Content Management Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
How to Write Basic HTML Concepts
HTML is the language of the browser. These basic concepts will help you make the shift into writing online content directly in HTML.
Using the Twitter Bootstrap Theme for Drupal
Bootstrap is a popular framework built by Twitter. With the Bootstrap Theme for Drupal, you can get (and maintain) that power for your Drupal website.
Most Drupal sites need extra modules. Here are some of the best.
Theme your Drupal site! Content Management.
Must-Have Drupal Modules for Building a Site
These powerful Drupal modules will let you build customized pages other CMSs can only dream about, all without a line of code.
How to Choose a Drupal 7 Module for Viewing PDFs
This is a review of the available Drupal modules that might meet my needs when choosing a Drupal 7 module for viewing PDFs.
CMS? What's a Content Management System?
A Content Management System lets you focus on making new content. You write your article, you upload it to your site, and the CMS sets up a nice page.
Using the ZURB Foundation Theme for Drupal
And whether you use ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, or some other framework, be sure to get these tips on using a framework with Drupal.
What Are Drupal "Views" and how are they used?
The Drupal Views module allows you to organize and show your content to the world in almost any way you can think of.
Install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal on PC With VirtualBox
Step-by-step instructions for setting up WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal to run as a private program on your own Windows or Mac computer.
How to Choose a Drupal 7 Module for Viewing PDFs
Do you struggle with choosing a Drupal module for the job? This case study takes you through examining the available modules for displaying a PDF.
Using cPanel and Subdomains for WordPress Network Sites
If you're running a WordPress network on a cPanel host, you may need these special instructions to map your sites to subdomains.
What Is a Drupal "Content Type"? What Are "Fields"?
Drupal custom content types populates websites with data, images, and more. If you want to post it on a website, you can make it a custom content type.
Wordpress FAQ - Edit wp-config.php, Configuration Files
You don't need a special
Create a New Site on Your WordPress Network
After you set up a WordPress network, you can set up a new site in a couple of minutes. It can have its own theme, plugins, users, the works.
Ubercart vs. Drupal Commerce: Which Should You Choose?
Which Drupal shopping cart solution is the best fit for your Drupal site? The choice between Ubercart and Drupal Commerce is not trivial.
WordPress is famous for being easy, but it can be so much more than a blog. In this section, learn how to leverage WordPress into a fantastic, complex site.
Planning a new website? You're probably eager to choose a content management system (CMS) and get started. Before you do, take a look at the CMS basics in this section. They'll save you time, and help you plan your website.
Learn which WordPress themes to use, and how to make your own themes that do exactly what you want.
Drupal - Drupal Glossary
Understand what all those Drupal words actually mean.
Learn the meanings for CMS terms like plugin, module, and template.
How to Let Subscribers View Your Private WordPress Blog
How to let Subscribers, not just Administrators and Editors, read your Private WordPress posts.
Theme - What Is a CMS "Theme"?
This article explains what is a
What is Acquia? How does Acquia Relate to Drupal?
Although the same man started both projects, Acquia is a company that provides paid Drupal services, and Drupal is free open source software.
How to Choose a Drupal 7 Module for Viewing PDFs
Although several Drupal modules claimed to display PDFs, each had one or more reasons it wouldn't work for this project.
Build Your CMS Website
Ready to build your CMS website? No matter which CMS you choose, you'll need the concepts in this section. Learn about why you need
Maintain Your CMS Website
It seems like every month, another high-profile website gets compromised by attackers. Imagine if your site got defaced, and your user emails got stolen by spammers. It's a website owner's worst nightmare. But here's the secret: attackers usually go after easy targets. Get yourself off their radar. Learn how to keep your website properly maintained.
- By Category
An index of categories in the
Drupal is a powerful content management system that can do almost anything you want. The price? A somewhat steep learning curve. In this section, learn how to conquer the curve and make Drupal easy and fun.
Drupal Multisite with Aegir
Manage your Drupal multisite with Aegir, a program that makes managing Drupal sites easy.
More resources for learning Drupal.
Drush is a command line tool for building and managing your Drupal site. It is also amazing.
Omega8 Web Hosting for Aegir (Drupal Multisites)
Learn about Omega8, my recommended web host for Aegir (Drupal multisites).
Drupal Video Tutorials: Screencasts, Talks, and Slideshows
Learn about Drupal video tutorials, both screencasts and talks/slideshows.
Maintaining Drupal: Stay Secure, Get New Features
Every Drupal site is a work-in-progress. To stay secure, you'll need to apply minor updates, especially security releases. Every few years, you'll need to do a major upgrade to the next major version. This can be a hassle, but the good news is, all this development also brings exciting new features.
Use WordPress.com for Free or Low-Cost WordPress Sites
WordPress.com can be the perfect choice for your WordPress site. It's free and reliable, and for a couple small fees, your site can look just as professional as any WordPress site anywhere. On the other hand, if you need certain features, you'll need to look elsewhere.
Everyday Tasks With Your Drupal Site
So much energy can go into designing and building your Drupal site, but eventually you have to actually use it!
