Irfanview Image Editor and Optimizer

IrfanView-in-Windows-10

Irfanview one of my favorite Image Editing Tools-and FREE it is too!

Irfanview Color CorrectionIt is designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.

IrfanView seeks to create unique, new and interesting features, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole “creativity” is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 10+ years).

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer worldwide with Multiple (animated) GIF support. One of the first graphic viewers worldwide with Multipage TIF support. The first graphic viewer worldwide with Multiple ICO support.
Depending on your Version of Windows (32 bit or 64 bit) you can download Irfanview from here.
Irfanview for 32 Bit Computers
Irfanview for 64 Bit Computers
If you do NOT know which Version your Computer is running click this link to find out how to determine if your Computer is 32 bit or 64 bit
Irfanview has a lot of additional free Plugins you can install and add One of the most used one is
RIOTallows IrfanView to save optimized JPG/GIF/PNG files (RIOT – Radical Image Optimization Tool)

A full(Impressive)List of Available Plugins for IrfanviewIrfanview Thumbs Export

Available PlugIns and current versions:

    • AltaLux – (version 1.08): allows IrfanView to use AltaLux image effect
    • AWD – (version 2.0.0.0): allows IrfanView to read Artweaver files
    • B3D – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read BodyPaint 3D files
    • BabaCAD4Image – (version 1.3): allows IrfanView to to read DXF and DWG CAD files
    • BURNING – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to burn slideshow to a CD/DVD/BD (Windows XP SP3 or later required)
    • BURNINGOLD – (version 4.36): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to burn slideshow to a CD (Windows XP or later required, Nero option can burn Data DVD and VCD)
    • CADImage – (version 12.0.0.5): allows IrfanView to read DXF/DWG/HPGL/CGM/SVG files (Shareware, third party plugin)
      Newest 32-bit versions under: http://www.cadsofttools.com/download/irfanviewplugins.zip
      , newest 64-bit versions: http://www.cadsofttools.com/download/irfanviewplugins_x64.zip
    • CRW – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read Canon CRW/CR2 files (high resolution image version)Note:this PlugIn requires additional Canon DLLs. You can download these DLLs with the Canon ZoomBrowser program: http://www.canon.com/ or try here: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/canon_crw.zip (check “Readme.txt” for instructions and install!)
    • DICOM – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read Dicom formats (DCM, ACR, IMA)
    • DJVU – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read DJVU format
    • ECW – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write ECW files (Enhanced Compressed Wavelet)
    • EFFECTS – (version 4.51): contains image effects and allows IrfanView to load Adobe Photoshop 8BF filtersNote:some nice (fixed menu) Adobe 8BF Plugins/effects can be downloaded/installed from: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_adobe_8bf_plugins.exe (Installer) or http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_adobe_8bf_plugins.zipNote:

      some older/special 8BFs may require additional system DLLs: Msvcrt10.dll and/or Plugin.dll. You can download these DLLs here: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/8bf_tools.zip (check “Readme.txt” for instructions and install!)

    • EMAIL – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to send images as emails
    • EXR – (version 4.22): allows IrfanView to read EXR files
    • FACEDETECT – (version 2.00): allows IrfanView to use the Face Detection feature from Thumbnails windowIf you have a modern graphic card which can be used for additional calculations, you can try the GPU version of the plugin: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/facedetect_gpu.zip
    • FILM_SIMULATION – (version 1.0.0.0): allows IrfanView to apply some Film Simulation effectsNote:this PlugIn needs additional CLUT files, download/install from: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_film_sim_plugin.zip
    • FILTER_FACTORY – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to use Filter Factory 8BF files (Photoshop PlugIns)
    • FLASH – (version 2.2.0.1): allows IrfanView to read Flash/Shockwave/FLV format
    • FORMATS – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to read some rare image formats(formats: PSP, G3, RAS, IFF/LBM, BioRAD, Mosaic, XBM, XPM, GEM-IMG, SGI, RLE, WBMP, TTF, FITS, PIC, HDR, MAG, WAD, WAL, DNG, EEF, NEF, ORF, RAF, MRW, DCR, SRF/ARW, PEF, X3F, CAM, SFW, YUV, PVR, SIF and old/retro formats from Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc.)
    • FPX – (version 4.48): allows IrfanView to read FlashPix files
    • FTP – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to transfer files from Thumbnails window using FTP
    • FILTERS_UNLIMITED – (version 3.20): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to use Filters Unlimited files (Photoshop PlugIns and filters)
    • HDP – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read Jpeg-XR/HDP/WDP (Microsoft HD Photo) files
    • ICONS – (version 4.30): additional icons for IrfanView file associations
    • ICS – (version 4.45): allows IrfanView to read ICS files (Image Cytometry Standard)
    • IMPDF – (version 0.90): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to write PDF files (Portable Document Format)
    • IMPDN – (version 1.16): allows IrfanView to read PDN files (Paint.NET File Format)
    • IMXCF – (version 1.10): allows IrfanView to read XCF files (GIMP File Format)
    • IRFANVIEW_SANDBOX – (version 1.3.0.14): allows IrfanView to use JewelScript Effects/Filters
    • IV_PLAYER – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to play video/sound/audio-cd files using Windows Media Player
    • JPEG2000 – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write JPEG 2000 files
    • JPEG_LS – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write JPEG-LS files
    • JPG_TRANSFORM – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to support lossless JPG operations (rotation/crop/cleaning, EXIF date editing, EXIF thumb update)
    • JPM – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/write JPM files
    • KDC – (version 1.54): allows IrfanView to read Kodak Digital Camera files
    • LCMS – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to use color management
    • MED – (version 3.31): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to play MED/OctaMED audio files
    • METADATA – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to handle EXIF/IPTC/Comment information from compatible files
    • MNG – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to read/play MNG/JNG files
    • MP3 – (version 4.45): allows IrfanView to play MP3/MP2/MP1 files
    • MRC – (version 3.70): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to read MRC files
    • MR-SID – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read LizardTech’s SID filesNote:this PlugIn needs additional DLLs, download/install from: http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_mrsid_plugin.exe (Installer) or http://www.irfanview.net/plugins/irfanview_mrsid_plugin.zip
    • NERO – (version 4.20): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to burn slideshow to data or Video CD, using Nero Burning ROM software
    • OCR_KADMOS – (version 4.4y): adds OCR features to IrfanView PlugIn download: http://www.irfanview.info/plugins/kadmos/

