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10 Biggest Drupal Mistakes to Avoid During Web Development

Drupal open source content management system has gained worldwide popularity due to amazing functionality that it incorporates in the websites. Millions of the web pages of different niches such as education, business, blogs, finance, corporate, etc. are running on this magnificent platform of the web development. The world’s high trafficking and the busiest websites have been developed using it. When it comes to building the world class web applications that will definitely deliver optimal performance and speed, then most of the programmers go for Drupal web development. It ranks in the list of the most powerful as well as flexible open source content management systems available today. Drupal is undoubtedly the best options to choose from multiple content management systems that provides the facility to build the complicated and dynamic web applications enriched with superb features. In fact, this matchless CMS is without a fault or issue and delivers the web pages that are out of the box. But, the developers worldwide, especially newbie, commit several mistakes during development and implementation of this incomparable platform of building the websites. This post is all about those biggest Drupal mistakes programmers are making over the last several years in developing the web … Continue Reading…

WordPress Content Curation Guide - What, How, Plugins & More

WordPress Content Curation Guide – What, How, Plugins & More

Content Curation is one of the most discussed topics among professional bloggers and marketers these days. And why shouldn’t it be? Today’s users don’t have enough time to visit blogs and websites. Instead, they want everything at one place. Literally, they love being told what’s worth visiting, reading and sharing. Every day, millions of blogs churn out a huge amount of content which is obviously quite difficult for a normal reader to consume. That’s where content curation proves to be extremely useful. This blog post is written with the intention of clearing all your misconceptions about content curation and making you familiar with some best plug-ins through which you can easily handle content curation on your WordPress-powered site. Let’s start! Content Curation: What Does It Really Mean? To put it simple, content curation is the process of collecting a large amount of high quality content from several reputable blogs or publications, selecting only the best, most meaningful pieces of content and presenting these in a more organized, valuable way in one centralized place. Most of the top bloggers and online publishers use this method to attract more visitors to their websites. They smartly collect the most relevant and up-to-date blog posts/articles … Continue Reading…

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Top 8 Content Management Systems (CMS) for Web Developers

Not every web developer likes to write HTML and CSS. In fact, many of them bypass code completely by turning to a Content Management System (CMS). The most popular content management systems are simple to use and offer add-on capabilities. Here is a summary of some of the most useful CMS solutions for web developers. 1. WordPress WordPress is by far the most popular CMS for web development, web hosting and blogging. It is free and easy to use, powered by software that is created by a vast open source community of volunteers who constantly offer new web development solutions. This community provides countless themes and software plugins. The Android and iOS app allows you to post blogs and monitor your traffic data from a mobile device. WordPress works with web developers by providing 24/7 support through live chat, email, forums and support pages. One major advantage of using WordPress is that it has built-in SEO for Google, Bing and Yahoo. 2. Joomla As a free open source PHP-based web development platform, Joomla is a popular alternative to WordPress for independent developers. It is an efficient solution if you want to integrate your site with a database, as it facilitates … Continue Reading…

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10 Essential SEO Friendly Features Need to Have in Your CMS

Most people use Google, Yahoo, Bing and the like to search for all sorts of products all over the world. Thus the majority of traffic on your website comes from organic searches on search engines. This is the reason SEO has to be among the top considerations for you when selecting a content management system (CMS). Here are some features that will help you pick a CMS that’s ready for search engine optimization: 1. Ability to Customize Your Page Titles and Meta Data A good SEO-friendly CMS is the one that allows amending titles and Meta description. The title tag is a text that shows up as a link in Google results. It should contain important keywords to help the search engine determine what the page is about. It should be unique and no longer than 70 characters. Meta description is the text that shows up as the description in search engine results. Google’s Matt Cutts, its head of search spam, released a video last November stating not to have duplicate Meta descriptions across all the web pages as it could be considered duplicate content by Google. 2. Allowance of CSS Built Navigation Menus The ability to update the navigation … Continue Reading…

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5 Signs your Business is Crying Out for a Content Management System

Whether you run a small e-commerce store (which, let’s be frank, is just an extension of your brick-and-mortar store) or you are planning to turn your so-so blog into a thriving online magazine, you will need to create, modify and delete web pages. You will also have to find a way to propitiate the search engine gods. As long as you had a small website with a few static pages, there was no question of getting a content management system – there was hardly much content to be managed. But, now you have grown a little bigger for your old boots, you are thinking of redesigning your website and wondering if you need a CMS for managing your website. Will installing and setting up a content management system (perhaps also customizing it) simply be a waste of time, will it be a canny investment? Before we dive into the reasons for getting one (or not getting one), let’s first take a look at what a CMS is, and what it does. What, in simple words, is a CMS? A CMS – content management system – helps you manage the content of your website. The task of creating content is tough … Continue Reading…

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Why WordPress Is the Most Utilized Website Platform in the World?

