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Getting Ready for Drupal 7

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Drupal 7 is probably one of the most anticipated releases of the Drupal platform ever.  For those in the Drupal community, the promise of improved usability can't come soon enough as we work to position Drupal against other, arguably more user-friendly platforms such as WordPress.  Since its inception, Drupal's biggest drawback has been obstacles with getting basic functionality in place, such as having a WYSIWYG editor for editing.

Facebook Adds New Features to Like Button

Our recent blog post gave you directions for installing Facebook’s like button on your website.  If you have not installed the Like button yet you are in the minority, as it has now been added to 350,000 sites with more than 3 million Likes a day, according to the article Facebook Adds New Features to Like Button appearing on socialmediatoday.com.  And if you’ve been dragging your feet on adding the Like button, this article gives more re

Interview on WBAL Real Estate Hour with Brandon Ganies July 4th

I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be interviewed tomorrow, July 4th, at 12pm EST on the WBAL show "The Real Estate Hour with Brandon Gaines".  My interviewer is going to be William Yerman, the CEO of The Strata Group, parent company of Yerman, Witman, Gaines, and Conklin Realty.  We'll be discussing various web technologies and their application to real estate.  Topics will include social media, including our own solution

VMT Pouring at GBTC Wine Tasting

VMT will be one of the featured pourers at the Greater Baltimore Technology Council’s Wine Tasting networking event this Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The event, held at the Emerging Technology Center located in the Factory Building on Boston Street in Canton, allows over 150 professionals from tech companies large and small to network in a casual atmosphere while enjoying delicious beers and wines from the Chesapeake Wine Company.

What Is a CMS?

You may have read some of our past blog posts about Drupal or seen some of the recent press about WordPress on Mashable or in Fast Company and unless you are a web developer or a CMS expert you are likely wondering what these oddly named products actually are.

How to Install the New Facebook Like Box on Your Drupal Website

You may have read our recent blog post on the SocialToaster website about the new Facebook enhancements, namely the new “like” button and box that can be installed on any website and linked with any company’s corporate Facebook presence, allowing visitors to “like” the corporate Facebook page without ever leaving the company site. You may be wondering if you need technical help to install the Like box.

VMT Going to DrupalCon San Francisco

We are very excited to announce that our team will be hitting the road and heading out to San Francisco April 19-21 for DrupalCon. This international gathering is the premier place to learn about all things related to Drupal, one of the world's most popular content management systems. As one of the country's leading Drupal shops, VMT will be sponsoring this year's conference and showing off our new SocialToaster for Drupal module!

How to Link Your Blog to Facebook

Recently I wanted to link our VMT Facebook Fan Page to our company blog.  By extension, I thought it would probably not be a bad idea to link my personal blog postings to my personal page.  However, figuring out how to do this, especially after Facebook revamped its look again, was deceptively difficult.  So I thought I would share this process with everybody.

We'll be at the Maryland Tech Crawl

We'll be at the first Maryland Tech Crawl event at the ETC on December 16th to present VCOMP, our social marketing automation tool. We are excited to participate in the technology "show and tell" and believe that we've created something unique in the marketplace.

What to look for in a content management system

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If you're looking to upgrade your static website to a content management system, you need to ask yourself a few critical questions as you evaluate your choices. For organizations with limited budgets, we recommend you look at your open source options such as Drupal, WordPress and DotNetNuke. In doing your due diligence, you want to make sure the source code is freely available and that there is a large developer community supporting the software.

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