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Drupal for Publishers: How to Build a Better Newsroom CMS Drupal for Publishers: How to Build a Better Newsroom CMS Presentation Transcript

  • Drupal forPublishers
  • Kevin Basarab● 7+ years of newspaperexperience.● Built newspaper sites onDrupal 5, 6 and 7.● Drupal Developer atMediacurrent● Drupal = 5+ years@kBasarab
  • Who We Work With125+ DrupalImplementations
  • Todays Mission:Provide a baseline architecture for anewsroom site from which publishers cancustomize from.
  • Why?● Make editorial processes simpler● Dont rely on user decision● Allow customization@Mediacurent
  • Options● Editorial Workflows● Image Management● Taxonomy Architecture● Automation with overrides● Responsive Advertising● Caching@Mediacurent
  • ● Rules○ Quickest and easiest way to speed up workflows○ Scenarios■ E-mail select editors when story is added■ Automate default valuesEditorial Workflows@Mediacurent
  • ● Workbench Moderation○ Advanced state changes and transitions○ Reporter > Editor 1 > Editor 2 > Published○ Keep workflow streamlined○ "Dont abstract workflow so that its a barrier to publication"○ Avoid Workbench Access○ Use more broad roles:■ Reporter, Line Editor, Editor, Site Admin, AdminEditorial Workflows@Mediacurent
  • ○ Default allows 7 links○ Quick access to frequently used links○ Shortcuts by Role: Contrib Module● Shortcuts BarEditorial Workflows@Mediacurent
  • ● Custom Panels/Dashboards○ Create for role○ Menus○ Custom Views○ Announcements○ Frequently used links○ Frequently asked questions○ Direct user to this page upon loginEditorial Workflows@Mediacurent
  • ● Core Drupal doesnt work● Requirements○ Reusable images○ Metadata○ Individual content overrides○ Two image fields■ Main image■ Lead imageImage Management@Mediacurent
  • ● Taxonomy is bread and butter for all news sites● Base vocabularies:○ Topics■ News, Sports, Entertainment, etc...○ Authors■ Fielded data of authors○ Tags○ Location○ AutomationTaxonomy Architecture@Mediacurent
  • ● One of the hardest goals● Options○ Flags○ Promoted to front page○ Sticky○ Draggable Views○ Subqueues○ Nodequeue RulesAutomated Overrides@Mediacurent
  • ● No standards for this yet● Custom module● Use iFrames to change positions and variables on breakpointsResponsive Advertising@Mediacurent
  • ● Publishers are not fans of caching● Caching is needed in Drupal● Module options○ Flush Page Cache: http://drupal.org/project/flush_page_cache○ Cache Actions: http://drupal.org/project/cache_actions○ Cache Tags http://drupal.org/project/cachetags○ Display Cache http://drupal.org/sandbox/Caseledde/1970904Caching@Mediacurent
  • @Mediacurenthttp://bit.ly/AlaskaCaseStudy
  • Thank You!Questions?@Mediacurent Mediacurrent.comkevin.basarab@mediacurrent.com@kBasarabslideshare.net/mediacurrent