Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
If you are looking to construct yourself a small site or one that is geared specifically toward being a Blog, then this information may not be for you since a pure Wordpress installation will be just fine for your mortgage website design needs. If you require the full functionality of Joomla! for your website design, but still want to have the power of Wordpress Bloggings system integrated into your website design… then please read on!
The best part of both Joomla! and Wordpress is that they are both free software. Anyone with the skills to master the software can design stunning websites completely free of charge. This is why both of these CMS's are so popular around the world today.
There are plenty of addon's that will provide blogging features for a Joomla! website, but some people require more!
In order to install Wordpress onto a Joomla! installation we recommend installing the software into a sub directory such as yourwebsite.com/blog. This will ensure that none of your Joomla! website will be conflicting with the Wordpress files.
Once the Wordpress [system|installation|website|files|software[/spin] are completely installed simply continue to setup the Wordpress website as you would any normal Wordpress installation.
Now you will have access to the Wordpress blog by visiting your blog URL at yourwebsite.com/blog. You can customize the Wordpress template through your admin section of your Wordpress installation. Customizing the Wordpress installation to match your Joomla! website may be the most challenging part for people that are not well versed in PHP code and website design. You may need the assistance of a professional in order to exactly match the Wordpress template to your Joomla! website template. For an experienced website designer (http://www.burnseo.com) however, this will only take a short while to complete. If you need assistance with this please contact us. We will write a tutorial on how to completely customize the default Wordpress template to match ANY Joomla! template in the near future. In the meantime please contact us directly if you need assistance.
Once the Wordpress website has been made to look like the rest of your website (by modifying the header.php,index.php,footer.php,single.php, and comments.php files in the Wordpress themes folder) you simply have to link the mywebsite.com/blog URL as an external link in your Joomla! menu.
Now you have the best of both seo company worlds. A Joomla! website that is completely integrated with a powerful Wordpress blog.
You can customize the Wordpress blog with your favorite widgets just as you would any other Wordpress system. We highly recommend submitting a second Sitemap to Google Webmaster tools for your Blog since you will already have one for your main Joomla! website content.
Sit back and start enjoying the benefits of a well optimized website and powerful Blogging website which will help you in your efforts of dominating your market! Visit us online at http://www.burnseo.com
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.