HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE

 

STEP #1: Choose Your Website Platform.

Before you start worrying about colour schemes and domain names, you’ve got to decide what platform you’re going to build your website with.

What do I mean by “platform”?

Well, back in 2004 when I got started with web development, most sites were built using HTML (code), CSS and even Flash. These took a lot of time to learn and were tricky to master.

That’s why most people still think creating a website from scratch is difficult or requires a lot of coding and design skills – but that’s no longer true!

In 2016, content management systems (CMS) like WordPress have made creating a website accessible to everyone.

To put simply, a content management system (or website building platform) is a user-friendly platform for building websites and managing your own online content, instead of using a bunch of loose HTML pages.

 

Three Most Popular Site Building Platforms in 2016.

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IN THESE THREE WORDEPRESS IS BETTER THEN THE REST.

Why WordPress is better than the rest?

Because at this point there are no better/easier way to build a website… But more importantly;

  • #1. It’s totally FREE, with many layouts/themes to choose from

WordPress doesn’t cost a dime to download or install, and there’s a huge community who have designed beautiful themes and templates, making it easy to get going fast. You’ll never run out of uniqueness…

  • #2. It’s VERY beginner-friendly

If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you already know how add your own content. WordPress can be expanded with free plugins to handle just about any site you can imagine – from gorgeous business pages to social networking sites. With “plugins” you’ll be able to add contact forms, subscription forms, image galleries and so on for your website – pretty simple, huh?

  • #3. Small or Big site? Great for both.

From basic blogs to beautiful business sites and online stores, WordPress can handle just about any kind of website. WordPress is used by eBay, Mozilla, Reuters, CNN, Google Ventures and even NASA.

  • #4. Your site will be ‘responsive‘. Meaning it’ll work on mobiles & tablets, too.

The website you build will instantly be responsive, looking great on every mobile device, smartphone and tablet. No need to hire a web developer for that..

  • #5. HUGE support and developer community available to help.

With so many people using the platform (Webmaster, Bloggers, Theme developers and Plugin creators), it’s easy to find QUICK help when you need it. In addition, WordPress has lots of free resources both available on Youtube and their support forum.

In fact, I built WebsiteSetup.org on WordPress, too. Below are samples of homepage and ‘blog’ page:

WP homepage

'blog page': built with WordPress

 

Of course, there are other website building / CMS platforms, too.

Drupal is a very powerful platform that is popular with web developers and experienced coders, but it comes with a very steep learning curve that makes it a bad choice for beginners.

Joomla is similar to WordPress and works great for online stores, but you’ll need at least a little bit of technical coding to make it work the way you want.

If you want more details, I’ve put together a pretty comprehensive comparison between WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

If for some reason you don’t want to build your site with WordPress, check out my Drupal, Joomla and HTML5 guides as well. They are all FREE to use.

But for beginners, I suggest sticking to WordPress.

It’s the easiest platform I’ve ever worked with, but it’s flexible enough to suit everyone from small business owners, and freelancers to creative artists and bloggers.

I wouldn’t look no further than WordPress.

In Step 2, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing a domain name and finding a space to host your site.

In Step 3, I’ll show you how to install and customize your WordPress website. Don’t worry – I’ll walk you through the process, with lots of images as a reference.

If you have any questions/suggestions for this guide don’t hesitate to contact me. Remember; I’m here to help!

STEP #2: Find a Domain Name and Host

To get a new website online, you’re going to need two things:

  • A domain name (a web address like yoursitename.com)
  • Hosting (a service that connects your site to the internet)

The WordPress platform itself is free, but a domain name and hosting will cost you around $3 – $5 a month, but I’ll show you how to get one for free… However it costs less than a coffee, so it won’t break the bank.

Owning your own domain name looks far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain (like yourbusiness.my-free-website.com), and it’s super affordable, too.

Plus, having your own hosting will also make sure your website loads quickly and won’t go down for hours at a time (pretty important for everyone who visits your pages.)

Where do I get a domain name and hosting?

Their website hosting costs lest than a movie ticket ($3.49/mo) and they throw in a FREE domain name (a nice perk to have).

Of course you can try other web hosting providers and even try to host your site by yourself, but it’s very complicated process and often wouldn’t be capable of serving your website visitors. So save yourself some money to get a proper web host.

When you get a domain name, you’ll also get a personal email account(s): you@YourSite.com – way more professional than a generic Gmail or Yahoo address.

Already have a domain name and hosting? Go ahead and skip ahead to step 3, where I’ll explain how you can set up your website.

What kind of domain name should I pick?

