WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x I figured that with the release of Drupal 7, this would be a great time to do a comparison of the two. If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing.

WordPress vs Drupal. Fight!

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As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x I figured that with the release of Drupal 7, this would be a great time to do a comparison of the two. If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing.

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The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

At present it’s estimated that there are some 150 million active blogs operating at any given time. And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an innovator and leader in the technology—is still a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. So the beginning blogger may be asking themselves, how can I help ensure that my blog lasts? Web Design WordPress

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins. That said, one component of a great WordPress site—and one that far too many users ignore—is whether or not they’ve chosen a solid, fast and reliable hosting service. Free WordPress Hosting. Shared WordPress Hosting. WordPress

Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites

Byte Technology

It’s amazing to think that, when it was first launched, WordPress was a fairly simple and intuitive content management system designed to help the beginning blogger get their feet wet in the virtual world. What do you need as a first-time etailer? WordPress

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

As much as is said about the sheer versatility of the WordPress platform—available for everyone from simple e-commerce sites to mega-corporations, media outlets, design firms etc.—it it may be hard to remember that the entire endeavor was begun specifically as a place where bloggers and writers could craft and share their words with a simple out-of-the-box and easy to customize site. Of course, as with all things WordPress, there is no “one size fits all” thinking.

The Magnificent Seven: Great WordPress Features Worth Checking Out

Byte Technology

WordPress is an incredibly rich and multi-layered content management system, one packed with options and features that help it clearly stand head and shoulders above other platforms. In truth, for the vast majority of users—bloggers, small e-commerce ventures and the like—just utilizing the most basic aspects of the program are more than enough to create the site they need and want. One of the hallmarks of the WordPress platform is how easy it is to add images to any post or page.

Work Safe: The Best WordPress Plugins for Security

Byte Technology

Anyone who has ever designed, used, owned or administered a WordPress-based website should be well aware that keeping your site safe and secure is of paramount importance. Indeed, it’s the very popularity of WordPress—more than 25 percent of the world’s bloggers, corporations and e-tail portals use the site, which translates to tens of millions of pages—that makes these sites such attractive targets for hackers.

The Fast Lane: More Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

As wonderful as the WordPress content management system is, by its very nature—capable of supporting hundreds of different themes, thousands of plugins and so much more—it can be quite slow at times.

Stay Mobile: Tools to Take Your WordPress Site on the Go

Byte Technology

After all, running a site—a successful site—takes a lot of time: there’s a constant need to make updates, post new content, respond to user comments and more, and our present go-go climate doesn’t allow for as much static and dedicated “office” time as it did in the past. So how do you manage your WordPress site via your smartphone or tablet while sitting in your car or your favorite coffee shop or even while you’re on vacation?

A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

A frustrated blogger—especially one who is just starting out—could truly go mad trying to get respect in the flooded field when they’re just not sure what’s working and what’s not. That said, successful bloggers and blogging experts are thankfully quick to share some secrets dos and don’ts—mostly don’ts—that can really help a newbie writer get their feet wet and earn some web cred off the bat.

How can I write better blog posts?

John Haydon

Writing awesome blog posts is something great bloggers are always working towards, and something bad bloggers have mastered. If you’re reading this, you’re a great blogger. Social Media Optimization blogging messaging personas SEO wordpress

Bookmark Your Browsers! The Official Blogs of the World’s Most Popular Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The nonprofit sector has a large community of technology bloggers committed to helping nonprofits stay current on emerging trends in social media, online fundraising, and mobile technology. You can also browse 300+ on Twitter at @nonprofitorgs/lists/bloggers-resources. WordPress.

Another Cambodian Video Blogger. Yeah!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click To Play Earlier today I posted about discovering some new photo blogs, podcasts, and videos from Cambodian Bloggers. So I posted it on my wordpress blog and discovered that perhaps he didn't use the drop down menu to set it to word press.

Five Reasons Why WordPress Is Ideal For Small Nonprofits

John Haydon

"WordPress Is The Best" by Allwin Samuel Jeba. Examples of nonprofits using WordPress. More and more nonprofits have been using WordPress for their website platform. Check out these three sweet examples of nonprofit websites running on WordPress : Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Run by a major non-profit in Canada. Joint Use – Uses WordPress to power a variety of features, including a BuddyPress discussion board.

The Face of the Web: What’s Coming for Content Management Systems

Byte Technology

Once the sole stomping ground for experienced coders and the like, today a host of CMSs have entered the mainstream and the realm of the layman, allowing beginner website owners and bloggers to join the virtual world looking every bit as sharp as the products produced by seasoned designers. Also, what may work perfectly well for a blogger may be a bad fit for someone launching an e-commerce site. WordPress. Web Design WordPress

Live Demos of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Plone!

Idealware

For anyone who's ever asked how WordPress compares to Joomla, or Joomla to Drupal. TOMORROW (Wed) at1-2:30 Eastern, Idealware's conducting the online seminar Comparing Open Source CMSs: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone, for a $40 registration fee. View more or register now> We'll certainly talk through some of the information from our recent report on the same topic, but we'll spend most of our time demoing the systems and answering your questions.