Almost the instant that WordPress became available online it was labeled as “blogging” software. Since then, millions of website owners have come to know the unlimited power that WordPress provides. While it is true it has phenomenal blogging capabilities, it represents only a small portion of what the platform can do. WordPress offers significant SEO benefits and creative custom abilities in its web design. With more than 75 million sites already utilizing its benefits, it provides greater accessibility, faster communication speed and better time management, all while saving the website owner money. Social Media Friendly In recent years, WordPress has become extremely social media friendly. It provides tools to automatically integrate the site owner’s post to many social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. The instant, automatic connectivity eliminates the need to log in to each separate site to post an update. SEO Friendly Through extensive coding, WordPress has been able to streamline its SEO (Search Engine Optimization) processing without the need of developing unnecessary HTML code. This efficient approach helps Google index the site easier, which is more effective at generating higher rankings and better search engine results. Audio/Video Capabilities Offering extensive audio video capabilities, site owners … Continue Reading…

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WordPress Vs Joomla – Popularity, Security & Usability Comparison

Introduction (WordPress Vs Joomla): The quality of a content management system will greatly affect the productivity of a website. The ability to add and remove information from a site, level of integration and ease of use are some of the major factors to consider when choosing a CMS. Most people will either use WordPress or Joomla to manage their sites. But there is a need to make an in-depth comparison between the two systems so as to achieve the best from a site. Based on the factors discussed below, WordPress tops the list. Market Share :: WordPress Vs Joomla Products which take a bigger market share will mostly be more user friendly, cheaper or higher performers than the rest. This is taking a case where both systems have been in the market for comparatively same time. Greater market share: WordPress dominates the market with an estimated fifty five percent in the whole world. The number of people using WordPress sites on a daily basis as well as the viewers of these sites is far more than the rest. The estimated downloads are over 60 million. Less market share: Joomla takes an estimated less than ten percent of the total CMS use … Continue Reading…

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Merits and Demerits of Joomla

Nowadays, the process of developing and designing websites has become much simpler and more intuitive with the advent of content management systems or CMS. Content management systems are ready made frameworks or infrastructures which constitute the basic rudiments of a website and can be further developed, modified and customized to fit the exclusive needs of people who want their own website. It is easy to add features and change behavior, and all this can be achieved without going into major coding efforts. Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems in use today. Used by a variety of businesses, and professionals around the world, Joomla is easy to deploy, customize and modify, has a large number of extensions and modules available, a large and active base of users and developers around the world who are ready to provide support and help, and is also free and open source. All these positive benefits have resulted in Joomla emerging as one of the hottest open source CMS platforms. However, like all coins have two sides, there are positive and not-so-exciting aspects to using Joomla. Some of them are discussed below. Pros of Joomla: Cons of Joomla: John Abraham is a Content … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 3

Hi there! Welcome back to ‘How to use Joomla” series. Today you would be reading the final part of the series but it won’t be the end of the subject. Joomla is vast in documentation and versatile in functionality. Hence we would come across soon with new updates or fresh news snippets about Joomla. In the previous article (Part 2) we have seen and understood how Joomla’s Admin panel works, organizes and helps your online operations. In continuation to that, today we will be going through another important aspect of Joomla i.e. ‘Search Engine Optimization and driving the traffic’. Once your Joomla website is online with all its plug-ins, modules and components in place, your work has just increased. Now you need to sustain the initial momentum gained and speed up slowly, steadily towards the goal. Ironically, in our physical world ‘traffic’ can jam your vehicle and forces you to apply brakes but in the virtual world it is all the reverse to this. If you do not have enough traffic i.e. streaming of visitors, your web venture is doomed. Yes, just doomed! So, you need to build ‘heavy traffic’ really all-time-heavy-traffic and to achieve this Himalayan task, you need … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 2

In the previous article (Part 1) we have understood Joomla, its essentials and how to install it on a local system of on hosting server. We have also gone through the basics of how to create different websites by installing the plug-ins and customization of the same. In this part, we will discuss further on some of the functionalities of Joomla that which enhance the overall appeal of websites, add little extra flavor to the aesthetics and get you the traffic that you are aspiring for. Many modifications, what we generally call as ‘customization’, of the features can be done by the Administrator through the control panel. To access this panel, you need to access it through a separate URL which looks something like this – www.yourwebsite/administrator. This page seeks your Admin user name and password which you have entered in the Main Configuration section during installation. Enter those details and there you are, just like Steven Spielberg engrossed in making Jurassic Park or Schindler’s List (whichever one you like!). Now, after getting behind the scenes, you need to call the shots “Start”, “Roll”, “Action” and you may won’t like to say “Cut” because action at Joomla never gets over. … Continue Reading…