nodewords -

drush dl nodewords-6.x-1.x-dev works. A simple drush up leads to database errors.

Email gateway

Fairly easy to set up with only a few wrinkles. The standard 6.x-1.10 generated a lot of error messages byt the "dev" module - mailhandler-6.x-1.x-dev - worked like a champ. Getting the gmail mailbox to worked took the usual Google Mail tricks: Pop3, domain -, port 995, the username  required the domain suffix and the "Extra command" is "/ssl/novalidate-cert".

Slide show creations

Slide shows can be a bit difficult to create if your  new to svg, inkscapes etc. If your looking for a quick, and easy way to create slide shows like I was you may want to try The slideshows work with drupal, facebook, myspace any website that you can post html to. This site is very easy to use, even for the beginner. You simply create a user and upload a few pictures, and your ready to start. After uploading your pictures you simply click slideshows.

New River Vacation Rental

Incredible 5,092 sq. ft. house on the New River near Galax, VA. 39'x33' Great Room with fireplace, 15' x 42' family room overlooking the New River. 14'x24' master bedroom with fireplace and adjoining 15' x 8' study. Kitchen equipped with modern appliances. Three more bedrooms. Four full baths. Detached Carriage House with its own 24' x 12' apartment. Hot tub. Close to town and shopping yet secluded.

The Business Mandate for Open Source Social Publishing

2010-03-18 13:00
America/New York

Join Acquia Director of Marketing Bryan House for this one-hour introduction to Acquia's open source social publishing offerings. This Webinar describes how you can take advantage of Acquia Drupal and the Acquia Network to build communities on the web, to maximize the return on your web site investments and to leverage new social media technologies.

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Optimizing Drupal: Performance Tips and Benchmarking by Zend and Acquia

2010-03-16 12:00
America/New York

To be successful, larger Drupal sites face key issues of site performance and scalability. This Webinar is targeted at managers and developers who are trying to get the most out of a Drupal site. We'll discuss common Drupal performance bottlenecks and a number of techniques to dramatically improve site performance. A detailed review of recent performance and stress testing will highlight PHP optimizations specific to Drupal as well as the popular Pressflow extensions.

8 Steps to a Thriving Web Community - The Role of Drupal

2010-03-08 13:00
America/New York

Building and nurturing a community and using social media to cultivate your community is moving from a "nice to have" to a business requirement. Those businesses that leverage this social momentum increase loyalty, brand value and revenue.

Configuring .htaccess and settings.php


If you modify .htaccess, you will have to maintain your changes through every core upgrade. There is no compelling reason to modify .htaccess. PHP configuration is better done with php.ini and errors in vhost configuration are better fixed in Apache.

Drupal 6 will configure sites/default/settings.php on initial installation. If you get your database configuration right at that point in time, you are set unless you muck with your database. Don't do that either.


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115½ W Grayson Street
Galax, VA 24333

Preview of Drupal Gardens - 15 Minutes from Design to Online

2010-02-25 13:00
America/New York
We (Acquia) will be giving a walk-through of the major features of Drupal Gardens Beta. Drupal Gardens
is a hosted version of Drupal 7, empowering users to quickly and easily assemble socially smart
and powerful Websites without having to do any programming.
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