As an easy starting point:

  • If you’re making a website for your business, your domain name should match your company name. For example: YourCompanyName.com
  • If you’re planning to set up a website for yourself, then YourName.com can be a great option.

For this site (WebsiteSetup), I chose WebsiteSetup.org

Domain names usually end with .com, .org or .net, but in recent months, a huge amount of domain extensions (the end part of the web address, like .com) have come out, ranging from .agency to .pizza.

My best advice? Avoid the weird extensions and go with .com, .net or .org unless they perfectly describe what you have to offer – and even then, see if you can find a more common name.

While .com, .org and .net are commonly used and easily remembered, the domain extension craze hasn’t really gone mainstream yet – so people may not find you if you use a really different domain extension.

Any additional tips for choosing my domain name?

There are few things that can help you choosing your domain name:

#1 Is it brandable? For example, if you make a site about poetry then best-poetry-website.net is not a good choice: poetryacademy.com or poetryfall.com is much better.

#2 Is it memorable? Short, punchy and clear domain names are much easier to remember. If your domain name is too fuzzy, too long or spelled in a strange way, visitors may forget it.

#3 Is it catchy? You want a domain name that rolls off the tongue, describes what you (or your business) does and sticks to the head. Coming up with a cool name can be a bit tough since there are approximately 150 million active domain names in the world right now – but don’t give up.

There’s one rule that always applies to domain names: If you like it, go for it.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE NEXT STEP:

checklistDo some brainstorming to come up with a unique domain name that reflects your future website, business or blog.

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Secure your domain name and web hosting. For this I recommendBluehost.com, but you can pick any other web host as long it’s reliable and simple.

UPDATE: I made a simple guide for Bluehost (which package to choose & how to install WordPress).

STEP #3: Let’s Set Up and Tweak Your Website

Once you’ve bought your domain name and set up your hosting, you’re well on your way!Now it’s time to get your website up and running. The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress to your domain.

Installing WordPress

There are two possible ways to install WordPress, one MUCH easier than the other.

1. One-Click-installation for Websites like WordPress.. (and Joomla & Drupal)

Almost every reliable and well-established hosting company has integrated 1-click-installation for WordPress, which makes getting going a snap.

If you signed up with Bluehost or any other similar hosting company, you should find your “1-click-installation” in your account control panel.

Here are the steps you should follow (should be similar/same on all the major web hosting companies):

  • 1. Log in to your hosting account.
  • 2. Go to your control panel.
  • 3. Look for the “WordPress” icon.
  • 4. Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
  • 5. Click the “Install Now” button and you should get access to your NEW WordPress website.

If you you’re unable to locate it, look here: How to Install WordPress on Bluehost.

2. Manual install (if needed)

If for some odd reason (some hosting companies don’t provide one-click-install for WordPress) you don’t have the possibility to install WordPress automatically, look thismanual guide below:

Installing WordPress Manually (Click to expand)Pssst – if they don’t have 1-click-installation, maybe you’re dealing with a bad host!

Choosing a Theme/Template for your site

Once you have successfully installed WordPress to your domain, you’ll see a very basic yet clean site:

default_wordpress_theme

But you don’t want to look like everyone else, do you? That’s why you need a theme – a design template that tells WordPress how your website should look. See a sample version below:

WordPress has many different themes

Here’s where it gets fun: There are thousands of awesome, professionally designed themes you can choose from and customize for a site that’s all your own.

Here’s how to find a theme you like:

1. Log into your WordPress dashboard

If you’re not sure how, type in: http://yoursite.com/wp-admin (replace “yoursite” with your domain).

This is what the WordPress dashboard looks like:

wordpress_default_dashboard

Everything is easily labelled. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, don’t sweat it – I’m going to show you where to go next.

2. Access FREE themes

Once you’re in the dashboard, you’ve got access to over 1500 free themes! Just look along the side bar for “Appearance”, then click “Themes”.

If you want something more professional or elegant than what you find here, you can head over to ThemeForest.net where there’s a HUGE library of themes to pick from at varying costs.

But before you do that, I really suggest you at least try spending some time browsing the free themes. Many of them are actually really professional and well made; so don’t write them off.

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As you can see above, installing a new theme for your website is very easy.

You can search for specific keywords and/or use filters to find themes that suit your style. Finding the perfect theme can take a while, but it’s worth it.

You should also look for themes that are “responsive”, as this means they will look good on any mobile device.

Just punch it in as one of your keywords, and you’ll be all set!

3. Install your new theme

Once you have found a theme you like, installing it is as simple as clicking “Install” followed by “Activate”.

