Oct 262011

Upgrading modules in Drupal can be performed from the web-interface. Unfortunately but understandably, this is not the case for the Core system. That requires a download and install by hand, replacing the current software tree while saving the current configuration, modules, themes, and libraries. In this article we describe the upgrade from Drupal Core version 7.7 to 7.8. Continue reading »

Aug 162011

Geotargeting allows you to limit the delivery of your ad campaigns to certain continents, countries, regions, or cities. MaxMind offers several databases (and a public software library) that can be deployed to accomplish this.

These databases (made available as data files) can be integrated into OpenX using the openXMaxMindGeoIP plugin. Continue reading »

Aug 042011

After installing the Drupal core, the Reports section in the administrator’s interface warns us that APC is installed but not enabled. This Alternative PHP Cache can easily be deployed as part of Drupal, optimizing the execution of PHP code and the serving of data.

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Aug 032011

Almost a year ago, we got very excited after looking into Drupal. Back then, version 7 of this Content Management Framework (CMF) was not yet available.

Today it is. And although not all modules are available for the new core, version 7 looks even better than its predecessor.

In this article we describe the complete installation of a multi-site Drupal system. Continue reading »

Apr 292011

Just released by Wrox:

How to develop powerful mobile Web sites using popular content management systems.

Mobile is the hottest thing going — and developing content for mobile devices and browsers is even hotter than that.  This book is your guide to it all — how to design, build, and deploy sites, blogs and services that will work brilliantly for mobile users. You’ll learn about the state-of-the-art of mobile web development, the tools available to use, and the best practices for creating compelling mobile user interfaces. Then, using the most popular content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, you’ll learn how to building world-class mobile web sites from existing platforms and content. The book walks you through each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes, explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more.

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Apr 242011

After we successfully installed the OpenX ad management system, we can now integrate this tool into our website. That allows us to set up accounts and management interfaces for individual advertisers, or to display advertisements from the OpenX Market. Continue reading »

Apr 222011

Previously, we installed the Advertising Manager plugin for WordPress. We showed how to integrate advertisements from Google AdSense into your website. But this same plugin supports other advertising networks as well. Since OpenX is the first competitor to AdSense, we now elaborate on the installation and configuration of this alternative ad manager and marketplace. Continue reading »

Aug 222010

If you want to build complex websites, Drupal is the way to go. While traditional Content Management Systems (CMS) focus on content management and delivering pages, Drupal is a Content Management Framework (CMF), offering you an environment in which you can create and tightly integrate your own content and functionality.

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