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| Drupal

Regions are important in Drupal because they control where you can place blocks and thus create a layout for your site. However, each theme has different regions and it is not always easy to know where your theme's regions are.

Here's a quick tutorial showing you how to find the block regions on your Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 site.

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| WordPress

This has become fairly simple since most hosting companies supply a version of an automatic installer that puts WordPress where you want it with a couple button clicks. But there are still occasions when you want to install it manually. Here's the quick install method, that is relatively simple.

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| WordPress

WordPress 3.2 in with the new - out with the old. The focus for this release was making WordPress faster and lighter.Moving forward has enabled some impressive improvements. The streamlining enabled retiring support for PHP4, and older versions of MySQL, and legacy browsers like IE6, which allows WordPress to take advantage of more features enabled by new technologies.

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| WordPress

WordPress 3.2 has some significant upgrades. 

  • Refreshed admin area
  • New default theme "Twenty Eleven"
  • Full Screen Editor - Distraction free writing experience
  • Extended Admin Bar - More useful links to control the site

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| Drupal

Updating a Drupal site is vital for security.

In this tutorial we're going to show you how to update your Drupal 7 site from one minor version to another. That means from 7.0 to 7.2 or 7.2 to 7.4. and so on.

Unfortunately moving between major versions such as from 5 to 6 or from 6 to 7 is a much bigger topic and too large for a single tutorial.

Before you start, please remember one thing: backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup your site!

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| Drupal

Linkit provides an easy interface for internal linking. Linkit links to nodes, users, views and terms by default, using an autocomplete field.
Linkit requires that Pathologic is also installed.

Pathologic is an input filter which can correct paths in links and images in your Drupal content in situations which would otherwise cause them to “break;” for example, if the URL of the site changes, or the content was moved to a different server.

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drupalconlondonAre you thinking about going to DrupalCon London in August?

Around 1500 Drupalistas from all over the world are going to be converging in Croydon in South London from August 22nd to 26th.

If you're thinking about going, but haven't yet made up your mind, we've got a great offer. We've got a free ticket to give away. That ticket is worth at least £336 ($536).

Here's how you can win the free ticket:

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| Drupal

IMCE is a great module that will give you file management capabilities while editing your articles in Drupal 7.

You can add various WYSIWYG editors to Drupal to allow you to have advanced editing capabilities. Among these are TInyMCE, CKEditor, BUEditor and more. However, while you get a great toolbar, these plugins don't natively allow you to search your file system to find a picture to insert in your page. You need another module for that and it's called IMCE.

We are going to show you how to install it and get it working with TinyMCE. The process is similar with each WYSIWYG editor you install, but the way it looks and acts will be different in each editor. If you'd like to see a demo of how it works, you can visit this page http://ufku.com/drupal/imce/demo.

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| Drupal

tinymceThis tutorial will show you how to install the TinyMCE editor into Drupal 7.

By default, Drupal doesn't install with an editor in place so you'll need to install one to have any text formatting options. Here's how to install TinyMCE, perhaps the most popular editor for Drupal.

TinyMCE is not a Drupal not so we can install it directly. Instead we're going to install a module called Wysiwyg and we'll then upload the TinyMCE files seperately.

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| WordPress

TinyMCE in WordPressWordPress is easy to use, but making something easy to use usually means you have to leave out features or reduce control. Editing text can be very frustrating with the native text editing built into WordPress.

Adding TinyMCE advanced editor, and two additional plugins, one for tables and one for shortcodes, will make editing easier.

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| Drupal

Client side editors in Drupal often require additional modules to enhance them. If you uploaded CKEditor, without a file management module you won't be able to search the site for pictures when you click the insert button.

CKFinder is an addition for the CKEditor that will give you file management capabilities. With this installed you will be able to search your site for pictures in your various site directories.

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| WordPress

The NextGen Gallery is probably the most used gallery for WordPress sites.

There's a great sidebar widget for showing thumbnails from galleries on the pages. It comes with a very basic styling, but there are templates easily accessible for creating the look you want.

The default style jams the thumbnails together, and to make a pleasing look, you need to add some spacing.

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