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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-25

Supercharge your Blog Series: Earn money Blogging

Regardless of what your blogging about many bloggers always come to the question, how can I make a living by blogging or at the very least recover my costs for my blog? This week we will walk through this very complex topic.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-22

Supercharge your Blog Series: Managing Comments and Spam

Are you worried about Spam, Bots, and foul language messing up your well-crafted blog, check out our article on how you can manage these common blog issues.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-21

Supercharge your Blog Series: Reporting tools for your blog

This week we go over a couple of the most powerful and widely used tools to analyze and track your traffic. We will talk about how to better track how people are going to share and favorite your article across social networks, and how you can learn to respond better to your audience in order to grow it and grow sponsor revenue.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-18

Supercharge your Blog Series: Tips on displaying a image gallery

Often times I have come across some blogs that have a lot of really great images to go along with the post.  Often times bloggers struggle to be able to show these images in a way that does not cause a cluttered look on the web page.  So in this post, I am going to go over a couple of the ways that you can display graphical content like this in a way that will not put off your readers, and will give you space to still show off the art.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-17

Supercharge your Blog Series: 5 tips to picking the right topic

In this article, we go over the top 5 things new bloggers can do to make sure they are writing the best possible post for their new blog.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-17

The Power of Behat and Selenium2 for BDD

There is currently a movement towards including Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) in the Agile Process.  This can be best achieved by marrying Behat, an open source behavior-driven development framework, with Selenium2, best known for creating Quality Assurance Tests for various web applications.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-16

Common Drupal Terminology for 2020

One of the first things that can confuse most new users of Drupal or any CMS for that matter is Content Types or in Wordpress Post types.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-16

WebForm2Sugar

In our last post, I talked about using Webform and Webform Protected Downloads in order to create a lead capture form for your website.  In this post, we will talk about connecting your Lead capter form to SugarCRM in order to keep track of all of those leads in a system developed around Marketing to leads.  You will need to download the Webform2Sugar module and you will need to already have a SugarCRM site installed, you can use the Community Edition or the Enterprise Edition of SugarCRM for this.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-15

Create Download Capture Forms in Drupal 7

One of the most useful tools for building inbound leads and engaging with potential customers is the Capture form.  This is a simple utility that is used in order to get a customer to provide details about themselves in exchange for a download of some sort.  The download could be a PDF, an application, or image.  Regardless of what it is this can be accomplished pretty easily using Drupal 7's Webform module and the Webform Protected Downloads module.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2015-10-14

Getting Started with Agile and BDD

These days there is a lot of talk about Agile Development workflow cycles and there is also a lot of talk about Behavioral Driven Development(or BDD for short).  The two can seem to be contradictory, but if the techniques from both are applied properly they can yield big savings in development time and help improve the end result code for a site.  In this article, I am going to go over briefly some of the steps that can be used during Agile when you want your development team to use BDD techniques when delivering a product.
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