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| WordPress
How to Track WordPress Pages and Posts that Need Review

One of our members was wanting an efficient way to track which content needs review, so we created this tutorial for him.

WordPress has really useful features for content creation and maintenance. One of those features is the core "Pending Review" feature. "Pending Review" is one of two default statuses in WordPress, in addition to "Draft". Click here to see the difference between Pending Review and Draft.

We'll also show you how to use a really powerful plugin called PublishPress.

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OSTraining's 2018 Preview: Always Bet on Text

Happy New Year, everyone.

For me personally, this month marks 7 years of OSTraining and 10 years of doing online training full-time.

That's long enough to have been through a few cycles.

2017 was a relatively quiet year. There were almost no major releases. WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Bootstrap - none of them had a blockbuster release last year.

That's all about to change in 2018.

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| WordPress
Weglot Translate WordPress Plugin - Popular Plugin to Easily Create and Maintain Multilingual WordPress Sites

If you’re looking to translate and display your website in different languages, whether it’s to increase your audience or to reach more customers, you should be very interested in Weglot plugin.

It is a WordPress multilingual plugin. It enables you to translate and manage your translations. With this plugin, you can deploy and display your translated pages extremely efficiently.

In this blog post, you will learn how to quickly set it up. You will also take a look at how to enjoy multi-lingual features Weglot Translate offers to you.

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We're Ending Technical Support Subscriptions

As the years go by, businesses need to adapt to a changing market.

Customers want different things in 2018 than they did a few years ago.

In 2012, our business was 90% live training. One of our teachers flew to a city and stood in front of a room full of students. We then tried to mentor the students with ongoing support after the class.

In 2018, our business is 90% online training. 

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| Drupal
Select Embeddable Media Assets in Drupal 8 with Entity Browser

If you already learned how to embed a media asset into CKEditor in this tutorial, you’d probably noticed that the media asset selection occurs through an autocomplete field.

This doesn't really help those working with their media assets. Nobody remembers every single name of every single asset to embed. Good news is there are a few modules in Drupal 8, which can help you enjoy your media browsing task. 

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to configure the Entity Browser Module, in order to quickly find your media assets and easily embed them in your text editor.

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| Podcasts
The OSTraining Podcast #16: Liz Mays and Pressbooks

Sometimes I invite people on the podcast because we've been friends for years. Other times, I invite people because we love their products. Pressbooks falls squarely into the second category.

At the beginning of 2017, I'd never heard of Pressbooks. We now use them to write, edit and publish ALL our books.

Pressbooks is a WordPress-based platform that actually makes book publishing fun! We used to take 3 years to write a book. With Pressbooks we're often done in less than 3 months.

Follow Pressbooks on Twitter at @pressbooks and try their platform at Pressbooks.com.

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child theme configurator

Child themes are the best way to modify WordPress themes. With a child theme, you can add custom CSS styles and keep the original theme intact in case it needs to be updated in the future.

However, child themes aren't always easy to create. In this post, you will learn how to generate them with just a few clicks, using the Child Theme Configurator plugin.

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| Drupal
Embed a Youtube Player as Media Asset Into CKEditor in Drupal 8

The new media capabilities in Drupal allow you create a media library with all kinds of media assets and use these assets everywhere.

One way to use them is to embed these assets directly into CKEditor.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to pull a video from Vimeo with the Video Embed Field module. You will only need to store the video URL on your Drupal site. This will come in handy for a lot of site editors. Let’s start!

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| WordPress
Setting up WordPress Multisites Tutorial

Multisites allow you run multiple websites from just one WordPress installation. Each website can have different users, different themes and different plugins.

This is possible because the old WPMU (WordPress Multi-User) project was merged into the main WordPress system. This is the same codebase that allows WordPress.com to run millions of sites, so you can be sure it works well.

In order to set this up, you will need access to your files so that you can edit them. This tutorial will show you how. When you've finished, click here to read Part 2 of this tutorial: Managing WordPress Multisites

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How to Use PHP References

This week's new class continues to build out the library of PHP lessons that's available to OSTraining members.

"How to Use PHP References" is an intermediate-level PHP class. Taught by Robert Ring, this introduces you to references. PHP references are often useful and sometimes essential tools for accesing data in your code.

This class is part of a larger series of PHP classes that also includes 2 beginner level classes, plus Introduction to Object Oriented PHP and How to Use phpMyAdmin.

Look for even more new PHP classes over the next few months!

| Drupal
Add Font Awesome Icons to Your Drupal Menus

Font Awesome icons use scalable vectors. You get a high-quality icons, that look good no matter the size of the screen.

The Drupal contrib module "Font Awesome Menu Icons" will help you to add and position the icons in your menu tabs. 

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WordPress Explained

Do you need to build a WordPress site? 

The "WordPress Explained" book is coming to your rescue. Today, a beta version of this book is available to OSTraining members

This book teaches you everything you need to know to make a WordPress site. And, it does it in plain English, with a simple step-by-step approach.

WordPress Explained is initially available to OSTraining Book Club members.

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| Podcasts
Everything You Need to Know About Drupal 8

Consider this episode to be the busy person's guide to Drupal 8.

If you haven't had time to keep up with what's new in the Drupal world, Mike Anello is here to help you catch up.

No-one in the Drupal world is better connected than Mike, who has been in the community for over a decade. Mike is a trainer, developer, volunteer, camp organizer, podcaster. He's seen and done it all in Drupal.

Follow Mike on Twitter at @ultimike and via his site at DrupalEasy.com.

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