We recently launched the Member Directory at AASHE. The directory is powered by Views Exposed Fliters, Location, Migrate, and Better Exposed Filters. The data for our directory is coming via Salesforce into a separate MySQL database.
When working on the directory, I ran into a couple of unique requirements for Views.
It was a pleasure to present on moving from a static website to a content management system at the 2011 NCTech4Good Conference this past Friday. I had the opportunity to meet lots of great people doing work in the North Carolina nonprofit community. Although I intended to keep my presentation CMS-agnostic, I ended up talking about the many advantages of using Drupal throughout the day.
You can find my presentation and a selection of recommended resources below.
The idea of building a Campus Sustainability Forum has been kicking around my organization for years. When the organization was choosing a CMS about three years ago, one of the major reasons we went with Drupal was the forum integration.
I ran into the same problem as bangpound when I wanted to downgrade from PHP 5.3 on MacPorts to Drupal 6. Although Drupal 6.14 supports PHP 5, when I set up a new install, install.php became a sea of "function ereg() is deprecated."
I don't have Macports in SVN and instead just do "sudo port install ." I was able to switch back to PHP 5.2.11 with the following:
1. sudo port deactivate php5
2. sudo port install php52 +mysql5 (this probably wasn't available when he wrote the initial blog post)
As co-organizer of the Triangle Drupal group, I've met some great people who have had some terrible experiences with Drupal. At the same time, I have become increasingly frustrated by my inability to accurately predict what Drupal projects will succeed and which will fail.
Although it’s tempting to move your files and database quickly, I strongly recommend doing some preparation first. Before I move Drupal site, I always first check for any new Drupal core and module updates. If there are modules that need to be updated, I do the update before moving my site. The advantage of this is that it is easier later on to debug any problems that arise during the migration if you are already using the latest version of all Drupal code.
I presented on Drupal at UNC's An Introduction to Content Management Systems workshop last week. The presentation is geared to people trying to decide between Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress. I hope that I swayed a few to the Drupal camp!