Use simple e-mailing aliasing to speed up your work flow while testing user registrations.

GMail Aliases for Testing Multiple Drupal User Registrations was a recent article I read that change my work flow with testing Drupal user registration. E-mail Aliasing as defined by Gmail: Using an address alias.

I use a slightly different technique than the one in the mentioned articles. Both technique can be used with any CMS including Wordpress and Joomla.

The Basics:

Your e-mail address is example@domain.com, you simply add a dot or period anywhere in your e-mail name. Example: e.xample@domain.com or exampl.e@domain.com. ...Read more

Adding a blog can be one of the simplest things you can do to start generating more traffic to your site. Dynamic content is the key to breaking free from a static website and a blog is a good place to start.
Follow along as we dive into how and why a blog is a good starting point for dynamic content to your site.

Dynamic content in our case is content that changes or updates. Its a reason for people to come back to your site. If they have read all the pages your site has to offer, why would they want to come back? Lets give them a reason.

By blogging you accomplish several things in addition to driving more traffic to your site. ...Read more

  • You let your readers know what your site/company is up to, what plans you have, and where your site/company is headed.

Have you ever wondered what it means when you hear 16x9, Fullscreen, Widescreen, or Pan and Scan? More importantly what does that mean to you as a consumer? I'm going to give you a few simple explanations with examples of aspect ratios.

These are the terms and ratios we are going to be covering: Widescreen, Fullscreen, Pan and Scan, Letterbox, 4x3, 16x9, 1.33:1, 1.78:1, 1.85:1, and 2.39:1. Now there are more ratios and those can be found over at the Aspect Ratio Wiki, but these are the most common ones. ...Read more

Terms

A few days ago I saw a tweet from Rob Feature saying that he had posted over at Geeks & God that they had just launched a new website called Free Mission Websites.com.

After reading the post I headed over to Free Mission Websites.com to see what it was all about. In a nutshell its a site that is dedicated to making free websites for missionaries who are out in the field. Anybody who wants to contribute just has to sign up and start helping.

Drupal is going to be used for the sites for many reasons:

  1. Once a template install is figured out, it will be fairly easy to drop into new site configurations.
  2. Most of the people working with the project are already experienced with Drupal so time is minimized.
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Have you ever wanted to know what people are doing with Drupal in real-time and where they are? Well now you can with NowPublic.com.

I first stumbled across this on SocialMedia.biz. I was so impressed that I thought I'd share it with you.

NowPublic.com uses aggregation from several sites like Twitter and identi.ca, then allows you to scan them in real time.

What sets NowPublic apart from following most Twitter apps is the integration of a world map. So you can not only see what people are doing, but where as well.

Bookmark Drupal-scan to stay in the loop of what's going on in the Drupal world.

Two simple programs to get most of your data safe and accessible from anywhere. Living life in the clouds is something that I've been doing more and more. Its convenient, reliable, and safe. Here are two programs that I recommend for day to day use.

Dropbox

URL: http://www.getdropbox.com
Description:
Dropbox links your computer with your account online. Both in Windows and Mac Dropbox is a simple folder. You put content in the Dropbox folder it stores locally on your computer and syncs with its online counterpart.
Convenience:
Not only can you sync and store your own data, you can share folders with other people and/or make folders and files public. No need to e-mail massive files anymore. For collaboration and work purposes, just drop files back and forth with others. iPhone has some capability with Dropbox and other mobile solutions are in the works. ...Read more

Want more traffic to your Drupal blog? Here are some very useful modules to get your site moving up the ranks of search engines.

This blog assumes that you have already read Increasing Traffic to your Blog Site, which is helpful for any general blog. This gets specific to what Drupal can do for your blog if you have a Drupal site already.

  1. Path: This is a core module and only needs to be enabled. Path allows URL aliasing, this provides clean URLs for your content to be found easier.


  2. Pathauto: This module expands upon the Path Module and adds automatic URL aliasing. This can be based on node type in conjunction with Tokens.


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Both Google Friend Connect and Facebook Connect have come out at the same time, offering similar capabilities. But what does this mean for Drupal? Will making Drupal social site be a mute point now?

In my humble opinion, this can only make Drupal stronger and here is why.

First and foremost, Drupal is not just for social communities. So there isn't a direct competition between Drupal and then new "Connects". However, tapping into Facebook's and Google's registration and marketing channel could be the best thing for Drupal. ...Read more