Drupal 6 offers built-in actions that can be performed whenever something happens on your site. Typically, you want to use this to get an alert when someone publishes content on the site, or a new user signs up. You might even want to mimic WordPress and get an email alert every time someone leaves a [...]
If you’ve got a community website using Drupal, you might want to protect your site from spammers by applying the rel=”nofollow” attribute to any links your users generate. The theory behind this is that you protect your site from linking to ‘bad neighbourhoods’ an possibly incurring penalties with Google for spammy links. Rel=”nofollow” is your [...]
I spent a frustrating hour searching for the comment configuration area in Drupal 6, so I’m putting this post together to hopefully save you time setting up comments in Drupal. Basically, in contrast to previous editions of Drupal, comments are now configured by content type – allowing you to permit comments on blog entries, but [...]
I’m currently wrapping up on a Drupal installation for a client I’ve been working with for a while. One of the finishing touches on the new site is a contact form. Thankfully, Drupal has a contact form module built in, so there’s not really much work to do to get it up and running. Here [...]
Aaron Wall’s brilliantly useful SEO For Firefox plugin can show you a lot about websites via the search results – PageRank, age of site, number of backlinks, etc. For me however, the most useful feature of the plugin highlights links that have had rel=”nofollow” applied to them. This can be useful when doing link building [...]
I have a preferred setup on most of my WordPress blogs whereby I use Ultimate Tag Warrior to tag my posts internally. Recently, I’ve been swayed by Windows Live Writer, an excellent blogging tool. The only drawback? I couldn’t get Writer working with Ultimate Tag Warrior. Until this evening…
How to get the most from del.icio.us/FireFox integration. My power tips for customizing the FireFox Bookmarks extension provided by del.icio.us to turn your browser into a Swiss Army Knife!
Posted in Social Networking on Thursday, April 12 2007 | Comments Off
In this post I look at some of the cool new features in the del.icio.us Bookmarks extension for FireFox. If you haven’t played with social bookmarking services yet, you’re missing an exciting part of Web 2.0. This new extension replaces the bookmarking functionality built into FireFox with a synchronised version of your del.icio.us bookmarks.
Posted in Social Networking on Wednesday, April 11 2007 | Comments Off
Oops! A server breach over at WordPress.org caused the downloadable version of the software to become compromised. Now, I’m not normally one to upgrade every time a new version of WordPress is released, especially a minor point version. But the WP developers seemed concerned enough to cross post this on all their blogs, so I [...]
Posted in WordPress on Saturday, March 3 2007 | Comments Off