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Adding Videos Before Articles

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Hi all,

We are happy to announce that we are making progress on creating a comprehensive guide to WordPress and Drupal. We have already added dozens of videos and are in the process of adding many more.

To get the content up as fast as possible, we are going to do it in phases, concentrating on the videos first, and then going back and adding articles to accompany the videos.

You can see many of the new videos in the following sections:

This Month's Focus: Forums and Content Marketing

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We are going to take a short break on creating new content, and spend the next month or so concentrating on two things: the forums and a new content marketing platform that will be partially integrated into the Complete Hosting Guide.

This new platform will suggest related content as well as allow content creators to promote their own content. We will be using this website to test out the new content marketing platform before we even open it up to the public. Expect almost daily changes to the recommended content engine as we work on it.

In Support Docs, Constant Improvement is Vital

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Keeping support documentation updated can become a full time job, especially in the technology and internet arena, where change is constant. There are always new things coming out, and many changes here and there that effect support documentation.

It is not enough to write a piece of documentation once and forget about it. It is necessary to tweak and modify that documentation over time.

One of the techniques we use here at the Complete Hosting Guide is constant improvement.

Subtle Cultural References for Us Older IT Guys

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I know I am dating myself, but one of the fun parts of redesigning this website is adding in subtle references that us older IT guys may spot right away, but some of the younger folks may not recognize.

In a way, it's my way of paying homage to the past.

Some of the subtle references we added include:

cPanel is Saying Goodbye to x3

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In a recent blog post on the cPanel blog, cPanel gives a look ahead towards the future of cPanel, and one of the things they talk about is the future of the x3 theme. Namely, that they are phasing it out.

Their Paper Lantern theme was a hit, and all future themes will be based on a similar framework. Even the new "Retro" theme they are creating, which looks like x3, will behave like Paper Lantern.

Changes Coming in August

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We've decided it is time to add a new team member to the website. Starting August 8, we will have two technical writers adding content to the website, not just one. With the addition of a technical writer, we hope to push out more content on a regular basis. Stay tuned for more announcements about changes coming to the website.

Now Adding Reviews for WordPress & Drupal Plugins

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Okay, I am getting a bit frustrated.  There are so many plugins for WordPress and Drupal out there that it is getting really hard to find the good ones without hours and hours of research.  And even then you may miss the ones that do exactly what you need.  Plus, when you do find a good one, you may not need that plugin again for months or even years, and sometimes you forget what you used.

To help deal with my frustrations, and perhaps help some people who are frustrated like me, I decided to add something new to the website: Reviews.

Some Work Behind the Scenes

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Some of you may have wondered why there have been no content updates for the past couple weeks. Well, part of that was due to some behind the scenes work we were doing for the Complete Hosting Guide. We have some design changes for the Complete Hosting Guide, as well as created a method of managing content changes on the website.

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