Plugin Updated: F5 Sites Bar

In every Fnetwork site you can see a bar in the bottom, it has links to the main projects, and as the network grown, new links was updated. I never had comfortable time to work and with that bar was not different.

The idea arrived to get consistency to network, and make users navigate more well between all projects. Besides that, the linkage also could help get better position in search result engines.

One advantage is that we can check the whole network visits by checking the number of times that plugin bar displays. And also, in the right corner we show current user location.

But the design and appearance was not good, and even the position at the bottom make many users not saw it. So I am almost finishing the new design, the bar will go to the top, what made the original name change, now is only F5 Sites Bar. The design also changed a bit, many improvements was made and we are waiting another plugin of the network to be ready, F5 Sites Smart Language Filter.

When these twos plugins be ready, the Fnetwork will get to a new level. But it will take a time, many changes is being made in the background, the focus will be just one: get new costumers.

F5 Sites Started a Renovation to Get New Clients in Brazil

Since our 2016 plan, I changed F5 Sites focus to a more global position, making efforts to exit Brazil and go to a country like USA. The path I figured out to reach was simple, I started by translate all content of the site (posts, menus) to English, make a USA section in the site and then delivered content especially made to that target.

For site banner I choosed images like California, Chinese traffic jam, everything was more global and ready to get clients from anywhere in the World.

But the internationalization never ended-up, F5 Sites was just translated and never finished the whole process. It is not just translate, make the site beautiful, change images and wait for new lead and costumers to contact. It was necessary to get to the clients, to start conversation, make jobs proposal, and that’s when things got difficulty.

I personally think I can make dozen of leads and reach new clients in a face-to-face talk, even knowing that is possible and usual to get clients only via internet, it is easier for me to get touch in meetings, events, lectures, workshops, make active visits and explore my personal network to reach new clients. So, while I am still in Brazil, my plan has to shift, need to allocate efforts to get new clients here.

If you are in Sao Paulo, SP, contact us right now to schedule a meeting.

New Plugin in Development: F5 Sites Smart Language Filter

After tons of tests and experiences, with the most famous and updated language plugins for WordPress, I started one plugin for F5 Sites e Fnetwork. Based in a simple but efficient code I made for a project theme (Sistema Focalizador Javascript).All I had to do is to use tags in posts, like:

  • lang-en: english
  • lang-pt: portugues
  • lang-fr: french
  • lang-zn: chinese
  • And so on…

The “Smart” term in the name is because it use an algorythym based on WooCommerce Geocode and HTTP function to determine users location and provice the probably most correct language. So we will close our domains that start with br, like br.f5sites.com and br.franciscomat.com, because whenever location you are, the main domain will provide you content in your language.

The plugin will be present in all network, it will be attached to another plugin we use F5 Sites Footer Bar, so all sites will have translate options. The users will also have the option to change language anytime, and if it come in a link that does not have the language users spoke, a warn will be attached to change language anytime.

The plugin is under development and has no deadline to be finished, it is an effort I making to achieve best results in marketing and getting new clients.

Docker: We Are Migration Our Services to New DevOps Paradigm

In the upfront of currently technological changes we saw Docker as a new optimization paradigm. Why we waited so long to adopt it? The answer is simple, we only need it now, we were in a very long stable development process, without needing to migrate server or change process development.

But recently we reached a point to make an intermediate server, a kind of homolog/backup of production, then we saw that task would be huge time consuming, make all configuration, clone of git repos, installation of services like apache, myql, wordpress, etc. So I had two options, go folder to folder and make sure everything was alright, or format and install docker in a fresh linux /docker environment.

I choosed the second and most challenge option, so now I am working in the complete migration of all our projects, sites and operations to Docker technology. After that, we could instantiate our homolog server by simple running a docker command to set everything up and running.

Docker is not hard to understand, but you need to be very experienced to understand all its power, and it is not the best solution for all scenarios, but after you start using it, will be very difficulty to step back.

The First Semester of 2019 Was Very Busy

In the very end of 2018 I started a new position in a marketing company, working 9-18, so I had to leave a country side, small city, Itapetininga, and moved abruptly to Sao Paulo. In a day was in one small town with all time for me, the next I was in one of the ten biggest city of the World, without knowing nobody, moved to work in IT projects, a very intensive programming job, a very big challenge.

