Alex Schenker

Alex has been involved on the business side of the internet since the early 2000's. He holds both a Management Science degree from the University of California at San Diego as well as a Computer Science degree from NJIT.

We Rock Your Web had its roots back in 2004 as the tech blog for a web design and development company Alex founded that has grown and evolved into the parent company of We Rock Your Web.

While his foundation is rooted in web development, his expertise today lies in content and digital marketing, SEO, organic and paid search, analytics, and publishing. Alex is an avid tennis player, nature enthusiast, and hiker, and enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and dogs.

Integrating phpBB with Drupal

Drupal integrating phpBB

While Drupal’s forums function fine and provide simple forum functionality, many users want the advanced functionality and extra features that bulletin board applications such as phpBB provide. However, getting the two to work together can be a real pain. So here’s a tutorial on integrating the two. In this example we use Drupal 4.7.x and phpBB 2.0.x. We can’t guarantee that this tutorial will work for other versions, although it may be worth a shot. Finally, this tutorial assumes that you already have a working drupal installation…

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Step-By-Step Guide On How To Setup MX Records

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Setting MX records manually can be useful if you want to host your site on one server but handle email via another server or hosting company.  If you have access to WHM (Web Host Manager – the interface you typically get with a cPanel-based hosting provider on a multi-site plan), you can usually set MX records yourself.  If you do not, submit a support ticket to your hosting provider…

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How to Export and Import Horde Emails for Backup or Transfer

Folders

You might think you can simply transfer the folder files via FTP. While in some instances this is possible, in most the file formatting prevents this method from being successful. Here is an approach that should work in most versions of Horde (webmail). Note that if your folders contain a large amount of email you will probably need to divide them into smaller folders…

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Looking for a List of Valid HTML Escape Characters?

HTML characters

HTML escape character lists often include characters between 128 and 159 – the problem is that these are Microsoft specific, and are reserved for control characters in the standard Internet character sets. In HTML they are undefined, and in XHTML they are completely invalid. Read on for a list of valid HTML escape characters you should use….

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Cron Runs Are Off By X Hours

Do you have a cron-based Drupal event that is off by several hours? Your problem is most likely not with your date settings, as I first suspected when I encountered this problem with the “Recent Popular Content” block resetting at an odd time (5 hours too early, as I wanted it to reset at midnight …

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