Drupal 7 Themes

This is the third installment in the popular Drupal Themes series that I created for Packt Publishing. Drupal 7 Themes is an ideal introduction to theming with Drupal 6. If you want to create a striking new look for your Drupal 6 website, this book is for you. This book is an extensively revised, updated and expanded edition of Drupal 6 Themes, written specifically for Drupal 7. The book will show you techniques and tools to help you improve the look and feel of any Drupal 7-powered website.

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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Drupal 7 Bible

The first comprehensive reference for Drupal webmasters. Co-written with Brice Dunwoodie of CMSWire.

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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Joomla! Bible (1st Edition)

The Joomla! Bible was the first complete guide to building and managing websites with the Joomla! open source content management system.

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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