Are shopping site reviews fake?

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I am a regular online shopper and buys lot of stuff online. I always prefer to buy from shopping website’s retail/official warehouse just to ensure that I am receiving original products.

Recently, I thought of upgrading my old desktop PC (Mobo Intel DP45SG) by adding up two 2GB DDR3 1333MHZ 2RX8 Dual channel RAM sticks. I started searching online for similar listings and found Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G in two famous Indian shopping websites. Though the sellers were not official warehouse of the website, I even ordered one RAM stick on last Saturday from one of the website which at the time of writing is still awaiting dispatch. As I was checking the website today to know the status, I noticed lot of 4 star and 5 star reviews for the item/seller. Out of curiosity, I just checked the other shopping website and found these similarities for the same product.

Website 1

Website 2

In the above two images, except the number of months, everything else seems to be same including the UPPER CASE WORDS. Funny part is both were reviews given by “Certified Buyers“.
What do you think? Is this a fake review? or Is this a mere coincidence?

Why I migrated my blog back to WordPress from Ghost

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I started this blog almost 4 years back (as of 29 june 2017) and still keep it running. Over these years, I have tried everything from plain html files to full scale content management systems like Concrete, WordPress and Joomla.

Last year, I heard of a new blog engine named ‘Ghost’. Being a fan of Node.js, I spent a month porting my wordpress theme and it’s contents to Ghost which was pretty intresting at the beginning but only to realize later that it even took away my interest in blogging. After using both WordPress and Ghost for quite some time, I would say that:

  • I must admit that for a Blog Engine, Ghost is quite simple, clean, faster and easy to use for Creating Content. But apart from that, there needs to be something to help us make changes to the layouts, widgets. WordPress on the other hand offers tons of those things.
  • Image upload is creepy. For me, manually uploading files and directly providing the URL in the content was far too easy compared to adding the image tag and waiting the upload section to show up. ( Oh come on, why isn’t there any image upload like WordPress).
  • Updating Ghost again requires server access. Not everyone is having free time to login the server and update the scripts, whenever a new version is out.
  • When thinking of HTML, custom CSS along with the Ghost Markdown Scripting, what a pain.
  • When I started using, there wasn’t any plugins for Ghost.

In the End, I would like to say that Ghost is good when more emphasis is given for security, performance, simplicity and content. And WordPress is suitable if you really want to deliver an out of the box, interactive Blog.

THE BEST WYSIWYG EDITOR FOR WEBSITES

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Recently. I tried a couple of Rich Text Editors for one of my projects. I tried almost everything from Bootstrap-wysiwyg to CKeditor. But all had either compatibility issues or incomplete features. 

As I was actively looking for an editor, summer note caught my eye. It’s a free editor with hell lot of features and fully compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The integration too is simple and it supports Bootstrap too.

All you have to do to integrate Summernote in your app is to add reference to summernote’s css and javascript files to your page, define a div as follows: 

<div id="summernote">Hello Summer</div>

and finally, add a function to capture document ready event in your page as follows :

$(document).ready(function() {
  $('#summernote').summernote();
});

For more information, check out summer note at http://summernote.org