      Note: the OCR PlugIn works only with IrfanView 32-bit.
    • PAINT – (version 0.4.13.73): allows IrfanView to to paint lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
    • PDF – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read/save PDF files (Portable Document Format)
    • PHOTO-CD – (version 3.00): allows IrfanView to read Kodak PCD files (high resolutions)
    • PNGOUT – (version Jan 18 2006): this PlugIn (32-bit only) allows optimized PNG saving
    • POSTSCRIPT – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to read EPS/PS/PDF files (using Ghostscript, take the 32-bit (!) EXE installer, like “gs921w32.exe”) or Ghostscript 64-bit for IrfanView 64-bit (like “gs921w64.exe”).
    • QUICKTIME – (version 4.28): allows IrfanView to play/read Apple Quicktime files
    • REAL-AUDIO – (version 3.37): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to play Real-Audio RA files
    • REGIONCAPTURE – (version 2.4.0): allows IrfanView to capture a rectangle area of the screen
    • RIOT – (version 0.3.3.0): allows IrfanView to save optimized JPG/GIF/PNG files (RIOT – Radical Image Optimization Tool)The basic PlugIn version will be installed with IrfanView PlugIns. An advanced (or newer) version can be downloaded here: http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/download/
    • SFF – (version 4.50): allows IrfanView to read SFF (Structured Fax) Files
    • SLIDESHOW – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to create presentations in EXE or SCR format (standalone executable/screen saver)
    • SOUND_PLAYER – (version 4.39): allows IrfanView to play OGG files (Ogg Vorbis)
    • TOOLS – (version 4.51): contains some additional functions/features for IrfanView
    • VIDEO – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to play many video/sound formats
    • VTF – (version 3.99): allows IrfanView (32-bit) to VTF (Valve Texture) files
    • WBZ – (version 1.01): allows IrfanView to read WebShots (WBZ/WBC/WB1) files
    • WEBP – (version 4.51): allows IrfanView to read/write WEBP (Weppy Format) files
    • WSQ – (version 2008.12.16): allows IrfanView to WSQ (Wavelet Scaler Quantization) files

More amazing IrfanView features:

    • 32 and 64 bit version
    • Many supported file formats
    • Multi language support
    • Unicode support
    • Thumbnail/preview option
    • Paint option – to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
    • Toolbar skins option
    • Lossless JPG rotation, crop and EXIF date change (also in batch mode)
    • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
    • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
    • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
    • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
    • Batch conversion (with advanced image processing of all files)
    • Multipage TIF editing
    • File search
    • Email option
    • Multimedia player
    • Print option
    • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF files
    • Change color depth
    • Scan (batch scan) support
    • Cut/crop
    • Add overlay text/image (watermark)
    • IPTC editing
    • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
    • Screen Capturing
    • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
    • Shell Extension PlugIn
    • Many hotkeys
    • Many command line options
    • Many PlugIns
    • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like “I Agree” or “Evaluation expired”
    • No registry changes without user action/permission!
    • and much much more

    Do you need help optimizing YOUR Images online? I have Irfanview installed on my machine and can optimize your Images for Webuse i.e. faster Page Loading Time,smaller Filesizes etc.Contact me with Details

32 bit or 64 bit

How to determine if you have a 64-bit or 32-bit CPU

Determine if using 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows

If you want to determine if the version of Windows on your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit, follow the steps below for your version of Windows.

Note:Keep in mind that a 64-bit processor can be using either a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows and that a 32-bit processor can only use a 32-bit version of Windows.

Determine if Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 is 32-bit or 64-bit

  1. Press and Hold the Windows Key and the Pause key
  2. In the System window, next to System type it will list 32-bit Operating System for a 32-bit version of Windows, and 64-bit Operating System if you’re running the 64-bit version. Below is a picture and an example of this window.

32bit or 64bit

Determine if Windows XP is 32-bit or 64-bit

  1. Press and Hold the Windows Key and the Pause key or open the System icon in
    the Control Panel.
  2. In the General tab of the System Properties window, if it has the text Windows XP, the computer is running the 32-bit version of Windows XP. If it has the text Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, the computer is running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.

Determine if Windows 2000 and prior is 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows operating systems, from Windows 95 to Windows 2000, are all 32-bit. There are no 64-bit versions of these operating systems.

GDPR Fines

How GDPR administrative fines and sanctions will be applied

Fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What you need to know about GDPR fines, the guidelines on the application of GDPR administrative fines, ways to protect against GDPR fines, penalties, sanctions and the sanction mechanism under the GDPR.