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IMPORTANT: Changing themes won’t delete your previous posts, pages and content. You can change themes as often as you want without having to worry about lose what you’ve created.

How do I add content and create new pages?

With your theme installed, you’re ready to start creating content. Let’s quickly run through some of the basics:

Adding and editing pages

Want a “Services” page, or an “About Me” page (like I have on my menu at the top of the site?)

1. Look along the sidebar in the WordPress Dashboard for “Pages” -> “Add New”.

2. Once you’ve clicked, you’ll find a screen that looks a lot like what you’ve maybe seen in Microsoft Word. Add text, images and more to build the page you want, then save it when you’re done.

Adding pages to the menu

If you want your new page to be linked to in your navigation bar,

1. Save any changes you’ve made to the page by clicking “Update”

2. Click “Appearance” -> “Menus” in the sidebar of the WordPress Dashboard

3. Find the page you created and add it to the list by clicking the checkbox next to it and then “Add to Menu”.

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Adding and editing posts

If you have a blog on your website, “Posts” will be where you turn to next. You can use different categories to group similar posts.

If you want to add a blog to your website, you can use different categories and posts. Let’s say you want to create a category named “Blog”. To do so, simply add it to your menu and start making posts.

Here’s what you need to do:

a. Create a new category by going to “Posts -> Categories”

OR

b. Create a blog post by going to “Posts -> Add New”. Once you’ve finished writing your blog post blog post is ready, you need to add the right category for it.

Once you’ve created your category, simply add it to the menu, and you’re in business!

Customization & Endless Tweaks…

In this section I’ll cover some of the basics things I’m asked about all the time that will help you to tweak your website.

Changing Your Title and Tagline

Page titles explain to searchers what your website is about, and they’re also a big part of how search engines determine your rankings, so you want to be sure they’ve got the keywords you want to target in them (but in a natural way, written for real people).

You should use a unique title on every page of your site. For example, my site’s title is “How to Make a Website”.

(Can’t find it? Just hold your mouse over the tab at the top of your web browser).

Taglines are added at the end of titles across every page. My site’s tagline is “Step by Step Guide”

In order to change the title and tagline on your website, go to “Settings -> General” and fill in the form below:

site-title-and-tagline

Disabling Comments for Posts & Pages

Some websites (business/organisation sites mostly) don’t want their visitors to be able to comment on their pages.

Here’s how to shut comments off on WordPress pages:

1. While you are writing a new page, click “Screen Options” in the top right corner.

2. Click the “Discussion” box. The “Allow Comments” box will appear at the bottom.

3. Untick “Allow Comments”.

Want to disable comments on every new page by default?

1. Go to “Settings -> Discussion” and untick “Allow people to post comments on new articles”

site_discussion-settings

Setting Up a Static Front Page

Some people contact me saying they’re frustrated that their home page looks like a blog post. You can fix that by making your home page “static”.

A static page is a page that doesn’t change. Unlike a blog, where the first new article will show up at the top every time, a “static” page will show the same content every time someone comes to the site – like a home page you’ve designed.

To set up a static front page:

1. Go to “Settings -> Reading”

2. Choose a static page that you have created. “Front Page” denotes your home page, “Posts page” is the front page of your blog (if your entire site isn’t a blog).

If you don’t choose a static page on your own, WordPress will take your latest posts and start showing them on your homepage.

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Editing sidebar

Most WordPress themes have a sidebar on the right side (in some cases it’s on the left).

If you want to get rid of the sidebar or edit out items you do not need like “Categories”, “Meta” and “Archives”, which are usually pointless, here’s how:

1. Go to “Appearance -> Widgets” in the WordPress Dashboard.

2. From here, you can use drag n’ drop to add different “boxes” to your sidebar, or remove the items you don’t want.

There’s also a “HTML box” – a text box where you can use HTML code. For beginners, don’t worry about this bit – just drag and drop the elements you’d like in your sidebar.

Installing Plugins to Get More out of WordPress

What is a plugin?

“Plugins” are extensions that are built to expand WordPress’ capabilities, adding features and functions to your site that don’t come built-in.

They’re shortcuts to getting your site to do what you want to, without having to build the feature from scratch.

You can use plugins to do everything from adding photo galleries and submission forms to optimizing your website and creating an online store.

How do I Install a new Plugin?

To start installing plugins, go to “Plugins -> Add New” and simply start searching.

Keep in mind that there are over 25,000 different FREE plugins, so you’ve got a LOT to choose from!

Installation is easy – once you find a plugin you like, just click “Install”.

BUT – before you go and install every single one, I suggest you to read this article: Things you need to know about using WP plugins.

