Archive for March, 2010

Birthday Giveaways

// March 28th, 2010 // Comments // Old

Its March 28th ! It’s my Birthday ! Its the day many of you were awaiting ! Its the day to announce the the winners for huge birthdays giveaways !

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Contest 1 : Facebook Ads Voucher GiveAway

The winner is: Brian Montez

Contest 2 : Google Adwords Voucher give away

The winner is: Deepi

Contest 3 : Free Domain Name give away

The winners are as follows :

* balachandra

* glf

* indocontest

* dementia

* vmsun22

* brillie

* vernx

* dhadha

* akira07

* theblogshy

Hearty congratulations to all the winners 🙂

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Note :

All winners are requested to contact me at the earliest to receive their freebies 🙂

Domain Name winners need to redeem the domain name before March 31st. So contact me at the earliest on my twitter profile at http://www.twitter.com/sandeephegde

Saffron – Simple Buddypress Theme

// March 26th, 2010 // Comments // Old

My BuddyPress child theme series continuous after my first BuddyPress theme Gradient.

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Safrron is an simple Buddypress theme. Saffron Buddypress themes makes your site cooler to the eyes of your visitors!  Sharing Saffron theme with the  community by releasing it with open source license. The theme is officially approved by WordPress and available for download at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/saffron

Minimum Requirements  :

* WordPress 2.92

* Buddypress 1.2

(If the requirements are not met, you may get errors)

Installing the Theme:

Method 1:

* Login into your wordpress backend.

* Go to Appearance -–> Add New Themes

* Select Search by “Author” and type “sandeephegde”

* Choose “Saffron” theme and click on Install

* Activate the theme and you are done !

Method 2:

* Upload “Saffron” theme to your wp-content/themes/ directory

* Login into your wordpress backend.

*  Go to SiteAdmin –>Themes and Enable this theme

*Go to Appearance –> Themes –> Activate Saffron theme.

Customizing Header:

Once you have installed the Saffron theme you may require to change the default buddypress header. To change the header image follow this instructions:

* Download the theme

* Edit header.png (included in theme) as per to your requirement.

* Login to you wordpress backend

* Go to Appearance –> Custom Header

* Upload the header.png file. Also choose to “HIDE TEXT”

* You are done !

For further customization of the theme you may need to digg into the css codes !

Download Theme Now !


If you liked my work, please consider some donations, which shall assist my education.

Please provide your feedback on this theme by commenting below 🙂

Gradient – A Beautiful Buddypress Theme

// March 23rd, 2010 // Comments // Old

Finally I’m into development of WordPress / Buddypress themes ! It is said that necessity is the mother of all inventions. Nevertheless there are rarely few themes available for Buddypress driven WordPress sites. I’m with buddypress right from its initial stages of development. The recent version of Buddypress 1.2 changed hell lot of things. All these things forced me to build a own child themes for the sites I was developing.

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Gradient ! My first Buddypress child theme. As the name says it has an gradient type design. The gradient looks simply awesome with bluish color. I built this theme for one of the site I was developing. Sharing the same with community by release it with open source license. the themes is officially approved by wordpress and available for download at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/gradient

Minimum Requirements  :

* WordPress 2.92

* Buddypress 1.2

(If the requirements are not met, you may get errors)

Installing the Theme:

Method 1:

* Login into your wordpress backend.

* Go to Appearance -–> Add New Themes

* Select Search by “Author” and type “sandeephegde”

* Choose “Gradient” theme and click on Install

* Activate the theme and you are done !

Method 2:

* Upload “Gradient” theme to your wp-content/themes/ directory

* Login into your wordpress backend.

*  Go to SiteAdmin –>Themes and Enable this theme

*Go to Appearance –> Themes –> Activate Gradient theme.

Customizing Header:

Once you have installed the Gradient theme you may require to change the default buddypress header. To change the header image follow this instructions:

* Download the theme

* Edit header.png (included in theme) as per to your requirement.

* Login to you wordpress backend

* Go to Appearance –> Custom Header

* Upload the header.png file. Also choose to “HIDE TEXT”

* You are done !

For further customization of the theme you may need to digg into the css codes !

Download Theme Now !

If you liked my work, please consider some donations, which shall assist my education.

Please provide your feedback on this theme by commenting below 🙂

Happy Ugadi

// March 16th, 2010 // Comments // Old

WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS UGADI.

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“Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru,
Yugadi Marali Baruthide
Hosa Varushake, Hosa Harushake
Hosathu Hosathu Tarutide…”

The Song of Yugadi by D.R. Bendre

I’ve mentioned only a part of the song. Here goes the meaning of the whole song in English.
“Ages after ages,
Millennium after millennium,
The Yugadi keeps on coming!
Bringing with it new joy
of the new year and of a new life.
I can hear the melody of the love-struck beetle,
on the golden lush fields.
As the Yugadi fills my ‘neem’-filled life
with the aroma of a tender flower,
renewing the magic of the Master!
As the green leaves of Mango,
in all their magnificence,
wait for the arrow of Kama,
I can see the fleet of parrots,
camouflaged amidst the leaves, rejoicing
and singing the sweet music of a great harvest.”

