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| Joomla

Replacing the content on one article or even two articles on your Joomla website is pretty simple, but what if you have to replace the plugin code on over a thousand articles in your Joomla site? How would you do it? 

In this video, I'm going to show you how I replaced the plug-in code in over a thousand Joomla articles with a simple component from Regular Labs called DB Replacer.

Let's find out!

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| Joomla

A common complaint for many Joomla users is the editor that comes packaged with Joomla TinyMCE. In general, it’s a great editor, but Joomla Content Editor (JCE) makes it even easier for you to edit/add content with Joomla.

This blog post will show you how to install JCE and set it as the default Editor in Joomla. Also see how to allow different users to use a different editor than the default.

TinyMCE has improved the lives of content editors all over the globe. Joomla Content Editor (JCE) makes it even better.

Let’s get started.

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| Drupal

So you're working away on your Drupal site using Acquia’s DevDesktop just like we do here at OSTraining, and you want to take a snapshot of your site to use for another project. Or maybe you just want to keep a backup of it at a certain state in your Drupal site development.

In this video, I'm going to show you exactly how to create Drupal site copy in Acquia’s DevDesktop.  It's really simple. 

Let's get to It.

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| WordPress

You are online because you want to be found by people over the internet. That is an assumption. However, it applies to most cases. 

To be found over the internet, your site has (is almost obligated) to be registered on at least one search engine - Google being the most important one.

You have to create an XML sitemap for your WordPress site and submit it to Google. There is a Google XML SItemaps plugin which accomplishes this task in a very user-friendly way.

Keep reading to learn how to use this plugin!

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| WordPress

Today we're going to talk about Filezilla, and a really cool little trick that'll make your life much easier.

So have you been in Filezilla trying to edit your files whether they're php files or text files, and it always opens up in Notepad? It's really frustrating to find things, because there's no color coding.  Maybe you would prefer TextWrangler or Sublime.

Well, you can change that Notepad default inside of Filezilla so that it always opens up in your preferred editor. It'll only take you a few seconds to do this, and in this video I show you how.

Let's take a look.

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| Marketing

One of the questions I get every once in a while when I'm creating a form in Mautic to embed on my website is which form type should I choose. 

In this video, I'm going to answer that question. It's actually a pretty simple answer.

Let's dive in.

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| WordPress

One of the ways hackers and bots try to break your WordPress site is by going to /login and hammering away at the login screen. We can fix that by learning to hide the login page on your WordPress site.
 
In this video, we're going to show you how to use a simple plugin to completely change the login url to your WordPress site.
 
Let's do it!

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| WordPress

It’s no secret that one of the reasons for the great success of WordPress is its extensibility via plugins.

WordPress.org hosts over 57,000 plugins alone.  You could get lost down the rabbit hole if you are not careful.

This post will highlight three great WordPress utility plugins that I’ve found to be extra useful.

Let's take a look.

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| Joomla

The default date format in Joomla is based on United Kingdom English. Not everyone wants this date format.

If you’ve ever wanted to change the date format in Joomla from day month year to US date standard of month day, year, then this is the post for you. Let’s get started.

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| Drupal

How would you like to be able to set up an ecommerce platform on your drupal site in less than 60 seconds? You can!
 
In this video, I want to share with you my little frustration with drupal and drupal e-commerce. It's really hard to set up!  However,  there's a fantastic e-commerce platform called ecwid that allows you to set up your store in no time.  Then you can literally have it embedded on your Drupal site in less than 60 seconds. People will never know the difference, because everything stays on your Drupal site!
 
Let's check it out.

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| Drupal

From its conception, the fundamental (ground) idea of the internet was the exchange of information through code snippets of a markup language. This is still the ground principle that moves the internet these days. There are, of course, a lot of other things you can do over the internet, but it all comes down to an exchange of information.

With this kind of freedom, it is not surprising, that people abuse this for their own benefit. Spam comments are a form of abusing this privilege.

The combination of the Drupal modules Honeypot and Antibot will ensure that your site is “almost” 100% protected from spam (at least the ones produced by robots).

Keep reading to learn how to Control Spam in Drupal with Honeypot and/or Antibot!

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| Joomla

Today we're going to be talking about a very important topic which is two factor authentication inside of Joomla websites. 

So we know that over 80% of website breaches come through passwords, but how can we avoid this on our own Joomla website?

Well, we can turn on two-factor authentication.  What that means is that we'll have a username, a password, and then a randomly generated code produced from something that is on your person physically (ex: cell phone).

Joomla offers two ways to enable two factor authentication:

  1. Google Authenticator running on a mobile device
  2. Yubikeys that are plugged into a USB port on your Mac or PC

Let's take a look at these options!

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| WordPress

When I started my career as a web developer, we would use a text editor to write HTML in local files, and then use File Transfer Protocol to copy them to a web server on the internet, and then refresh the browser and wait for the changes to be visible.

We’ve come a long way since then. These days it’s becoming more and more common to run a web server right on your own computer, and not upload anything until the entire site is complete. I recently did a video series for OSTraining, "An Introduction To Local WordPress Development With LocalWP", which not only sets up a local web server, but also helps get WordPress itself setup and configured, as well as providing a number of other tools. Here’s some of what I covered.

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