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From here: Pros: The CMS enables your organization to concentrate on creation of content rather than development and design. No new “web pages” are created via code when new content is added. The CMS publishes the content into the framework (design) of your website. Non-technical members of your organization can manage, edit, and publish content to your ...


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It's probably just a bot testing out your website to see if it can be spammed. The text is probably unique so it can Google for it and if it finds it then the spammer knows your site can abused and will proceed to spam it with "real" spam. The whole process is probably automated.


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Both Joomla's and Drupal's admin sections aren't great, but Joomla will be much easier to manage, for both you and your end user. Drupal's admin just isn't intuitive by any sense of the word. They're trying to fix it for Drupal 7, but I have my doubts about its effectiveness. Wordpress is by far the easiest to manage. All of the communities are large and ...


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The pros of using a content management solution are: Users have access to update specific parts of your content You have a history of what content was so if a mistake was made you can roll it back. Multiple users have access to edit your site. Sometimes in overlapping areas. Provides a uniform format and feel for your site Provides access to decent layout ...


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Those aren't server issues. Once the page is loaded the server no longer has anything to do with the rendering and performance of the page. That's handled by the browser and device running the browser, in your case your computer. I took a quick peek at your website and you've got enough JavaScript and <object>s to kill an elephant. There's just way ...


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Here are 3 ways I have seen to do this: One way - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8472/practical-non-image-based-captcha-approaches. Another way - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2475806/captcha-replacement Msft has even made a one with Ajax! http://www.asp.net/AJAX/AjaxControlToolkit/Samples/NoBot/NoBot.aspx In general there are 3 "ways" to solve ...


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Wait. Drupal 6 will continue to work and be maintained in parallel for at least a year. Unless you've got a pressing need for Drupal 7 features, you're better off taking the slow route and letting the various contrib modules catch up.


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The httpd.conf for campaign.com with it pulling data from site.com/macguffin/ <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName campaign.com <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Proxy> ProxyRequests Off ProxyPreserveHost Off ProxyPass / http://site.com/macguffin/ ProxyPassReverse / http://site.com/macguffin/ <Location /> Order ...


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Just include the same GA code with the same ID and it'll all go into the same account. Nothing fancy necessary if it's all on the same domain name.


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If the page load is 20 seconds then there is likely a major bottleneck somewhere. APC might reduce it to 5-10 seconds but that's still not really good enough for the server-side. And it won't help if the bottleneck is a SQL query. Modules can slow the site a little but not by that much. Try disabling each one in turn to see if there are any big ...


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AFAIK, everything on the drupal.org domain is powered by Drupal. The issue tracker on drupal.org is built with a number of modules. I don't know the exact list, but some important ones are Project, Project Issue Tracking and Views. If I want to know if a site is built with Drupal, I use http://isthissitebuiltwithdrupal.com. Click the 'Tell me more' link on ...


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Caveat up front: I do not know Drupal. However, taking a quick look at the URI supplied, I noticed the following CSS references: <style type="text/css" media="all">@import "/sites/all/modules/cck/content.css";</style> style type="text/css" media="all">@import "/sites/all/modules/cck/fieldgroup.css";</style> A quick google, and it ...


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I agree mostly with all the above answered. Yet so, will add some bits: During some time, was said Drupal was sort of preferred by people wanting more control over html and css, and Joomla being easier for the non coder people. These things are often little more than rumors, but was said by many. As softwares evolve, these situations change drastically, ...


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If you just want a link that opens a POST-requested page in a new window here are some ideas. However, be aware a POST request can't be bookmarked. You can make a button that opens a POST-requested page in a new window. <form method="post" action="http://example.com/example.php" target="_blank"> <input type="hidden" name="name1" ...


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There is no direct way to find spam attackers. You need to check the Drupal logs, from which you can get the IP address.


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Technically they have exited the site and started a new session as a logged in user - GA is tracking them correctly from the sound it. You would need to use custom tracking to follow them through end to end.


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I can definitively tell you that it's not a good idea to use a custom CMS. I've worked in a web agency in the past (late in 2006) where we've build a custom cms that we deploy for many client. From the beginning it was a really good idea because current developper really know the cms, we can do every thing we want in every way we want. But, time passing, ...


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Okay there are a few ways to skin this so to speak. First get the IP of your new server. Run a ping using a tool like Just Ping. There you can see your global ping times. This will give you an idea on how long it takes to connect to your server from large cities around the world. Ten for more information you'll want to use something like Pingdom Tools to get ...


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My understanding is that words within the URL that match search terms are considered "good quality" matches. I certainly see lots of matches based on URL when I go searching for technology specific answers involving Jargon. By using the node id link instead of a content-based URL, I think you'll match less well, if only marginally. But, I have no ...


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For verifying links are not dead and generating reports of bad links I would try the link checker module (http://drupal.org/project/linkchecker). I recently installed it. Admittedly you will probably need to do some configuring, but it would be a good place to start.


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Figured it out. So, you: SETTING IT UP: Create a PAGE, Have the default login module ONLY display on the PAGE using the BLOCK config settings. On load have BLOCKS set to ONLY display content to users of that ROLE. ISSUES: Down side is that a user that has NOT logged in will see the page TITLE, and a user that is able to login will see the same page ...


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There are two modules, http://drupal.org/project/legal and http://drupal.org/project/terms_of_use, that require you to accept on registration (I guess you found those already). What you need (accept on every login) is not a feature of those modules, as far as I know. However I think that is should not be too hard to write a custom module, re-using some of ...


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Use a opcode cache like APC Use a tool like xDebug to see where your bottlenecks are. That way you know what you need to address instead of just guessing.


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So after a bit of searching, I found the answer here. It is similar to danlefree's but slightly diffrent. <IFModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / # custom redirects RewriteRule ^redirect\.html$ http://www.mysite.com/newpage [R=301,L] # end custom redirects ... </IFModule> This seems to get the job ...


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You could also do what stackoverflow does, which is a hybrid approach: http://example.com/questions/1234/question-name-slug That way you've got a page that has the title in the url, but has a permanent piece of identifying info there as well (the question id). This way the title can be changed, and users arriving at the old URL can get redirected to the ...


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The HTML/CSS isn't massively complex; it's quite likely it was written by hand. I mean, "consistent styling" is exactly what CSS is designed for. I don't think it would be the result of a Drupal plugin, because the variation between sections and columns is too much. The only way to find out for definite would be to ask the people behind the website.


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CCK deals primarily with data structure, and a little with display. The mentioned layout would not be possible with CCK alone. Two distinct methods immediately come to mind, for achieving a complex layout. 1) custom theming This is definitely more of a hands-on approach. Create a custom .tpl.php file. The name could be something like node-123.tpl.php, ...


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This page shows an example of the Aloha editor working with CSS3 columns (and this demo is just plain nuts!). Very nice! I didn't see any way to create the columns through the editor, though that shouldn't be too difficult to add. There's already a thread for Drupal integration as well. The editor also has a repository API which sounds very cool. It's at ...


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It depends on how many contributed modules your existing site uses. Drupal 7 which is due out January 5th will have many nice new features which are worth an upgrade. That being said, if you wait a few months more, security issues will be fixed and tardy D7CX pledgers could be done their ports. The best guage I have found for my own sites is the ...



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