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According to the Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Brahma created the Universe on this day and hence the name YUGADI, which means ‘Beginning of an era’.

This year it is called the Vikrutinama– Samvathsara. ವಿಕೃತಿನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ

For Hindus, there are two types of calendar:Chandramana(lunar) calendar and Souramana(solar) calendar. Those who follow the Chandramana (lunar) calendar, the festival of Ugadi heralds the beginning of a New Year, celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra. The festival marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with the change in moon’s orbit.

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The specialty of Ugadi is that on this day, people partake a mixture of Neem flowers and jaggery. They offer the mixture, which symbolizes the fact that life is a combination of happy and sorrowful events and both should be treated equally, to relatives, friends and neighbors.

ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗು ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು. ಸರ್ವೇಜನೊ ಸುಕಿನೊಭವಂತು.

Get a Free Domain Name !

// March 10th, 2010 // Comments // Old

My Birthday giveaway series continues with this free domain giveaway contest. I had previous announced Free Adsense Voucher Giveaway Contest and Free FaceBook Voucher Giveaway Contest.

This blog has gone quite far and this is all due to support and contribution from my readers. Thank you all for reading and visiting my blog. Now it’s time to treat my readers with something that they will really like. Therefore, as a reward, I’ll be giving away a free domain to 10 lucky readers.

In this free domain giveaway contest i will be giving away 10 free domain names registrations worth more than $100 ! Enter the contest and be one of those lucky winners !

Selection Process:

I’m setting up certain criteria’s to select the winner, which involves assigning points to the various activities of the participant. The point system is as follows:

* Subscribe to my RSS Feed10 points

* Be my fan on Facebook10 points

* Follow me on twitter at twitter.com/sandeephegde 10 points

* Tweet the following text on your twitter account – 10 points

Entered #Free #Domain #Names #Contest by @sandeephegde at http://wp.me/pKQld-iO

* Comment on different blog posts on this site with some meaningful lines. No spam like good post etc – 5 points for each comment

* Provide back link to sandeephegde.me from your site – 1 point of every unique visitor coming from your site.

* Write a post on your blog about this contest and provide a track back to this post. – 50 points

* Write a guest post for my blog. You can mail it to [email protected] The contest should be genuinely written, copied content may result in disqualification from the contest. – 50 points if your article is selected.

That’s pretty simple huh?

Note: The winners will be announced on my Birthday, 28th March


Terms & Conditions :

* The domain registration will of 1 year duration. You will have full control over the domain.

* Only .com, .net, .info, .me, .mobi, .uk, .fr, .tel, .be, .eu extensions are allowed to be registered.

* Any spam or non-legitimates entries will be disqualified without notice.

* In case of tie of points between participants, then the winner will be chosen randomly using random.org

* The winners will be announced on the site on 28th March 2010. No personal notification will be sent.

* The winner needs to redeem the domain name before March 31st. So please stay tuned to this blog to know if you are the winner !

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To enter the contest Comment your Name and Twitter Username (or any reliable contact details) below, with an description of how you are going to make use of the domain, if you win !

All The Best 🙂

Cheapest Domain Name Registration Service

// March 8th, 2010 // Comments // Old

wwwIT is a world of computers and internet. World Wide Web has become common and reachable to everyone. The internet user can avail information on any subject desired. While you are sitting on your computer, you get connected to the rest of the world in fraction of seconds. You can order or shop anything online. So, you can say that the whole world has come to the screen of your computer on the click of a mouse. box with domains

A domain name is like a brand name for your site. Domain name registration is a necessary, easy & important first step in establishing an web site. When registering a domain name, we can choose from a lot of registrars. Registrars is the middlemen who interact with registries on behalf of registrants. The domain name will usually cost you around $10 (Rs.500). The prices vary from registrar to registrar.

My company dotCORD also provides domain name registration and web hosting services at dotcord.net. As an special promo we shall provide the cheapest domain name registration service available online. We are providing .com domains for just Rs.299 and .in domains for just Rs. 199 ! our domain registration  prices are the cheapest on the internet.

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The Cheapest domain name pricing offered by dotCORD:

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.COM – Rs.299

.IN – Rs.199

.CO.IN – Rs.199

.MOBI – Rs. 399

.INFO – Rs. 299

For more details about pricing visit www.dotcord.net

Top 10 reasons to buy domain names with dotCORD !

best_price1. Cheapest Domain Name Registration

Save more than 40% of the actual cost. No hidden charges ! No commitments to buy other products !