To save you some time, I’ve put together a list of the most popular and useful plugins that webmasters find useful:

  • #1 Contact form 7: My website has a contact form on my About Me page. It’s an awesome feature to have, as people (like you!) can fill in the form and send me an email without logging into their own email provider. If you want to do something similar, definitely get this plugin. P.S. Here’s a step-by-step guide for setting it up.
  • #2 Yoast SEO for WordPress: If you want to make your WordPress site even more SEO-friendly, this plugin is a must-have. It’s free, and it’s awesome. You’ll be able to edit your title tags, meta descriptions and more, all from within the page itself – no more fussing with WordPress settings.
  • #3 Google Analytics: Interested in tracking your visitors/traffic and their behaviour? Just install the plugin, connect it with your Google account and you’re ready to go.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg! Here’s a list of the top 100 plugins for WordPress by Tom Ewer, someone who knows more about WordPress plugins than me… and that is basically it.

Congratulations – you’re ready to launch!

VR Virtual Reality Headset

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VR Virtual Reality Headset 3D Glass Box Headmounted Wearable Most Comfortable Kit Adjust Plastic version 360 Degree Panoramic View for 4-6 inch Smartphones Premium fit n finish IMAX 3D Cinema Immersive gaming experience 2016 hot selling brand new innovative technology for Android IOS Apple iPhone Samsung Sony HTC Gionee Oppo Oneplus iBall Vivo Intex Micromax

Item Weight 499 g
Product Dimensions 7 x 6 x 5 cm
Item model number VR box2
Special features Materials: ABS and 42mm aspherical optical resin lens material without stimulation plastic sheet, environmental, You will not feel visual fatigue and dizzy even you use it for a long time because of the aspherical optical resin lens, It is a great supplement and extending device of the network set-top box and bring you wonderful experience of watching movies and playing games, Simulating Viewing Distance: 100 inches big screen at the distance of 3m, Adjustable pupil distance and sight distance, satisfying different groups of people, (Optical axis sliding control function: You can slightly adjust the position of the aspherical optical resin lens through moving the button on the top of the 3D VR glasses so as to get a better experience of watching movies ), Our custom-made VR lenses offer the most immersive feeling with a 98° Field Of View, With mesh fabric material, wearing comfortably, Compact portable design, easy to carry
Weight 500 Grams
Colour White
Whats in the box 1 VR Box

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Apple iPhone 6 smartphone was launched in September 2014.

Technical Details

OS iOS
RAM 1 GB
Item Weight 127 g
Product Dimensions 13.8 x 6.7 x 0.7 cm
Item model number A1586
Wireless communication technologies Bluetooth
Connectivity technologies HSDPA
Special features Voice Calling, Single SIM, GPS, Music Player, Video Player, Touch ID, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, E-mail
Device interface – primary Touch Screen
Other camera features 8-megapixel iSight camera with Focus Pixels and True Tone flash
Form factor Touchscreen
Weight 125 Grams
Colour Space Grey
Battery Power Rating 1810
Whats in the box iPhone with iOS 8, Apple EarPods with remote and Mic, lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter and documentation

 

apple iphones 5s

apple iphone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

apple iphone 5s is a great phone of apple.IT was launched in September 2013

this phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 pixels by 1136 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.The Apple iPhone 5s is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core Apple A7 (64-bit ARMv8) processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone 5s packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Apple iPhone 5s runs iOS 7 and is powered by a 1570mAh non removable battery. It measures 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 112.00 grams. Apple iPhone 5s is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

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Top 5 laptops in india

Our list of the best laptops in India for 2016 with a good blend of performance and features at every price point. Our Top 10 laptop include the best picks across budget laptops, mainstream laptops, ultrabooks, and business laptops. Take a pick, we’re confident you’d find at least one of the Top 5 laptops listed below worth checking out. These are the best laptops to buy in India across various price segments

1Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13

Dell’s this XPS lineup won many accolades across the globe and continues to do so here in India. The 13-inch XPS with its Xfinity display is a head turner when it comes to looks. The whole body is made out of machined aluminum and the palm rest carbon fiber. Featuring a glass trackpad and powered by a 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor, the Dell XPS is one of the few Windows powered laptops which can last more than 10 hours between charges.

2.HP Spectre 360

HP Spectre 360

Another ultrabook which made noise this year was this, the HP Spectre 360. Undoubtedly one of the well crafted laptops from this. Offering a similar spec sheet to the Dell XPS13, the Spectre 360 comes with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display which features a resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels. Moreover, it has a flexible hinge and display can be rotated completely and then it can be used a tablet.

