One of our students wanted to know how to run multiple local Wordpress sites on a Mac using MAMP, so we created this tutorial for him.
One of the rites of passage for beginner Drupal users is to learn Panels. It's a useful tool for laying out pages and redesigning content pages without any code knowledge.
However, not everyone is a fan. Panels is sometimes criticized for being hard to use and for having performance issues.
In this tutorial we're going to introduce you to a powerful alternative: Display Suite. We're going to show you several ways in which it can make designing your content fun and pain-free.
A critical file you often need to manage is the php.ini file. It controls many import aspects of what you can and can not do with your site, including the size of files that you can upload.
Different hosts use different schemes for storing and accessing files and so you'll need to research where your php.ini file.
This tutorial will show you how to find the location of the file on any server.
Here at OSTraining we use gravatar.com to show personal images like this one of Rod:
Gravatar is a really popular solution used by many other websites,
Here's how to upload your own personal image
Step 1: Go to Gravatar.com
- Visit gravatar.com.
- Enter your email address in the marked area. Make sure that this is the same email address you use on OSTraining.com.
Step 2: Click the Email Link
- Gravatar will send you an email.
- Click the link to confirm your account,
Step 3: Sign Up
- Enter your registration details.
- Click Signup.
Step 4: Add Your Image
- In the My Account menu, click Add an Image.
- Upload an image.
- Edit the photo.
- Click Crop and Finish!
- Choose a rating for your image.
- You're done!
The Media Module is one of the most hyped new modules for Drupal 7. It is often talked about as the best option for handling images, video and audio files in Drupal 7.
However, available information about the Media Module is long on 90 minute conference presentations and short on quick, practical guides. So, in this tutorial we're going to get right to the point. We're going show you how to set up the Media Module, what it does and how to use it to add YouTube videos to your content. Let's go ....
This post is part of series we're writing on more advanced Drupal themes. In an earlier post we introduced Responsive Web Design in Drupal, focusing closely on the Adaptive Theme framework. We also covered the very popular Omega framework.
Those are two of some of the most commonly Drupal's theme frameworks along with others such as Zen, Fusion and Tao. However, there are many more.
Out of the 25 most popular themes on Drupal.org, 17 of the most popular are either frameworks or sub-themes that sit on top of a framework. That's how most Drupal themes get designed. In this tutorial we're going to introduce you to some of the less commonly used theme frameworks. None of these appear on the frontpage of http://drupal.org/project/themes.
If you move your WordPress site, you may have trouble getting your pages to show correctly. Often this problem is caused by two WordPress settings: the Site URL and the Home URL.
These are normally easy to change by going to Dashboard > Settings > General settings page. But sometimes that's difficult to do because the move has broken your access to the WordPress administrator area.
Here's how to fix the problem.
Omega is a great example of a theme framework for Drupal. We've previously covered Omega in a detailed tutorial which explains how to get started.
Omega is perhaps the most popular framework currently. It was the first mobile-first, responsive base theme to date, paving new ground in the Drupal community. It was powered by a modified 960 grid implementation. This is the theme used by Acquia.com and several other major players.
However, using Omega is not easy for beginners. If you install Omega and make it into your default theme, this is what you'll see:
WordPress, Joomla and Drupal more or less rule the world of websites these days.
For developers writing freely-available add-ons, that means a lot of late nights, bug reports and newbie questions to deal with.
Sometimes, just sometimes, they just like to goof off a little and when they do, they code. Here are some of the funniest add-ons they've written for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
This short article will give you a insight into how something "free" evolved in a capitalistic society. The two most popular operating systems for computers were developed under different models - Microsoft DOS and Unix. The history of each reflects the philosophy of two different development philosophies.
Caching increases the apparent speed of the website by storing copies of the pages on the server on the browser and keeping the copies in memory. It appears much faster because it takes far less time to grab page from memory than it does to parse the page every time it's accessed.
This can speed up the user experience, so enabling cache is usually good. It is a bit frustrating while you're building the site, because you don't always see your changes immediately.
This tells you how to access the cache settings, to enable, disable or clear your Drupal 7 cache.
No matter what CMS we're teaching, when we come to talking about themes and designs, one question always comes up quickly: "How do I make a dropdown menu"? Here's the answer to that question in Drupal.
First, we are going to show you how to get your menu set up correctly. Second we're going to give you three different options for showing that menu to your visitors.