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CMS Made Simple 1.6: Learning Smarty Basics

by Sofia Hauschildt | March 2010 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sofia Hauschildt, author of CMS Made Simple 1.6: Beginner's Guide, you will learn the basics of Smarty. Creating professional sophisticated designs is easier using Smarty. With the powerful combination of Smarty and HTML, there are no limits to the flexibility of the sites you design.

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Importing and Adding Background Music with Audacity 1.3

by Bethany Hiitola | March 2010 | Open Source

You can use Audacity to import music into your project, convert different audio files from one format to another, bring in multiple files and convert them, and more. In this article by Bethany Hiitola, author of Getting started with Audacity 1.3, we will learn how to add background music into your podcast, overdub, and fade in and out. We will also discuss some additional information about importing music from CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl records.

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Building Your First iReport

by Shamsuddin Ahammad | March 2010 | Java Open Source

We will develop our first simple report using iReport, and before doing so, we will create a connection/data source that will be used to fill the reports.

In this article by Shamsuddin Ahammad, we will learn about:

  • Creating a new data source or database JDBC connection
  • Creating a report using the wizard
  • Using the design query feature to produce the SQL query for the report
  • Viewing and exporting the report using the built-in viewer
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Installing WordPress e-Commerce Plugin and Activating Third-party Themes

by Brian Bondari | February 2010 | WordPress

Before we can dive into listing and selling our products, we first need to install the WP e-Commerce plugin and then address a few cosmetic and functionality issues. Right out-of-the-box, a default installation of WordPress works great as a typical blogging platform, but the needs for an e-commerce site are different. Let's begin work on converting WordPress from a blog-centric platform to a business-focused platform.

This article by Brian Bondari, author of WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce, will cover:

  • Installing the WP e-Commerce plugin
  • Installing third-party themes
  • Enabling and disabling comments
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Setting Up WordPress Site as an e-Commerce Platform

by Brian Bondari | February 2010 | WordPress

In a previous article we began work on converting WordPress from a blog-centric platform to a business-focused platform. We covered the Installation of WordPress e-Commerce Plugin and Activation of Third-party Themes.

This article by Brian Bondari, author of WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce, will cover:

  • Setting up a static front page
  • Using widgets
  • Complementary plugins
  • Adding a contact form
  • Adding a business blog
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