Acquia Dev Desktop - Drupal on Your Windows or Mac Computer
Acquia Dev Desktop makes it easy to run multiple Drupal sites on your personal Windows or Mac computer.
Use Drupal distributions to make new web sites for specific purposes. Fast.
Plan Your CMS Website
Plan your CMS website before you start building it.
Learn which WordPress plugins will make your site more useful, fun, and powerful -- and which might crash it.
Drupal - Setting Up Drupal
How to set up your first Drupal sites.
You probably know what a
Build on a Local Copy With VirtualBox
Try new features for your CMS, or a new CMS altogether, in a safe, private environment on your own local computer.
Other Content Management Systems
Do you have specialized needs that Joomla, Wordpress, and Drupal can't handle? Or do you just enjoy trying out new CMS's? In this section, we cover the more obscure CMS options out there.
HTML Tutorial for Writers
Do you write HTML articles for your CMS? There's a bazillion HTML tutorials out there, but this one is special: it's for writers. Learn only the HTML you need to add content to your site.
Advanced techniques for configuring and administering WordPress.
WordPress Network - Manage Multiple WordPress Sites Together
How to run multiple WordPress sites from a single copy of WordPress.
WordPress and Drupal
Tips and tricks for making WordPress and Drupal work together. For instance, migration between the systems.
Pros and Cons of Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal
Joomla, WordPress, or Drupal share many great features, but not all. Before you choose a CMS, consider these pros and cons.
7 Things to Remember When Choosing Between Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal
As you decide between Joomla, Wordpress, or Drupal, you may find a lot of conflicting reviews. Here are some tips to help you avoid information that's outdated or even biased.
Get More From Your Content Management System
Stop struggling with a CMS that you hate and find one you'll love. We review the systems out there and help you tweak 'em to meet the needs of your team.
Design Your CMS Website
Content may be king, but the first thing visitors notice is how your website looks. You've got half a second to make an impression. Good news: any modern CMS will let you make your site look however you want. In this section, enter the world of templates and themes. Learn how to make your website sparkle with a minimum of work and expense.
Write in HTML - Paragraphs and Spacing
Sometimes you paste your HTML article into your CMS, and it turns into a single wall of text. What happened to all your paragraph breaks?
Can I Customize My Theme on a Free WordPress.com Site?
WordPress.com may not allow you to upload a custom theme, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't theme your free WordPress.com site to your satisfaction.
Identify a Site's CMS by the Head Element
Curious whether a site is running WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal? Take a quick peek at the head element in the source code.
Configure BuddyPress as Your Own Social Networking Site
After you install BuddyPress on your WordPress site, take a look at which pieces you want to use to craft your little Facebook.
Configure bbPress 2.x and BuddyPress to Work Together
bbPress forums and BuddyPress groups can finally snap together with ease.
Joomla vs. Drupal? Choose Drupal Over Joomla, Part 2
In part 2, learn when Joomla might actually be the sensible choice over Drupal -- and all about my (possible!) bias on the topic.
BuddyPress - Social Networking on WordPress
Who needs Facebook? With BuddyPress, a WordPress plugin, you can run your own social networking site on WordPress.
Drupal - 8 Anti-Spam Modules for Drupal
You need to protect your Drupal site from spam. Learn which anti-spam module will best meet your needs.
Activating Plugins and Themes on a WordPress Network
How do you work with plugins and themes on a WordPress network of multiple sites?
How to Choose a Drupal 7 Module for Viewing PDFs (Part 4)
My search for a Drupal module to display PDFs ends outside Drupal, with a third-party service.
Drupal CSS - Style Specific Pages With a 'Body' Class
Drupal provides CSS classes to the
7 Reasons to Consider Drupal (and 4 Reasons to Hesitate)
Drupal offers maximum flexibility and stability. But that power comes at a price. Learn whether Drupal is the right choice for your website.
How to Add A Custom Region to Your Drupal Theme
How to add a custom region to your Drupal theme (a new area to place blocks or boxes).
Don't settle for default Joomla. Make your site unique.
Tutorial: Start Using Drush in as Few Steps as Possible
Even if you've never used the command line, you can start using drush in a surprisingly short time. Here's how to get going as fast as possible.
Using Frameworks Like Bootstrap or ZURB Foundation With Drupal, Part 1
Avoid catastrophe (or at least aggravation) when using excellent frameworks like Bootstrap or ZURB Foundation with Drupal.
What Is A WordPress Custom "Post Type"?
With a WordPress custom post type, you can feature new, complex kinds of content. Like a forum.
What is a WordPress Widget?
Explains where WordPress widgets come from, and how to add them to your site.
What Is a WordPress.com "Premium Upgrade"?
How does a
Choose WordPress, or Drupal for Your CMS
Why you can narrow your CMS choices to WordPress or Drupal.
Get the "Inspect Element" Tool for Your Browser
A Drupal Multisite Is Easy With Aegir
Drupal multisite management can be insanely easy, with the power of a little-known program: Aegir. Want to add a new site? Click.
What Is A Drupal "Base" Theme?
What Is a Drupal Subtheme?
How to Use the CSS Files In An Omega Subtheme
With five CSS files, the Omega theme lets you theme your website from the mobile version to a widescreen monitor.
Use Drupal Boxes Instead of Drupal Blocks
Instead of adding a custom block, add a custom box, with the Boxes module.
Drupal CSS - An Introduction
How to customize Drupal CSS. Content Management Systems.
Your Custom Drupal Theme Should Always Use a Base Theme
Never build your own custom Drupal theme from scratch. Learn how to let a base theme do the bulk of the work.
What Is "Content"?
Use Subdomains With Your WordPress Network Sites
When you add a new site to your WordPress network, learn how to use a subdomain, like flopsy.example.com, instead of the usual subfolder, like example.com/flopsy/.
How VirtualBox Lets Your Windows or Mac Computer Run WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal
Running a CMS on your own computer is a little trickier than installing an ordinary application. But it's not that bad. Read this article to understand how this
What Are Drupal Commerce and Commerce Kickstart?
You can use Drupal Commerce (and Commerce Kickstart) to set up a Drupal shopping cart site.
Write Faster in Drupal With the Markdown Module
The Drupal Markdown module makes it fast and easy to use Markdown syntax for your Drupal articles.
The Drupal Module That Would Not Disable
A terrifying tale of Media, Media Gallery, and File Entity. Sometimes that bright, shiny module not only breaks your site, but can't be disabled.
What Is the Drupal "Context" Module?
Install a Module in Drupal
To build a Drupal site, you need modules. Here's how to install them.
How to Fix Your WordPress WXR Export File So You Can Import It Into Drupal 6
Is your WordPress WXR export
Avoiding Problems with the Drupal Pathologic Module
The Pathologic module can solve broken links, but look at these tips to avoid creating new problems.
What Is a Drush Makefile?
Manage your Drupal site's many bits and pieces with this simple, powerful text file.
Definition of Checksum. Content Management Systems.
What is a CMS "Module"?
People may suggest this or that
What is a CMS "Plugin"?
What Is "Core" and Why Does It Matter?
In a CMS, the
Drupal 7 on Windows or Mac With Acquia Dev Desktop
Want to play with your own copy of Drupal, as fast as possible? Check out this free downloadfrom Acquia, for your Windows or Mac.
Acquia Dev Desktop - Add a New Local Site
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation.
Open the "Settings" Window
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 2.
Open the "Sites" Tab
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 3.
Acquia Dev Desktop - Add a New Site
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 4.
Enter Your New Site's Name
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 5.
If You Run Into Trouble With Your "Hosts" File
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 6.
Browse to Your New Site
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 7.
Visit the Site Files
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 8.
But for a Serious Drupal Multisite, Consider Aegir
Run multiple Drupal sites on your own computer, with this tutorial on how to add a new local Drupal site to your Acquia Dev Desktop installation. Page 9.
Solution When New Module or Theme Installation Fails on Acquia Dev Desktop
After you install your first Drupal site with Acquia Dev Desktop, your first attempt to install a module may fail. If so, try this easy solution.
What Is a Drupal Distribution?
OpenPublic, OpenPublsh, OpenScholar, Managing News, Pressflow ... how are all these
What Is a Drupal Installation Profile?
Learn the difference between a Drupal installation profile (the
Identify a Site's CMS by Links and Other Clues
Sometimes site builders try to conceal which CMS their site uses. Use this tips to find out anyway.
Images in HTML - Uploading
Adding images to your CMS articles involves actually uploading the image onto your website.
Images in HTML - Security Risk
Don't let commenters and other untrusted users add images with the
Plugins, Modules, and Themes, Oh, My! (CMS Term Table)
Drupal and Joomla both have
Plan and build your content management system (CMS) website.
Yes, You Have to Upgrade. Forever.
Nobody likes keeping software up-to-date. But nobody likes having their site defaced by some teenager on another continent, either.
Securing Your CMS Website
CMSs are great, but they come with a price: security. Learn how to maintain your CMS website and keep it secure.
Highlight HTML Tags With Syntax Highlighting
I like HTML, but I'd never write it in Notepad. Get yourself a text editor that can show the tags in different colors.
Images in HTML - The Basics
Adding images in HTML can be tricky. Here are the basic ideas.
Write in HTML - Blockquotes, Lists, and Linebreaks
Ready for more HTML than bold and italic? Clarify your prose with block quotation, lists, and the occasional line break.
Wordpress - Simple, Easy, and More Powerful than You Think
Choose WordPress for simple sites with lots of content -- or more powerful sites, if you can find the right plugin.
What Is Joomla?
Joomla is a free, open source content management system (CMS) that powers millions of web sites. How does Joomla differ from other CMS programs?
What is DrupalCon? (Attend a Drupal Conference)
Drupal - Build Complex, Powerful Websites
Learn how to build complex sites with the Drupal CMS.
Advanced Tips for Using "Screen" - Scrolling and SSH Keys
If you use