3Apple MacBook Air 13

Apple MacBook Air 13

The Apple MacBook Air has always remained a loyal all purpose everyday machine and it seems it not going to change anytime soon. While the next refresh of the MacBook is still a few months away, the current MacBook is a noble work machine everyone wants. The 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage. It offers one of the best keyboard and trackpads in the market. But, the best bit is its battery life which goes beyond the 11 hours mark in a single charge

4.

Lenovo Z51-70

Lenovo Z51-70

For people who swear by the Thinkpad derived Lenovo keyboard, the Z51-70 is the laptop to have. This 15.6-inch work machine sports a 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. There is an AMD GPU on-board- the AMD TROPO XT2 (R9 375), which comes with DDR3 4GB of VRAM. It comes with 1TB HDD, a 4-cell battery and weighs 2.3 Kgs

5.
Hp Pavilion 15-ab032tx

Hp Pavilion 15-ab032tx

HP Pavilion has also received a refresh this year and offers some good bang for buck laptops. This HP Pavilion 15-abo32tx has quite a spec sheet when compared to other contenders in its price range. The laptop comes with a 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. There is 2GB of GPU onboard, namely the Nvidia GeForce 940M, which is good enough to play demanding games in low or medium settings. It comes with a 1TB storage drive and 15.6-inch 1080p display.

top 5 smart phones of 2016

Top 5 smart phones 2016.

 

1.samsung galaxy s7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

samsung is the first company to bring its flagship smartphone to India. The phone maker has updated the specification sheet and refined the whole glass and metal design it introduced last year with the Galaxy S6 range. Also, the phone is now waterproof and allows microSD cards for upto 200GB. Samsung has employed an all new Exynos 8890 SoC on the new Galaxy S7 which is among the fastest in the business. There is 4GB of RAM and the phone is available in 32GB of internal storage. The new flagship still features an AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440p resolution but the screen size has been increased from 5.1-inches to 5.5-inches. This has enabled Samsung to increase the battery size from 2600mAh to 3600mAh which is increased the battery life dramatically. The biggest changes in the phone perhaps is the new 12MP dual-pixel camera which is able to good pictures even in low lighting conditions.

 

2. LG G5
LG G5

LG launched its flagship smartphone, LG G5, which is also the world’s first modular smartphone. This is also the first flagship smartphone from LG to offer metal build and a fingerprint sensor. The phone houses the best specifications currently available on a flagship-class smartphone. The LG G5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. There is 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, along with microSD card support of up to 200GB. The smaller, 5.3-inch display is a delight to look at, and it offers 2560×1440-pixel resolution screen resolution. The colours of the display are well balanced. The removable battery is small, but lasts for a day. LG will also be selling various accessories under its Friends ecosystem for the LG G5, including a camera grip with extra battery, an external AMP and more.

3. iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6s is ‘the best smartphone Apple currently makes. It has everything, you would require from a flagship phone. A good display, nice design, great performance and a very good camera. While the phone looks and feels similar to the iPhone 6, the biggest difference comes in the form of the camera. The 12MP camera offers one of the best image quality we have seen from a smartphone. Moreover, the new camera on the iPhone lets the phone shoot video in 4K. Another big update is the display, which now gets a 3D touch display. It is a pressure sensitive display and offers functionalities like peek and preview into an app without switching to it. The iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone out there in terms of pure performance across intensive tasks like gaming and multitasking with heavy apps. Having said that, battery life is still average at best.

 

4. OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is here and has grabbed the second position on our ‘best phones to buy’ quite easily. It is an all rounder and offers the best performance to price ratio, as long as flagship smartphones are concerned. This is the first time OnePlus has made an all metal smartphone and while the phone is reminiscent of the HTC one M9, it is still a very good design. The device is powered by one of the most powerful SoCs in the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The 16MP camera on the back does not disappoint either and offers PDAF as well as OIS support. Like most flagship devices, the battery isn’t that great but it still manages to go on for a whole day on a single charge.

5.samsung galaxy note5.Samsung Galaxy Note 5The Note 5 from Samsung is another great choice but the phone really shines when productivity is required on the go. This last year’s Samsung flagship still one of the fastest and productive smartphone around. It features a 5.7-inch, bright, 2K AMOLED display which offers good viewing angles and is big enough to be used with the S-Pen (stylus). Powered by Samsung’s last gen flagship the Exynos 7420 SoC, it is still one of the most fastest phone in the market. The larger footprint allows for a larger battery and the phone can easily last you day, even if you are a power user. The 16MP rear camera is nothing short of great, which offers sharp images and good looking 4K video recording.

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