If there is one thing that people know about the GDPR it’s that GDPR fines (administrative fines) can go up to 20 million Euros or 4 percent of annual global (note global!) turnover, whichever of both is highest. 

The maximum fines of course don’t mean that by definition this highest level of administrative fines is applied. The exact fines depend on numerous factors such as how severe non-compliance and potential personal data breaches are, the measures that have been taken to be GDPR compliant (with GDPR awareness a first one), the degree in which an organization fails to set up the essential mechanisms to prevent personal data breaches or deliver upon the requests of data subjects in the scope of the several data subject rights they have (right of access, right to data portability, right to erasure etc.), the willingness to respond to such requests, the degree in which privacy by design is respected, additional measures and rights when consent is the chosen legal ground for lawful processing and far more.

Two levels of GDPR fines – understanding them

On top of the mentioned maximum GDPR fines a second level of fines (10 million euros or two percent of global annual turnover) is foreseen, which means that the GDPR differentiates. The GDPR text itself sums up these two levels of fines and factors influencing them in Chapter 8 (remedies, liabilities and penalties, and thus those famous fines too) of the GDPR text.

In Article 83(1) the general conditions to impose administrative fines are described. Administrative fines need to be looked upon per individual case and be ‘effective, proportionate and dissuasive’.

In Article 83(2), criteria are mentioned and further in the Article the text looks at the two groups of fines. Among the criteria which the GDPR mentions in its Article 83 are the nature, gravity and duration of the infringement, the scope and purpose of the personal data processing, the number of data subjects and the degree of damage concerned by an infringement, the level of cooperation with the data protection authority and far more.

By splitting up the GDPR fines in two groups, the GDPR by definition indicates factors regarding the different impact and importance of several potential breached obligations. If you read Article 83 but also the details it mentions for both groups of fines you’ll for instance see that the unlawful processing of specific categories of personal data and conditions for consent are fined higher than, for example, breaches with regards to aspects such as privacy impact assessments.

However, all in all it does remain hard to understand for many and in the end you simply don’t know what GDPR fines will be applied. So, is there a slightly better way to know how GDPR fines will be calculated, how you can prevent GDPR fines and what your options are?

Avoiding GDPR fines: the use of a cyber insurance and the need to move towards compliance

The most simple and obvious answer to the question how to avoid GDPR fines is obviously making sure that you are as GDPR compliant as possible, can demonstrate you have done all you could in a prioritized way, taking all aspects of GDPR, risks from the data subject perspective and the different types of personal data and data flows and processing in your organization and its ecosystem of partners into account, along with the major rules of the GDPR such as consent and other principles of the lawfulness of processing personal data.

Yet, 100% GDPR compliance is a myth for reasons we, among others explained in our article on the business strategy aspects of GDPR and information management. That’s why GDPR awareness isn’t just about staff awareness but also means looking thoroughly at all the Articles in the GDPR, which in turn point to other ones you need to know.

A second question that arises is how you can pay potential GDPR fines? After all, if you never are fully sure then what happens if you are fined anyway?

This question is often asked and in some companies, who feel they won’t be ready, find the interpretation of GDPR too hard, feel uncomfortable or don’t think they will be financially able to pay potential GDPR fines is answered by taking a cyber insurance. However, in many cases a cyber insurance will only cover the costs of a breach and of the various aspects of solving and looking into it, as well as the communications around it.

GDPR & WordPress: Technical Measures You Should Implement Now

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On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. We show you which technical measures you should implement immediately to ensure that running your WordPress website is legally compliant. While seeing no need for pressing the panic button, we offer you an overview of important issues around GDPR which we consider technically reasonable.

Disclaimer: Our blog entry is not legal advice! Within the scope of our business as WordPress hosting provider we have dealt quite extensively with the applicable laws governing data protection in Germany as well as the upcoming EU-regulation GDPR. We are neither legal professionals nor data protection experts. We are not liable for the completeness, topicality and accuracy of the provided measures and contents.

Remove critical WordPress plugins on your website and replace them with GDPR-compliant alternatives

All plugins which are provided by the commercial WordPress enterprise Automattic themselves need a valid connection to wordpress.com and thus not only a direct connection to your data but also, for example, the personal IP of your website visitors. They are the perfect example for the kinds of plugins you should react upon prior to May 25, 2018 by substituting them with an alternative compliant with the EU GDPR regulation – at least until the plugin developers release a legally compliant plugin version in the future.

The following Automattic WordPress plugins serve as representative examples for each category in the WordPress plugin repository and are used in this article for illustration purposes:

To keep your website GDPR-safe you can resort to following alternatives which do not transmit personal data of your visitors.

Gather anonymous visitor statistics

Of course, we would also like to know about which parts and contents of our website work especially well usability-wise, what people like to read or share, for how long visitors stay or how high the bounce rate is etc. The EU GDPR will tighten up legal regulations. As was already required under the previous German data protection act, you ought to anonymize every visitor of your website entirely. In addition, no personal data is allowed to be transferred to third-party services.

This is why we recommend Statify, so that all anonymized personal data stay on your website and are not passed on to other services.

According to the developers of Statify, the plugin does not process, send or save any personal data, e.g. cookies or IP addresses beyond your website.

Use legally compliant avatars for your blog and comment sections

Important: To deactivate Gravatar completely in WordPress, you need to adjust following settings in the WordPress admin area under the menu item ‘Settings’. Go to the submenu ‘Discussions’ and scroll all the way down to the avatar section.