How to Set Up Wordpress for Your Non-Profit

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’ve started working with more and more Wordpress-based nonprofit Web sites such as those at asianamericansforobama.com and apaforprogress.org , stepping in after the site has been set up. What follows is a checklist of common errors that I’ve seen that you can use with your site designer if your non-profit is creating a Wordpress site. It should also serve as a follow-up to my previous article recommending Wordpress for nonprofits. Install Wordpress in root.

Three Must-Haves On Your Nonprofit’s Blog

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I have said many times, I was a reluctant blogger. I did not think the Internet needed another blogger. My best guess as to why is only that the nonprofit blogger doesn’t know the basic HTML necessary to add links and images to their blog.

How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website

SocialFish

You can’t just install WordPress in your /blog directory. Your goal as a blogger is to write about topics relating to your products. Whether you are a new blogger or have a bit of experience, there is always something new to learn. If you need to, hire a freelance blogger.

Be Engaging: Four Plugins That Foster Audience Loyalty

Byte Technology

Ask any WordPress site owner what they most want and you’ll undoubtedly get an answer somewhere along the lines of “repeat visitors” or “loyal users.” But how does one go about ensuring that their site doesn’t get just one-time visitors but rather garners a consistent and dedicated user base? is a jQuery plugin that tracks how many times a specific user has visited your site and gives insights on how to craft a custom experience based on that number. Web Design WordPress

How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content

SocialFish

But while doing that, you may be missing a low-hanging fruit, something that may boost your blog traffic considerably over time, that is go back and optimize your old content. For bloggers, the most important rich snippet one can get is Ratings and Reviews.

Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content

Byte Technology

After all, there are some 31 million active blog sites in the United States only at any given time, and to make your own content stand out from the crowd is certainly no easy chore. Depending on what successful bloggers your poll, the answers to these questions can vary widely. Pro blogger Neil Patel puts it this way: a good blog is “about being plain, not fancy. Web Design WordPressIn today’s world of blogging, it’s hard to get noticed.

Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits April 17, 2008 I guess because I’m a blogger, I get these interesting tidbits in my mailbox. I don’t always have a lot of time to investigate them, or figure out if they are useful, but I do like to not completely ignore the ones that look interesting.

Support for Future Bloggers | Beaconfire Wire

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06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

Time to sit back, relax, and wait for the views. Through unique analytics you will be able to see in real time how your content is measuring up, so it ends up informing back on the posts you create in the future. And certainly if you have no time, it’s better than nothing.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 It’s also a good idea that every time you launch a new social media or mobile technology community or campaign, you write a brief blog post and list specific ways in which supporters can participate.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 It’s also a good idea that every time you launch a new social media or mobile technology community or campaign, you write a brief blog post and list specific ways in which supporters can participate.

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Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Here’s why I chose Drupal to carry out the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress website instead of Wordpress. Acquia is the company that is dedicated full-time to Drupal development in much the same way Automattic supports Wordpress development. Wordpress.

Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Here’s why I chose Drupal to carry out the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress website instead of Wordpress. Acquia is the company that is dedicated full-time to Drupal development in much the same way Automattic supports Wordpress development. Wordpress.

Time and Social Action

Social Actions

We are encouraging third party developers to connect to the Social Actions API, and create innovative firefox extensions, WordPress blugins, iphone Apps, Facebook Apps, and other kinds of utilities that effectively distribute the calls to actions everywhere and anywhere.

Daylight Savings Time | Beaconfire Wire

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06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? 05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www.

How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

In most cases, the audience wasn’t asking about money: they were asking about time. As one woman put it, “spending time on this means time staff isn’t spending on other work.” The time cost of Web 2.0 You don't need big time to get started with Web 2.0.

MPower Open keeps moving forward

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Bad Blogger! (I I think my clients thank me for being a bad blogger.) At the same time, it really doesn’t make a lot of difference to the customer that was going to hire Mpower anyway. Thanks again for the post you bad blogger. ; > 4 Alfred Nutile 07.11.08

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

offers a 90-minute webinar on blogging on WordPress. It’s also a good idea that every time you launch a new social media or mobile technology community or campaign, you write a brief blog post and list specific ways in which supporters can participate.

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Facebook Community in No Time

Beaconfire Wire

Apart from cosmetic errors which can be a hurdle to success in implementing these simple tools, time and effort are always a problem for busy organizations. Although it integrates with Blogger , Wordpress , Typepad , and any website well, the best feature I believe is in it’s ability to create a Facebook community. I hope you have time to evaluate if this is a useful tool for your organization. It could save you more time and money than you expect.

Reflection and Evaluation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Reflection and Evaluation March 10, 2008 Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. In the last few months, I was involved in helping three organizations choose vendors for varied technology projects, and in the course of that time, I talked with almost a dozen technology vendors of one type or another.

nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

Rebooting Charity

A good time then for prolific US-based blogger Beth Kanter to write an excellent case study on her experience using the ChipIn widget for her successful personal fundraising campaign for the Sharing Foundation.

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06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Odds and Sods

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve been a bad blogger over the past couple of months, I know. I’m taking time off to work on science fiction writing! { Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Odds and Sods July 27, 2007 (That’s Brit/Canadian for odds and ends, if you were wondering.) I haven’t been posting near as much as I’d like, mostly because I’ve been rather busy.