Internet Marketing Strategies and Drupal Tips

Oct 3 2011

How to Use Twitter to Expand Your Business

1. Use Hootsuite or TweetAdder to schedule your tweets throughout the day. Some people (like me) send tweets when they have the time and end up sending a bunch at one time. But I’ve learned it’s much better to schedule your tweets using a tool like Hootsuite or TweetAdder and send 15-20 tweets throughout the day. This way you will gain more Klout.

Sep 30 2011

The Schedule of Events is Posted - PNW Drupal Summit update

Only 3 weeks to go until the premiere event of the Pacific NorthWest Drupal Commnunity. The PNW Drupal Summit occurs Oct. 15 and 16 in Portland, Oregon and is proud to present many great speakers including 2 excellent keynotes.

On Oct. 15, Bibiana McHugh will officially announce the release of the Open Trip Planner (OTP) for the Portland metro area.  OTP is an open source, multi-modal trip planner that was developed in conjunction with TriMet, Open Plans, and several revolutionary developers.
Sep 29 2011

Installing COD – Conference Organizing Distribution by Drupal

I recently installed COD, the Conference Organizing Distribution built with Drupal. I got this error message. Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in ..\includes\ on line 958. This error happens every time I install a Drupal Distribution. I've tried various solutions but finally found the answer.
Sep 29 2011

Need a Conference or Event Website?

Get a complete conference and event website. It’s fully customizable and built with Drupal, popular open source content management system. The Conference Organizing Distribution is perfect for building conference and event sites online.
Sep 15 2011

Rockin' Your Drupal Development Environment

FREE Drupal and PHP Dev Tools
On Sept. 15th, the Surrey Drupal meetup is having a panel discussion on Drupal Development Environments called How do you Drupal? So in preparation, I'm writing about the Dev environment I use everyday, (XAMPP 1.6.8 for Windows), ones I've tried out (Acquia Dev Desktop, Zend Studio) and one I plan to install soon (VirtualBox, QuickStart and Drush). What are your favourite Development platforms and tools? Leave your comments below.
Sep 15 2011

NEW Fall 2011 Schedule for the Surrey Drupal Meetup

Join us for monthly meetups and other events
We are looking for speakers for upcoming events. Share your expertise and get visibility for your project or company. It's a great way to give back to the community. Contact the organizers and sign up here:
Sep 15 2011

Time to Vote for your Fav Sessions - PNW Drupal Summit Update

Thank you to everyone who submitted session proposals. The selection of topics is looking great. Now is the time to vote so that your favourite topics will get selected for the final schedule. Vote here:
Be sure to register and buy your ticket before they are all sold out. Ticket price is only $55.00 USD and includes a Free Drupal Summit T-shirt.
Update: The PNW Drupal Summit is now SOLD OUT!
Some people may have tickets available. Go to

You can get accommodations onsite at the Portland State Univ Conference and Hotel.
Aug 28 2011

Do NOT Click on Link - Haha the Look on Your Face in This Pix is Priceless

WARNING! Do NOT click on any links found in a direct message on Twitter that says, “haha the look on your face in this pix is priceless! [shortened link]. Clicking on the link will take you to a fake Twitter login page, where you will be asked to re-enter your username and password.
Please avoid clicking on the link and be sure to alert all your followers about the attack. If you have accidently clicked on the link and entered your login details, then change the password of your Twitter and all other accounts immediately. Also, contact your followers to avoid the message and ask them to change their account password as well.
Aug 23 2011

Get Your FREE printed book: Version Control by Example

This book uses practical examples to explain version control with both centralized and decentralized systems.
Topics covered include:
  • Basic version control commands and concepts
  • Introduction to Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS)
  • Advanced branching workflows
  • Strengths and weaknesses of DVCS vs. centralized tools
  • Best practices
  • How distributed version control works under the hood
Get your FREE printed book here:
Aug 16 2011

Learning new commands for Git Version Control

Last week I made a copy of the Git Repo for a work project. I learned to use a new Git command called git clone. ($ git clone)
Here are the steps I took:
Make directory called found
$ git ~/.ssh
$ mkdir found
$ cd found
$ git init
Now we have an empty repository called the local repo or working directory.
To download the repo from the dev site
$ git clone url-of-your-remote-repo
Enter passphrase
Then I copied all the site files to htdocs/gvi-found
And I installed the Drupal site there.
Yesterday I received notifications from Unfuddle that our Git Repo has been updated several times. So my next step is to update my local repo.
1. Check the status of my local repo
$ git status
2. Download all the new updates from the remote repo
$ git pull
Enter passphrase
3. Copy all new files to the Drupal directory in htdocs.
Next time I will create the Git Repo in my htdocs/gvi-found directory so I don’t need to manually update my Drupal site files. That’s on my To Do List for tomorrow.