Now you can deactivate the selection box ‘Avatar Display – Show Avatars’. Click on Save to apply the settings and delete your website’s cache. Now your website should not communicate with WordPress.com via Gravatar any longer.

Double-opt-in feature for comments

It should be noted in advance that notifications for follow-up comments to your own comment already imply that data is being transmitted. To prevent possibilities of misinterpretation within the grey zone, use the free plugin Subscribe to Double-Opt-In Comments to let your visitor confirm in advance whether notifications about follow-up comments are desired.

Restrict antispam protection to your own website

Antispam Bee can be used GDPR-compliantly, if you pay attention to the following plugin settings! The setting ‘Use a public antispam database’ as well as the feature ‘Allow comments only in certain language’ need to be deactivated in the plugin settings, otherwise your visitors’ IP addresses will still be transferred to the service Stop Forum Spam and the speech recognition comment text will be sent to Google Translate.

Replace WordPress backup plugins with alternative solutions

For countering the transmittance of personal data to (for instance) US-American servers, and freeing further performance capacities of your website as a positive side effect, we recommend to abstain from specific WordPress backup plugins in the future.

A better alternative is using automated WordPress backups provided by your WordPress hosting service, e.g. at RAIDBOXES.

Webserver-Caching statt WordPress-Caching-Plugin nutzen

Many caching plugins, including the one by Automattic, do a good job in speeding up your website. Using caching the website can be delivered faster. But caching might also come along with loss of data control. 

A legally secure alternative, which additionally makes performance-burdening plugins disappear, is using server-side caching provided by specific WordPress hosting services. 

The advantage of such an approach: The cached data is stored – at least in the case of RAIDBOXES – on German servers with guaranteed ISO 21007-certification and does not transmit user data to external services.

 

Prohibit illegal connections of social plugins, such as the Facebook Like Button, Like Box or Twitter Widgets

In many cases, social sharing services already process data as soon as your visitors are on a website with an active social plugin. Even if a user hasn’t shared anything yet, the data is already transmitted. These circumstances are largely unknown, yet very critical in the context of GDPR. While researching for legally compliant solutions we only came across one single social plugin for free which prevents data transfer prior to clicking a share button.

At this time, we therefore recommend the deletion of integrated Twitter Widgets or Facebook Like Buttons or the Like Box, and to rely on the social plugin by Shariff Wrapper for share buttons in posts.

Adjust contact form plugins like Contact Form 7 & Gravity Forms to GDPR

New requirements for contact forms

According to the general data protection regulation, sending a form presumes the sender’s consent. The definition for data not only comprises the personal IP, but also the email address and the content per se. An opt-in to confirm prior consent for data storage can be implemented by adding an Acceptance Checkbox for Contact Form 7 and by using the free plugin WP GDPR Compliance for Gravity Forms.

We are convinced that, in the medium to long term, all popular plugin developers will implement the necessary requirements to meet the GDPR. Until then, the WP GDPR Plugin will do a very good job!

 

Newsletter & email marketing

In your newsletter forms, the email address should be the only mandatory field, all other data such as first and surname should be requested optionally. The double opt-in procedure and greatest possible transparency hold for all forms, including the newsletter form. You should disclose what exactly you aim at or offer with your newsletter.

Double opt-in procedure remains standard

In case you haven’t done it by now, start using double-opt-in immediately! The double-opt-in procedure requires the email receiver to explicitly click on a link in a confirmation mail after the first registration. Only then the person is added to the mailing list. This ensures that nobody can sign up for a newsletter on your behalf and the registration is actually approved by you. The confirmation mail is not allowed to contain advertisement or any other content.

More technical measures beyond your WordPress plugins

SSL encryption

Although SSL encryption is not an obligation according to GDPR, secure data transmission around your website is simply not possible without an SSL encrypted connection! You can learn more about SSL in our extensive Let’s Encrypt SSL site.

Don’t want to set up the SSL certificate by yourself? Use, for example, Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. Via free 1-click installation you can activate an SSL certificate for your WordPress website, fast and easy.

Create an opt-out for Google Analytics

Once more, we would like to point out in this context that, prior to the EU GDPR, the current applicable German data protection law has been stipulating entire anonymization of visitors since years. To guarantee this by now at the latest, the very often used Google Analytics should be extended by following line of code:

ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);

In case your Javascript Snippet looked like this previously:

<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X', 'auto');
ga('require', 'displayfeatures');
ga('require', 'linkid', 'linkid.js');
ga('send', 'pageview');
</script>

The code will look like this after the addition:

<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X', 'auto');
ga('require', 'displayfeatures');
ga('require', 'linkid', 'linkid.js');
ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);
ga('send', 'pageview');
</script>

Moreover, you ought to create a possibility in your privacy policy, so that your website visitors can be excluded entirely from the Google analysis. You can find a free opt-out plugin for Google Analytics named Google Analytics Opt-Out in the WordPress plugin repository. It installs a cookie which prevents analytics.js from collecting data.

Anonymized IP addresses in blog comments

WordPress stores the IP addresses of comment authors by default. However, gathering the IP address is not compliant with data protection according to EU GDPR. Thanks to a small PHP snippet in your functions.php of your active WordPress theme you can prevent the storage of IP addresses in the future. We recommend you use a child theme to keep the code integrated even after your theme updates. The code to be inserted is as follows:

function  wpb_remove_commentsip( $comment_author_ip ) {
	return '';
	}
add_filter( 'pre_comment_user_ip', 'wpb_remove_commentsip' );

Finally, you need to delete still existing IP addresses in your website’s database retroactively in a one-time manual action.
The EU GDPR has a lot more (new) requirements for you to meet as a website owner than the described technical measures on your WordPress website.

