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Concrete5: The simple but powerful CMS you've never heard of


Among content management systems (CMS), well-known applications such as Drupal and WordPress have been around for a long time and have earned the love and loyalty of large communities, but they're not your only options. Concrete5, one of the easiest CMSes to use and administer, lets you create just about any kind of website.

Go Alfresco for Enterprise Content Management


One of the challenges of working within today's enterprise space is trying to juggle a multitude of web applications to handle all of your company's needs. You may be able to meet a significant number of those needs with a single application: Alfresco. This enterprise content management portal uses multiple software packages to provide document management, web content, records management, and general collaboration.

Must-Know WordPress SEO Tricks


Many new WordPress users are under the impression that WordPress already takes care of search engine optimization (SEO) upon installation. However, the out-of-the-box WordPress installation that most people rely on doesn't offer the best SEO results possible. If you want your WordPress sites to rank as highly as possible on search engine results pages, adopt the following techniques to enhance your sites' placement in results from Google and other search engines.

A Simple Image Gallery Plugin for Drupal 7


Drupal is a hugely popular content management system, but for all of its flexibility and power it's missing a key component: an easy way to manage image galleries. If you need to create and manage image galleries in Drupal, here's an easy approach that won't cost too much of your sanity.

Avoiding Common WordPress Setup Mistakes


WordPress has become one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available. With its host of available themes, templates, and plugins, WordPress is versatile, easy to use – and provides an easy venue for users to make some very common mistakes.

Drush: Managing Drupal from the Command Line


With its vast number of plugins, Drupal can be used to build many different kinds of websites, from simple blogs to photo journals to corporate websites. Managing all of these different kinds of websites with Drupal's graphical management interface can become a bit of a chore, because while a GUI makes it easy to pick the tasks and options you want, it doesn't let you run them quickly. That's where Drush, a Drupal command-line shell, makes a Drupal administrator's job easy. Drush can make it easy for you to perform an internal cleanup, do a fresh Drupal install, install and enable modules, or create users, among other things.

From Zero to Drupal in 30 Minutes


The flexible Drupal content management system (CMS) lets you build all kinds of websites, from simple blogs to complex giant multimedia extravaganzas. You've probably heard the buzz, but maybe you were nervous about trying to install and configure the software yourself. Drupal is well-documented, except for the basic steps to launch a new site. Don't worry – we'll walk through those steps together. With this howto, you just might literally build a new Drupal site in 30 minutes or less.

Six Essential Drupal Modules for Business


Drupal, one of the most popular open source content management systems (CMS) in the market, powers all kinds of wesbites, from personal blogs to message boards to corporate portals that cater to thousands of users. The default Drupal install is rather bare, but thousands of available add-on modules can help you turn the vanilla Drupal installation into a data-serving masterpiece. From making your site more friendly to visitors to improving your search engine standings, there's a Drupal module for just about everything. Here are six of the most useful modules for businesses.

Apache Alternatives for Serving PHP


Do you have problems serving more than two pages per second on your WordPress or Drupal blog? Do the sites of your competitors serve pages faster than yours? Their secret weapon may be a different web server and PHP combo than Apache and mod_php. But don't worry – you can turn to one of these alternative solutions too, and improve your web server throughput without upgrading your hardware resources.

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