Christmas Social Media Icon

If you notice the change from MickGenie.com, the social media icon changed day ago.

As mickgenie.com is using self host WordPress and do not wish to use plugin to slow down the site loading time, I am adding the addthis script manually.

I will show the exact step being done.
1. Browse to http://www.addthis.com/gallery.
2. Get the option that you want.
3. I am choosing 64×64 Icons (Aquaticus) for my case.
4. Apply the script trough the WordPress editor.
5. From the style of “The CSS”, you may apply to bottom of the style.css file.
6. For the “The HTML” and “The javascript”, apply it to the single.php just before of the div id=”nav-below”. Remember to use your username from the javascript part.

7. Download the Christmas icon from here.
8. Create a christmas folder from your WordPress apps and upload them.
9. You may modify the script of the “The HTML” suitable to your need such as digg as “addthis_button_digg”, digg.png, Digg wording from the class.

How to Configure WordPress to Use CDN(Content Delivery Network)

As you know, MickGenie.com is running with CDN as my previous post on http://www.mickgenie.com/mickgenie-com-live-with-content-delivery-network/. Mick Genie found out the website loading time actually faster than earlier.

Now, Mick Genie going to guide you how to install CDN and configure it with your WordPress.

What is CDN(Content Delivery Network)?
Content Delivery Network as known as Content Distribution Network (CDN) is a computer system contain a copies of static data of your blog from the central server from the world.

Advantage to get CDN

  • Speed – With CDN, all of your static file such as image, javascript, etc will store to the CDN central server. You will get the latest cache file from the central server depend on your Geographically area, hence the speed load will be faster than usual.
  • Security – With CDN, it adds additional of the security level, CDN concept said that when your bottleneck under attack, all of the attack not going through to your hosted server only, but it is actually separate to all of the central server and the attack level will slow down.
  • Availability – With large network of the central server, the availability of the network is better than single server.

CDN Provider
There are some CDN provider by now, and mickgenie.com actually using services from ExaBytes Network.

How to Install CDN
Step 1: Get the CDN provider.
If you interested to purchase CDN services, you may contact ExaBytes Sales team here.

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