We tried to be as compliant as possible on this Website implementing all the steps above.If you need help to get GDPR Complient on your Website please contact me for a quote.
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First published by  by Torben

Beach and Watersport Themes

WordPress Beach and Watersport Themes

1. Shaka-Watersports Theme

shaka wordpress beach theme

Shaka – A beach business WordPress theme for water sport and activity schools. Surf, kayak and more.
Shaka is the world’s first WordPress theme made specifically for beach-based businesses. Whether it is for a surf school in Hawaii or diving classes in Bali, Shaka will have your visitors pumped and ready for an unforgettable experience.

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1. Themify Ultra Theme

Ultra Theme is one of the most powerful, efficient and flexible WordPress themes. It is an extremely high-quality theme created by Themify, who kept the user’s best interests in mind. Anyone can create any site easily and quickly using this fast and highly responsive theme.
Ultra theme is one of the most convenient and user-friendly themes available to date because of the fact that it allows the website developer to have complete control over their website from header to footer. This is (without a doubt) the best and most approachable theme for website developers and designers.

What does the Ultra Theme Contain?

This theme includes pre-made demo sites and design skins. Both features are very efficient and can help any website developer create a basic sample as a test run before creating the real website. This is very useful for website developers who are perfectionists and would like to go through a trial and error run in which they can observe any improvements which need to be made. The Ultra theme also saves time for those website developers who are working on a deadline to please their clients.

Ultra Theme Features

The features being offered through the Ultra theme are numerous and can help website developers establish a solid base from which they can build their website. The different features include:

1. Bonus builder add-ons (11)

The 11 bonus builder add-ons that are provided through this theme are available free of cost once you have purchased the theme and they include the following:

  • Countdown
  • Progress bar
  • Contact
  • Counter
  • Woocommerce
  • Timeline
  • Typewriter
  • Image Pro
  • Maps Pro
  • Slider Pro
  • Pricing table

They are highly useful because they allow for the theme to perform more functions than expected and these add-ons have made a huge contribution towards the tremendous amount of popularity that the Ultra theme has gained since its creation.

2. Pre-designed layout (60)

Over 60 pre-designed layouts are included with this theme and these layouts can make the website developer’s life easier because they can help in saving time. All the website developer would have to do is make appropriate adjustments and add their desired content and (voilà) the website will be ready in no time. The selection of layouts is also vast, so there is plenty of options to choose from. This is another reason for the Ultra theme being such a popular theme in the market. Website developers nowadays do not have the time to customize themes because of their busy work schedules and their need for pleasing many different clients and this is something that the makers at Themify wanted to cater to when they were conjuring up the Ultra theme.

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Building a Hotel or Guesthouse Website with WordPress

First you need to make sure that you are choosing the right website platform to build your hotel website. A self-hosted WordPress.org site gives you the freedom and tons of customization options.

Next, you will need to sign up for web hosting. All websites need hosting, this will be your website’s home on the internet.

You will also need a domain name. This will be your website’s address, and this is what users will type in their browser to reach your website.

Once you have signed up for hosting, the next step is to install WordPress.

After installing WordPress, you can select a theme from our expert pick of the best WordPress hotel themes.

Need help installing the theme? Contact me.

Having said that, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress hotel themes. This list contains both free and paid WordPress themes and all of them are fully mobile responsive.

1. SixtyOne

SixtyOne

SixtyOne is a beautiful premium WordPress theme for hotels. It comes with a built-in booking request form and a highly customizable homepage layout. The homepage features a large slider followed by a call to action.

It has sections to easily add galleries and a full hotel room management system. Visitors can easily select dates and check for room availability directly from the homepage. It also comes with custom widgets for social media accounts and page templates for room, room category, gallery listing templates, custom contact, location and booking pages.

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2. Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a highly customizable WordPress hotel theme. It has an easy to setup homepage layout and comes with live theme customizer support, which allows you to easily customize theme settings with a live preview.

It comes with a gorgeous homepage slider with call to action button, contact form, and multiple page templates.

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3. Marea

Marea

Marea is a WordPress theme designed specifically for hotels, motels, and travel websites. It features a large homepage slider with call to action buttons. It is easy to set up with live customizer and allows you to choose your own colors and fonts.

It comes with beautiful photo galleries and tons of shortcodes to easily add elements into your WordPress pages. It supports all popular third-party booking platforms.

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4. Sun Resort

Sun Resort

Sun Resort is an elegant and easy to use WordPress hotel theme. It comes with a beautiful homepage layout featuring a large slider with call to action buttons. It has a built-in booking form that allows your visitors to easily request bookings directly from your website.

It comes with multiple content types to easily add rooms, galleries, attractions, videos, testimonials, and services. It has a drag and drop home builder that lets you easily display these sections on the front page.

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5. Welcome Inn

Welcome Inn

Welcome Inn is a versatile WordPress theme for hotels, resorts, bed and breakfast, and vacation rentals. It comes in three different flavors. A modern hotel template, a Ski Resort template, and a beauty spa template.

It comes with a built-in reservation form, sliders, contact form, and multilingual support.

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6. Imperial

Imperial

Imperial is another WordPress theme designed specifically for hotel websites. It comes with built-in templates to add portfolio, gallery, and testimonial pages. It comes with a social media menu, custom fonts, and unlimited color choices.

