WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

something, and a developer and user of Drupal since 4.7, 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. Drupal started out primarily as a web content development platform, with a strength in community features.

Register for Drupal Day!

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Attention Drupal aficienados! Whether you're a Drupal user or considering using the Drupal platform for your site, you'll want to register for the free Drupal Day at NTC. Topics include: Getting Started with Drupal.

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Should You Build Your Nonprofit Website with Drupal or WordPress?

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Before picking a CMS system like Drupal or WordPress your stakeholders need to determine […]. The post Should You Build Your Nonprofit Website with Drupal or WordPress? Thinking about using a Content Management System (CMS) for your nonprofit website?

WordPress vs Drupal. Fight!

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Michelle Murrain , Drupal Developer, OpenIssue. something, and a developer and user of Drupal since 4.7, 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 focus on ease of use didn’t come about until Drupal 7.

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress

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The decision to move from Drupal to WordPress was not taken lightly. NTEN has deep ties with the Drupal community and has been on the Drupal platform for years. However, while we plan to continue our support of the Drupal community as much as ever, we decided for our own website redesign that WordPress was the better option. case study drupal Web Sites website design wordpress

What Your Nonprofit Should Know About Drupal 8

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Drupal has spent the past two years working with contributors and developers to make Drupal 8 a more “stable” software. The post What Your Nonprofit Should Know About Drupal 8 appeared first on The See3 Blog. web CMS DrupalStable software doesn't just mean fixed bugs and closed issues. It means testing the software in real life situations, making sure that it can deliver strong performance, and that popular hosting companies support it.

Report Back from Drupal Day 2015

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Drupal Day is so much more than a pre-conference event at NTC; it is an opportunity for community to come together, learn, and explore. Drupal Day has come and gone, and while the event itself goes by in the blink of an eye, the lessons learned resonate long after the conference ends. No matter your technical competency level, you’re welcome at Drupal Day, and it’s this culture that’s been fostered that makes me so proud, and privileged, to coordinate Drupal Day.

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Building and Supporting Your Drupal Website: In-House, Outsourced, or Both?

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Ongoing maintenance is a necessity, unless you choose Drupal Gardens , an affordable solution for simple sites. Do you have a full time staff member who lives and breathes Drupal? As Stefan Wray posited in a drupal.org post , “The capacity or ability for a nonprofit to create and maintain its own Drupal-based CMS / web site … is a function of, and proportional to, its size (measured in staff and budget) and (or) the amount of technical know-how that its staff possesses.”.

More Evidence of Drupal's Rising Star

Influence

Here are some of my high-level reflections on CapitalCamp DC this weekend: As always, the energy, interest, and momentum that Drupal continues to gain is so encouraging to me. Drupal is being used in many important - and varied - ways. Influence Drupal Drupal

My Year in Drupal: The Power of a Collaborative Community

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The Drupal community is awesome and other takeaways from BADCamp, et al. I’ve been fortunate to attend some of the biggest Drupal events in the U.S., Months ago, NTEN afforded me the space here to sing the Drupal community’s praises and I haven’t stopped since. More recently, I flew down to San Francisco to take part in the Nonprofit Summit at BADCamp that I’d co-coordinated, where I got to hear from the Bay Area folks about Drupal and nonprofits in their neck of the woods.

Drupal Day at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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If you didn't have enough reasons to attend the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference , here's one more: the first ever Drupal Day for Nonprofit IT Professionals. ThinkShout is facilitating an NTC Drupal Day on April 3rd, 2012, the first day of the NTC. The content of this full-day event will be geared toward IT decision-makers who either currently manage, or are considering, the Drupal content management system. 12-1 pm: Drupal BOF sessions during a working lunch.

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How to Install Janrain Federate on Drupal 6.x

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’m in the middle of doing an installation of Janrain Federate on our Drupal 6.25 There seems to be very little discussion on how to do this on Drupal. You need to have some intermediate Drupal skills to do it. You’ll have to follow the steps below on multiple Drupal servers. After you’re done, you should be able to login once on a Drupal server and automatically be logged into all the other servers that you installed this Janrain Federate on.

Optimize Drupal with Pre-rendering

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The importance of optimizing Drupal cannot be overstated. Without entering the pros and cons of the debate, we’ve successfully deployed multiple applications that layer Drupal over a complex MySQL operational data store.

