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.

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Drupal Commerce

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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.)

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Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The thing that is prompting this post is the little storm about the security metric that we used to try and get a handle on the security of the 4 different systems we reviewed. Making apples-to-apples comparisons of these systems was one of the most difficult analytical tasks I’ve taken on in a while (and, actually much of the heavy lifting of designing the analysis was done by Laura Quinn), and until you attempt such a thing, please be somewhat tempered in your complaints about it.

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Why We Switched from Drupal to WordPress (And Why Maybe You Shouldn’t)

Idealware

Last week we launched a new website and switched from Drupal to WordPress. Here are some of our considerations for choosing a content management system. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have an excellent AX in Drupal.

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.

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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Should You Build Your Nonprofit Website with Drupal or WordPress?

John Haydon

Thinking about using a Content Management System (CMS) for your nonprofit website? Which Content Management System (CMS) is best? Before picking a CMS system like Drupal or WordPress your stakeholders need to determine […].

Top 5 Content Management Systems Drive 62% of Nonprofit Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

We found over 90 different content management systems being used by the nonprofits of our study. WordPress is followed by Drupal at 9%, Blackbaud at 4%, Joomla at 4%, and Adobe products at 4%. Nonprofit Technology content management system Online Fundraising web design websites

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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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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. The thing that is prompting this post is the little storm about the security metric that we used to try and get a handle on the security of the 4 different systems we reviewed. WP and Drupal had about the same number.)

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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: 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. 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. Drupal. Drupal.

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

Byte Technology

If you’ve ever designed, built, managed or administered a website, you’re no doubt intimately involved with a Content Management System (CMS), a specific software application or set of programs used to create and manage digital content. As 2017 quickly approaches here’s a brief look at the Content Management Systems leading the web design and management market. Drupal.

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Open versus Proprietary: Choosing the Right Content Management System

Byte Technology

Enter the Content Management System (CMS), the standard in website design protocol that allows site owners and managers the ability to update often and easily. 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.

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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. systems that can help nonprofit build and manage websites - but how do. your organization, and a very detailed comparison of the four systems. Management Systems. Tags: Info Tech Social Software Drupal joomla Plone WordPress FIGHT!

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.

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.

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.

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

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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? Looking for a system or a consultant to build a new website?

6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

Proven – Open Source platforms like Drupal, WordPress, CiviCRM, etc., Drupal is close behind in the number of websites, and it powers leading sites like The White House and The Economist. We frequently use Drupal as the core of custom SaaS platforms that we develop.

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems

NTEN

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. More than a year-and-a-half later, these four systems still account for the lion's share of the nonprofit market, but a lot has changed -- in fact, all four systems have grown stronger. How do these systems actually compare to one another? Drupal's latest release, 7.0,

Nonprofit Data Migration Made Easier with Carr Partnership

3rd Sector Labs

It is in that spirit that Carr Systems happily announces its partnership with Alignment Partners , long-time specialists in the world of data management, process, analytics and mining. Company News Data Analytics Drupal Featured Fundraising Open Source Wordpress

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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? but a brief one, as we're also hard at work on the Low Cost Donor Management System report, due in late April

Welcome to our New Website

3rd Sector Labs

Carr Systems’ growth has prompted us to redesign our site to better reflect precisely what it is that we do for our customers, who those customers are, and the unique approach that makes us an ideal solution for SMBs, nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Additionally, Carr Systems remains more committed than ever to Open Source solutions such as Drupal Gardens, CiviCRM, and WordPress.

Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve had a web presence of some sort since way back when most personal URLs looked something like: [link] In 2002 or so, I ditched HTML for a series of CMS systems for my personal stuff. I used to have two blogs on WP – this blog and my personal blog, but I moved my personal (and author blog) to Drupal, to integrate it with other stuff I had online. Drupal – I use Drupal for my personal blog and also other purposes, like the website for my intentional community.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Content Management Systems are an essential part of the communications function of nonprofit organizations. There are not a lot of stand-alone proprietary CMS systems in nonprofits these days. 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

Evaluating Open Source Systems is Hard

Idealware

Our report Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone will be out shortly - within a week or so. It's been a particularly difficult report, in a way that has me thinking about the challenges for any nonprofit who's trying to evaluate complex open sources systems. In particular, it's very difficult to definitively know what these systems do or don't do, because: They're complicated to figure out.

