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.

What’s In A Name? Startups: How To Name Your Business

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Why did we choose the name We Rock Your Web for our website? We went back and forth for a long time between this name and many more creative possibilities (Wild Web Tamer anyone? Or Wild Web Wizard? 😉 ). And for those that don’t know, this website grew out of a web development outfit called Contract Web Development (yawn, that’s as boring and straightforward as it gets right?). But we’ll show you there’s a place for both creative as well as straightforward names, depending on your niche…

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Drupal Multisite Configurations and Hosts

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The ability for Drupal to run multiple sites from one account is a huge plus for admins that are deploying multiple Drupal installations. The simple reason for this is that all Drupal installations can be updated at once. Basically each additional domain “points” to the document root of your primary Drupal installation. All you need to do to update the files of each additional Drupal site is update the files in the root install once…

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How To Set CCK Teasers Without Hacks

Getting teasers to work in CCK has been a long-running issue in the Drupal community. The current approaches are summed up nicely by warco in his post on Developing CCK teasers the right way. I attempted nearly all those approaches. While they all have their merits, there are problems with all of them. The patches …

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Custom Firefox Styles

You can define your own styles in Firefox by renaming the following file (Windows users): C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\\chrome\userContent-example.css to “userContent.css” Voila 🙂 Now you simply define custom styles. For example, say you want to add a dotted red border to all your links. You would add the following code to userContent.css: a:link { border: …

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How To Fix “503 Valid RCPT Command Must Precede DATA” Error

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We recently got this error when trying to send an email in Outlook. The culprit? Apparently this occurs when a server is expecting to receive mail before sending. This is usually results from server authentication priorities (for example, you attempt to send mail before your “spam filter” has finished its receiving process.) Here are several ways to resolve this error…

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Backing Up and Restoring Drupal Using a Migrate Module

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Protecting Drupal data is slightly more complicated than a locally stored, static-file website, since all the data is stored in a database. Therefore the key to backing up your data is to backup the database. Here I outline a process that works for me. I do not make any guarantees as to the correctness of this information nor will I be held responsible for any problems you encounter as a result of its use.

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