WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

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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.

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Drupal and Salesforce

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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).

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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.

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.

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Drupal 101

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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.

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.

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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.

Drupal for Nonprofit Decision Makers

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After the success of our one-off Drupal webinar last Fall, we knew a lot of. the Drupal experts at OpenSourcery to. bring you an entire series, " Drupal. If you're considering Drupal as your next Content Management System, or if. series, which will cover: Drupal.

Crank Your Drupal Site Up a Notch

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Web sites powered by Drupal. The fact that I had the opportunity to write that sentence is itself an example of the power of Drupal!). Drupal has been out of the tech hobby shed for awhile now, of course. March 23: Getting Started with Drupal Theming.

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.

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.

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.”.

15NTC Registration is Open: Be part of the largest #nptech gathering out there!

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Registration for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (15NTC) is officially open - and you''re invited to help us make it the best conference yet! Aside from registering, don''t miss out on the opportunity to get the most out of the NTC, as well as be a key part of the program.

DrupalconDC Final Report

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We had a fabulous (and quite large) nptech/progressive exchange/community organizing BoF. I went to some interesting sessions on Ubercart, Organic Groups, and a BoF on Drupal in churches (where I wondered about the theological spectrum, and guessed was populated mostly by evangelicals.) I think, also, I’ve completely drunk the Drupal koolaid. I’m psyched to be working with Drupal more intensely (I’ve got 4 Drupal projects going at the present moment.)

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Exciting changes afoot…

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All technology implementors have to choose their tools (unless they run a very large shop) and we have decided to focus on implementation of both Salesforce.com and CiviCRM as CRMs, and Drupal as a CMS. Tags: CMS CRM Consulting Database technology Nonprofit Tech civcrm drupal nptech salesforce I have some exciting news.

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DrupalconDC Report #1

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I can’t believe though, that she suggested using Makefiles for Drupal! Dries ‘ keynote was fun, and it was great to hear a bit about the history, and also the ideas about where Drupal is going. I missed a couple of talks I’d wish I could have made, like the Drupal SEO talk, and Install Profiles. Tags: opensource Open Source drupalcon CMS nptech drupal

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NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A social graph if the NpTech tag based on a google search NpTech Conversations Gavin's digital diner has written an article about the options that technology gives us for opting out of face-to-face gatherings. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005.

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. Drupal is very good at building complex websites that can vault a nonprofit past brochureware or a blog and into the position of being #1 on your subject matter. Drupal.

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. Drupal is very good at building complex websites that can vault a nonprofit past brochureware or a blog and into the position of being #1 on your subject matter. Drupal.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Community. " Everyone Has Their 15 Minutes of Fame gokubi.com blog writes about Faceted Celebrity in the NpTech space. Steve overheard this about another faceted celebrity in the NpTech world, "I first decided Jon Stahl was a legend in this community when."

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NTEN's NTC and NPTech Pipe. Just A Few Good Resources Plucked from the NpTech Tag Stream and Kikino. " Greenpeace UK is about to launch a new drupal site. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. Photo from Cambodia4kids.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: You Say Drupal, I Say Joomla. Can't We All Just Get Along?

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Tags: 09NTC community buzz NPTech NTEN nten members Open Source

NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Blog Buzz, NGOS at Demo 07, and Moulin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Themes Nptech Tag News: The NpTech Community site can be found at: [link]. Unthinkingly experiments with visualizing NpTech Tag data with Many Eyes. DEMO 07 NpTech Bytes: DEMO 07 is a conference focused on cutting edge and emerging technology, mostly for the business sector. Some blog posts about the conference tagged with nptech can be found here , here , here , and here. Happy Birthday to drupal ! The offline wikipedia, Moulin.

Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II | Non-Profit Tech Blog

AFP Blog

Here’s why I chose Drupal to carry out the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress website instead of Wordpress.". Tags: NPtech Part 2 of an interesting series from NonProfit-Tech BlogTowards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II | Non-Profit Tech Blog: "You’ve read about my operational plan and theorems in Part I of this series.

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NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most NpTech blogs are high school level. Ever wanted to incorporate a slide show in your drupal site? NpTech Global Kabissa joins Aid for Africa for the third year running! So, I have no idea why this page was tagged with NpTech. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. What reading level is your blog? Remember, it's not the level , but whether it is a match to your audience.

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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,

Connecting with NTEN Communities of Practice

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We're closing in on our final transition to Communities of Practice here at NTEN and are so excited to be able to offer more free learning and networking opportunities for NTEN members and the NPTech community at large. The Drupal CoP is a group for those who want to talk about the joys and heartaches of developing, building, and/or maintaining websites in the open-source CMS, Drupal. The first call of the Drupal CoP will be on Wednesday, October 5th.

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NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Shout out to Community of Practice leaders!

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Some are veterans in the #nptech space who''ve been organizing with us for years; others have just started their groups after being inspired at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference. accidental techie arts blogging commbuild Community community of practice consulting data drupal it Leadership women This week is National Volunteer Week !

