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Install PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

To Install PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu just follow the command one by one bellow.


WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin – New version 1.4 released

After 4 long years finally, I released an update for WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin. Thanks to Awad Abdelgayoum for inspiring me to blog again. For nearly couple of years, I haven’t been blogging anything interesting or worth reading.

My blog was almost dying due to lack of new content. So while investigating my S3 plugin had stopped working. I searched for alternative and most of it was very complicated or too much for the blog. So I decided to update the plugin and make it work for the newly updated WordPress.

Release update version 1.4

  • Changed the S3 library to Amazon SDK
  • Major Cleanup
  • Added support for WordPress JS files
  • Added support for fonts in CSS
  • Tested and released for WordPress 4.9.5

To download the updated version please visit WordPress S3 Plugin.

Where is Google Headed ? – Advertisement hell for business owners

Today I was searching for few keywords which were property and real estate related. Shocked to see most of the top result for the search was an advertisement from property developers.

Half of the result in the page was Adwords campaign of few top real-estate companies in Dubai. Google has made it look like a typical result with a small distinction between paid and actual search result.

As a regular user with average screen size all you will be looking at first glance is the advertisement. Most of the users will not even scroll further to see what is the actual search result.

What happens to people who focus on SEO? Are they f___ked?

Is there any scope for organic SEO? Most of the SEO experts I know already stopped doing SEO and getting certified as SEM experts.

How much money are the companies willing to pay Google? What happens to small business who cannot spend so much money for placing ads with Adwords? Are they f__ked?

Google Web Search has become Google Ad Search. Google has turned so greedy and so evil.

New Blog in Town – by Awad Abdelgayoum

A new blogger in town Awad Abdelgayoum. He is now a new inspiration for me to start my dead blog again. So let me end my lazy blog era with this fresh start.

Awad Abdelgayoum is a guru of creating and managing digital marketing campaigns to build lasting relationships with organizations and individuals with customers. Awad is certified in Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Microsoft Bing Ads and HubSpot Inbound and Content Marketing. I blog about SEO, SEM, and Marketing.

If you want to learn more about PPC, SEO, SEM, Content Marketing & Google Analytics please bookmark this blog in your browser today.

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Abu Dhabi Veteran Journalist Launches First Professional Blog Dedicated To UAE History, Culture And Traditions

ABU DHABI, UAE, 19.08.2017Traditzia ( is the first digital magazine written in blog format dedicated to the arts, culture, heritage, history and traditions of United Arab Emirates in particular and the Arab Gulf in general.

Since its launch, on June 12, 2017, Traditzia has witnessed a remarkable growth, reaching over 1,000 readers monthly and over 6,800 social media followers.

Stories such as the history of photography in Arabia, as old as the first photographic camera, myths and superstitions hidden in the patterns of Arabian jewellery, the oldest hotel in the UAE, built as a wedding venue for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President, have attracted readers not only from the UAE, but also from USA, UK, New Zeeland, Japan, Tunisia, India and Saudi Arabia.


“I’ve launched Traditzia with the English language expat communities in mind. Non-Arabic speakers living in the UAE and elsewhere in the Arab Gulf countries, or those interested in this region, have limited resources to information about the history, culture and heritage of the Peninsula. As expected, a lot of material is published in Arabic language, but in English there are only a handful of books on these subjects and even those are hard to find,” said Silvia Radan, the founder and editor of Traditzia.

A veteran journalist based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Silvia Radan has over 20 years experience in media, the last 11 years being in the UAE. She worked as a senior journalist for Khaleej Times, where she covered mainly the local arts, culture and heritage topics, as well as the hospitality industry and environment. She is also an author with essays published in two books: she wrote the UAE history chapter in Time to Shine, a coffee-table book published by the UAE Ministry of Economy; and an essay on visual communication published in 20, a Higher Colleges of Technology anthology marking its 20th anniversary, a book of essays written by various Nobel Prize laureates, world leaders and world renown environmentalists, economists, academicians and writers.

“Over the years, I’ve created an incredible amount of research and have access to plenty of sources and resources. The reason I came to Abu Dhabi all these years ago was to discover the Emirati culture, lifestyle and traditions. I’ve made many friends among them, friendships as strong as family bonds that led to expanding my horizon about their roots,” added Ms. Radan.

For now, Traditzia is a weekly blog, with new material published every Wednesday. Apart from the main blog articles there are also a section for upcoming events related to the website’s topics and a photo gallery with all images available for sale.

“I encourage all my readers to interact with Traditzia. Send in your comments, thoughts and suggestions. Do you have a specific subject you would like to know about? Send me an email suggesting a topic! You may find contact details on the website itself – – or on Traditzia’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,” concluded Ms. Radan.

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