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7. Santorini Resort

Santorini

Santorini Resort is a WordPress theme for hotels, resorts, rentals, guest houses, etc. It comes with a built-in booking form and a room management system. The homepage features a large slider with call to action button.

It comes with sections to easily add rooms, galleries, attractions, video, testimonials and services. The homepage layout is easy to setup and it comes with tons of customization options.

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8. Arcadia

Arcadia

Arcadia is modern WordPress theme for hotels, motels, and travel websites. It features a large fullscreen slider, custom backgrounds, custom headers, and tons of customization option. You can easily set up theme using the live customizer and create your own unique color schemes.

It comes with a built-in booking form template and you can also easily integrate third-party tools to handle bookings. It has custom widgets for social media integration and multiple page templates for different sections of your website.

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9. HotelEngine Classy

HotelEngine Classy

HotelEngine Classy is a powerful and highly customizable WordPress theme for hotels, resorts, and hospitality websites. The front page features a beautiful fullscreen slider with a booking form at the bottom of the screen.

It comes with room templates, services, location, and gallery templates. It also has testimonials, custom logo, multiple color schemes, and east to use theme options panel.

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10. Voyage

Voyage

Voyage is a feature-rich WordPress theme for travel websites, hotels, tour operators, etc. It has wide and large slider on the front page. A booking form module, customizable layout providing excellent user experience on all devices.

Voyage also has a powerful search and filter feature allowing your users to quickly find results they want. It comes with a powerful theme options panel which makes it easy to manage and set up.

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11. Palermo

Palermo

Palermo is an elegantly designed WordPress hotel theme. It features a two column layout with a sticky sidebar and a fullscreen background. You can use a single image or a slider as your background.

It comes with rooms, galleries, restaurant, and direction page templates. It has a room management system where you can easily add rooms with their facilities, rates, photos, and descriptions. It also has a built-in testimonials section, contact form, attractions, and blog section.

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12. Imperial

Imperial Hermes WordPress Theme

Imperial is a beautiful WordPress theme for hotels with a two-column fixed sidebar layout. It comes with ready to use templates for pages like attractions, testimonials, image galleries, rooms and rates, accommodation, etc. It has a separate page for blog section, a homepage, and a robust theme’s options panel.

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13. Olympus Inn

Olympus Inn

Olympus is another modern WordPress hotel theme for resorts, hotels, vacation rentals, etc. It features a beautiful large homepage slider with a booking form overlay and call to action button.

It comes with tons of customization options and has sections to easily add rooms, attractions, galleries, testimonials, etc. The homepage layout is easy to setup with a drag and drop layout builder.

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14. HotelEngine Comfy

Comfy

HotelEngine Comfy is a beautifully crafted WordPress theme for hotels. It has a built-in hotel room booking form and rooms management section. It comes with beautiful image galleries and sliders allowing you to add photos of your rooms as well as nearby attractions.

It has multiple color schemes, custom widgets, and a powerful theme options panel.

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15. Prestige

Prestige

Prestige is a beautifully designed WordPress theme for hotels, motels, hospitality and travel related websites. It allows you to easily build your homepage layout using custom widgets in live customizer. You can also change fonts colors to create your own unique styles.

Prestige comes with social media integration, custom widgets, sliders, and custom backgrounds. It also has multiple page templates for different sections of your website.

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16. Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt is a stunningly beautiful WordPress theme for hotels, hostels, rental homes, and vacation houses. It features a fullscreen homepage slider with call to action button. It comes with a built-in booking form and rooms section.

Zermatt comes with lots of customization option that allow you to truly customize the theme. It has many custom widgets for social media, booking form, galleries, etc. It also comes with a drag and drop homepage layout builder.

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17. HotelBooking

HotelBooking

HotelBooking theme for WordPress hotel websites comes with a built-in room booking system. It has widgetized homepage, which means you can drag and drop widgets to create your own homepage layout.

It is packed with features that hotel website might need such as a services section, event calendar, multilingual support, promotional prices, etc.

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18. Philoxenia

Philoxenia

Philoxenia is a stylish WordPress hotel theme featuring a gorgeous design with beautiful colors. In terms of functionality, you get a fully functional booking form, a room management system, beautiful image galleries, videos, etc.

The theme setup is quite easy with drag and drop homepage layout and theme options panel. It comes in with multiple color schemes and has custom page templates and custom widgets.

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19. Woods Hotel

Woods Hotel

Woods Hotel is a premium WordPress hotel theme with built-in booking and room management system. You can easily add rooms, facilities, extras, image galleries, to create a beautiful user experience on your site.

It also comes with a restaurant menu management section where you can add menu items, prices, etc. It comes with a drag and drop page builder with multiple layout choices and content modules to add.

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20. Travel Stories

Travel Stories

Travel Stories is an elegant WordPress theme for travel, tourism, and hotel websites. The main feature of the theme is its homepage which uses large images in a grid layout with a large header on top with call to action.

It works with all popular third party booking services and comes with live theme customizer support.

21. Hotel

Hotel

Hotel is a free WordPress theme for hotels, travel websites, bed and breakfast, etc. It features a classic two column layout with large featured images. It works well with third-party booking plugins and WordPress form builder plugins. It also works with all the popular gallery plugins, sliders, and Google Maps plugins. Allowing you to build your hotel website using plugins without relying on theme.

