Articles about PHP
Apache rewrites to control access to PHP files
There are certain PHP files that you want access to but don't want to make public.
Common examples of these are:
You also don't really want to deploy these on all of your sites on a server nor have them in your git repositories for sites.
A neat way of dealing with this is to use rewriting in your web server config files (e.g. Apache, NGINX, IIS etc) to do the following:
Drupal Blueprint theme playing SEO nicely with other modules
Getting your page title and metatags correct is great for SEO and enables your readers to locate your content by getting it indexed well.
In this post we'll see how to get your modules and theme to play nicley together to ensure that your page structure is optimal for web standards and indexing. In most cases this can be sorted with a simple fix.
handling 404 errors on hosted CMS
A general housekeeping task for CMS systems such as Wordpress and Drupal and other websites and good practice to keep your site SEO high is to make sure you are gracefully handling missing pages (404 errors).
One of the routine tasks to carryout is checking for crawl errors in Google Webmaster tools. If you see any missing pages in the list it is worth making sure you have some measures in place to handle these and ideally issue a 301 redirect so that Google and other search engines update their indexes.
Update: we have now combined this site with our main site! And all the articles are available in the one site.
We wanted to create a home for our knowledgebase and created the website technology.blue-bag.com. Here we provide a range of articles and posts covering issues from using CMS systems such as Drupal through to security articles covering securing access to your website.
Content Management Systems
Although we do build solutions for our clients from the ground up, we increasingly base our IT solutions on standard content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress (for simple sites and blogs) and Drupal (for more complex and tailored solutions)
We provide solutions for our customers based on standard open source content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal. These powerful solutions enable us to rapidly develop rich and attractive websites that our clients can manage.
Species Protection Legislation
Over ten years ago when we started creating web sites and applications to manage biodiversity related information we needed a public website to act as a host for these projects. UKWildlife.com was created to provide web space for not for profit Biodiversity and conservation projects and provide resources for biodiversity projects.