Whats new in WordPress 3.5

Today I have upgraded my blog to wordpress version 3.5. This version includes a new default theme twenty twelve. Below is the video of all the new changes made to wordpress 3.5

Call for Guest Blogging

This is an open invitation for everyone to post a guest post on my blog. You can write on the following topics

  1. Freelancing
  2. Open Source
  3. Tech News (Any latest advancement in the field of IT, Telecom)
  4. Howto's
  5. Blogging Tips and Tricks


  1. The content should be original and should not be copy pasted from any other source plus you commit not to post the same article on any other blog/website.
  2. You can add 1 link to your blog plus your twitter username.
  3. Guest post should  be atleast 300 words long.
  4. You can post your introduction at the end of your blog post.
  5. I reserve the right to accept/reject and even edit your blog post.
  6. You can submit your blog posts via email for consideration. My email address is usman (at) usmanshahzada.com

Online Marketplace for Pakistani Freelancers

I want to setup a new online marketplace for Pakistani Contractors/Freelancers. More details of this project can be found here. The idea is to bring more projects to Pakistan and projects can be data entry, content writing, web design/software development etc.

Now the question is why need of a new online marketplace when there are websites like odesk, elance, freelancer etc.  The answer is that there are so many contractors registered on these websites that makes tough for the new entrants to land their first job. I get many queries or comments like how to get money from skrill etc, so another idea is to support local payment methods for the contractors that is Easy Paisa, Online Bank Transfer, Mobi Cash or Timepey etc.

Go through the link above and let me know your suggestions/comments/wishlist etc.

Free Zen Cart Installation with Modules

Zen Cart is a free open source shopping cart software which helps you create your online store. If you want to setup your zen cart store but you are not familiar with how to setup zencart, ftp, uploading website etc. I can help you install your zencart website along with 6-7 modules. I will do the free installation of the latest version of Zen cart. This installation will include the following extra modules.

  • Image Handler 4
  • Zen Lightbox
  • CEON URI Mapping (SEO)
  • CKEditor for Zen Cart
  • Easy Populate 4
  • Backup Mysql Plugin
Now what I want in return is that you buy a domain/web hosting from hostgator. Use the link below to sign up for web hosting at hostgator and by referring you as a client to hostgator, I will get the commission and thats what I’d be getting out of this service. I have personally used hostgator and I really like their support.  The hatchling plan from hostgator will provide
  • Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth
  • 99.9% uptime gurantee
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • 100$ Google Adwords Credit
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 45 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 1 Domain Allowed
  • Price 5.56$ per month if you choose 1 year pricing plan.

Click Here to buy Web Hosting from Hostgator or use the banner at the bottom and then send me your hosting username/password on my email address usman (at) usmanshahzada.com and you will get your zen cart installation within 24 hours.

I have also created a coupon ushahzada2012 and using this coupon you will get 25% off your order.

Start blogging, get your blog up and running for free

If you want to start your own blog but you are not familiar with wordpress installation or terms like cpanel, ftp, uploading website, registering domain name and web hosting. No Problem, I will do the wordpress Installation plus will install list of plugins that I have installed on my blog (here is the list of plugins) and then will provide you the admin username/password of your blog which you later can update/change.  All you need to register me a domain name and buy me a hosting for your blog. You can get your domain name registered through godaddy.com, enom.com, name.com etc (If you still need help registering your domain, let me know I will help). You can also buy web hosting from godaddy.com, hostgator.com, dreamhost.com, bluehost.com, hostmonster.com etc.

Now what I want in return, obviously as mentioned above I will do all the above for free. I will need either of the two options below

  1. Post a review of my blog on your blog which should include a backlink (a do follow link to my blog) OR
  2. Write a guest Post on my blog, no duplicate content (It can be related to freelancing, open source, SEO, blogging etc)

So do you think its a bad deal? If not then contact me via this contact form.