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| Joomla
essential joomla plugins

For web developers trying to build a powerful website without overloading their servers or compromising the user experience, they know that using a CMS like Joomla is essential. As with other content management systems, Joomla’s true power lies in its extensions.

There are thousands of extensions currently available for use within Joomla. Extensions cover a wide array of integrations, including components, modules, and, of course, plugins. While components and modules are an important part of the web development process, what I want to focus on today is the Joomla plugin.

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Magento Beginner

Magento is one of the two or three most popular e-commerce solutions in the world.

Magento is incredibly powerful but also has a reputation for being difficult to learn. This week's new class is designed to solve that problem. "The Beginners Guide to Magento" is the best guide to Magento 2 you'll find anywhere.

Watch these videos, follow along with Robert, and you'll get an easy-to-understand introduction to every aspect of running a Magento site. During the class, you'll build an e-commerce site that sells coffee products. You'll use the free, Community version of Magento 2.

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| Drupal
Using Panels to Build Page Layouts in Drupal 8

One of our OSTraining members asked about the current state of the Panels module in Drupal 8. They already had experience with Panels in Drupal 7.

Panels is one of the most popular ways to create page layouts in Drupal.

In this quick tutorial, we will show you have to create your Panel in Drupal 8. The process is definitely different when compared to Drupal 7, although many similarities remain.

For this tutorial, you do not need to have experience with Panels.

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| Drupal
The Easiest Way to Debug Drupal Themes and Modules

Are you looking for an easy way to find errors thrown by your Drupal modules and themes?

A lot of new developers are learning to create their first Drupal 8 modules or Drupal 8 themes. Often they've made a very small typo or spacing error and are looking for an easy way to debug their mistake.

Follow this tutorial, and you'll quickly be able to see a detailed list of recent errors on your Drupal site.

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| WordPress
Tiled Mosaic WordPress Photo Galleries With JetPack

One great way to improve the design of your WordPress galleries is the JetPack plugin

Once JetPack is installed, you can enable the "Tiled Galleries" feature. If you have a photo gallery set up, you will now get a "Tiled Mosaic" option for your galleries. This will show your images in a beautiful mosaic layout.

What's the difference between a normal photo gallery and a mosaic photo gallery?

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| MotoCMS
MotoCMS Website Creator: Preset Builder, Size & Values

Today we are going to explore some new features, which can be quite useful for your new MotoCMS responsive themes website.

To make it more attractive for your visitors and more functional for yourself, you should know how to inject basic HTML, CSS and Javascript generated codes and how to embed widgets.

At first, it may seem complicated, but you will see that it isn’t. The instructions below you will help you handle this task without a problem. Let’s start with the code injection.

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| Drupal
Contribute Your Code on Drupal.org, Part 6: Review Process

Previously we talked about connecting and checking that you are connected to your sandbox project, uploading your project and checking it against Paraview. 

Now, in Part 6, we're going to look at getting your theme reviewed. This is perhaps the trickiest and slowest part of the whole contribution process, so pay close attention. We're going to help you do everything possible to ensure a speedy and successful application submission. 

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| WordPress
How WordPress Pings Google and Other Search Engines

Even if you update your site regularly, you can't guarantee search engines will find your site. Pings can help.

In this video, we talk about WordPress' ability to send out a ping. A ping is an alert to other sites that something has changed on your site.

Search engines like Google use pings to understand when you've added new content.  WordPress will send out a ping whenever you update your content.

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| Sponsored
Launch Your Managed AWS server in Minutes

You may have already asked yourself the following question:“Why am I having difficulty getting started with AWS (Amazon Web Services)?”

Even with 9 out of 10 businesses already relying on the power of the cloud for some of their services, the ease-of-use that should be part of process has been largely absent. Until now.

Cloud With Me is a game-changer in the AWS server solutions space, and their managed AWS offerings continue that trend of excellence. They take care of all the difficult decisions and jump through all the hoops for you, saving your startup, small business, or large corporation time and money.

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| Drupal
Contribute Your Code on Drupal.org, Part 5: Upload Your Project Files

In previous posts in this series, we talked the process of contributing to Drupal.org.

Those posts covered setting up your project, configuring Git, creating sandbox projects, and much more: 

Now, in Part 5, we are going to upload our project and ensure that the project meets Drupal's standards.

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| WordPress
How to Change the WordPress Site Title and Tagline

This tutorial will show you how to change the site title and tagline on your WordPress site.

The title and tagline are very often shown in the top-left corner of your site's design. They are the first thing that many visitors will see when they arrive at your site, and so it's important to make sure they are correct.

| WordPress
How to Install WordPress Themes

This tutorial will show you how to install a WordPress theme. This guide is intended for absolute WordPress beginners and those wanting to make sure they did it right.

The first half of this guide will talk about free themes from WordPress.org. Scroll down the page for a guide to installing commercial themes.

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How to Submit Your Sitemap to Search Engines - The Easy Way

This tutorial will show you an easy way to submit your sitemap to multiple search engines.

It's a bit of an obscure method, although it's well documented. We'll edit the robots.txt file to insert one line of code. And that's it. An account isn't needed and it's supported by Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Ask.

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| Joomla
How to Create a Contact Form in Joomla

This tutorial will show you how to create a contact form in Joomla.

We'll use the default Contacts components so you won't need to install any extra extensions.

We're going to start off with a video guide, and there's also a text and image tutorial below.

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| Drupal
How to Update Drupal 8 Sites

Throughout the life of your Drupal site, you'll have to perform updates. New features, bug fixes and security patches will be released for Drupal itself, plus modules and themes. This process is essential to maintain a healthy Drupal site.

We're going to take you through the steps needed to update your Drupal sites. Watch the following 5 videos below, and you'll keep your Drupal 8 running on the latest version.

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