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Why We Chose Pantheon as Our Partner

Posted by Steve Kenley on Jun 26, 2015 9:15:14 AM

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All our sites are built with best-practice workflows on Pantheon. Here’s why you should keep it there.

Pantheon ensures your website will continue to perform at high speeds, with minimal need for support. The platform automatically does much of the work required to keep professional-grade Drupal sites fast, secure, and scalable.

Squeeze More ROI from Your Investment

Every dollar you spend on web development should contribute to the growth of your business. Using open-source CMS like Drupal brings you closer to that goal, as developers don't need to start from scratch. However, they must still spend many hours on system administration. Pantheon allows you to funnel 100% of your investment in web development directly to the high-value features and strategy that grow your business. And not just while your website is in development, but for its entire lifetime. 

Software Updates! Don't Be Afraid of Them

Posted by Duncan Laney on Jun 3, 2015 10:24:52 AM

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Working in the tech support industry, I've worked with everyone from the super tech savvy to the computer illiterate. One thing I've noticed with people of all skill levels is that many people are afraid to update software, hardware, firmware, etc. You name it; they don't want to do it. Here, I will share with you why you should update and some best practices.  

Updates: They Won't Hurt You

A leading reason for update aversion is fear. I have heard so many stories from noob users and power users both, who have had an update go bad, and now they are nervous about updating anything.  Don't let one bad experience ruin the beautiful world of updates.  

Smart Phone Malware: The 6 Worst Offenders

Posted by Wally Narwhal on Jun 1, 2015 12:10:00 PM

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Get ready for a case of the creepy crawlies, because we just got a list of the scariest malicious attacks on smart phones to date, and it's full of worms, snakes, evil bunnies ... and Rick Astley.

If you've got an Android phone and don't yet know the name Lookout, get familiar with it quick. It's sort of like a Norton Anti-Virus for your Android phone, only it's free and doesn't annoy you with constant pop-ups. Because the mobile security company scours the globe uncovering threats to Android and iPhone, they were kind enough to fill us in on the nastiest ploys and cyber cons.

Before you go freaking out, just be aware that these beasties are not so much running loose in the Android App Market and the iPhone App Store as they are festering out past the protective borders of the legitimate app business. Though they use different methods, Apple and Google are pretty good about monitoring what goes into their app stores. You should worry most if you're seeking ways to try to download premium apps without paying, trying to score bootleg apps available for "jailbroken" iPhones, or visiting any shady alternative Android app markets.

What to Expect From Your Web Forms

Posted by Steve Kenley on May 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Web forms on your website can be very helpful tools. They can be used to gather data about potential customers, or give current customers a convenient option to ask for help. On the other hand, they can be the source of some inconveniences as well. Spam is an ever-increasing problem, and having web forms on your site is an invitation to spammers everywhere to fill your inboxes with garbage.

What is a Spambot?

A spambot is an automated computer program designed to assist in the sending of spam emails or populate website forms. These programs continue to get more intelligent and now people have become a big part of spamming in recent years. Where there is cheap labor, people can be hired at an extremely low cost to do nothing but fill out forms and send emails.

Don't Use Internet Explorer... Ever

Posted by Duncan Laney on May 6, 2015 11:05:40 AM

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In my last blog I mentioned that you should not use Internet Explorer....ever.  As far as browsers go, there are worse options than IE, but no one uses those. Internet Explorer doesn't have as many extension or add-ons as other browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Also, Internet Explorer (IE) does not receive updates as frequently. Meaning, if you have a sweet new feature or moving graphics on your website, even if your IE is totally up to date, the new feature/moving image may not display or work correctly.  

Clearing Your Website Cache and Why

Posted by Duncan Laney on Apr 29, 2015 12:57:30 PM

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Not CASH!! No one ever clears out the cash they have laying around. I'm talking about the little bits of data stored on your website or browser to help with future data requests being served up faster.

Clearing the cache, whether it's for your website or local browser, is one of the most powerful troubleshooting tools available. When you clear the website cache, it releases all the stored data that helps the page load faster. Removing the cache also forces the website to refresh and updated any content that has changed.

Publish and Unpublish Product in Your Online Catalog

Posted by Duncan Laney on Apr 10, 2015 9:38:00 AM

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Wecome back to another Drupal 7 FAQ support tip. In the last blog post, I layed out how to add and image to your website. Now I'll walk you through how you can publish and unpublish products from your online catalog. It's easier than you think. 

Product Catalog: Publish and Unpublish

We get a lot of requests to help people add or remove items from their online product catalog. As long as the product is already available in your catalog website, it's pretty easy to add or remove items your online catalog.  

Adding an Image to Your Drupal Site

Posted by Duncan Laney on Mar 18, 2015 9:19:00 AM

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Wecome back to another Drupal 7 FAQ support tip. In the last blog post, I mapped out how you can fix broken links in your website. Now I'll walk you through now to add images to your site. It's quite simple as you will see.  

Adding An Image

Adding an image to a page is similar to adding a link, with a few differences.  

    • Log into your site, then go to the page where the link in question lives.
    • Click the edit tab at the top of the page, and this will take you to a screen that allows you to edit the page content.
    • Then click in the content where you would like the image to be placed.  

Drupal 7 Support Tips: The Series

Posted by Duncan Laney on Feb 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Fix Broken Links

One of the most common support items we get is the request to fix broken or incorrect links. Below is the "how to" fix a broken link if you find youself really wanting to get your hands dirty.

  • Log into your site, then go to the page where the link in question lives.
  • Click the edit tab at the top of the page, and this will take you to a screen that allows you to edit the page content.