Four Steps to Selecting the Right CMS for Your Nonprofit Website

See What's Out There

When your nonprofit decides that it is time to upgrade your website’s content management system (CMS), it may be tempting to jump headfirst into whatever platform you’re most familiar with, or start using a shiny new tool your vendor recommends. web CMS Drupal Wordpress

Open Source Donor Management Systems: Know Your Options

NTEN

A donor management system is sometimes called a fundraising system or a donor database. At its most basic level, it’s a system that manages information about donors and gifts so you can understand how much you’ve raised, keep track of all the useful information you know about your donors, manage mailings, emails and campaigns, and print reports on all this information. The system is based around a central constituent record, with a configurable “interactions portal.”

Website Editors Need Love Too

Idealware

Editor’s note: We’re excited to get some insider tips from the Drupal experts at DevCollaborative. Johanna Bates shares her insights into how to build a content management system that makes life easier for all the different people who update your website.

Exciting changes afoot…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As you know, I have built a long-time expertise in open source software and web applications, particularly Content Management Systems (CMS) and online database systems, including CRM. Thomas Groden, my new business partner, has expertise in Software-as-a-Service Constituent Relationship Management Systems (CRM), as well as much more broad expertise in technology infrastructure. I have some exciting news.

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Welcome to the new theme!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Also, it coincides with a new installation of Drupal for my consulting website , using the same basic template (called “ Blueprint “). I’d been working with Drupal for NOSI (we’ve had the site in Drupal for a while now,) but I’d never installed and configured and messed with Drupal from scratch, so I did that.

Next up …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

However, PHP is the basis for Drupal, which is inarguably the most popular open source CMS system, and WordPress, inarguably the most popular Blogging platform. So PHP it is, starting with Drupal. I used to spend most of most days hacking (mostly Perl) code. It had its ups and downs, although in retrospect, the downs weren’t really about coding. I haven’t done daily coding now for about 3 years, and I’m missing it, terribly.

CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I am thinking that this might be a good model for how we can do it with Drupal, but that’s a subject for another post. at 7:46 pm Like everything in Drupal land, there is code for that… though the quality varies widely.

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tags: drupal modules toblog. CUBRID – Open Source Database Management System Optimized for Web. tags: drupal tools opensource toblog. HipHop for PHP. tags: php webdev toblog opensource. MailChimp | drupal.org. link]. tags: CMS opensource report toblog. tags: opensource database toblog. Hudson Continuous Integration. tags: testing java toblog webdev. Open Source ETL designed to bridge the gap between business and IT. Kettle Project: Pentaho Data Integration.

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This week in FOSS

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology This week in FOSS January 17, 2008 Sun Microsystems buys MySQL AB for $1 Billion (yes, that’s ONE BILLION DOLLARS) Acquia (a Drupal company) gets a large chunk of change (no, actually that was last month in FOSS, but it’s part of the picture.)

Integration of CRM and CMS

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Integration of CRM and CMS January 14, 2009 If there are two acronyms that are at the center of nonprofit communications, it’s these two, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management – and I’m making this broad enough to include fundraising) and CMS (Content Management System). at 3:50 pm CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla) 01.26.09

Supported Open Source

Idealware

Should I go with a closed but well-supported system or should I venture out into the Badlands of Open Source?" When we wanted to use a profile module to collect contact information from users on our Drupal site and sync it with our Access mailing list database (yes, I know. Luckily, we maintained a contractual relationship with a Drupal consultant who would help us out with our site when our budget allowed. I’m at an interesting intersection in my career path.

Cloud computing and taming the desktop

Idealware

The cost of an upgrade includes new hardware, usually new network software to be compatible with the new software, ancillary updates to security systems, back-up software, email software and so on. Even if system consoles have become somewhat more straightforward to manage, the burden of responsibility may not have. More organizations have multiple offices or close partners sharing systems. Tags: infrastructure Salesforce Drupal Cloud Computing

When Perfect Is the Enemy of Excellent

Idealware

I came across this great post by Amanda Luker of the Drupal consulting firm Advomatic: Designing for Drupal: Dos and Don'ts. It describes some key principles that designers can use to ensure their designs are reasonably build-able in Drupal: "reuse, flexibility and standardization.".

Integration of CMS and CRM - Preamble

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ll cover: CiviCRM/Drupal (with Joomla notes). Drupal/Salesforce.com. You’ll notice that only Drupal, Joomla and Plone are represented among CMS. That’s mostly because that’s what I know, and there is a critical enough mass for all three of them that some integration work has been done in a systemic way (the exception to this is Drupal/Salesforce - it’s only half-way systematic.) First up, CiviCRM/Drupal.