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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Found the error: Some silly module (don´t know which one yet), added this code into my .htaccess file: <Limit GET POST> order deny,allow allow from 24.232.0.0/16 allow from 66.60.0.0/18 allow from 129.214.0.0/16 allow from 140.191.0.0/16 allow from 157.92.0.0/16 allow from 161.190.0.0/16 allow from 163.10.0.0/16 allow from 167.252.0.0/16 [...] allow ...


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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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It really depends on your needs, experience and how far you need to go in the future. Drupal is a Web Content Management System first and a blog second. Wordpress is a Blog Platform first and a Web Content Management System second (though that is changing quite rapidly) Drupal is a very good, very extensible CMS but requires a good deal of configuration ...


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This will vary depending on the Cpanel License, if its not a WHM unlimited license then these are the steps you need to take: Login to Cpanel Click sub domains under category 'domains' Add a sub domain oldsite with root of /oldsite/ Copy all /public_html/ or www depending on how cpanel was setup to oldsite If the domain already has the name servers set to ...


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RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^.+\.asp$ domain.com/404 [R=404,L] Aughta do the trick :) It's pretty self-explanatory, it just rewrites every page that ends in .asp to your 404 page. You should use 404 instead of 301 since you want to tell Google the page doesn't exist anymore. You can use 301, but then you'd have to redirect to a useful new page.


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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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Analyzing this remotely is almost impossible, but here’s my guess: You did not patch/update your Drupal installation quickly after the security advisory SA-CORE-2014-005 was published. This was a highly critical vulnerability, referred to as "Drupageddon". An attacker exploited the vulnerability and got access to your installation. The attacker created ...


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Artisteer is not good enough. You cannot get the original look. It is better to manually convert the theme. Take any Drupal 7 framework like Zen and Genesis Style the CSS using the Joomla/WordPress style sheet. Use the same design elements that are used in the old theme. Use some Modules like Views and Panels to get the teasers on the front page. If you ...


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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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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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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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