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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google website optimizer is free and used by a lot of people I've not tested it with Drupal but here's a link with step by step instructions so I would think you would have no problems http://www.drupalseobook.com/news/google-website-optimizer-with-drupal. (since it's free it's easy enough to test it first). A paid option which I use and highly recommend is ...


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Fixed backgrounds tend to make scrolling sluggish in some browsers. Same for setting a background image on the HTML element. If this bothers you, then you should consider whether you really need the background to be fixed and whether you can move it to the body tag instead(it looks like you can).


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30x redirects are not harmful when used in this way. In fact, 30x redirects are very common and have a lot of positive SEO uses in certain circumstances. In your case, if the redirect is taking the user to an equivilant page then it's a good thing as you making sure they get to the content thwy want. This won't have a direct affect on your SEO but won't ...


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After much research, I may have found the solution. If I'm correct, it was an apache config problem. Specifically, the "ThreadsPerChild" directive. See... http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/platform/windows.html Because Apache for Windows is multithreaded, it does not use a separate process for each request, as Apache can on Unix. Instead there are ...


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You can serve em from your house and just use a service like dyndns to resolve a hostname to your IP address at home. This is what I usually do myself. To top it off, dd-wrt, tomato and some of the other router firmwares out there support these dynamic dns services and will automatically update your account for you regularly to make sure your IP address ...


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Forget .htaccess. Use the global redirect. It gives you the following: Checks the current URL for an alias and does a 301 redirect to it if it is not being used. Checks the current URL for a trailing slash, removes it if present and repeats check 1 with the new request. Checks access to the URL. If the user does not have access to the path, then no ...


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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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If you are asking whether this can be configured in the administrative backend, then no, you cannot do this, the respective functionality is currently hard coded within user_pass_validate(). However, you are probably aware already that one of Drupals strength is the relative ease in which it can be programmatically customized or extended via modules. I'm ...


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If Subsite does everything you need except generating the correct path, I suggest that you contribute to the module and add the missing piece. The combination of Pathauto and Token modules is able to generate the URL you're looking for, if only Subsite exposes the subsite's name to the Token module by implementing hook_token_values and hook_token_list. ...


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I'm using NodeWords: http://drupal.org/project/nodewords (but it does not run on Drupal 7, so your success will depend on what version of Drupal you are using for your site) Regarding the updates, the dev version was updated just yesterday, and the released version is not that old as to make me doubt its usefulness or support status. Meta descriptions ...


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After changing any URL aliases, you must click on the Bulk Update tab, and update the URL's that you want to change. After doing that, if you click on your Articles that you create, they should have the proper URL heading. You do need PathAuto. So, in summation, if you want your news, sports, blog, and such articles each under, ...



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