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Is there someone in the forum familiar with the content management system (CMS) Drupal? I'm not a code guy and it seems when I try to create a site I get lost in the technical side of the tutorials and understanding what makes this stuff tick. My goal is a redesign of a town website which presently operates in FrontPage and desparately needs an complete redo. In this forum I'm just trying to get some general information to determine if I should continue with Drupal (or any CMS). The Drupal website forums tend to drop into techno talk so I get lost easily, I probably need to take more time better defining what I need to ask in their forum.
I tested both Drupal and Joomla, and both are overly complicated and very difficult to get up to speed on.
You are probably more 'web' savvy than me, I usually code by hand. So they might work for you. But programs like WordPress and MovableType are infinitely easier to set up, and really easy to use.
Unless you need the complication of Drupal, I'd steer clear of it -- or get a Drupal developer to set it up for you.
Thanks Fred, that reinforces how I felt about the way I was struggling to make any progress. In the "web savvy" arena I'm in the "knows enough to be dangerous" catagory. The town website I mentioned is a technology from the past nightmare run amock that contains thousands of pages most of which are outdated and useless. In my part-time capacity for the town there are great expections of a redesign. The reality is that the site needs the new look and the ability to enable multiple people of various skill levels to interact with the site. I agree about getting a developer. I'll need to check on budget availability and start work on an RFP.
01-19-2009, 05:31 AM
Ive tried Drupal before and I decided to move on. Overall the experience wasn't bad... I just wasn't impressed! The best feature about Drupal is the fact that it supports SEO friendly URL's and is easily built up with modules. However, the initial plainness of Drupal turned me off. Also the backend was confusing as I had a hard time navigating.
Thanks for commenting Dabour. I've practically given up trying to use Drupal after all. The "backend" is where I'm totally lost and the frontend" isn't much better. As it turns out there is no budget for hiring a developer so for the time being I'm taking a different approach to redesigning the website - somewhere down the line a more modern system will be needed but the Drupal thing is a deadend for me if I want to make any progress now.
02-04-2009, 01:05 AM
I have used the drupal. it is very difficult to use.
in the below link drupal case studies has been explained.........
06-22-2009, 12:06 PM
i disagree, i think joomla is the best thing to use, try lynda.com for tutorials
Well, I'm back on Drupal as per the powers that be. I've found the tutorial on Lynda.com to be very helpful and is a great take off point to get started. I've also found groups on facebook and Linkedin to get information without all the backend speak.
04-24-2010, 06:47 PM
Drupal and Joomla is a open source CMS which consist of many modules and one of them is blog modules. People download Joomla software to upload and host this into their own Web server. So they also need a domain name to host this site.Whereas, Blogger.com is a online Blog generation tools. So you wont need to download anything. Create your account in blogger.com and start using it.
06-12-2011, 03:35 PM
Thanks to all of you but As it turns out there is no budget for hiring a developer so for the time being I'm taking a different approach to redesigning the website - somewhere down the line a more modern system will be needed but the Drupal thing is a deadend for me if I want to make any progress now.
01-31-2013, 10:40 AM
I think Drupal is really good, first I used wordpress, but as I surpassed the early stages, the drupal modules had more to offer for me.
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