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    Drupal discussion

    Hey everyone, was wondering if anyone was using Drupal? Maybe we can share our experience using this great cms and best practices as well as recommended plugins to use. I'm rather new to it, but still managed to use it, the taxonomy system is good but somewhat confusing at times, it's quite easy to theme it as well, has tons of plugins to enhance the system. Particularly like the pathauto plugin that adds aliases automatically for your content so you can have clean and readable urls for your website, I'm currently trying out the Gallery2 plugin. Anyone who is interested in Drupal may join in as well, I'll try to help out where I can. Lastly thanks to the Drupal team for bringing such a wonderful cms to us.

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    Drupal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    How does Drupal compare to Mambo? | drupal.org
    I use both
    greenpanda - January 17, 2005 - 23:44

    I feel that Drupal and Mambo are easily the 2 best designed and best supported CMS systems available. Depending on the site you may decide to use either one. I have used Mambo on several corporate sites where there needed to be an extremely user friendly backend admin setup, so that my clients could manage the site themselves without calling me for support. If they want to ad a new module or component (2 ways to add features to mambo) they do not need to use ftp, they just upload it via the web interface. HOWEVER!!! If there are not already Mambo components or modules available with the features you need, you should DEFINATELY choose DRUPAL!! I love the extremely modular design... I love that I can replace any core piece with something custom and it works beautifully. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how clean the code is and overall, it is my favorite CMS. Here's a list of Pros and Cons:

    Mambo Pros:

    * Easy Easy Easy to use
    * Web based install of components modules and themes
    * Tons of functionality already developed
    * Great community support
    * Fantastic selection of professional grade templates
    * Super easy template system... you can easily make any site into a template

    Mambo Cons:

    * Terrible user management system, no custom role creation, no built in profile customization
    * Hardly any documentation
    * Hard to code for, especially for a novice
    * Probably has TOO much built in functionality

    Drupal Pros:

    * Excellent user management
    * Easy to modify to your own needs if you know any PHP
    * Clean code that anyone can learn from

    Drupal Cons:

    * Much smaller community than Mambo
    * Not much in the way of templates available, you pretty much have to make your own.
    * Menu management is complicated, and there is no built in support for multiple menus

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    interesting comparison genzy, are you using drupal by any chance?

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    CMS, really very selcomd use as i prefer on building the whole thing myself from 0 :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by seraphangel View Post
    interesting comparison genzy, are you using drupal by any chance?
    I haven't used drupal, but it sounds interesting.

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    yeah it is interesting genzy, you should try it someday. yipguseng is building the next drupal killer joking, but yeah, it feels real good to build from scratch and finish it with good results but it's very time consuming.

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    Hi seraphangel, sure, I will try it one day.
    What do you think abt Mambo?

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    any better than wordpress?

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    Smile Drupal newbie

    I am also trying to use drupal, but it sems that there are a lot of terms that i don;t understand, like nodes and blocks. What is the difference between the two? And when creating the content it seems is the same result for the 'create page' and 'create story' function. Anybody knows the problem here?

    (note: I have installed drupal on a localhost = my own pc)

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    The modules are analogous to the programming libraries/APIs.
    The nodes are analogous to the programming objects/variables.

    webpodge » Blog Archive » Drupal Tutorial Part 2 - What is a node and other basic questions
    A node can be thought of as an article in a newspaper. You can have multiple nodes on a page, a node can be an image, story, or an image and story. Truth is a node can be anything you decide you want it to be. Let’s say you are selling shoes, a node for you might be a picture of the shoe, a description of the shoe, and the price of the shoe. If you already are messing around with your Drupal install, then click on “Create Content”, anything you click on there will be considered a node. I could go forever on about nodes, but nodes are best understood by self-discovery. Drupal comes with a couple node types standard, them being a page and a story. Hint: You can have multiples nodes on a page, just like you can multiple articles on a newspaper page.
    Module developer's guide
    http://drupal.org/node/508

    Introduction to Drupal modules | drupal.org
    When developing Drupal it became clear that we wanted to have a system which is as modular as possible. A modular design will provide flexibility, adaptability, and continuity which in turn allows people to customize the site to their needs and likings.

    A Drupal module is simply a file containing a set of routines written in PHP. When used, the module code executes entirely within the context of the site. Hence it can use all the functions and access all variables and structures of the main engine. In fact, a module is not any different from a regular PHP file: it is more of a notion that automatically leads to good design principles and a good development model. Modularity better suits the open-source development model, because otherwise you can't easily have people working in parallel without risk of interference.
    Last edited by genzy; 04-05-2007 at 10:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahhoi View Post
    I am also trying to use drupal, but it sems that there are a lot of terms that i don;t understand, like nodes and blocks. What is the difference between the two? And when creating the content it seems is the same result for the 'create page' and 'create story' function. Anybody knows the problem here?

    (note: I have installed drupal on a localhost = my own pc)
    blocks are actually the places where you can insert a menu, calendar, search form etc. If you go to your control panel in drupal and go to administer blocks you will see what are the available blocks, there's the header, left panel, side panel, center panel and the footer, you can choose which block you want to place your content, menus and other widgets in. Hope that clears some regarding blocks.

    As for nodes I see them as an object or piece of content, sort of like your posts in wordpress, but the term used is different here, genzy has provided a more detailed explanation above.

    aviro25: well you can't really compare the two, as wordpress was originally made specifically for blogging, though the many plugins available for it make it rather cms-ish nowadays, drupal is more versatile and flexible as it has more functionality to it, a more complete cms package if you will.

    ahhoi: personally I'm not very sure of the difference between a page and a story as well, as they appear to be the same to me, anyone knows the difference?

    genzy: mambo in my view is still at good piece of software, but it's not as versatile as drupal in terms of user management and categorising, but the new version of joomla is supposed to make categorising more than just two layers, haven't tried it since I started using Drupal.

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    I'm like yipguseng too, like to build my sites from scratch....have built darn lot of them too haha....and most of them dynamic php/mysql sites.

    But I'm getting tired, got a new idea for a project, so i'm thinking of Drupal.

    Any problems running on Shared Hosting? Not many pages, no big media files, no blog and no forum, just some text/content pages....................Anyone from Exabytes here!!!!????

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