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| Joomla
7 Step Process to Builiding Joomla Site

Are you new to Joomla? Would you like to start building your own website with this fantastic content management system?

Do you feel like you don't know where to start? Fear not! Watch the short (3 minutes 32 seconds) video lesson below. In that video, you'll learn a seven-step process for building your Joomla website:

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| MotoCMS

Today users have an abundance of solutions for creating a website.

The demand for CMS platforms is so huge, and so is the supply. This makes it possible for a customer to choose from dozens of systems. 

One of the newest and most interesting CMS options is MotoCMS. We talked with Demetrio Fortman, the CEO and founder of MotoCMS, who shared his story.

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| Joomla
Stop Joomla From Stripping Out Code

Your Joomla site was built on code. The right code in the right place brings your site to life. However, there are many places where it can also be a huge security risk. 

If you allow people to use PHP, Javascript, iframes or other code inside your content, you will greatly increase the chance that your site might be compromised by a malicious code. To minimize this risk, by default Joomla restricts the code you can insert into articles. 

The downside to this is that some common code snippets, from well-trusted sources, will be blocked. For example, Joomla doesn’t allow you to insert embed codes from sites like YouTube and Google Maps.

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| Joomla
How to Create 10 Dummy Joomla Articles in Just a Few Clicks with OSContent

One of our OSTraining members asked us how to make a process of creating Joomla articles less time-consuming. Is there any way to create content on a mass scale, like, for example, several Joomla articles, in one go?

Yes, with just a few clicks, you can create Joomla content quickly using our OSContent component.

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| Drupal
How to Setup Mollom on Drupal 8

An OSTraining member asked how to set up the Drupal 8 "Mollom" module. Mollom is a very useful way to protect Drupal from spammers invading your forms.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to go through the process of its installation and setting up.

If you are using Drupal 7, we have the How to use the Mollom Module in Drupal 7 class that covers how to do this in detail.

Let's get started.

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| General
The Most Interesting Year in the History of WordPress and Drupal

That title sounds like clickbait, but I'm 110% convinced that it's true.  

Even in just the last 7 days, we've seen major changes.

In the Drupal world, Dries Buytaert reversed a fundamental Drupal principle. For 15 years, each new Drupal version has involved massive changes. No longer. Each version will now be backwards compatible. I'm often wrong, but I'm going to claim this one as an accurate prediction. This is absolutely the correct decision: huge, breaking updates are as out-of-date as punchcards in 2017.

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| Joomla
What to Know About the Joomla Administrator Certification Exam

Did you know that the Joomla project now offers certification exams?

I took one of the exams at JoomlaDay Tampa last month and want to help you understand more about what's involved.

For useful background details about the Joomla! certification project, check out this interview with Joomla certification team. Today, I'm going to share my personal experience with the first available exam, the Joomla! Administrator Exam. This test covers all the knowledge that a skilled Joomla! website administrator should have.

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| Sponsored
Top Website Builders for Freelancers and Web-Studios

With so many web building options available out there nowadays, choosing the solution that can provide ultimate value for your business goals and your website in general seems to be a challenge for the majority of web developers.

The choice of the most suitable option, however, depends upon lots of aspects, including the complexity and purpose of the project, the business goals your client sets for you, functionality requirements, usability, main features etc.

In this respect, WordPress seems to be a top choice for web studios and freelance web designers. It goes without saying that WordPress is a great and flexible website management system that allows choosing and customizing a wide range of free and premium pre-made templates.

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| Joomla

There are two features in Joomla that allow you to easily place modules directly inside articles:

  • loadposition allows you to publish all the modules in a particular position.
  • loadmodule allows you to publish just one particular module.

One of our students was using these features to create a layout but wasn't happy with how it looked inside his article. He wanted more control.

This tutorial will show you how to place modules inside your article with more style. Here's what we're going to do:

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Magento 2 Videos and Building on Accidental YouTube Success

18 months ago, the OSTraining YouTube channel was a sleepy place.

Then we ran a little Kickstarter project and accidentally ended up with over 1 million views. We thought the videos would help some people learn Drupal 8. We had no idea the videos would go viral. That surprise success led to partnerships with GoDaddy, InMotion Hosting and other companies. 

Here's a chart showing views for videos on our YouTube channel. You can see a very sharp increase in late 2015, when the Drupal 8 Beginner class arrived.

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| WordPress
How to Disable Comments on WordPress Posts

One common problem facing WordPress users is the amount of spam comments.

There are some spam-fighting tools such as Akismet and Mollom, but some of users prefer to turn off comments entirely.

One of our students wanted to disable WordPress comments, so we created this step-by-step tutorial for him.

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drupalcon baltimore

Want to visit one of the most intriguing and underrated cities in the US?

DrupalCon Baltimore is in April, and you should come join us.

DrupalCon Baltimore is going to be one full week of Drupal with sessions, business events, education, and fun.

If you haven't been there, Baltimore is a wonderful surprise. DrupalCon is going to be downtown in the Inner Harbor district, right on the waterfront. The whole area is walkable and full of restaurants and breweries, plus museums and attractions.

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3 out of 4 members use OSTraining at least once a week. You can build great websites. We can help.   Plans from $4 per month