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  • Clearing the weeds in taxonomy

    A number of content management systems allow for data to be classified using taxonomy (sometimes called categories or tags in a CMS).  Most of us that use CMS and taxonomy aren't experts in how best to structure our vocabulary and usually end up with a mess of terms.  In the end, we have a mess on our hand and wonder how best we should approach cleaning up the terms we're using. A blog post by Lars Trieloff, The Art of Mining a Folksonomy, gives some great suggestions for cleaning up your…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 08, 2009
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  • Drive your own website

    I've never agreed and disagreed so much with one article as this one from The Sydney Morning Herald, Drive your own website. I agree... I hate being held to ransom. And I'm sure you do, too. But that's the scenario you're creating when you hand over your website to a web designer or developer and relinquish control over when and how you can change your content... ...That's why I think it's vital for small-business owners to use their own content management systems (CMS). My recommendation is to…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 07, 2009
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  • Improvise with Wordpress 2.7

    Earlier today, Matthew Mullenweg announced the official release of Wordpress 2.7.  This new version of Wordpress is a dandy with significant improvements made to the Wordpress administrative interface and dashboard.  The choices you now have to customizing our blogging workflow is almost endless.While we could start reading off from the changelogs for all the new features in Wordpress 2.7, It's probably just as easy to show you the video. You can download the latest version of Wordpress from…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: December 11, 2008
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  • CMS Report Seeking Sponsors

    During the past couple years, people have inquired about buying ad space here at CMSReport.com.  While someone wanting to place a banner on my site could always use Google's Adwords, most of the inquiries seem to want a more direct approach.  I've always been reluctant to host the ad banners on my own server and, until recently, I wasn't impressed with a lot of the banner ad services available for publishers such as me.  Luckily, things change. I'm happy to announce that I'll be selling 125x125…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: December 01, 2008
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  • Pardon the Mess

    This Drupal site of mine has taken quite a bit of beating the past couple weeks.  While Mollom has been protecting this site well enough from the comment spammers, it isn't designed to prevent the bots from trying to ping me so much.  It has been an incredible experience to see the bots try to open every possible URL and directory here at CMSReport.com.  But probably the real stress on the site has been my testing of numerous contributed modules that are still under development.  Probably using…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: September 11, 2008
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  • Five Lessons Learned from Web Publishing

    Baseline: Here are a few key things to think about when it comes to Web site design and management in terms of search results, audience and growth. Complete Story

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 11, 2008
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  • Develop Effective Forum Leadership

    SitePoint: Once a community has reached a certain level of activity, your community staff -- your moderators -- play a vital role in the continued success of the operation. Complete Story

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 30, 2008
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  • Excuse the mess at CMS Report

    I'm spending time Friday and this weekend upgrading the software I use to run CMSReport.com. You'll have to excuse the mess as I'm working with a lot of themes/modules for Drupal 6 that are still under development. Feel free to report problems below, but note that the WYSIWYG for comments is currently offline. working but considered under "test mode". Bryan   Friday: 9:45 AM: Re-enable TinyMCE with some minor modification in the button layout. 11:00 AM: Having problems with TinyMCE and the…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 11, 2008
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  • Oh, it is so cold!

    This has been a very cold week in the Dakotas. Sunday morning the temperature dropped to around -14 degrees Fahrenheit (that's around -26 degrees Celsius). These are real temperatures and not wind chill. Needless to say, I am not spending a whole lot of time outside this month. However, these cold temperatures are very geek friendly. I am spending my time at the computer and getting some very needed things done. Some of the items I have been working on that may be of interest…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: January 21, 2008
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  • Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 fixing security issues released

    New minor versions of Drupal were released this week, Drupal 4.7.11 and Drupal 5.6 (see excerpt below). In case you're wondering, I have already updgraded this site to Drupal 5.6...no problems, no worries. Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 are now available for download. These are maintenance releases that fix problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities. Upgrading your existing Drupal sites is strongly recommended. Download Download Drupal…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: January 11, 2008
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