22. Rocky Hotel

Rocky Hotel

This gorgeous WordPress hotel theme comes with a beautiful slider and parallax background on the homepage. It comes with a rooms template, services section, and 80+ shortcodes to add quick functionality anywhere in your post and pages.

It also supports WPML and comes in multiple color schemes.

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23. Hotel

Hotel

Hotel is a gorgeous WordPress hotel theme with parallax scrolling on the homepage. It comes with easy to manage sections for services, testimonials, staff, and portfolio. It also integrates Google Maps beautifully to show your hotel location on a large map. It also comes with beautiful image galleries with multiple layout choices.

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24. Aegean Resort

Aegean Resort

Aegean is a stylish WordPress theme for hotels, resorts and travel websites. It comes with a booking form and a large slider on the front page. You can easily integrate a third party booking system as well.

It has beautiful template for galleries, multiple layout choices, multiple sidebars and widget ready areas. It also comes packed with shortcodes allowing you to easily add design elements such as color boxes, accordions, call of action buttons to your landing pages using simple shortcodes.

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25. Presence

Presence is a multi-purpose WordPress theme which is ideal for hotels, travel and tourism websites. This flexible WordPress theme comes with multiple page layouts. It has 10 demo website templates including a hotel website demo.

It is compatible with third-party room booking systems. It also comes with a page builder, beautiful image galleries, and a testimonials section.

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26. HotelMotel

HotelMotel

HotelMotel is a modern, stylish, fully-responsive WordPress theme for hotels and accommodation websites. It comes with multiple color choices, a built-in booking form which can be replaced by a third party booking system if you want. It also comes with unlimited sliders, slideshows, featured image support, shortcodes, and many other features.

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27. Locales

Locales

Locales is a powerful WordPress directory theme for travel, tourism, and hotel websites. It comes with a built-in directory component allowing you to list hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes, and other nearby attractions.

It comes with a gorgeous display of listings on the frontpage in a grid layout with large images. It has tons of customization options and comes with demo data that you can import to quickly get started.

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Cleaning Companies Websites

Everyone knows that a professional and clean website is the ultimate recipe for business success, at least online. The cleaning industry is growing in popularity, which has resulted in more themes being produced than ever before. As a result, workers in the service industry have choices when it comes to
picking a stylish web design. The following themes are the best designs money can buy for a relatively small investment. Most of all, we love how creative developers have been with thoroughly expressing the needs of a service-based business.

Don’t get us wrong. Free themes can work and have worked for years. But, it’s that unique professional touch that premium themes bring to the table, that tends to surpass free themes by miles. And as you will recognize in the following roundup of cleaning company themes, sometimes it pays to invest a little into something special and authentic. Whether you want to display work projects or be in charge of website design through a page builder, this is the list of wordpress cleaning themes to keep an eye on if you’re looking to settle for a new
design.

Something to remember about premium themes is that ALL of them include a premium support line. What’s that? Basically, it’s a way for you to communicate with the original designers of your chosen theme. So, whenever a problem arises or something isn’t working, you have a dedicated person to help you identify and resolve the problem for you. Not only is it a time-saving mechanism, but also a money-saving solution because you are able to resolve website issues without the need to hire an external expert.

CarpetServ

CarpetServ

CarpetServ will serve those agencies who appreciate a modern design with a solid user experience. This theme from AncoraThemes is easily one of our favorites in terms of design style and functionality. With a vibrant layout and great features, you can effortlessly use CarpetServ for your cleaning services, maintenance, and janitor-related services business. It’s a gem amongst thousands of premium WordPress themes, so check it out.

In addition to a fully inbuilt modern layout, CarpetServ can be easily customized using Visual Composer. For those who are uninitiated, the VComposer is a top-class page
building plugin which uses a drag and drop interface. Furthermore, CarpetServ includes many ways for you to adjust your theme using WordPress Customizer. So, what else you get in this gem? Most noteworthy is that you can design a professional website without needing to write any code.

Also, the HTML of
CarpetServ is optimized for SEO so naturally your content is friendly to search engine robots. Updates are managed automatically, meaning that any critical updates will be applied to your site instantly. The CarpetServ theme is multilingual with great translation options. Menu’s in CarpetServ support a Mega Menu
layout but also sticky layouts to pin your navigation on scrolling effects.

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MagiClean

MagiClean WordPress Theme

The RubikThemes present MagiClean — a stylish combination of demo pages and shortcode styles which combined make for a balanced theme to be used for a cleaning company. Whether you’re a part of an agency or an individual with specific services, the MagiClean gets the job done! Hope you like the pun. So, what’s so special about MagiClean? As a responsive theme, this beauty looks spectacular on smartphones and other small screen size devices. Furthermore, TheRubikThemes use of performance standards ensures a smooth and fast interaction between your website pages.

Personally, I’m loving how organized is the content on MagiClean demo page. Take for example the Services component. You can list multiple jobs simultaneously using a stylish Tabbed widget, allowing to save you a ton of otherwise wasted design space. And don’t get me started on the effective integration of a Video Advertisement. Which is topped off with a great Parallax integration for even smoother user experience. The MagiClean theme does include Pricing Tables, so your customers can get a quick heads up for how expensive your services are going to be.

Would you prefer for clients to book their reservations directly? Easy. A bookings widget is included which clients can use to send their requests directly to you.

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Cleanco

Cleanco WordPress Theme

Cleanco has grown beautifully over the last three years. deTheme has done numerous crucial and design-changing updates in that time, yet maintain their original demo as an option to use for your cleaning companies website. I’m fairly certain that Cleanco theme has to have the most sophisticated Appoint Form of all the cleaning agency themes you can find. This Make an Appointment form consists of several user-friendly steps. Once completed, clients can send you a request to book their services directly. In the admin panel, you can define your Service Categories, Services, and include specific Employees which would be appropriate for the job.

