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Troubleshooting Nagios 3.0

by Wojciech Bancer | April 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan, we will learn about troubleshooting Nagios 3.0 which includes troubleshooting the web interface, passive checks, SSH-Based checks, and NRPE.The article includes various possible errors along with their solutions and detailed explanations for each error listed out.

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Interacting with the Students using Moodle 1.9 (part 2)

by Mary Cooch | April 2009 | e-Learning Moodle Open Source

The aim of this article, by Mary Cooch, is to get our students involved—as our Teaching Assistant—in a project with Moodle. In the previous article, the students have made use of the Forum and the Chat room to exchange their initial thoughts and ideas. They've come up with the names for the site, which they've shared in a glossary, and also come up with the actual design, which they have uploaded to a database.

In this article, we shall encourage our students to join in by:

  • Letting the class vote on the winner and evaluating the project by using a Moodle choice
  • Getting them to send in their advert for us to mark directly within Moodle as an assignment
  • Having them tell a story to which everyone can contribute by using a Wiki

 

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Creating Your Own Theme—A Wordpress Tutorial

by Brian Franklin | April 2009 | Content Management Open Source WordPress

Wordpress is the most widely used content management system amongst bloggers for many reasons. Not only does it make site management seem like a walk in the park, but it also uses a type of shared hosting, which means that most users can afford it. It has plug-ins for any occasion and desire and finally, it has themes.

For many Wordpress users, finding the right theme is a long process that often leads to endless tweaking in the code and stylesheets. However, only a few ever consider learning how to create their own. If you are one of them, this tutorial by Brian Franklin will help you learn how to built and start your own theme.

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Creating a new Zen Cart Template

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | e-Commerce Open Source

In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, he discusses how to create a new zen cart template. Creating a new template for Zen Cart is fun. Prior to version 1.3.x of Zen Cart, some HTML tables were used for layout. But in version 1.3.x onwards, Zen Cart has fully abandoned the use of HTML tables for layout, using a CSS-based layout instead. This step-by-step guide enables you to change the text and graphics displayed in the front-end, customize the look and feel by editing files, understand and apply the template override system, modify and create new templates, and finally modify email templates.It will help you make the shop more attractive with the new templates.

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Interacting with the Students using Moodle 1.9 (part 1)

by Mary Cooch | April 2009 | Moodle Open Source

This article is a two-part series by Mary Cooch. This article is about what the students can give back to us and reaches into the heart of Moodle. It combines classroom tasks with Moodle activities, in a mini-project to plan and design a riverside campsite that will get our students to think and collaborate.

In this article, we shall encourage our students to join in by:

  • Allowing them to discuss the considerations in choosing the location of this campsite in a safe, moderated forum
  • Giving them an out-of-school hours chatroom in which they can plan their site
  • Asking them to suggest creative names for the site and entering these names in a class glossary
  • Providing a space (in a database) to send in their designs for the teacher to assess and their classmates to view.

 

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