I moved to get a new income, I did not had choice, without funds and support, the only way I saw to get my plans done was to move to the capital. Besides work for money, I planned to launch my projects in a city of opportunities, besides Sao Paulo is the most expensive city to live in America Latina, it recompenses any one who is dedicated to work.

In and in parallel with it I started theater course in night, so basically had no time for blogging in my personal site. But after a period of adaptation, I am starting efforts to get back on trails of constantly post and commit in GitHub.

It was not in my planning to stop all my projects, that for me was going very well, besides it’s constantly late, without any funds, I was constantly strangling for low costs solutions to basic situations, even to make meals. But, after 6 months working hard, I am back to my personal site, all the work I did since end of 2016, will be the platform for my rocket launch.

Conviértase en un patrocinador

Los pomodoros están cerca de ser liberados y usted puede ayudar a hacer este proyecto a la realidad. En España, America Latina y muchos países de habla hispana, empezamos a buscar usuarios globales.

Con su apoyo financiero su marca será siempre visible en el sitio, alcanzando a todos nuestros usuarios. Su anuncio quedará impreso en la página inicial y en la aplicación, en la barra lateral y en el pie de página del sitio. Además de alcanzar el público seleccionado, altamente intelectual, usted todavía estará apoyando un innovador lanzamiento y tendrá su marca asociada a un producto de alta tecnología.

Cuotas España/AL 2019

Para España/AL, año 2019 tendremos una cuota de 2.000 mensuales, que puede ser dividida o comprada por un único patrocinador maestro:

  • Patrocinador maestro: compra la cuota completa de 2.000  tiene la exclusividad de aparecer sólo su marca y productos en el blog y aplicación.
  • Patrocinador split: no hay un maestro, la cuota puede ser dividida en 4 de 500 , siendo impreso en los mismos sitios del patrocinador principal, pero alternando entre los splits.

Become a Sponsor

Pomodoros is close to being released and you can help make this project a reality. We will be present in USA, UK and many english speak countries, we started searching users in theses countries to became global.

With your financial support your brand will always be visible on the site, reaching all our users. Your ad will be printed on the home page and app, site sidebar and footer. In addition to reaching select, highly intellectual audiences, you will still be supporting an innovative startup and will have your brand associated with a high-tech product.

USA/UK Quotas 2019

For USA and UK 2019 will have a monthly fee of US$2.000, which can be divided or purchased by a single master sponsor:

  • Master sponsor: buy the full quota of US$2.000 and have the exclusivity to your brand and products in the blog and app.
  • Split Sponsor: If there is no master, the quota can be divided into 4 of US$500, being printed in the same places as the master sponsor, but alternating between splits.

Buenos Aires may be the first city out of Brazil with new users

The Spanish translation was a very important step for the future of the project, the Hispanic community is very large and representative. We do not know which Spanish language country will have our first user, but we bet all our chips that will be Argentina.

Within the Pomodoros global expansion project, we look at Buenos Aires to begin the expansion, we may be surprised by Spanish speakers from other countries, especially Spain, but soon the founder of the project will be in Buenos Aires to, among other things, do some technical visits related to the project.

You who are Spanish speakers can help us if you see any problems in the translation please let us know. Sign up for free and start focusing on your projects right now.

French Language – Adding a Third Language

Updating the pomodoros source code to facilitate translation and installation of new languages, French was chosen as the third official translation due to the number of new visitors coming from France.

We are still very dependent on Google Translate to do the translations, so we know that the quality is impaired, but it is certain that the reception of new visitors is much better when they find the words and translations in their language.

With great pride we welcome the French.

Langue Française – Installation de la Troisième Langue

En mettant à jour le code source de pomodoros pour faciliter la traduction et l’installation de nouvelles langues, le français a été choisi comme troisième traduction officielle en raison du nombre de nouveaux visiteurs venant de France.

Nous sommes toujours très dépendants de Google Translate pour faire les traductions, donc nous savons que la qualité est compromise, mais il est certain que la réception de nouveaux visiteurs est bien meilleure quand ils trouvent les mots et les traductions pour votre langue.

Avec une grande fierté, nous accueillons les Français.