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| Drupal
Show Drupal Content in Tabs, Using Views

One of our OSTraining members asked how best to make a tabbed view of content in Drupal 8. We already have a whole class on tabs in Drupal 7, but D8 works differently.

For this tutorial, I used 2 content types: "Article" and "News". We are going to show the Articles in one tab, and the News in a second tab.

In Drupal 8, you can make tabs without using any extra modules at all.

As a tip, I used the Devel module to create some dummy content for this exercise. You don't have to do this, but Devel always make it easy to test content-heavy tasks.

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| Sponsored
RunCloud is an Easy Way to Manage Servers

RunCloud is a modern web server panel designed purposely for PHP web applications. If you use any of these, then RunCloud is for you:

  • Laravel
  • Code Igniter
  • Cake
  • WordPress
  • CMS
  • a custom baked PHP application

Being a SaaS (Software as a Service) control panel for cloud servers / VPS, you can have your server managed by using RunCloud. Dedicated servers, Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, Vultr, Amazon Lightsail, and other KVM based VPSs are supported by RunCloud.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Podcasting

Podcasting is exploding in popularity and can be a great way to drive awareness and revenue for your business.

Today, we're delighted to launch a new series, "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Podcasting".

Theses classes cover preparation, equipment, production, editing and publishing your podcast. This really is the best guide to podcasting you'll find anywhere.

The class is taught by Jeff Large, who has hosted several successful podcasts for himself, and for clients. Watch these videos, follow along with Jeff, and you'll get an easy-to-understand introduction to every aspect of running a podcast.

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| Drupal
5 Ways to Tell if a Site is Built in Drupal

One of the most common questions we get at Drupal beginner classes is, "How can I tell if a site is built in Drupal?"

We get that question because it's just not possible to know the answer without a few tips and tricks.

If you look at a website such as WhiteHouse.gov, there is no way of telling if it's built Drupal. The design of a site is completely independent from the platform it uses.

We're going to give you 5 ways to tell if a site is built in Drupal. Not all of these suggestions will work on all Drupal sites, but taken together they should give you a clear answer.

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| WordPress
WordPress: The Difference Between Tags And Categories

Out of the box, WordPress offers two different ways to organize Posts; Categories and Tags. The technical names for all these are taxonomies.

"What’s a taxonomy?" you may well ask. It’s simply a way of describing things. On a geography blog, for example, you might have a "Country" taxonomy, which could be filled with country names.

Categories and Tags are more generic terms that you can fill in with specific information for your site.

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| WordPress
5 Ways to Tell if a Site is Built in WordPress

One of the most common questions we get from WordPress students is,

"How can I tell if a site is built in WordPress?"

It's not possible to answer this question without knowing a few tips and tricks.

If you look at a website there is no way of telling whether or not it is built in WordPress. The design of a site often gives zero clue about the platform it's using.

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| MotoCMS
MotoCMS Website Creator: Preset Builder, Size & Values

When you are creating a new website, the main reason for it in most cases is to make your business flourish. But without any doubt it is impossible to achieve this goal and to be successful in business without careful and an attentive attitude to your clients. In this situation, keeping in touch with them is of the greatest importance.

To satisfy your clients you must react to all their questions and requests as promptly as possible. The best helpers for fulfilling this task in the most efficient way are the callback feature and the chat widget. So, today we will learn how to add these important features to your site quickly and easily.

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6 Reasons to Choose the Bootstrap CSS Framework

For those of you, who like me have been developing websites for few years, we tend to use similar chunks of CSS code that we copy paste from project to project.

Those of you who are more organized may have developed your own set of base CSS files to use as foundation for your projects. This method works, but let’s face it, this is not the most efficient way to do things.

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| Joomla
Essential Health Checks for Your Joomla Site

Over the last few years, between OSTraining and Admincredible, we've helped a LOT of people fix problems with their Joomla sites.

Although the problems sound different, we've found that many can be fixed with only 6 solutions.

If you implement all 6, you'll have a safer, healthier and faster Joomla site.

Here are those 6 solutions ...

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| Sponsored
template monster

There is an abundance of real estate WordPress templates available. Today, you are unlikely to impress anyone with a ready-made template designed in clean style and with an interface featuring a variety of quality images. A contemporary user looks for something that will leave all competitors in the dust, a design combining pro-quality functionality and unparalleled visual presentation. Basically, that’s exactly what Bellaina Real Estate WordPress Theme offers.

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| Joomla
essential joomla plugins

For web developers trying to build a powerful website without overloading their servers or compromising the user experience, they know that using a CMS like Joomla is essential. As with other content management systems, Joomla’s true power lies in its extensions.

There are thousands of extensions currently available for use within Joomla. Extensions cover a wide array of integrations, including components, modules, and, of course, plugins. While components and modules are an important part of the web development process, what I want to focus on today is the Joomla plugin.

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Magento Beginner

Magento is one of the two or three most popular e-commerce solutions in the world.

Magento is incredibly powerful but also has a reputation for being difficult to learn. This week's new class is designed to solve that problem. "The Beginners Guide to Magento" is the best guide to Magento 2 you'll find anywhere.

Watch these videos, follow along with Robert, and you'll get an easy-to-understand introduction to every aspect of running a Magento site. During the class, you'll build an e-commerce site that sells coffee products. You'll use the free, Community version of Magento 2.

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