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DrupalCon Amsterdam logoAmsterdam is one of the most important cities for open source anywhere in the world.

Inside the last year alone, WordCamp Europe, JandBeyond, the Open Source Conference and more have taken place in Amsterdam.

In September, Amsterdam will host DrupalCon Europe.

DrupalCon Amsterdam is going to be one full week of Drupal with sessions, business events and education in a beautiful city.

You should come join us!

We're delighted to have been chosen to hold training for DrupalCon again. This will be our 8th consecutive DrupalCon training.

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Drupal CommerceDrupal Commerce has long been one of our most requested topics. Not only are we we launching the first part of a new video class on Drupal Commerce, but this month we have also provided a book.

Why is Drupal Commerce popular? Because it's the most reliable way to build an e-commerce site with Drupal.

Drupal Commerce is built on Drupal 7. It empowers you to build any type of eCommerce website, making as few hard-coded assumptions as possible about your business needs.

In this course, Rod introduces us to Commerce Kickstart, the distribution that saves you a lot of time getting a store up-and-running.

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WordPress Portfolio SiteCreating a website with WordPress can be a very quick and easy process!

In this new series, Topher demonstrates just how quickly you can build a nice portfolio style site with some of the free tools that are available for WordPress.

Topher starts with a brand new WordPress installation. He uses core WordPress features, the JetPack plugin, the Soliloquy slider plugin and a free theme from the ThemeFoundry to build an excellent showcase site.

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OSTraining redesignLast week we launched a redesign of the OSTraining site.

The original OSTraining site design was launched all the way back in 2008. We made some incremental improvements since then, but no radical changes.

This year we decided to completely redesign OSTraining and make the entire site mobile-friendly.

The whole process took about 6 weeks from start to finish.

In this post we'll take you through the new site and the tools that made it possible.

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joomlapraiselogoJoomlaPraise is a Joomla company that provided outstanding templates and extensions.

However, the owners of the company recently moved to new jobs with large enterprise-level companies. You can watch one of the owners talk about his experience working at Sears.

Producing new extensions and templates is also a full-time job, and the JoomlaPraise team weren't ready to work 24 hours a day.

Rather than see all that hard work go to waste, OSTraining has agreed to move 5 extensions and 17 templates from JoomlaPraise to OSTraining.com. Even better, everything is now free to download.

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drupalcamp coloradoDrupalCamp Colorado is taking place during the first weekend of August.

This is going to be a really interesting event. DrupalCamp Colorado is being held at the King Center, right in the heart of downtown Denver.

The camp's theme is "Large Scale Drupal" and they will focus on planning, building, deploying, running, and monitoring big sites.

OSTraining will be there again this year. We're also giving a complete 1-day introduction to Drupal before the camp. We're also presenting a session called "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Views".

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Drupal Rate ModuleDrupal has several excellent modules for rating content. The Rate module is one of the very best.

In this new 12-video class on the Rate module, Brian will explore the ins-and-outs of the Rate module, and use it to add rating widgets to nodes and comments.

Brian also shows how Rate integrates with Views so that you can create lists of your most popular or unpopular content.

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joomla day minnesotaWe're always particularly happy to sponsor new open source events.

This July we're helping with the first ever Joomla Day Minnesota.

Rod Martin from the OSTraining team will be giving one of the keynote addresses.

We also have an unusual and very cool scholarship sponsorship with this Joomla Day.

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ManageWPManaging multiple WordPress sites can be a challenge.

There are always plugin updates, theme updates, backups, comments and more to deal with. ManageWP is a great solution.

In our new class on ManageWP, Rod Martin takes you through the basics that you get for free. Rod shows the benefits of easy site maintenance that ManageWP brings to your day-to-day work.

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Learn Fabrik

Fabrik is a highly flexible Joomla! component for building custom web applications. With Fabrik you can create forms that allow you and your users to enter data, then display the data in lists, map, calendars, timelines, charts and more!

In this week's new class on Fabrik, Vicki shows you how to create fantastic forms and applications.

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bestbookoftheyear2014

Writing a book is a long and painful process involving many hours crouched over a desk.

So when a writer finially emerges with a finished book, they just hope it's well-received. We've been lucky with Drupal 7 Explained.

Drupal 7 Explained launched at DrupalCon Portland last spring. In the year since then, it's become the best-selling and best-reviewed Drupal book.

Last week, it won "Drupal Book of the Year" at DrupalCon Austin.

The decision was part of the Blue Drop Awards.

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WordPress Easy Digital Display training classSay hello to Easy Digital Downloads, the world's easiest way to sell digital downloads through WordPress for free.

In this week's new class, our WordPress teacher, Topher, shows you how to launch your own products with Easy Digital Downloads.

We'll take you through the installation and set up, then we'll move on to payment gateways, reports, discounts and much more.

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Pantheon HostingMany of the people who watch our video classes are new to web development and looking for guidance as to the best tools and processses.

In our latest class called "Pantheon Hosting", Rod Martin introduces some of the very best tools and processes for Drupal developers. You're going to see how to create a professional development workflow with Drupal.

