser

    If you send a screenshot i can get a look in to it

  10. Ovidiu
    Posted 16 years ago #

    its just that the theme I mentioned, uses the sociable plugin but it was not activated by default. thats all.

  11. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Well i got the template loading time page fixed, but im working on a better layout for it.

    Simply just added a greybox to it, and the user can scroll through all the screenshots.

    If a screenshot doesn't exist then it says that it doesn't

    will be working on more functionality soon.

  12. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    We now changed around some elements to make it a bit more user friendly.

    Although the themes page is a big thing and are still working on that.

    We have also added a way for people to register phpBB 3.0 RC7, the first to give this version for hosting.

    check it out. - blogs - forum

    Feedback on the service is always helpful

  13. suleiman
    Posted 16 years ago #

    i would suggest using bbpress, it integrates nicely with wpmu and if you know how to integrate the users table then it is a lot more seamless for the users.

  14. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    phpbb 3.0 RC7 is just another service which is on Desi Blogs, For the main Desi Blogs site i will be using BBPress

  15. suleiman
    Posted 16 years ago #

    confusing for your users, no?

  16. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    well it is confusing, but i am only trying to expand, so i will be advertising both services seperately.

    Main thing i am working on is a more faster loading layout on the presentation.

    Which is 1st priority

  17. ssbansal
    Posted 16 years ago #


    Admin UI: Changed the interface of the Administration

    Presentation: Admin Theme's page has been optimized
    - Allows you to preview the screenshot by hovering your mouse over the title of the theme or by clicking the view theme screenshot.

    Changed Theming.

    Signups have been disabled until further notice as:

    1) Users were registering and doing nothing (Waste of space!)

    2) There are more options and configurations that need updating.


  18. Ovidiu
    Posted 14 years ago #

    sorry to bump this old post but I read something above I can't figure out:

    - I believe the Switch Blog URL plugin is no longer needed as it's been added to core.

    where is this feature?

  19. VentureMaker
    Posted 14 years ago #

  20. Ovidiu
    Posted 14 years ago #

    yeah, I was using that one, but the OP claims its obsolete and integrated into the core, so as I was doing a house cleaning see:

    I was looking for obsolete plugins to remove but I am not sure if this has been integrated into the core!?

  21. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I think maybe they were confusing it with the switch_to_blog function.

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