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MediaME.com: Media, Creative and Advertising Community in Drupal

2bits.com launched MediaME, a media, creative and advertising community for Middle East.

The site has areas for news, opinions, a creative gallery (with rating), jobs, media rates, company listings, blogs and podcasts.

The site was done on a compressed schedule, and the bulk of it was done in 3 weeks, with 3 more for the "devil is in the details" part!

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Busy? Information overload? Drupal Dashboard launched

If you suffer from information overload in the Drupal Universe, take a look at Drupal Dashboard.

This is a human edited RSS feed for the Drupal mailing lists. The best posts are added in there, so you only need to point your RSS reader to the feed and you are up to date on what is happening.

Volunteers are needed for the themes, consulting, translations and infrastructure lists.

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Drupal Adsense Gets New Reports

Two new reports have been added to the adsense module, in addition to the detailed report of each click, IP address/host, date/time and page.

They are the top pages, which shows pages generating the most clicks, and another report for the number of clicks per day.

The top pages report will have surprises for you I am sure.

And according to June statistics, the adsense module for 4.7 has been downloaded 1,441 times, ahead of feedback 4.7 with 1,082 times.

Here are the commit logs for adsense.

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Google Adsense module gets new features

We are pleased to announce that we have committed a new version of the Drupal Adsense module to the contributed modules repository at Drupal.org.

The release has some new features, including:

  • Added five pre-defined blocks that are easily configurable by the site admin without the need to use any PHP code. This is a major usability improvement for many site owners.
  • Added a new "test mode" that ensures Adsense is working correctly specially when setting up revenue sharing.
  • The Adsense client ID is now stored in a profile field, both for site owner as well as other users.
  • Added a block tag, instead of flexiblock, since that module is not needed much in 4.7 with the new block regions feature.
  • Increased number of ad groups (type, color, ..e.tc.) from 3 to 5.
  • Increased the number of channels from 3 to 7.
  • Updated the online help and instructions, and made it collapsible/collapsed by default, so it is not in the way.
  • Separated the online help in its own file to save memory and overhead.
  • Added version information and date in the setting page, so users know what they are running.

We plan to start a community on Adsense and other modules we authored here at 2bits.com soon.

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DrupalCamp Toronto Presentation: Building Drupal Community Sites

This morning Khalid of 2bits presented Building Drupal Community Sites at The Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina  in Toronto as part of Drupal Camp.

I am attaching the presentation (.odp Open Office 2 format) for anyone who is interested to use.

This is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

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