Month: November 2021

Wordpress in IoT

3 WordPress plugins for IoT

WordPress Plugins for IoT Application

Hi friends, the post contains three sections. Among the three Sections, the first one is IoT and its protocols. The second part is about WordPress and its features. Finally, the third part is about the list of  WordPress Plugins for IoT Application

The latest talk on the Internet is the Internet of things. There are so many start-up companies and Corporate Giants looking for a connected Solution Business.

On the other hand, most Entrepreneurs are looking for their business to bring online. So digital Agency taken WordPress in their hand to capture the market.

I hope this blog is sandwiching WordPress and IoT.

Let’s talk about IoT (Internet of things)  first in short

What is IoT?

Internet of Things is defined as a connected physical object embedded with software or communication protocol to connect with the internet world.

WordPress Plugins for IoT

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The node or end device is enabled by different communication protocols.

Among the IoT communication protocols,  the Top Communications are listed here.

  1. MQTT
  2. REST API
  3. CoAP
  4. Https
  5. Http
  6. TCP
  7. UDP

and so on.

Among the IoT Protocols, the message Queuing Protocols stands on Top. Apart from this Communication protocol, You can find here,  find more communication protocols

Let have a summary of MQTT

What is MQTT?

The MQTT stands for Message Queuing  Telemetry Transmission.

Whether you talk about the Internet of Things, Industrial 4.0, or Industrial Internet of Things, the Topmost preferred communication that comes to your mind is MQTT.

For Your information, Advanced protocols such as AMQP. RabbitMQ is built based on the MQTT and TCP.

Surprisingly, the latest communication protocol in IoT is Kafka. Kafka is also based on Message Queuing Protocols.

 

Such a significant MQTT protocol has three partners. they are

  1. Publisher
  2. Broker
  3. Subscriber

Publisher

the end device or IoT Node acts as Publisher. Publisher publishes the information or Data. The data published by the Publisher is called Topic. The Topic always has a unique title.

Broker

The Broker resides at the central server or Cloud platform such as Amazon AWS, Google, or Azure. The Broker receives the data from the Publisher and passes it to the Subscriber.

Subscriber

The Subscriber receives the Topic from the Broker. Sometimes the Publisher and Subscriber reside on the same device or node for better Remote Monitoring and Control.

QoS ( Quality of Service)

The Quality of Service (QoS) is rated into three categories. They are

  1. The lowest quality of Service is QoS 0
  2. The midrange Quality of Service is QoS 1
  3. Quality of Service (QoS) 2 is the topmost

I hope the above information is enough for understanding IoT.

You can also visit our previous blogs to understand the IoT.

Now we will have short summary of WordPress followed by plugins available for the IoT Implementation.

 

What is WordPress?

Now we are at the second part of the post.

WordPress is a Freemium user-friendly tool for website building built based on the open-source language PHP.

In the current internet world, there are more than one-third of the website are built using WordPress.

WordPress Plugins for IoT

WordPress manages the current demand on Website buildings.

There are other website builders also available in the market. Some of them for your bites.

  1. WIX
  2. Weebly
  3. Squarespace
  4. Webflow
  5. Jimbdo
  6. Joomla
  7. Shopify
  8. BigCommerce

Even though other alternatives are available in the market, the developer’s first choice is WordPress because of its flexibility, wide range of Plugins, and Community support.

Some of the most remarkable plugins of WordPress are listed over here.

Name of the plugin
Description
Active Installations
Alternative
Elementor Page Builder 5+ Million WP Bakery, DIVI Page Builder
Ninja Forms Form Builder 1+ Million WP Form, Contact Form 7
Tawk.to Live Chat 2L+ Zendesk, Continually
WooCommerce Ecommerce Online shop Builder 5+ Million No Alternative
All in One SEO SEO for Blogs, Business & Ecom. Sites 65+ Million Rank Math, Yoast SEO
Akismat Antispam Protect Blogs form spams 5+ Million Antispam Bee, Stop Spammers
Charitable Non-Profit fundraising Plugin 10+ Thousand Donorbox, Paypal Donations
Ultimate Member Membership plugin for online Communities 2L+ BuddyPress, Paid Membership Pro
NextGen Gallery WordPress Gallery Plugin 7L+ Envira Gallery, Modula
MonsterInsight Goog analytics WordPress plugin to understand user Behaviour 3+ Million Google Analytics, Analytics
W3 Total Cache SEO + Performance Optimization Plugin 1+ Million WP Rocket, WP Super Cache
The Events Calendar Even Organizer Plugin 8L+ Amelia, Event Espresso 4 Decaf
Seriously Simple Podcasting Podcast WordPress plugin 30k+ Libsyn Podcasting, Fusebox
Redirection Redirection Management to overcome 404 error 2+ Million 301 Redirects, Safe Redirect Manager
Tutor LMS E-Learning Platform Builder 40k+ TalentLMS, Thinkfic

Now, we are at the end of the second section.I hope you understand the few features of WordPress.

As mentioned earlier,  In the Third section we are diving into Sandwiching of IoT – WordPress Plugins

IoT-WordPress Sandwich – WordPress Plugins for IoT

In this section, we are going to look into WordPress Plugins available for IoT implementation.

the Plugins you are awaiting are listed below

  1. WP-MQTT
  2. WP REST API
  3. wpforglass

WP MQTT ( 1 of 3 WordPress Plugins for IoT )

Nowadays Site building time becomes reduced tremendously. the same way the customers also looking for faster Connectivity solutions. it is possible with the WP MQTT plugin. the WP MQTT plugins. the WP MQTT plugin makes the IoT Interfaces easier. the response to the machine-to-machine connectivity is quicker due to WP MQTT.

WP REST API ( 2 of 3 WordPress Plugins for IoT )

The REST API is also known as RESTful API. REST API is programming-based communication that includes HTTP requests to get the user data to the cloud. WordPress Came up with WP REST API which meets the IoT requirements. Some of the Blogs describe the WP REST API as a future IoT Plugin that meets the IoT Compliance

wpforglass ( 3 of 3 WordPress Plugins for IoT )

wpforglass is one of the WordPress plugins that enable the IoT in WordPress sites. The wpforglass is the first WordPress plugin that speaks with Google glass. The Google Glass is a head-mounted computerized device enabled with android. the wpforglass makes the connectivity possible with google glass through Google offered APIs.

Apart from the above top 3 plugins, there is another plugin called Nike+ which is an outdated one.

if you found this blog useful for you, please share your comments in the comment section

You can contact us for your IoT Application Requirements.

I hope this blog may put you in a surprising zone.

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Elementor vs Divi

Benefits of using Elementor over DIVI – 5 Advantages

In this post, We are diving into a list of benefits of using Elementor.  Additionally, I like to share information that helps you  on “ how to choose plugins for WordPress”   or “ What are the parameters to be considered while choosing plugins for WordPress websites.”

Even though we will discuss Elementor and Divi, the parameters we have chosen can be considered while you decide on other website builder plugins.

Before starting our post, we will look into some of the basic terminologies and recalls of previous posts.

Website builder tools have a great demand in the market. After Covid, most entrepreneurs are looking for an online market, and their hope can be possible only with websites. So many digital agencies are flooding into the market to use this opportunity.

The digital agencies have strong beliefs about the availability of free website builders in the market.

Among the free website builders, WordPress stands top of all the tools.

As per the statistics, WordPress websites dominate 40 percent of the total websites all over the world.

Visit back to our previous blog on 3 Reasons to choose WordPress over Weebly.

We listed out the website builders.

As per our previous battle blog, WordPress is more comfortable than Weebly as it is available free of cost. Most of the plugins come free of charge.

Among the WordPress plugins, Elementor and DIVI are the most preferred plugins by the developers because both the plugins come with  Drag-and-Drop Model. The Drag-and-drop model makes the developers easier to use.

 

Let’s start comparing the Elementor and Divi.

1st Benefit of Using Elementor – User Interface :

benefits of using Elementor

 

Whatever be the platform or Application, if the user accessing it, the user interface should be self-explained. The features available with the development environment should be easily accessible by the user.

The Divi plugins are a drag-and-drop model, which is very comfortable for developers like Elementor.

The Divi plugin components are floating style. As general human psychology, once the image is captured in the eyes, the content is recorded in the brain. On next time, the eyes started searching the exact location. As Divi comes with a Floating widget selector, sometimes the widget selection is slightly harder for the developers.

On the other hand, the Elementor widget selector and configuration settings have come with a fixed sidebar. Once the user experiences the plugins, and next time it will be very easy for the developer.

In another direction, whoever provides remote support, the remote supporter quickly directs the developer to choose the widget.

As a user interface, Elementor is one step ahead of Divi.

The first reason to choose Elementor over Divi is the Comfortable User Interface.

2 of 5 Benefits of Using Elementor – Popup Builder :

benefits of using Elementor

The Pop-up feature is one of the latest expected features. With the pop-up features, you can enable login/registrations, Call to Action modules, Promotional ads, and so on.

 

The DIVI plugins are lagging in this round. If the pop-up plugins are available, they are only available with premium mode. The most well-known pop-up plugin available with DIVI is Bloom mail. With the Pop-up bloom mail, you can enable mail support for the customer who accesses your website.

As per research, the DIVI does not have Login/registration pop-ups

On the other direction, the Elementor pop-up plugin supports the most essential features of the websites, such as login/registration, Email pop-ups, Promotional Pop-ups, CTA ( Call-To-Action) pop-ups, Email Pop-ups. All the listed pop-ups come free of cost.

 

3 of 5 Benefits of Using Elementor –

Community Support and plugins

benefits of using Elementor

 

For any open-source or development environments, the community supports must survive in the market.

As per the sources, the 3rd party plugins are widely available for Elemetor.

But in the case of DIVI, the third-party plugins are less when compared to Elementor.

The most available plugins also involve cost. It makes the DIVI bit weaker than compared Elementor.

Most of the plugins that support Elementor are free of cost.

The plugin’s availability is the third reason for choosing Elementor for website building.

 

4 of 5 Benefits of Using Elementor – Website Footprint

Low software footprint

Whenever you are offering a website service to the customer, the first priority should be site performance. So the website designer has to consider the website Footprint as one of the topmost parameters. Because the Website Footprint contributes significant role on the Website loading and performance.

For an argument scenario, if you are creating a test site to compare the footprint of the DIVI and Elementor, you can observe the Elementor site has a footprint lesser than them DIVI. And also, the HTTP request is also less when compared to the DIVI. These two factors make the Elemetor site performance slightly higher than the DIVI sites.

in summary, you can choose Elementor for your website building based on the performance

5 of 5 Benefits of Using Elementor – Pricing

cost vs package

The cost is more important for choosing any development tool, and the development cost involves the investment.

Based on pricing, you can blindly go for Elementor. Because most of the third-party plugins of Elementor if you are going for simple website building for n number of sites.

 

But if you plan to go for premium modes, you can better go for DIVI, which is a lifetime update at a cost 249$. You will get Bloom, DIVI, extra, and monarch. Visit the official DIVI

 

But Elementor premium modes are based on yearly charges.

The base price of Elemetor costs about 49$ per year.

The expert version of Element is about 199$ per year.

 

So in this round, the choice is you and your investment detail.

so far we have gone through the advantages of Elementor over DIVI.

 

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Note: the Image sources are from canva

Wordpress Vs Weebly

3 Reasons to choose WordPress over Weebly

3 Advantages of WordPress

The Post or blog shares information about the top 3 advantages of WordPress in Website Building. Here, we listed the top website-building tools. Additionally, we have taken Weebly for a one-to-one comparison with WordPress.

Before starting the blog, we will dive into information about website development’s current status.

Web application development is one of the growing platforms in the Internet Era. As the days grow, demand for web application development also increases proportionally. As per internetLivestats, As of now, 1.9 billion websites are all around the world.  When you read the post, it may cross 2 billion sites as well.

As the demand for web development increases, there are a lot of website builders jumping into the market.

Today, we are going to compare two great website builders. They are WordPress and Weebly.

 

At First, We look into the short description of the great website builders.

Later, we will compare the feature of each tool. Also, we will look into the 3 advantages of WordPress.

Then, how is WordPress Comfortable over Weebly?

Let’s dive into the Short Descriptions of the best website builders.

WordPress

3 Advantages of WordPress
WordPress Advantages

Our first short description is WordPress.

WordPress is a Freemium ( Free + Premium) tool.  The host and its plugins support more than 60 Million websites. As per WordPress Statistics, around 64 Million websites use WordPress and its plugins. The count is around two-Fifth of the total websites in this internet world.

Such a wides WordPress was launched in 2003 Mid.

Alternatively, we will look into the Weebly crispy description.

Weebly

Similar to WordPress, Weebly is also one of the best web application development tools.

Weebly also has its great importance in the website development world. unlike WordPress, Weebly is a lateral entry to the internet environment. Weebly becomes handy to the developers around 2006.

As per the information available, there are more than 20 Million websites developed using Weebly.  Such a handy tool is very user-friendly and robust for web application development.

Battle starts Here

While starting the battle, we will set the rules for the war.

How to choose the website Builders?

While start researching the website builders, we need to consider the parameters such as designing flexibility, Costing, Plugins, Community support,

User Compatibility

What is user Compatibility?

For any development environment, the user or developer’s comfortability is a must. Without developer comfortability, no development environment cannot progress or survive in the market.