3 Reasons We Use Drupal Commons for Problem Solving Online Communities

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That’s why we love Drupal Commons. Influence Drupal Drupal Collaboration Communication Drupal Drupal

Drupalcon Highlight Reel

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Automated Testing and Drupal – the sound on this presentation is pretty terrible, but it’s worth it. Certifications and Drupal – interesting questions. Developing Apps for iPhone/Android using Drupal as a base system – Very interesting stuff on mobile apps. Drupal Commerce - Stuff on the new iteration of Ubercart. Drupal in the Cloud – cloud service providers talk about their stuff. CMS drupal

A Guide to the 2012 NTC for Nptech Experts & Drupal Dorks

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Johanna Bates is an independent consultant specializing in technology strategy and Drupal website development for nonprofit organizations, and a friend of Idealware. First, for nptechies who are also Drupal dorks, below is a quick rundown of the Drupal content planned to date for the 2012 NTC in San Francisco. Sean Larkin and ThinkShout are lead facilitators, along with the Drupal Association, Civic Actions, OpenSourcery and Jackson River.

Drupal 7

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve been doing a bit of playing around with Drupal 7 in my copious spare time (not a whole lot of that!) One thing to say – it feels like as big an improvement as Drupal 6 was to Drupal 5. Of course, mostly, Drupal is only as good as it’s contributed modules (that’s a bit more of a stretch, now, because many of the key contributed modules, like CCK, are now in core Drupal.) So Drupal 5 will no longer get security updates and the like.

Drupal Commerce

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Although it’s not often used in nonprofit settings, the Drupal module (or, more correctly, a large suite of modules) called “ Ubercart &# is a pretty amazing tool if you need to create a shopping cart system. A while back, I’d heard of the Ubercore initiative – a group of developers working to bring Ubercart to Drupal 7 (there was quite a delay between the release of Drupal 6 and the availability of Ubercart for Drupal 6.)

Drupal 7

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve had a bit of time now to work with Drupal 7. The basic user interface is much improved over Drupal 6, and unrecognizable if you’ve only been using Drupal 5 or earlier. In my opinion, the advantages some CMS had over Drupal (I’m thinking specifically of Joomla and WordPress) in the realm of usability have been diminished or even eliminated – especially in the case of Joomla.

Drupal and Salesforce

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

So what is the state of Drupal/Salesforce Integration? sf_webform – Makes integration with webforms in Drupal fairly easy. parser-salesforce – Integration with FeedAPI – pulling data from salesforce into drupal nodes via FeedAPI (I hope to start maintaining this module). sf_import – Import Salesforce objects into Drupal nodes (will be folded into the main salesforce module).

Drupal and Postgresql

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A while ago, I joined a bunch of groups at groups.drupal.org , thinking I’d pick up some interesting ideas, and meet some folks who were doing cool stuff with Drupal. One of the groups I joined (along with “Drupal for Good&# and “Drupalchix&# ) was the PostgreSQL group. It was the suggestion to remove PostgreSQL support from the Drupal core. I was always aware that Drupal supported PostgreSQL, and I didn’t really have any plans to use it.

3 Reasons We Love Acquia Commons for Problem Solving Online Communities

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That’s why we love Drupal Commons. Influence Drupal Drupal Collaboration Communication Drupal DrupalHere at Forum One, we love helping organizations make real progress on some of the world’s most pressing issues — education, poverty, the environment, global health, and international development (to name just a few).

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Questions About Drupal? Ask Jacob Redding (He's an Expert!)

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Jacob Redding wrote the book on Drupal. Well, a book on Drupal, anyway -- but it's a book on Drupal 7, which has only been live for a few months. In addition to writing and maintaining several Drupal modules , he's also the Executive Director (and a Board Member) of the Drupal Association. So, if you have questions about Drupal -- where it's heading, how far you can push it, why you should implement it -- Jacob would be a very good person to ask.

Drupal and WYSIWYG editors

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I think that if I had to pick only one thing that would help people understand the character of Drupal, it would be the WYSIWYG editor that comes standard with an out-of-the-box Drupal installation. There is no standard WYSIWYG editor that comes with Drupal. That would be NONE. You have to figure out how to find one, and install and configure it yourself. So if you want to start adding content to your new site, and you need a little formatting, or a picture, etc.,

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source

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Community drupal Leadership Open Source Sean Larkin. CEO and Co-Owner. ThinkShout. Debunking the myths of contributing to open source, one frequently asked question at a time. For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen consistent growth in nonprofits’ appreciation for how open source tools can support their goals for online engagement.

Drupal Themeing, and other projects

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m learning Drupal bit by bit - one of the first tasks was to learn how to make a new theme. But, in any event, by the end of an hour or so of hacking, I’d turned a template that I found online at Open Web Design into a Drupal template. Drupal and google docs single sign on. There is already a SSO Module for Drupal 5.x, Drupal sidebar connecting with the NPR API - perhaps to provide a targeted news stream?

