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Top 8 Alternatives to Google PageSpeed Insights Tool

PageSpeed Insights is a great website speed testing tool from Google.

Millions of webmasters across the globe use it on a daily basis to measure performance and loading speed of their sites. 

When it comes to testing, you may want to diversify your toolset though.

In this blog post, you will look at the top eight alternatives to Google's PageSpeed Insights.

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Updated Class: How to Use WooCommerce

WooCommerce is probably your best choice for eCommerce in WordPress.

WooCommerce is hugely popular and now powers over 40% of all online stores. It is so commonly used that WooCommerce was purchased by Automattic and Matt Mullenweg back in 2015. This might be controversial to say, but it is close to being the "official" WordPress eCommerce plugin.

In this week's video release, Rod Martin updates our WooCommerce class. This class is now over 30 videos long and covers every aspect of getting started with WooCommerce.

The lessons are based on the WooCommerce Explained book. Join OSTraining today and you'll get access to both the books and videos.

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How to Manage User and Role Permissions in Drupal 8

This tutorial is all about managing users on your Drupal 8 site.

I'll show you how to control who can do what on your site:

  • Who can create, delete, and edit content?
  • Who can upload modules and themes?
  • Who can modify menus and blocks?

You also see how to make user accounts more interesting. You do this by allowing users to add more information about them. 

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How to Build User Profiles With Fields in Drupal 8

By default, a Drupal 8 user account collects only very basic information about the user. 

And, most of that information is not visible to visitors or other users on the site.

Fortunately, Drupal makes it easy to modify and expand this profile so that people can add useful information about themselves such as their real name (versus a username), address, employer, URLs, biography, and more.

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Magento 2 Logo

Magento is an open source ecommerce platform designed and used by many companies to strengthen their brands. Today it is one of the most trusted platforms for developing web based ecommerce businesses.

Setting up an ecommerce store requires lots of strategies to be undertaken in order to come up with an excellent working online store, something that is not as easy as it sounds. By using Magento, users can create both simple and sophisticated stores that can be customized as per the users’ ideas.

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TemplateMonster or Wix What Is a Better Choice

You have a number of tools available to power your website creation and growth today.  And they are quickly getting more and more comprehensive and newbie-friendly year after year.

Having a wide array of options is always great, isn’t it? However, the more you have to choose from, the harder it is to make a choice.

In this post, I will compare the two most popular go-to places to jump-start a process of your website creation: TemplateMonster vs. Wix.

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Videos to Get you Started with Drupal Development
How do I get started with Drupal development?

That's a common question we get from people who join OSTraining for the first time. They want to know about the skills they will need, and what kind of classes they should take.

In this guide, I'll give you an overview to help you get started with Drupal development.

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How to Build Multilingual WordPress Websites

This week's new class is a guide to building WordPress sites in multiple languages.

"How to Build Multilingual WordPress Websites" will help you create a single site with content in more than one language.

Did you know that around half of WordPress sites are non-English? That number is only going to increase in the next few years? This class will help you get conformtable with the international side of WordPress.

Watch these videos and you'll learn to translate the WordPress core, plus themes and plugins. You'll also see how to use WPML, the most popular plugin for multilingual WordPress sites.

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Logos of Drupal and Telegram

Telegram is an easy to use free chat application that is rapidly winning fans all over the world. 

There is a Telegram plugin for WordPress but there is not yet a Telegram module for Drupal.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to integrate the Telegram app with your Drupal 8 site using JavaScript from Re:plain.

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WooCommerce Explained is the best-selling book on WooCommerce. 

Throughout that book, we mostly avoided using any code. We believe that anyone is able to build a great WooCommerce site.

But many of you are developers and are keen to dive into the WooCommerce code. In this exclusive tutorial, taken from WooCommerce Explaind, we're going to show you some WooCommerce programming basics. 

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5 Software Platforms You Didn't Realize OSTraining Covered

Much of our time and effort at OSTraining goes towards covering the most high-profile platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Magento.

But there are 1,000's of videos in the OSTraining library and some of those cover other open source projects. I'm going to introduce you to 5 video classes you might not realize were in OSTraining's vaults. All of these software platforms are 100% free and open source. All of these software platforms give you useful tools for your daily work.

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