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Something not often understood in WordPress is the difference between Post Formats and Post Types.

There are 5 page types built into WordPress: Post, Page, Attachment, Revision and Nav Menu. Since the release of 3.1 you can now add custom types, but we'll go over that in another tutorial. This tutorial is going to show you how post formats work:

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connections pluginDo you need to create a company directory with employee profiles? Maybe multiple departments in a larger company? Or a family directory for your next reunion?

The Connections plugin can make this a fairly easy task, allowing you to load headshots, full contact information and details on every member or employee, then display them on custom pages. In this tutorial we'll show you the basic features. The developers at http://connections-pro.com also sell extra features.

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s2member-proWordPress is great for multi-users and for creating blog sites. But what if you want to monetize it so you can charge for subscriptions? There are some plugins available, this one we found to be not only free, but fully featured.

Of all the ones tested, this was the most complete out-of-the-box, and had the most documentation, with over 50 help videos. The documentation is excellent, but I found the first few steps to be time consuming with trial and error. Here is a quick-start guide to s2Member:

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Drupal is one part of a three-headed Open Source CMS revolution.

Added together, Drupal, Joomla and WordPress run around 20% of all websites and over 70% of all CMS websites (via W3 techs).

We're really happy to announce today that we teach all of them online. Joomla and WordPress were available last year and now Drupal is here.

So, by buying a single subscription to OSTraining, you can now learn how to use all three of these revolutionary ways to build a site.

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Add Google AJAX Translation to your blog. This plugin allows your readers to translate your blog posts, pages, or comments into 52 languages.

The Google AJAX Translation WordPress plugin provides a quick, simple, and light way to add translation to your blog.

A "Translate" button can be added to the bottom or top of posts, pages, and/or comments. When the button is clicked a popup window opens showing a list of available languages.

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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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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 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 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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