A Content Management Framework is a system that make use of reusable components or custom- build software to manage web content by storing and organizing files and data. It shares features of both web application framework and content management system. For developers, CMF as a development tool is a software framework, that supports them to make customized web applications as well as dynamic websites, web services and web resources required for business applications.
Commercial enterprises all over the world has started recognizing that using an open source software makes good business sense both in terms of quality and revenue perspective. Open source projects had been a key element for the success of most of the well established companies like Google, Facebook and Apple.
If you’ve ever worked together with a group of people on a project, then you definitely know the annoyance of constantly swapping files. Either you would prefer to do it by email or by uploading the files or some other means. Whatever it is, its a burden and every designer or developer knows that. Version control helps you overcome this burden.
Successful eCommerce is not just about selling products online. It involves managing your data as well as your client interactions across a wide range of platforms. So your website must have both content and commerce.
Drupal commerce is an open source eCommerce solution built on top of drupal. It consists of powerful set of modules which provides out of box solution for most of eCommerce requirements and can be used to build online stores of small to large size.
Recently while developing a custom Drupal module for a client, I was asked to do git commit everyday. While doing it few days regularly missed one step and deleted the file difference by mistake. This made me to write down steps to follow every time for this project.
Getting started with Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is all about composing and saving snapshot of your project.
Drupal CMS being one of the most popular and powerful open source platform is best suited for building Mobile Compatible website. The Mobile Friendly themes and Modules in Drupal makes it easier to use. With improved version of Drupal 8, the focus is centered around a “Mobile first architecture“ which meets even the future needs of Mobile Experience. There are lot of options available for making mobile friendly website using Drupal like Responsive Web design and so on.
Personalization enhances your online business. The experts say that decisions have to be taken based on the customer data and their preferences when it comes to product recommendations or home page landscape alteration for the shortlisted customers. Customers from different geographical locations order for the products either in person or online. You need to make sure that the shoppers find your product easy to get a compelling digital experience.
How to create a personalized e-commerce shopping experience
Apache Solr is a proven and popular open source search platform developed by Apache Lucene. It is an application developed in java and runs as a standalone full text search server embedded in a servlet container. We have discussed how to install Tomcat 7 & Multi Core Apache Solr 4.7 and configuration with Drupal 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 for one our own project.
Inbound marketing aims on being noticed by customers. It is about creating an effective & compelling content e.g. blog, newsletters, landing page, video etc. This gives an opportunity to the company to get the visitors to their website wherein they can be converted into prospects.
In Drupal 8, configuration settings of the core will not be stored in the database as in Drupal 6 and 7. Rather, they will be stored in a master configuration folder. Configuration management activity will thus be kept away from the database that contains your crucial website content.
An effective way to optimize landing pages is through A/B testing, one of the fastest methods to learn more about your visitors and their preferences. A/B tests help you decide quantitatively which new design or change would improve your conversion rate before you incorporate it in your site code. Drupal 7 has some enterprise proven modules that will help you to do A/B testing for your site.