As you add those details, they become available on the homepage widget. As a result, clients have a much easier time to book their perfect cleaning service. That same form includes a Time Schedule step, and steps for adding personal details, payment information, and a final confirmation. Indeed, this appointment form is very specific to the Cleanco theme and so, in turn, makes it absolutely unique and original. But, that’s just a fraction of what Cleanco brings to the table.

In addition to what we just shared, the Cleanco also includes things like eCommerce and dynamic Mega Menus to ease the navigation experience.

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Etalon

etalon-cleaning-company-wp-website-template

Etalon is a multipurpose WordPress theme of more than a dozen demos. It suits many professional areas but emphasis its features for the service industry. You will get it with a demo specialized just for cleaning department. Etalon intends to claim its fair position for not respected service professions. It takes a particular reality and provides all the right tools. It is also built on Bootstrap and uses Visual Composer as page builder. Etalon cleaning is meticulously structured to provide staff that can handle different situations. They specialize separating from residential cleaning to offices or even exteriors. Even the estimated time for the task and many details of location are considered.

Etalon has as layout that is flexible and provides tons of extra elements. It has customizable footer widgets, portfolio pages, headers and smooth scrolling. Icons and fonts from well-known plugins are also included. PhotoSwipe Lightbox is also featured to make smooth image transitions. CSS3 animations are available as well as video uploads! Etalon is responsive, adaptable to all screens and browsers. It is retina ready and has great high-resolution quality that makes display on of its highlights. Get your going with the best out there right now! Get Etalon cleaning!

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Max Cleaners

Max Cleaners

We’re getting a distinct “corporate” feel from seeing the Max Cleaners demo. So, as a result, if your cleaning company operates in the corporate sector, this is the one! Despite its label as a “cleaning” theme, the Max Cleaners is suitable for Moving companies, too! In fact, theme authors recommend that you try both sides of the coin. Besides, it’s a bargain if you can purchase one theme for two purposes. Cleaners/agencies who travel long miles to work might as well jump into the moving industry for some extra income.

Max Cleaners is native to responsive design requirements and users get a brilliant user experience on their mobile-sized devices. Furthermore, it’s built with Twitter’s Bootstrap Framework. You know, the best front-end framework in the world! Let us jump into the more content-oriented features.

For example, Max Cleaners gives you the option to use unique and dynamic content elements in your design process. Whether it’s a chart or a graph you’d like to add, all you have to do is open the admin dashboard panel and get creating. Same concept goes for Custom Posts, and Custom Styles that you can build in your free time.

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PrettyPress

The Pretty Press theme is the “pretty” version of cleaning service templates. Let the design do all the talking while your team focuses on getting the job done. With a thorough layout and concise alignment of features, the Pretty Press is easily one of the better cleaning company themes that you can choose. Starting with a modern layout which is complemented with features unique to the cleaning service industry. If you want your business to flourish then Pretty Press is a theme worth considering. MW Templates have built a custom appointments calendar through which you can keep up with the latest bookings.

Furthermore, it’s possible to add new events pages through which you can remain consistently engaged with your clientele. Clients who visit your business website for the first time will be able to book an appointment from the homepage instantly. A nice touch if you want to focus on using a website as a means of managing your client bookings. As you are going to learn in the demo preview, the PrettyPress theme handles professionalism rather exceptionally.

Top to bottom, every pixel is placed with accurate precision to manifest a pleasant user experience. Blog style of PrettyPress is absolutely ravishing and provides you as a business owner with an additional medium to use for connecting with your clients and customers.

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Open Real Estate

Open Real Estate offers real estate agencies and realtors the technology they need to connect with today’s real estate owners, prospective buyers and tenants and Internet surfers

Open Real Estate is a free software for building websites of real estate agencies and realtors. It is based on Yii CMF – one of the fast working modern frameworks. Open Real Estate is a ready-to-use business solution. It can increase the profits of the real estate agency and the real estate agents as well.

  • it is possible to post listings of property for sale and for rent with images, descriptions, displaying on the map;
  • user is able to reserve a property online;
  • user is able to send a message for booking a property with criteria he/she needs and his/her comments, the administrator is able to find and advise him/her an appropriate real estate;
  • search through listings, sort by price and rate;
  • all listings are displayed on the map;
  • users can post comments and rate the listings;
  • comments and rates can be displayed on the site at once or only after moderation by the administrator;
  • each listing can have an image gallery (unlimited number of images);
  • user can set a bookmark with publishing in social networks;
  • the section News;
  • the section Q&As;
  • management of site pages, ability to embed widgets (functional blocks) into pages;
  • the listing can be marked as Special offer, and such a listing will be highlighted in search results;
  • management of site parameters: cache settings, maps settings, settings of listings’ displaying, settings of notifications for the administrator and users and many other parameters;

Please note:
There are various versions of Open Real Estate. The Free one has a small Link to the Authors Website (which can be removed by paying a fee) and does not offer much support nor has all the Features the PRO Version has BUT is still a fully fledged Real Estate Software.Click on any of the Images below to be taken to the Online Demo.

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If you need help with downloading the free Version, upgrading to the PRO Version, setting it all up, hosting or domain name purchase, please contact me.
Fees are only for my Online Time. The Software is free to get.

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