Using a free Pantheon hosting account, you'll learn the importance of live, staging and development sites to successfully test and launch your work.

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Calendar Training ClassIf you need a calendar on your Drupal site, then the Calendar module is a great way to go.

The Calendar module will display any Views date field in calendar formats, including date fields, node created or updated dates and more. Switch between year, month, and day views easily on the page.

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Hikashop training classToday we launch the second and final part of our video training series on Hikashop. These additional videos cover launching and running your store.

We've recently launched a large e-commerce project for an OSTraining customer.

They wanted a Joomla store that was powerful, flexible and easy-to-use. After evaluating the available solutions, we strongly recommended Hikashop.

We're not alone in our high opinion of Hikashop. It has very positive reviews on the J.E.D. and a rating of nearly 4.9 out of 5.

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Hikashop training classWe've recently launched a large e-commerce project for an OSTraining customer.

They wanted a Joomla store that was powerful, flexible and easy-to-use. After evaluating the available solutions, we strongly recommended Hikashop.

We're not alone in our high opinion of Hikashop. It has very positive reviews on the J.E.D. and a rating of nearly 4.9 out of 5.

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Drupal-PanelsEvery Monday we release a new video class, and this week's class is Drupal 7 Panels.

Panels is a powerful module you can use to create your own layouts and specialized landing pages.

Panels provides you with complete control over layout, content and a drag-and-drop interface.

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drupalcon austinAre you looking for a good excuse to get out of the office, head somewhere interesting and learn some new skills?

DrupalCon Austin is in June, and you should come with us.

DrupalCon Austin is going to be one full week of Drupal with sessions, business events, education and beautiful weather that many of us have missed this winter.

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Drupal-Search-APIEvery Monday we release a new video class, and this week's class is Drupal 7 Search API.

Drupal's built-in search module is a search engine that lets users search for specific content and users, but its features are limited.

In this class, Brian helps us get the most out of the Search API and Apache Solr Search modules.

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logo wptavernWPTavern is one of the oldest and best WordPress news sites.

Jeff Chandler has been running the site for nearly 8 years now.

I spoke with Jeff a couple of weeks ago on his WPTavern podcast called WPWeekly.

We talked about the future of WordPress as well as the move towards front-end editing. Will it help users edit their content without having to navigate the back-end of WordPress or will it cause more confusion?

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Joomla Site-building

Our new class and webinar schedule is up-and-running.

Every Monday, we release a new video class. Every Friday, we hold a webinar for our members on that same topic.

This week's class is Joomla 3 Access Control and Maintenance.

In this class, we show you how to run a Joomla site. We explain user access control. We also show you how to maintain, backup, update and move your Joomla site. We cover key extensions such as Akeeba Backup and Admin Tools.

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drupalcamp scCome and join us at DrupalCamp South Carolina.

This is the first ever standalone DrupalCamp in the area and it should be a lot of fun.

The event will be in downtown Columbia, just a couple of blocks from the University of South Carolina.

We're running an Absolute Beginners Guide to Drupal on Friday, April 18. 

The full DrupalCamp will be Saturday, April 19 and we've 5 tickets to give away.

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Joomla Site-building

Our new class and webinar schedule is up-and-running.

Every Monday, we release a new video class. Every Friday, we hold a webinar for our members on that same topic.

This week we complete our Joomla 3 Intermediate class.

We've released a series of videos on Joomla 3 template design and overrides.

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joomla-day-atlantaCome and join us at Joomla Day Atlanta on April 5.

This will be one of the biggest and best Joomla Days of the year.

We're going to be at the beautiful Global Learning Center in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus and Midtown Atlanta.

We're going to feature 4 tracks of excellent web education. Join us for excellent presentations from inside and outside the Joomla world.

Oh, and we've 5 tickets to give away.

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Joomla Site-building

Our new class and webinar schedule is up-and-running.

Every Monday, we release a new video class. Every Friday, we hold a webinar for our members on that same topic.

This week's topic is Joomla 3. We've just released the first half of a new Joomla 3 Intermediate class.

Rod, our Joomla teacher, takes you through the process of building a complete Joomla site. 

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WooCommerce for WordPress

Our new class and webinar schedule is up-and-running.

Every Monday, we release a new video class. Every Friday, we hold a webinar for our members on that same topic.

This week's topic is WooCommerce, which is one of the best choices for e-commerce on WordPress. Created by the team behind WooThemes, it transforms your WordPress website into an excellent online store.

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Gravity Forms for WordPress

Our new class and webinar schedule is up-and-running.

Every Monday, we release a new video class. Every Friday, we hold a webinar for our members on that same topic.

This week's topic is Gravity Forms, the premium form builder for WordPress. Gravity Forms is extremely flexible and can create any kind of form you want to build on your WordPress site.

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Joomla Advanced Module Manager

Our new class and webinar schedule is here. Every Monday, we release a new video class. Every Friday, we hold a webinar for our members on that same topic.

Last week's topic was Advanced Module Manager, a powerful Jooma extension from NoNumber.nl. We talked with Peter van Western, the developer of Advanced Module Manager.

We recorded the webinar, and you can now watch a replay of it.

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