In this tutorial, you will learn how to bring the security of your backups to the next level. You will learn how to store your Akeeba Backup created backups more securely.
Child themes are the best way to modify WordPress themes. With a child theme, you can add custom CSS styles and keep the original theme intact in case it needs to be updated in the future.
However, child themes aren't always easy to create. In this post, you will learn how to generate them with just a few clicks, using the Child Theme Configurator plugin.
The new media capabilities in Drupal allow you create a media library with all kinds of media assets and use these assets everywhere.
One way to use them is to embed these assets directly into CKEditor.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to pull a video from Vimeo with the Video Embed Field module. You will only need to store the video URL on your Drupal site. This will come in handy for a lot of site editors. Let’s start!
Multisites allow you run multiple websites from just one WordPress installation. Each website can have different users, different themes and different plugins.
This is possible because the old WPMU (WordPress Multi-User) project was merged into the main WordPress system. This is the same codebase that allows WordPress.com to run millions of sites, so you can be sure it works well.
In order to set this up, you will need access to your files so that you can edit them. This tutorial will show you how. When you've finished, click here to read Part 2 of this tutorial: Managing WordPress Multisites
This week's new class continues to build out the library of PHP lessons that's available to OSTraining members.
"How to Use PHP References" is an intermediate-level PHP class. Taught by Robert Ring, this introduces you to references. PHP references are often useful and sometimes essential tools for accesing data in your code.
Look for even more new PHP classes over the next few months!
Rod is responsible for many of the most popular videos in OSTraining history, including the Drupal 8 class that has around 2 million views. In this episode, I grill Rod for the techniques, tools and tips he uses to create great video tutorials.
Font Awesome icons use scalable vectors. You get a high-quality icons, that look good no matter the size of the screen.
The Drupal contrib module "Font Awesome Menu Icons" will help you to add and position the icons in your menu tabs.
Do you need to build a WordPress site?
The "WordPress Explained" book is coming to your rescue. Today, a beta version of this book is available to OSTraining members
This book teaches you everything you need to know to make a WordPress site. And, it does it in plain English, with a simple step-by-step approach.
Consider this episode to be the busy person's guide to Drupal 8.
If you haven't had time to keep up with what's new in the Drupal world, Mike Anello is here to help you catch up.
No-one in the Drupal world is better connected than Mike, who has been in the community for over a decade. Mike is a trainer, developer, volunteer, camp organizer, podcaster. He's seen and done it all in Drupal.
One of our customers implemented an iframe on their website. They right away bumped into a layout issue.
This was very typical of the iframe tag. It often creates more problems rather than solving them.
Breaking design is not the only issue with this tag. In this blog post, you will learn the three main reasons why we strongly advise against using the iframe.
Sometimes, in your Drupal site, you may need to crop images with a predefined aspect ratio but with different size values within a certain range. This is where the Image Widget Crop module is your tool for the job.
It can be used in a great variety of Drupal sites. From image galleries to educational sites with illustrations.
In this tutorial, you’ll be using the contrib Image Widget Crop module in conjunction with the new media features for images available in Drupal core.
Taking statistical data on your web properties and creating meaningful analytic reports can be a challenge. Several reporting services offer help, but at a price.
In this post, you will take a sneak peek at the Beta version of Google's own free Data Studio. I decided to test its live, interactive reports.
A lot of sites like to show media inside pop-ups. Using pop-ups can make it easier for visitors to quickly browse through multiple images or videos.
In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to use the Colorbox pop-up with Drupal.
We'll see how to display both image and video fields inside a pop-up window.
Do you need to build a WooCommerce site?
If you can wait a few weeks, the "WooCommerce Explained" book is coming to your rescue.
This book will teach everything you need to know to make a WooCommerce site. And, it will do it in plain English, with a simple step-by-step approach.
We're delighted to say we've partnered with Patrick Rauland for this book. Patrick is one of the leading WooCommerce experts in the world.