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phpMyAdmin logo

One of our members asked us how to update their phpMyAdmin version. They were running it under Windows/XAMPP.

You may not be aware that you are running an old version of phpMyAdmin.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make sure your phpMyAdmin version is current, both for Windows and Linux.

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| Drupal
Getting Started With Drupal's Webform Module

One of our club members asked us how to create a survey form in Drupal 7. They wanted to achieve this without a need for custom coding.

The Webform contrib module is the perfect tool for the job. In this tutoral, you will learn how to use this module to survey what peanut butter, jelly and bread your site visitors prefer.

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| Drupal
 Log Into Drupal Without the Login Block

This is actually quite a common question from our students. They start building their Drupal site. Then they go to work with their blocks or menus.

Then they accidentally disable the "Log in" menu link. There is no "Log in" link displayed on the site anymore. Neither for them nor for their visitors.

In this short tip, you will learn how to login to your Drupal admin page in such situation. 

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| Sponsored
dot tech domains

Given a choice, every tech entrepreneur would prefer to spend most of their time in building the product, iterating its features and taking it to the next level with constant improvements.

But that alone would not sustain the business. You’d still need to learn how to take your product to the market. This aspect of building a tech startup may seem challenging to you, but you are not alone.

Every year, thousands of tech professionals jump into entrepreneurship and learn this very aspect of business the hard way.

In this post, we will summarise key marketing strategies that can help get started with marketing your tech business website effectively right from the start.

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| Drupal
How to Create a Customer Service Request Form in Drupal 7

An OSTraining member has asked us how to achieve the following in Drupal 7:

  1. A customer fills out a form to send their request for repair or service on a specific piece of equipment.
  2. A customer service agent comments on the request to either approve or deny it.
  3. The customer gets an automatic email after his request has been processed.

In this tutorial, you will look at this use case. You will learn how to achieve these requirements by creating a node.

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Follow Along With Zac Gordon and the React Explained Book

If you spend any time in the WordPress world, you've probably come across Zac Gordon.

Zac is an enthusiastic and charming teacher who focuses on Javascript in WordPress. He borrowed the phrase "Learn Javascript Deeply" from Matt Mullenweg and he made it into his personal slogan. For the last several years, Zac has produced video classes, online conferences, live talks, and podcasts that focus on teaching you how to use Javascript in WordPress.

Today, I'm delighted to say we're working with Zac on a book, "React Explained".

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Come and Join Us at DrupalCon Nashville

Want to visit one of the most fun cities in the US?

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

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

If you haven't been there, Nashville is a wonderful surprise. DrupalCon is going to be downtown Nashville, right on the waterfront. The whole downtown is walkable and full of restaurants and bars, plus country music museums and attractions. It feels like a smaller version of New Orleans, with mid-West rather than Cajun influences.

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How to Build Magento Themes

This week's new class is a complete beginners guide to Mautic, the open source platform for marketing automation.

"Marketing Automation Using Mautic" will help you create your first inbound marketing campaigns with Mautic.

In a world where marketing automation tools often cost over $1,000 per month even to get started, why not look at open source alternatives?

In this class, you'll learn how to create meaningful communication with your customers and let automation do the busy work for you. The lessons will cover all the fundamentals of Mautic, from installation and configuration to campaigns and outcomes.

Mautic can help you, no matter what website builder you use. We'll show you how to integrate with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and other software.

If you're new to this type of marketing, we have a complete introductory class for you.

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| General
ospam a not

In 2014 here at OSTraining.com, we decided to stop the flood of spambots sending spam via forms on our site.

We tried one particular unobtrusive technique on some of our forms. (PS. We're big fans of Shack Forms here at OSTraining).

This method worked out much better than we could have expected. So, we decided to turn this into a Joomla plugin. This is how OSpam-a-not was born.

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| Drupal
How to Embed Buy Now Stripe Button in Drupal

Would you like to avoid a hassle of processing and keeping your online customers' card details? Stripe is a global online payment gateway you can quickly start using just for that.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to easily embed the "Buy Now" button from Stripe into your Drupal content. You will be able to integrate the Stripe Checkout even if you don't know how to write code.

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| Web Design
How to set FileZilla to view and edit code files with Notepad++

When installing and using FileZilla FTP client for the first time, it won't allow you to right-click files and instantly edit them using code editors, like Notepad++.

You want to quickly open and edit your PHP or SQL file but FileZilla won’t let you. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set your FileZilla to open and edit files in Notepad++ code editor.

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| Drupal
unique look to google maps

Google Maps don't look appealing or pretty by default when you embed them in your Drupal content. Nor do they always nicely coordinate with your site look and feel.

What if you found a way to give them a custom design? For example - your own color? In this tutorial, you will learn how to give your Drupal Google Maps a custom style with the Styled Google Map contrib module.

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