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| WordPress
Top 5 WordPress Project Management Plugins

WordPress is the key technology tool for many companies. They use it for marketing, e-commerce, CRM and 1,001 other tasks. So, it's not surprising that a lot of WordPress users also rely on it for project management.

After all, if you allow customers to pay you on your WordPress site, or raise a support ticket there, why not also collaborate on projects using the same platform.

In this overview, we'll introduce you to 5 of the best WordPress project management plugins. All 5 have free versions available on WordPress.org. You can download them, test them, and see if they're a good fit for you and your projects.

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| Joomla
Load Modules inside Joomla Menus

It's very common for websites to put features inside top menus. You may find some sites do this with a login form. Others - with an advertisement or a search field.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to embed a search module inside your Joomla top menu as a menu item. Without any coding. To do the job, we'll just use a free and very popular extension called Modules Anywhere.

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Multilingual Joomla Explained

Today, we're delighted to launch a new book, "Genesis Explained".

Genesis Explained is a developer's guide to the Genesis Framework for WordPress.

Genesis is a powerful theme framework which empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.

Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you!

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| Podcasts
Pippin Williamson and a Lifetime Company

Pippin Williamson runs several of the most successful businesses in the WordPress world including Easy Digital Downloads and AffiliateWP. But instead of looking to sell, he's buying a park. And opening a brewery. And looking to build a company that will last a lifetime.

If you want to hear about Pippin's story, check out this interview with Indie Hackers and his 2017 Year in Review. If you want to hear about his life outside of business, this is the podcast for you. Click here to find out more about Pippin's park and click here for more on his brewery

My apologies for the audio on this episode - Pippin lives out in the countryside and the internet was glitchy.

Follow Pippin on Twitter at @pippinsplugins and check out all his products at Sandhillsdev.com.

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| Joomla
 How to Change Text with Joomla Language Overrides

Did you know that you can change any of the default text on your Joomla site without touching the language files?

The feature that makes this possible is called "Language Overrides".

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use Language Overrides to safely customize your site's text.

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| Drupal
Give Your Drupal Articles More Visual Appeal with Boxout

A boxout is a design element used mainly in magazines to enclose related information to the main article while retaining some type of connection. You can use it to add extra links related to your content or a small bio.

The "Boxout" contrib module helps you add this design element to your content directly in CKEditor. In this tutorial, you will learn how to do just that. Let’s start!

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| WordPress
Review of the Best WordPress Checklist Plugins

If you really care about your WordPress content, you know that it's a constant struggle to maintain high standards.

It's not easy to create consistent, high-quality posts.

Without a careful approach, you'll find your site has a different approach from post to post, and you'll soon end up with lots of messy content.

One solution is a checklist plugin. These plugins enable you to decide the requirement for each post before you publish.

We downloaded and tested all the checklist plugins for WordPress. Here's our review of all four checklist plugins ...

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| WordPress
How to Track Your Word Count in WordPress

Does it matter how many words you write in each blog post?

Yes, for many people, it does.

Some writers set themselves a target number of words per day, as a good habit. Whether your target is 500, 1000, 2000 or even more words, a lot of writers love the discipline of hitting a daily target.

Some other writers are aiming for a specific word count simply for marketing purposes. It's generally thought that Google gives a higher rank to longer posts, so long as they're interesting. So many SEO experts recommend you write posts between 2000 and 2500 words.

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| Drupal
Create Charts in Drupal 8 with Views

There are many ways to present data to your readers. One example would be a table or a list. Sometimes you would rather prefer to enhance such data with a graphical chart. 

It can ease understanding of large quantities of data. There is a way to make charts in Drupal with the help of the Charts module and Views.

In this tutorial, you will learn the basic usage of the module in combination with the Google Charts library. Let’s start!

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| WordPress
WordPress - Fatal error: Allowed memory size

Does your WordPress site show a message similar to this?

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 19456 bytes) in wp-admin/includes/theme.php on line 81

If your answer is "yes", this tutorial is for you.

We've helped several of our students with similar issues so we decided to write a tutorial to hopefully help someone else out as well. 

Before starting to read this guide, it's worth understanding what PHP errors are in WordPress.

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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. 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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