govCMS

govCMS has been designed specifically for Australian government agencies as an all-in-one website Content Management System (CMS) and hosting service. It allows Departments to provide transparency, connect with people and meet accessibility and responsive website requirements using Drupal open source technology.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Christmas and New Year office closure

After a busy 2017 the end of the year has come around quickly. We will have taking a break between 27th Dec to the 5th Jan but have staff on call to monitor and address any urgent issues during this period.

All websites will continue to be monitored during this time as well as all website hosting that is managed by us. Should you wish to contact us during this time please use support@greenacorn.com.au and an available staff member will be able to assist.

GreenAcorn Staff

Our support system

Great service does not just happen, you have to work at it - and here at GreenAcorn that means constantly improving our support system to provide the most convenient mechanisms for logging and tracking tickets.

Our team can be reached via phone, email or our Client Portal.

We then track our communications and ticket status, so you have full transparency of the status of your tickets.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Content is not just text

When you start working through your plan for content on your website you need to remember that content is not just text.

It will contain numerous multimedia elements which need to be sourced or developed. Examples include:

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Configuring PHPStorm for Drupal Development

A few months ago after much frustration of Eclipse lagging and DLTK indexing in progress I decided to make the switch to PHPStorm and have never looked back.

PHPStorm is designed for PHP development, and with a few plugins, provides tight integration with Drupal, Symfony and Twig. It also has built in support for LESS, SASS and many other related technologies. I was a bit reluctant to upgrade to a commercial product at first, but it wasn’t long before I realised the $8.90/mo was worth it.

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Michael Strelan

Senior Developer & Drupal Strategist

Save yourself time at work - schedule your content

We always feel time poor, sometimes more than others. So why not use your less busy times to create content you wish to publish in the future - then schedule it to appear on your website or social media accounts. You look very efficient and your business profile continues to grow online until you are free to give it attention again.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Drupal South - Gold Coast 2016

Taking two days off normal duties to attend the DrupalSouth 2016 conference on the Gold Coast seems some time ago now but with some breathing room between client requests I can now reflect on the conference. This year I headed down with Richard to check it out.

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Michael Strelan

Senior Developer & Drupal Strategist

Protect against SQL Injection

Have you heard of SQL injection? 

SQL injection (SQLi) is a type of security exploit in which the attacker adds Structured Query Language (SQL) code to a Webform input box (like a Contact form) to obtain access to resources or make changes to the data in your website. Many believe this vulnerability to be one of the oldest, most prevalent and most dangerous of web application vulnerabilities.

They can be used to 

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Website hosting options

Website Hosting is a type of Internet hosting service that provides the platform which makes a website accessible via the World Wide Web.

Hosting is available in many forms - it can be in-house (internal), with a hosting provider or in the Cloud. It can be on shared servers, VPS servers, dedicated servers or use IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) options.

And then, once hosted, websites can be online (available to visitors) or offline (unavailable to website visitors). 

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Cloud hosting explained

Cloud hosting refers to the use of numerous servers, linked together to provide a 'cloud' of computers - rather than a single computer. In the cloud hosting model, the assets and/or applications utilised by your business do not reside within the business, nor are they directly controlled by the enterprise at the infrastructure layer. 

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

In-house hosting explained

In-house or Internal hosting refers to the model where the assets and applications used by an organisation are managed and hosted by the organisation itself. Management of these assets is typically provided by the internal IT department, on servers and hardware owned by the enterprise.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Setting up Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a service that generates search engine results, based on keywords you provide, and delivers the results to your e-mail account.

You can use this service for many reasons, such as monitoring the web for specific information about your company, your kids, your online content's popularity or your competition. You can also use it to keep up to date with new advancements, celebrity gossip or current trends.

Most businesses will use it to monitor their company, product and brand reputation.

Setting up Google Alerts

To get started visit Google Alerts.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager