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.

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Optimize Drupal with Pre-rendering

3rd Sector Labs

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. The screen shot opens in 1/1000th of the time or less.”

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Trending Sources

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.

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Drupal/Salesforce Integration

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

A bit over a year ago, I wrote a post about the status of Drupal/Salesforce Integration. At the moment, if you want to integrate Drupal and Salesforce, you have three options: Use the contributed modules (or have a developer install and configure them for you). I’ve not had any experience with Springboard, but it’s important to understand that it is not open source, and is only maintained by one shop. So what is the status of the Drupal modules?

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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. Truth is, it wasn’t really a choice for me – I’ve got using and contributing back to open source projects in my DNA somehow.

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Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

You might think that comparing four different open source packages that, in essence, do pretty the same thing (in a broad sense) would be a cakc walk. 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.

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6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

We talk a lot about Open Source technology (and we use it quite extensively too) so it might make sense for us to take a moment and explain why we are such advocates. Affordability – Open Source is free of licensing fees.

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?

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are a myriad of options, open source options are among the most popular, possibly the most popular. And there are open source options that can do much of the same work for much less money. The open source options are many, but the big four: WordPress , Drupal , Joomla , and Plone , stand out from the pack. CMS Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground drupal plone sharepoint wordpress

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?

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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).

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CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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 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.

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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. For example, the nptech aggregator at nptech,info uses Drupal's excellent RSS aggregation functions extensively, and not much else.

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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My Year in Drupal: The Power of a Collaborative Community

NTEN

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.

Reflections on Drupal Day: Creating a One-Size-Fits-All Day for Nonprofit Professionals and Technologists

NTEN

After an action-packed Drupal Day event at the 14NTC, Stephanie Gutowski shares her key takeaways for those looking to dive into Drupal. Here are my key takeaways for those looking to dive into Drupal. Stephanie Gutowski. Special Projects Coordinator. ThinkShout.

WordPress vs Drupal. Fight!

NTEN

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 security, and other CMS Report comments

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 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. You might think that comparing four different open source packages that, in essence, do pretty the same thing (in a broad sense) would be a cakc walk. Drupal gets a “Solid&# on Scalability and security.

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Drupal 101: Navigation

Idealware

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.

Drupal 101: Look and Feel

Idealware

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.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Because of this, the deck has always been stacked against open source tools in this arena. However, Salesforce in particular has a leg up that most other proprietary tools don’t have, because of their open APIs and their incredibly robust development platform. I’m excited about a new Drupal project called “ Red Hen CRM &# but it’s very fledgeling. CiviCRM is a web-based open source nonprofit-focused CRM/Donation management tool.

Drupal 101: More on Modules

Idealware

Last week, I kicked off this series on setting up a basic web site with Drupal , the popular open source Content Management System. This week we're going to take a closer look at Modules, the Drupal add-ons that can extend your web site's functionality.

Drupal for Nonprofit Decision Makers

NTEN

After the success of our one-off Drupal webinar last Fall, we knew a lot of. folks were interested in learning more about this groundbreaking Open Source. the Drupal experts at OpenSourcery to. bring you an entire series, " Drupal. series, which will cover: Drupal.

Crank Your Drupal Site Up a Notch

NTEN

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.

WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal vs Plone

FI Space

WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone to understand the similarities and. differences between these free and open source systems, as well as the. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone are all free and open source. Tags: Info Tech Social Software Drupal joomla Plone WordPress FIGHT! Okay that I would watch but instead I bring you a case study about how they all stack up. Registration is required but of course you can use [link] for that! ;- ).

Drupal Day at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

NTEN

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.

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source

NTEN

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. Community drupal Leadership Open Source Sean Larkin. CEO and Co-Owner. ThinkShout.

Nonprofit Data Migration Made Easier with Carr Partnership

3rd Sector Labs

Indeed, there are impressive Open Source solutions that not only can easily be customized to meet the unique needs of virtually any nonprofit mission, but considerable talent and expertise to guide these organizations through the process.