2. Various tlds available

We offer domain name registration in various tlds of your choice. You could buy .com, .in, .mobi etc.We also provide an name suggestion tool to simplify your task of finding a good domain name.

To get the complete list of tlds visit : www.dotcord.net

3. Multiple Payment Options

We understand different people wish to choose different payment methods. Don’t worry if you don’t have credit card, you could pay us offline too. You can choose one of the following options to pay:

  • PayPal
  • Online Banking
  • DD
  • Cheque
  • Direct deposit into our bank account
  • Western Union Money Transfer
  • Cash !

4. Local & Global Support

All our services are available globally. We are based in Belgaum, India. Indian’s have an advantage of getting local support. No more international call and wait times ! You could reach us on our number with minimal expenditures. We are also there to help you even in Hindi!best_quality

We are also provide support through social media sites. Yes now you can chat with us right from your Facebook account 🙂

Twitter : http://twitter.com/dotcord

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dotcord

5.Privacy protection

Protect the information that you display in the WHOIS details of your Domain Name with Privacy Protection. Although most providers charge anywhere between $6 – $14 for this service, we offer you Privacy Protection absolutely FREE of cost! You can safeguard your personal information from spammers, data harvesters, etc. ensuring that your WHOIS information is never misused.

6. Domain Theft Protection

Domain Theft Protection is a security service offered to provide an additional layer of security to Domains. This FREE service allows you to lock your Domain Names, guarding them against unauthorized Transfers.

7. Free DNS service

Any product you buy from us, comes with complete control to manage the DNS records for the associated domain, absolutely FREE of cost! Plus, our FREE DNS service is hosted on globally distributed and highly redundant infrastructure making it one of the most reliable in the industry. Manage SOA, A, AAAA, MX, CNAME, SRV and NS records – with all updates reflecting instantaneously.

8. Free Domain forwarding

  • Blazing fast performance – Nothing beats the request serving speed of our domain forwarding service.
  • Hide the destination URL – You can hide the destination URL in any domain forwarding order by enabling URL Masking. That way any long destination URLs remain hidden from the surfer and your brand identity remains consistent.
  • Wild carded Sub-domain Forwarding and Path Forwarding – You can setup wild carded forwarding such that each sub domain (eg http://jobs.yourdomain.com) forwards to independent destinations automatically. Also you can enable path information to be replicated in the destination URL such that http://www.yourdomain.com/path1/path2 gets forwarded to http://destinationURL/path1/path2
  • Search Engine Optimization and backward compatibility – You can set the <HEAD> tag content, in order to provide <META> tags and <TITLES> for search engine optimization. You can also set the <NOFRAMES> tag content for compatibility with browsers that do not support frames.

9. Free Mail Forwarding

Make your Email Addresses look professional with [email protected]  Accept and forward mails sent to your Domain Name to a free email service like gmail/hotmail using this handy Free Service.

  • Unlimited Mail Forwards: You can add unlimited mail forwards each forwarding to a different address
  • Catch-All Accounts: Create a catch-all account and forward all mails sent to your Domain Name to a single email address

10. Easy-to-use Control Panel

Any Domain owner knows that Domain Names need to be managed on a continuous basis, which makes a simple and effective Control Panel absolutely essential. The Control Panel that we offer Free of cost, make changing contact information, modifying name servers, renewing the Domain Name, etc. extremely easy.

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This offer will be available only upto 30th March. So hurry up and register your domain names now !

Make Money with Twitter using Sponsored Tweets

// March 4th, 2010 // Comments // Old

sponsored_tweets Sponsored Tweets is a new Twitter advertising platform that connects advertisers with Tweeters. Advertisers can create sponsored conversations on Twitter. Tweeters can earn money for spreading the word. Think of it as the Pay Per Tweet version of Pay Per Post.

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Who can join?

Your Twitter account must be at least 60 days old, have at least 100 followers and 100 status updates to be visible in searches to advertisers. However, advertisers can still explicitly make you offers.

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I have joined Sponsored Tweets around a month ago. After working around with many twitter monetization programs Sponsored Tweets seems to be the best ! Sponsored Tweets is the easiest way to make money from twitter.

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It takes few seconds to write a tweet for a advertiser and they will pay you according to your followers and other criteria. I’m getting paid $1 for each tweet. I have earned around $18 so far.

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Your tweet price is based on many factors, like number of followers, number of tweeters you’re following, the age of your account, how often you tweet, etc. Sponsored Tweets will give you a recommend price you should charge but you are not bounded by it and can set whatever price you want. I recommend you aim high and lower the price if you don’t get any bites!

If you are already not a member of Sponsered Tweets than it a try 🙂

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