Betting the Farm

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Is it free because it’s open source (Drupal, Elgg, Word Press)? It’s open source, and out of the box, it does just about everything Ning does, without the need for the deep setup required to set up Drupal like Ning. nptech opensource socialmedia Countless nonprofits flocked to Ning to create social networks. Since I’m not a social media guru, I’ve generally kept my opinions about this to myself.

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Tidbits

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A thoughtful, interesting example of where Drupal can work better over Wordpress. Tags: Nonprofit Tech nptech Here’s a broad ranging list of interesting tidbits I’ve found recently. Heard of RDFa? A List Apart has a great introduction to it. Have a Mac? Have an iPhone? Want to use it as a remote? Learn how. Interesting strategy for wireframes: add color shading for emphasis. Example 1. Example 2. Top 10 Firefox 3.5 features from Lifehacker. I’m loving 3.5 so far.

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Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

A thoughtful, interesting example of where Drupal can work better over Wordpress. Tags: Nonprofit Tech nptech Here’s a broad ranging list of interesting tidbits I’ve found recently. Heard of RDFa? A List Apart has a great introduction to it. Have a Mac? Have an iPhone? Want to use it as a remote? Learn how. Interesting strategy for wireframes: add color shading for emphasis. Example 1. Example 2. Top 10 Firefox 3.5 features from Lifehacker. I’m loving 3.5 so far.

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Social Media ennui

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m tired of reading and hearing about about social media and nonprofits, and I’m annoyed that social media is taking up so much of the air space in the #nptech world. I spend some amount of my Drupal and WordPress development time, both for my clients and for myself, in setting up one or two-way integrations between websites and social media sites. nptech socialmediaI have a confession to make. I have social media ennui.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m excited about a new Drupal project called “ Red Hen CRM &# but it’s very fledgeling. It’s great that it integrates with both Drupal and Joomla (although the Drupal integration is by far the most solid – and it is a very nice integration – hard to get with proprietary tools.). CRM Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground Data nptech opensource salesforce

The. End. (for now)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are some amazingly good blogs out there focused on the use of Drupal and other open source tools. I’ll still be building websites (and their successors) for the foreseeable future with Drupal, and perhaps with whichever cool, new open source development framework comes next after Drupal becomes irrelevant (it will, eventually). WordPress vs. Drupal… Fight! I’ve been thinking about the purpose of this blog in my life for the last few months.

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Reader solicitation

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Drupal Provisioning. Technology Zen nptechAs you can tell, I’ve been writing more lately, and I plan, for the time being at least, to really step up my blogging game. I’ve got a list of posts of my own I want to write, but I realized that some long-time readers of this blog might want me to write about some specific things that fit under my basic purview.

Some DrupalCon Love for Our Members

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Tags: drupal nten_members NPTech NTEN drupalcon

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Penguin day comes again

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

and Drupal. Tags: Nonprofit Tech Open Source nptech ntc09 opensource penguinday09 I love Penguin Day. One of my favorite days of the year. Always comes right around NTC. This year, it’s before NTC, on Saturday, April 25. It’s a day dedicated to conversation and community around nonprofits and open source software. There’s some great stuff on the Agenda , like: Introduction to Free and Open Source Software. Fundraising with all free software.

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Building Community with Open Source

NTEN

With open source (specifically, in this case, Drupal ), all of the functionality is available already (except for the jet-packs and sinks -- those are still in beta). Drupal and other open source solutions are much more reactive to these changes, because when it comes down to it, anybody who knows what they're doing can make the necessary changes. There are hundreds of regional Drupal user groups. This is by no means specific to Drupal. Jonathan Hedstrom, OpenSourcery.

Web Application Frameworks

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If I got a dollar for every time I heard something like: “we’re trying to choose between Ruby on Rails and Drupal for our new website&# or “our developer convinced us to do our new website in Ruby on Rails and we can’t update it,&# I wouldn’t be rich, but I’d have some money for a very nice meal at an expensive restaurant. WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are CMS systems that are written in PHP. Development Software nptech

Security and Privacy in a Web 2.0 world

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The software that drives online communities (such as Drupal, phpBB, and others) have options to allow for varied levels of security. nptech privacy security web2.0Security Camera - Photo by Sirius Rust. Beth threw down the gauntlet , and I had to pick it up.

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Great reads from around the web on December 9th

Amy Sample Ward

" 2010 Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone | Idealware – "We've taken our popular 2009 report comparing four free and open source systems — WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone — that can help you to build and manage a website, and completely updated it to the newest versions of the systems. " roundup bookmarks cms data list marketing mobile nptech postalicious report resources socialmedia twitter

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Another way of looking at the OSS CMS competition | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Internet Another way of looking at the OSS CMS competition 04.19.06 | 41 No Comments [link] Another+way+of+looking+at+the+OSS+CMS+competition 2006-04-20+02%3A03%3A10 Allan+Benamer Let’s talk about blog buzz — if blog traffic is any indication of upcoming trends in web technology, feast your eyes on [link] Drupal fares better here than in any other comparison I’ve done.

How to deal with technology change

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If it is a relatively new CMS (like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and others) they may not need to bring in a new developer – they may just be able to get a book, or buy a video to teach them how to use the web interface to create new regions and widgets. CMS Consulting Technology Zen Web Tools nptech opensource