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Extending Drupal Beyond E-mail Authentication (Part 1)

Beaconfire Wire

We will examine Drupal architecture and custom code used in a Beaconfire project. At Beaconfire we recently completed a Drupal 7 site with a previously unfamiliar requirement: allow users to authenticate using an email address or mobile phone number. In addition, this Drupal site needed to integrate as a sign-on gateway for a third-party application. Prerequisites: This example will assume knowledge of Drupal module development.

Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM April 14, 2008 I am so far behind, it’s not funny. My goal is to catch up by the end of this month, so that I’ll still be on track to make it to 100 free and open source tools by December. What’s new about MPower is that it has very recently been released as open source.

Open versus Proprietary: Choosing the Right Content Management System

Byte Technology

And in recent years, CMSs have been divided into two main categories—the “Open Source” and “Proprietary: systems—because, as is so true on the Internet of today, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. For open-source options, perhaps the most well known operating today is WordPress, free for its basic version and still very affordable if you choose to upgrade features.

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

NTEN

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.”.

Supported Open Source

Idealware

At this juncture where I have a sense of what it's like to work in a small org and am also looking at and helping larger orgs and foundations to make decisions about tech and use it in smart ways, I’m thinking a lot about something I call "supported open source." "How Should I go with a closed but well-supported system or should I venture out into the Badlands of Open Source?" That is supported open source. I’m at an interesting intersection in my career path.

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

Idealware

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.

Welcome to our New Website

3rd Sector Labs

Additionally, Carr Systems remains more committed than ever to Open Source solutions such as Drupal Gardens, CiviCRM, and WordPress. Custom Development – Carr Systems principally uses Open Source technologies to create custom technology applications (Web and mobile) for its clients. Company News Content Management Custom Technology Data Analytics Data Mining Donor Management Drupal Featured Fundraising Lifecycle Management Open Source Wordpress

Live Demos of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Plone!

Idealware

For anyone who's ever asked how WordPress compares to Joomla, or Joomla to Drupal. It's the return of the Open Source CMS webinar! 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. we have your answers in demo form.

Report Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone

Tech Soup Blog

Our pals over at Idealware have just released a pretty comprehensive report comparing some open source content managment giants — WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone. Here's more from their announcement: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone are all free and open source systems that can help nonprofit build and manage websites - but how do they compare? Tags: Databases Open Source Software Tech Planning Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM April 21, 2008 In honor of the webinar that is happening in a couple of weeks, I figured I’d talk a bit about CiviCRM. CiviCRM is a nonprofit-focused open source tool, centered around membership, fundraising, events and such.

16NTC Session Submissions Now Open

NTEN

It's that time again to start the process of gathering session proposals from the NTEN Community to help inform the program for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) in San Jose, California on March 23-25. So whether you have a few sessions you would like to present or some great ideas to suggest for community voting and have others present, we want to hear from you! Submissions will be accepted May 18 - June 26, 2015. >>

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New report: : Comparing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone

Idealware

We're thrilled to announce a major new Idealware report- Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone (free registration required) WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone are all free and open source systems that can help nonprofit build and manage websites - but how do they compare? It's the detailed report that many of you Idealware readers have been asking for!

MPower Open keeps moving forward

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 MPower Open keeps moving forward July 6, 2008 This is old news, but I’ve been busy. MPower Open is now on Sourceforge , they released their product under the GPL v3. I look forward to the growth of this community, and the ongoing development of the MPower solution as an open source alternative CRM for nonprofit organizations.

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DrupalconDC Final Report

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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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The “Open Source Software is Free” myth

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The “Open Source Software is Free&# myth July 14, 2008 I had a startling realization a few days ago. No credible nonprofit technology open source advocate has ever suggested that open source software was free to implement. We talk much more about the value and values that free and open source software bring to the table.