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Why should I use a Content Management System?

I've heard a lot about cms's like drupal, joomla, and wordpress. I've always hand-coded most of my PHP and HTML and done fine. What are the pros and cons of using a cms?
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Is Joomla or Drupal easier to manage? [closed]

Is Joomla or Drupal easier to manage? Better community than the other to receive help? One made for corporations vs for private? Seems like WordPress is very popular, too, but can it do the same ...
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drupal site speed increase

I'm using a drupal site with a theme from rockettheme. The users are member users. The problem is for unknown reason the site is very slow. Takes around 20 seconds to open the page. I have tried ...
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Whats the best module or method for A/B testing with Drupal?

I'm looking into rolling our company's static websites into Drupal. I need to ensure that I won't ruin our chances for split testing our designs and layouts. I have found several modules out there, ...
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What kind of spam is this?

I realize this is a pretty vague question, but I occasionally get spam messages through my contact form on a Drupal 6 site. The contact form does not have any anti-spam protection (i.e. math ...
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How to support tableless columns with WYSIWYG editor?

On the front page of a site I'm working on there's a small slideshow. It's not for pictures in particular, any content can go in, and I'm currently setting up the editing interface for the client. I'd ...
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What are the best hosting services for Drupal?

When I upload a drupal website on the web, I usually have issues such as: imagecache module failing to create duplicates of my images FUpload (multiple image upload) creating issues and warnings ...
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Should a canonical URL be search engine friendly?

I'm using Drupal with search engine friendly URLs. The way Drupal works is that there's two ways to reference a node with SEF URLS switched on: The SEF way, eg. ...
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Why does Google Analytics log a user logging in as an exit?

I have custom event tracking set up in Google Analytics that tracks when a visitor registers on the site. The tracking is working fine. However, GA is showing that 100% of users "exit" the site after ...
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What solutions to prevent spam of web forms are less intrusive for users?

I know about captcha. However, often it is stated that captcha stops legitimate users due to the inconvenience. Are there other solution, that in particular look for pattern in the input similar to ...
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How to internally rewrite a page when requested from specific HTTP_HOST

I have a Drupal site, site.com, and our client has a campaign that they're promoting for which they've bought a new domain name, campaign.com. I'd like it so that a request for campaign.com internally ...
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Combining a content management system with ASP.NET

I am going to be creating a site that seems like it requires a blend of a content management system (CMS) and some custom web development (which is done in ASP.NET MVC). I have plenty of web ...
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Analyze Drupal and Wordpress sites CPU load in shared server

Our hosting company is complaining that both our Drupal and Wordpress websites running in a shared server are consuming too many CPU resources. The traffic for each site is not more than 100 users ...
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Fetch as Google error 403

2 weeks ago, Google started being unable access my website anymore. In Webmaster Tools I can't fetch any pages, always getting error 403, and the website has been completely dropped from Google search ...
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Pictures are not displaying to anonymous users on Drupal, using ImageField!

I have set up a new drupal site, and I have added an Image field to the default content type story using CCK and ImageField. This issue is that I can view the images when logged into my admin account, ...
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Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 upgrade tips? [closed]

Drupal 7 is coming. Any tips for upgrading Drupal 6 sites to 7? Thanks!
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Sharing Google Analytics between a Drupal and a Wordpress installation

Given the needs of a client, he uses wordpress as a publishing platform; The news section of the website and drupal as the community/classifieds section of his website. Each cms is on its own ...
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How do you get Drupal to go to a page other than the User Profile on login?

ISSUE: Please help, I've tried a few things to get Drupal to STOP going to the User Prolfile page on login, even installed a module called LoginToboggan; which has nice features, just doesn't stop ...
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Custom or Open Source CMS?

I am in the process of having our corporate site redeveloped. My problem is do I choose a bespoke CMS or open source solution? We have used a bespoke CMS in the past and it can be very limiting in ...
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How do you create links with a NULL or # in Drupal?

Trying to create folders for links where the parent has no content, it's just a folder. Need to be able to insert #, but Drupal is saying it's not a link. Just want the user to click it and nothing ...
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30x Redirects and google page ranking

I'm building a Drupal site where much of the content is going to be in static on specific pages. In Drupal, each piece of content (whether you like it or not) gets created its own page (node). To ...
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What is the best and cheapest CMS for an E-Commerce site?

My client needs a site customers can use to pay the membership fees and join. It should also track when old members need to pay again. There are some members that will not want to pay online and they ...
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Problem with browser caching images

I'm sure many site admins must deal with this sort of problem all the time, but I don't have a really good and simple solution myself. It is what happens when you overwrite an existing image on the ...
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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...
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Authentication system brainstorm [closed]

We got multiple small websites (microsites) and one main high traffic one with big users base. Right now the requirement is to build authentication system which should allow users to loign with the ...
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Artists and music - Need Help Deciding on a CMS

A friend has asked me to build a site with the following options: staff members must be able to add new music and artists to the page a gallery must be provided - it is also good if each artist has ...
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How to configure comment notification such that no emails are sent in case of spam?

