The Webform module is one of the most popular modules in Drupal.
Webform is relied upon for everything from contact forms, to donations to event registrations.
By default, Webform sends emails in plain text. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to send Webform emails in plain text, which allows you choose different layouts or designs.
An uncommonly excellent marketing firm in Atlanta needed to hire a writer. In keeping with their culture and style, their help-wanted ad read: “Wanted: Defender of the English Language.”
As a stalwart defender of the English language myself, I applied for the job. They asked me to come to their offices one rainy Saturday morning for an interview and testing.
Ten or eleven hours later – not having left their enclave all day – the owner, senior staff and I were on a conference call. Our newly compiled team was speaking with a friend of mine who had spent many years in radio and as a voice-over artist. He was asked – with zero time to prepare – to “do voices” that might fit a TV commercial we had composed and polished about historic Texans.
The Developer plugin will help you optimize your development environment by making sure that you have all the essential tools and plugins installed. This plugin will make you a better WordPress developer.
In our new "WordPress Developer Plugin" class, Topher takes us step-by-step through each part of the plugin, explaining what it does and demonstrating its use.
Every month, OSTraining members get a new, professional-quality book to download.
The book for December is "Drupal 7 Development by Example" by Kurt Madel.
This is a hands-on, example-driven guide to programming Drupal websites.
As you follow the book, you build a fully functional recipe sharing website as you learn how to code for Drupal.
This 360-page book normally lists for $50. You get it for free if you're an OSTraining member.
Let it Snow! is a fun little toy that will show falling snow on your blog until January 4th!
If you haven't used it before, Jetpack is one of the most popular WordPress plugins. Created by Automattic, the team behind WordPress.com, Jetpack adds lots of important features to WordPress, from social sharing to statistics and email updates.
I'll be presenting "8 Ways To Manage Joomla Hassle-Free".
We'll show you how to setup your Joomla admin area for the easiest possible management.
We'll also introduce you to some of the newest features in Joomla that will make your website life much, much simpler.
If you don't give your site visitors an opportunity to share your webpages, you're missing out on an opportunity for others to hear about your great content.
Drupal has several modules that allow you to add Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social buttons.
In this blog, we're going to introduce you to four different options for adding social sharing to your Drupal site:
Display Suite is one of our very favorite Drupal modules.
We love how easy it is for even new Drupal users to control their content layouts with Display Suite.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can use Display Suite together with Views. This allows you to create complex pages, controlling both the output and layout, without knowing any code.
People love software that they can understand.
If we want to make software that is loved, we need to make it easily understood. This extends to every aspect of the software from the user interface to how new features are added.
One of the most common points of misunderstanding with Joomla is the version numbers.
In order for everyone to understand Joomla version numbers, I'm going to propose that we change the way we talk about them.
I make my living as a writer, but I consider myself a lowly farm boy when it comes to teaching writers how to keep readers interested.
Many others could give better advice: Shakespeare and Austen, for example. They, however, aren't writing much these days, so I'll take my best shot.
The most popular forms of modern writing – blogs, Facebook and Twitter – were unheard of a decade or so ago.
Writers used to submit their work to what were known as “magazines,” defined by Merriam-Webster as “periodicals containing miscellaneous pieces (as articles, stories, poems) and often illustrated.” Try to imagine websites printed on paper.
We're taking you step-by-step through the process of creating Drupal themes. You'll learn how to:
WordPress 3.8 is due out on December 12th.
Last week we provided you with a video overview of MP6, which will be a new design for the WordPress admin area.
This week we'll show you all of the major new features in 3.8.
We'll see MP6, the new theme customizer, and also the new Twenty Fourteen theme.
I found an interesting page this weekend: an ethical statement for a webdesign company,
In the footer of the site, where you normally see legal mumbo jumbo, is a simple "Ethical statement" link.
Over the last few years, we've covered two of the most popular ways to build flexible content.
There is a free version of Zoo that allows to create blogs and static pages. However, you can buy extra apps that enable Zoo to support directories, catalogs, downloads area, documentation and much more.
In this tutorial, we'll show how to hide content form logged in Joomla users.
Why would you want to hide information from logged in users? The most common reason to do this that you want to encourage visitors to join the site. Then, if a visitor logs in, they no longer need to see the "join now!" content.
We're going to show you how to do this in both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3. The setup in Joomla 3 is a little easier.
If you have multiple content creators on your site, you may want to make their life easier.
One way that you can help is by providing a list of the content they have created.
There are advanced ways to do this, such as using the Workbench module, but in this tutorial we'll show you an easy way to provide a list of each user's content.