The evaluation of the development environment is also a must to create a comfortable zone for the developers.

The above-unwritten rule is applicable for any development environment, and the same law is applicable for Website builders.

In our case, both website builders evaluate themselves daily as per the developer’s comfort zone.

Compatibility status of Weebly and WordPress

As per the source, the latest version of Weebly is 5.49.1.

As per the WordPress release, the latest version of WordPress is 5.8.2.

Even though both of our website builders evaluate themselves day by day, developer comfortability is found more in Weebly. Most of the modules are available with the drag-and-drop model in Weebly.

Even though WordPress came into the market earlier than compared to Weebly, WordPress requires some programming knowledge. As WordPress is based on PHP, a lot of plugins come into usage. But developers found more comfortable with Weebly than compared to WordPress.

Do remember, WordPress also has excellent designing plugins like Elementor and Divi supporting the drag-and-drop model.

Now, we are at the conclusion stage of this battle round. Weebly wins this round with a score of 1 – 0.

Development Environment costing -1 of 3 Advantages of WordPress

 

Development Environment Cost

Now, we are in the second round of the battle.

Whatever be the project, whether it can be a development project or testing project, the cost is the topmost factor from the customer. The customer always looks for the “cost vs value”. if the project has a high ROI, customers are ready to invest in the project.  So we will consider cost in the second-round battle.

First, we start with the first round winner Weebly”

Weebly Development Environment

Weebly is available with four categories. unfortunately, the free version, we cannot consider into account due to the unavailability of customer-domain -connectivity.

Then the other versions are personnel, professional, and performance versions.

  1. personnel version varies between 6$ to 9$ per Month.
  2. The professional version varies between 12$ to 16$ per month.
  3. Performance version varies between 26$ to 29$ per month.

Sources: Weebly

As a digital marketing agency, bearing the above cost per month is adds a burden to the monthly expense.

Moreover, a one-time payment option is not available with Weebly.

WordPress Development Environment

On the other hand, WordPress is completely based on PHP.

As PHP is one of the best open sources, WordPress is also available free of cost. you can WordPress is available as Freemium environment.

Freemium environment comes with a Free version at zero cost and the cost of the premium version varies depending upon the plugins.

Most of the free plugins will meet the developer environment. so 90 percent of the customer requirement can be met with the free source itself.

As most of the WordPress sources are available for free, WordPress wons the heart of Digital Agencies and solution providers.

in the cost battle, WordPress draws the round with 1 – 1. Among the Top 3 advantages of WordPress, the Development environment is the topmost.

this is the first advantage or Reason to choose WordPress for website building.

Community Support and plugins – 2 of 3 Advantages of WordPress

 

in the third round, we compare the support available for the website building from the two opponents.

As a paid one, Weebly has a technical support team available for 24 / 7 support.

In the case of WordPress, as free-of-cost, there are a lot of open communities available to clarify the obstacles.

to understand the WordPress support availability, visit the site .

In the WordPress community, Plenty of groups are available to support the WordPress Developer. You will get immediate support from google Guru. Need not wait for someone’s support or assist you.

Additionally, f you are stuck with one plugin, there are n number of alternative plugins available in WordPress to meet the customer’s necessity.

In the support war, WordPress wins the war with 2-1

This is the second advantage or Reason to choose WordPress for the Website Building.

Customization – 3 of 3 Advantages of WordPress

Customization is one of the major factors when we go for Website Builder.

As WordPress is a mixed combo of coding and drag-and-drop model, it is easy for the developer to customize the platform as per the requirement.

in the case of Weebly, the customization is a bit challenging as compared to WordPress.

At the end of the Fourth round, WordPress won the battle with a score of 3-1.

This is the third reason to choose WordPress over Weebly.

 

Conclusion

Folks, the post may share high-level information for choosing the best website builder. The 3 Advantages of WordPress may direct you towards WordPress Zone.

You also need not stop yourself in comparison with WordPress Vs Weebly.

other WordPress Alternatives

Additionally, I share a few alternatives of WordPress in the market for your better knowledge.

  1. Webflow
  2. WIX
  3. Squarespace
  4. Jimbdo
  5. Shopify
  6. BigCommerce
  7. Joomla

After your explorations, you can also compare the advantages of WordPress and other Website builders.

As per my thought, before you start your website building, you can compare the advantages of WordPress with other tools. then, start your cost-effective website building.

Top 3 Advantages of WordPress

in Summary, the Top 3 Advantages of WordPress are

  1. Environment Cost
  2. Community support and huge open-source Plugins
  3. Customization

Thank you all. I will meet you in the next post.

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