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Exporting from Expression Engine (step by step)

I promised the friendly folks over at textpattern that I would write something about exporting entries from expression engine. This link in the ee wiki MOSTLY covers it. I say mostly, because you’ll need to make some modifications which are not listed but that I am including. Additionally, you will need to be careful to do all of the steps in order, so I’m just ...

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textpattern, wordpress, & redesign

I’m re-doing one of my domains with textpattern or wordpress. I considered drupal, but to be honest, I want something with a little stronger 3rd party support. There are several features & functionalities missing in drupal which I need. For a site from scratch or one with content generated from within drupal, all is well. For those working with 3rd party apps already, well, it ...

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digital video and compatibility

I have a kind of old video/dvd converter/player thingie which works OK, but compatibility is a serious problem. The problem I am having now is that apparently only DVD+RW VIDEO works in my machine. I am also wondering if only the Maxwell brand ones will work. I recently transferred a conference meeting to DVD but something went terribly wrong — sound is almost nonexistent (no ...

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Best web authoring tools for new web editors

Occasionally, I answer a question and I think, hmmm… maybe I should turn that into a blog post… In response to a question on the best web authoring tool for someone just getting started — under consideration – a content management system (CMS) such as drupal as well as creating individual webpages. To CMS or not?I think it depends on several factors: access authority to ...

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blogger.com vs. wordpress.com

So, I’ve been trying to figure out if I want to move to wordpress.com or use wordpress.org on my domain, or do something entirely different (I’m running drupal on my domain). Occasionally, I have considered moving over to wordpress.com as well… I like wordpress. It’s not so much that I hate blogger, it’s ok, but I’ve been wanting to do something with all of my ...

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opensource alternatives to common commercial products

Although the introduction of this article is overly simplified in terms of the changes in library technology (I couldn’t help but laugh a little in a couple of places) , once you’re past that, the rest is a good little overview of some of the more popular opensource products. I’ve hotlinked and listed the products below, the article gives a more indepth overview. The products ...

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5000 resources to do just about anything online

5000 resources to do just about anything online I love mashable and I can’t possibly summarize everything in this article, but if you are looking for new things to do with your blog/website, or just to have a little fun on the ‘net, do take a look. You can find things such as 30 widgets for a wordpress blog, 70+ podcasting tools, 12+ twitter tools, ...

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creating a e-zine — software choices

So you want to create an online newsletter, a magazine or e-zine? What should you use?There are many choices, some of which depend on budget size. My budget size= ZERO dollars.My investigation actually began in May with Drupal. These were reviewed as of August 2007. System requirements for most of these (but not all): Apache or IIS server; MySQL or another db server; PHP ; ...

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