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Backing Up and Restoring Drupal Using a Migrate Module

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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Useful XML and XSLT Tutorial with Example Stylesheet

XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. XML is a meta language based entirely on user-specified semantics. It is therefore possible to create a page structure with user-defined tags and a DTD or XML Schema to describe the data. In other words, the XML describes itself. XML was designed to store, carry, and exchange data; not to display data…

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How to Transfer a Domain From Another Registrar

Domain transfers, because of a registrars interest in retaining domains, can be confusing, especially if the domain you wish to transfer resides at another registrar. I break down various transfer scenarios and give advice on how to transfer domains with minimum hassle…

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

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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How to Find Your Google PR (PageRank)

Google’s PageRank algorithm is a ubiquitous SEO feature that has been around for years. Names after Google founder Larry Page, PageRank was established as a way to measure the “importance” of a website…

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Drupal Multisite Configurations and Hosts

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

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? šŸ˜‰ ). And for those that don’t know, this website grew out of a web development outfit calledĀ Contract Web DevelopmentĀ (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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Looking for a List of Valid HTML Escape 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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How to Vertically and Horizontally Center CSS?

Pre-css most centering was accomplished using the grid-like structure that tables provided. All fine and good, but the CSS positioning module offers layout options that tables could only dream of. Here’s how to vertically and horizontally center an element in pure CSS…

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How to Export and Import Horde Emails for Backup or Transfer

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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