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[InfoGraphic] How to Optimize WordPress

In our society, when we want something, we want it fast and we want it now. Speed is the key to success in just about anything you do. In the World Wide Web, a single second can mean the difference between success and utter failure. It’s scary to think about, but I’m here to help you better understand WordPress optimization.

Move Drupal Setup from one PC (Desktop) to another

Suppose you are running  drupal on localhost using xammp. You got a new device and you now need to move my whole site and drupal setup from one PC to another. How can you do that?

Upgrading to Drupal 7 from Drupal 6 - Experience Sharing

Recently I upgraded one of my websites, which had large content, but mostly using out of box features 

1. Book , page, story, forum, polls
2. Contributed Quiz module.
3. Contributed modules for SEO, Spam control etc. 
 
I did not have any CCK types, so I was expecting it to be a fairly simple upgrade, but I had some challenges which I have listed below. I used the following steps

200 Drupal Videos for Beginners

When I started with Drupal sometime back there was no video help or support. With proliferation of drupal across the internet , its now very easy to find some drupal help. I have collected 200 videos in playlist below to help you quickly get started with Drupal the visual way. These video tutorials will help you get started with all the basic information you need and then you will be able to find your way by reading Handbooks on Drupal.org.

Best Way to Migrate from Wordpress to Drupal

With Drupal's growing popularity, its not uncommon for large number of wordpress sites to migrate to drupal websites. Wordpress to Drupal migration is not straightforward and you will need to do some reading before you directly embark upon the migration. So what is the fastest and the best way to quickly migrate to drupal from wordpress ?

Drupal End user or Client Training on Usage ( How To)

Once you have built a drupal website , you want to show all the cool features to the client. Not only that you would ideally want client to use all the features . But to my surprise I have found that the end users are very afraid to use the newly created drupal website. They think it’s a black box and if they make any changes or add content something will break

Drush - Getting started, Tutorial and Videos

Most of the time we manage our drupal sites using cpanel and are used to this shared hosting environment , we usually run backups through phpmyadmin, upload and install modules with FTP and the modules pane, etc. I always thought there must be a faster way to do this. And yes there is, the answer is drush.

Maintaining your Drupal or Joomla website – Best ways and tasks.

One of my clients recently wanted to create a community website,  He is not  a technical person , but a fast learner. He just wanted me to train him on how to maintain the drupal website. He was completely unaware of what really goes into maintenance, the only thing he would think about is adding / modifying content, which he can do very easily . I was not able to explain him what goes into maintaining a drupal community website, so I came back and first created the list of tasks which goes into maintenance of a drupal website. Sharing this with my readers.

Installing Drupal on your Home Windows Computer Using XAMPP, MAMP or Acquia dev desktop

Let me tell you how you can install Drupal on your home desktop for development using XAMPP. This is one of the easiest methods to get started.

Edit: I added two more methods to setup drupal on your desktop. The  Videos are towards the bottom, which will show you another method to setup Drupal on your desktop

Step 1: Download and install XAMPP Lite Dont install XAMPP or others, unless you are advanced user.

Drupal Image support for Nodes

1) Most of the time after we have created the Drupal website we wonder what is the best way to add images to node. Then we while googling we come across Image module and related helper modules, where basically each image is handled as a separate node. I wondered whether such a thing is required, meaning having images as nodes. Seems like it gives more flexibility, and you can add different "views", Gallery Etc.

Let see some other options

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