WordPress 3 Cookbook launched

Packt is pleased to announce WordPress 3 Cookbook , a new book that covers over 100 recipes to help users to develop their WordPress site. Written by Ric Shreves,andJean-Baptiste Jung this book will allow users to take their WordPress site to the next level with solutions to common WordPress problems that make their site better,...

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Drupal 7 Themes published

Packt Publishing has released the most recent installment in their popular Drupal Themes series of titles: Drupal 7 Themes. The new book updates and expands up on the Drupal 6 edition. The new edition differs from previous efforts in several regards. In addition to updating the content to reflect the changes...

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Update on books in the pipeline

Greetings, all! Just a quick post to bring you up to speed on recent activity in the publishing world, at least in regards to yours truly… New Title: WordPress 3 Cookbook I’ve just signed a contract with Packt for a new title: The WordPress 3 Cookbook. This is actually a...

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First Look: Drupal 7

Now that Drupal 7 has gone through a couple of Release Candidates, we feel confident that what we can see on the screen today represents very closely what everyone can expect in the final Drupal 7 production release. So, with some certainty at our backs and the release date just...

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Ric’s List of Incredibly Useful WordPress Plugins

This post is one of my favorite kinds of articles: That is, those that arise from real world experiences. A good friend of mine recently moved his personal site over to WordPress. At about the same time I had reason to build a couple of promotional microsites on WordPress. As...

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A Bible for Joomla!

My newest title, the Joomla! Bible, is out today — here’s the press release: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons has released the newest title in their Bible series — The Joomla! Bible. The title, authored by Ric Shreves, provides the most comprehensive documentation yet released for the award-winning Joomla!...

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The Lights Beyond LAMP

The 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share Report showed clearly the ongoing dominance of PHP-based content management systems. While the LAMP stack may be the leader in the arena of web content management, it is certainly not the only game in town. For the 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share...

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Securing the Joomla! core

Security is not one single thing; it is a process, a set of steps that need to be taken in order to achieve a result. The process begins with your server settings and the Joomla! core files. If you fail to make this base level of the system secure, than...

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Tracking Buzz on Twitter

In the course of preparing this year’s Open Source CMS Market Share Report, I’ve spent a fair amount of time researching Twitter as a means of judging buzz and popularity. As a result of that I have bookmarked quite a few tools that I found useful. In this post I...

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Improving Front End Content Management Work Flow

If you have ever worked with the front end content management workflow in the default Joomla! system, you will appreciate that, straight out of the box, it is not as user-friendly as you might like it to be (indeed, some might say that is a generous description!). Nonetheless, it remains...

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