I have a drupal 6 site running with blogs on it. I use the comment notify module to implement wordpress-like notification of new comments and the antispam module for keeping the spam off the site. ...
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Facebook social plugin comments disappear from my Drupal site after using Facebook application ID

Background to problem I was using the Facebook comments social plugin without a Facebook application ID (on Drupal with Facebook social plugin module); it was working just fine like this. I later ...
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How to build this complex page?

I came across a website today that uses Drupal. When looking at their contact page I noticed it's build up in a pretty complex way (columns, consistent styles, icons next to phone numbers). In theory ...
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Website has “lagging” effect. Causes? Tips and tricks to fix?

So I have this site here which has major performance issues. Scrolling is very slow, hover effects have a bit of lag and other similar issue. Unfortunately right now I am working off a cheap host so I ...
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301 redirect behavior in a drupal system

I am migrating an older site to a newer one which is using drupal. As part of this I am trying to setup some 301 redirects to the new pages but I am getting some unexpected behavior. I added the ...
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Apache VERY high page load time

My Drupal 6 site has been running smoothly for years but recently has experienced intermittent periods of extreme slowness (10-60 sec page loads). Several hours of slowness followed by hours of normal ...
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Drupal 7 shared cloud hosting problem

I'm hosting one drupal 7 website on site5.com cloud shared hosting and it seems to be that drupal cache queries go very slow on almost every table that starts with name cache_... This site is using ...
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Adding a CMS to an existing Magento shop

I am working on a project for 3 niche stores built on magento (using magento's multi-store function) that each get roughly 50k unique visitors a day. The sites don't currently have a blog or forum or ...
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Enabling drag and drop in my CMS (Content Management System)

I'm using Drupal as CMS for my websites and I was wondering if there is a way to enable dragNdrop functionalities to upload images to the website. I mean dragNdrop images into the back-end (in the ...
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Drupal module to require checkbox at login

For Drupal 6.x is there a module that makes it a requirement that the user check a check box before logging in? The site needs to require every user to accept the Terms and Conditions at each login, ...
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Can´t verify my site on Google (error 403 Forbidden). I have other sites in the same host with no problems whatsoever

I can´t verify my site on Google. I´ve done this several times for several sites, all inside the same host. I´ve tried the HTML tag method, HTML upload, Domain Name provider (I canp´t find the ...
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GoDaddy-Drupal Site down due to mysql password change, how to change it back?

PDOException: SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user 'lev1127301002684'@'188.121.41.131' (using password: YES) in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of ...
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How to configure Drupal email functionality on GoDaddy server

I have Drupal 6 installed on a GoDaddy server. The email functionality used to work fine, but about a month ago they moved my site to their newer generation of server, and I discovered today after ...
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Drupal: Notify admin when comments posted on blog

I couldn't find a thread already clearly addressing this. I have a small personal website, basically a blogfolio. I'd like to allow anonymous commenting so ppl can provide feedback as I don't expect ...
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Adding a CMS to an existing Magento shop

I am working on a project for 3 niche stores built on magento (using magento's multi-store function) that each get roughly 50k unique visitors a day. The sites don't currently have a blog or forum ...
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Can the password recovery function of Drupal be configured to only ask for email address?

(I originally asked this question in webapps.stackexchange.com.) By default, in Drupal, when we provide a "set new password" form, the form asks for either a site username or an email address. If the ...
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How do I configure Drupal so that is not in a subdirectory?

I loaded Drupal folder into public_html. All works fine. The site opens correctly, but only when I give full address including folder as IP:80/drupal. How do I use only IP:80 to access the website. I ...
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Make not found error pages in Drupal send 404 status

I have a website which built with Drupal and the page not found redirects the users to: Page not found http://www.sitename.com/node/126 When I check the error code for this page, it has a "success ...
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301 Redirect not behaving like I am wanting it too. What is my mistake?

301 Wildcard. I don't think I am doing it right. Need domain1.com/keyword5 to go to domain2.com/keyword5. Instead it does this: www.domain1.com/keyword5 goes to www.domain2.com (tld, root, not the ...
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Drupal - after installation the website invisible

I just installed Drupal. But after installation I can't see my installed site. Upon visiting the URL http://localhost/drupal-7.0/ in my browser I do not get the web page as expected but see files and ...
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WordPress theme like this Drupal theme?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a WordPress theme that was similar to this websites theme (in Drupal): http://www.barefootrunners.org Thanks!
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Drupal: Published settings by role

I have a content type on my drupal site that anonymous users can create. However, I don't want anonymous submissions to start out marked as "Published" -- they need to be approved before being posted ...
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Can't get menu working the way I would like to in Drupal 6

My apologies up-front, as I've asked this question already on Doctype.com, but figure that this site is more appropriate. I've been trying to wrap my head around Drupal's menu system, with little ...
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How do I disable “Create content” menu item for authorized users?

I have a Drupal site where authorized users are allowed to create limited types of content. I'd like them only to access the creation pages through links I've made, and not have the "Create content" ...