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Facebook Automates Video Ad Captioning

With more than 100 million hours of video being consumed each day on Facebook, it’s competitive out there. According to Facebook’s own research, most viewers don’t like it when video ads play automatically with sound. In fact, 80% of people react negatively. At the same time, most ..... Read more

How Local Search Behaviour Has Changed. Again.

A recent study on how consumers search for products and services shows that while Google is still the 800-pound gorilla of search, consumers are using more information sources these days to make buying decisions. Local Search Unleashing Opportunities for National Advertisers, authored by ..... Read more

Creating Drupal Forms that Work with MailChimp

Skill level for content editors: Intermediate In an earlier blog, we wrote about integrating WordPress with MailChimp . A similar integration is available for Drupal. If you’re already using MailChimp and want to collect names via a form on Drupal, the MailChimp module lets you create signup ..... Read more
Creating Dummy Content for WordPress Websites

Dummy Content for WordPress Sites

Skill level: easy Since we’ve published a blog about generating dummy content for Drupal sites , it only seems fair to do the same for WordPress and have some fun at the same time. There are a lot of plugins available for this type of function. Many of them let you add short codes to pages ..... Read more
Tutorial Using Views to Create a Drupal Blog

Tutorial: Using Views to Create a Drupal Blog

Skill level: intermediate One of the most frustrating obstacles for a newcomer to Drupal is that there’s no built-in blog. For anyone who is used to WordPress, it’s reasonable to expect a CMS installation that defaults to a static front page and a blog. Not so with Drupal. A basic ..... Read more

Realistic Dummy Content for Drupal Test Sites

Skill level: easy Developers, themers, and site administrators who need content for testing are all familiar with the indispensable module called Devel , which contains a dummy content generation function. This is the tool that creates pages of Latin text -- and those familiar and annoying color ..... Read more

Drupal 8 Arrives: Top New Features

More than a year after the first Drupal 8 beta release came out, there is a firm date for the official release of Drupal 8: November 19, 2015. It’s a major milestone in the Drupal world because Drupal 8 delivers more than 200 new features and enhancements aimed at improving ease of use for ..... Read more

Configuring CKEditor to Support Your Theme

Skill level: advanced Drupal admin In this post, we walk through the steps to set up predefined Styles for CKEditor so that users can format content using styles supported by your theme’s CSS. In a previous post, we covered some simple configuration and security settings for CKEditor that ..... Read more