Why use contributed Salesforce modules for Drupal?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I wrote a blog entry a while back on the state of Drupal/Salesforce integration. What I didn’t say is that a number of shops that have done Drupal/SF integration for production sites chose not to use the contributed modules – they built (or are building) their own custom Salesforce/Drupal integration modules. Tags: Consulting Development Open Source CMS drupal opensource salesforce

CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

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I’ve implemented CiviCRM together with Drupal, and I’m really psyched to keep working with this great combo. CiviCRM originally only integrated with Drupal, but recently a lot of work has been done to also integrate CiviCRM with Joomla. CiviCRM acts in Drupal like a module, and in Joomla like a component. Using CiviCRM and Drupal is a great way to easily get powerful integration between your CMS and your CRM.

Drupal, Joomla and Plone! Oh my!

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Drupal, Joomla and Plone! April 15, 2007 At NTC , there was a lot of talk about the “big three&# open source CMS packages that most people these days in our sector are using: Drupal , Plone , and Joomla. It’s the same, really, with Drupal, only different. Do I like it better than Drupal?

The joy of Drupal (and other tales)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve been working with Drupal a fair bit over the last few weeks, with the ultimate goal to basically be able to really work with it to create sites. I converted my (very simple) consulting site to Drupal, without any bells and whistles. I’m working now on a site that needs some bells and whistles, like translated pages and a WYSIWYG editor (ah, the WYSIWYG editor thing in Drupal is going to get its own blog entry, I’m sure).

Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

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On the Four Kitchens blog , they say, “While both reports above seem to identify Drupal (and Joomla! Drupal gets a “Solid&# on Scalability and security. But Four Kitchens seems to suggest that part of the reason for more vulnerabilities in Drupal compared to Plone is that it’s more popular. Tags: CMS Open Source drupal idealware plone security Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it.

What Drupal and Salesforce have taught me about coding

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The transition from writing free-form web applications, to writing modules for Drupal, or APEX customizations for Salesforce, is another set of lessons in protocols and constraints. Even though it feels like beating my head against a wall, it’s nice to know that I won’t “dump core&# and break Salesforce (although I for sure have broken Drupal on occasion!). Tags: Consulting Development apex code drupal salesforce

CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla) January 26, 2009 CiviCRM was the first nonprofit-focused open source CRM (one of only two, at this moment.) I’ve implemented CiviCRM together with Drupal, and I’m really psyched to keep working with this great combo. CiviCRM acts in Drupal like a module, and in Joomla like a component.

Drupal 101

Idealware

I've been doing a lot of work with the open source content management system Drupal lately, and thought I'd share some thoughts on how to get a new site up and running. Drupal, you might recall, got high ratings in Idealware's March '09 report comparing open source content management systems. Despite it's popularity, there are some detractors who make good points, but I find Drupal to be flexible, powerful and customizable enough to meet a lot of my web development needs.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The open source options are many, but the big four: WordPress , Drupal , Joomla , and Plone , stand out from the pack. As you know, I am pretty loyal to Drupal (and secondarily, WordPress) but I have to say that Joomla and Plone are solid, wonderful projects, with great communities, and active development, and will serve you well. CMS Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground drupal plone sharepoint wordpress

Relaunching GlobalChange.gov

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Influence Collaboration Communication Drupal Government Internet Strategy Mobile Last Tuesday, 240 of the country’s top climate scientists and experts released the third National Climate Assessment (NCA).

Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments April 3, 2009 Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. On the Four Kitchens blog , they say, “While both reports above seem to identify Drupal (and Joomla! Drupal gets a “Solid&# on Scalability and security. WP and Drupal had about the same number.)

Drupal 101: Navigation

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Here's the third in a series of posts on getting started with Drupal, the popular open source content management system. Menus Drupal has a simple and flexible tool for creating and managing menus. Drupal assigns numbers to individual items.

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems

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Chris Bernard, Senior Editor, Idealware Idealware's first report on Open Source Content Management Systems for nonprofits, published in March of 2009, covered WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone. While Joomla supports more complex site structures than WordPress, it is not as flexible as Drupal or Plone. Drupal Flexible and powerful, Drupal is a great choice for more complex sites. But Drupal's power comes with complexities. Drupal's latest release, 7.0,

Drupal 101: Look and Feel

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I'm wrapping up the Drupal 101 series with some talk about Drupal themes, and some additional info on topics that we've already covered. Getting Themes Drupal comes with five or six themes to choose from, and, if you use them, then your site will look very, um, uninspired.