Under the covers of Drupal Commons
               Community Powered. Innovation.



Jay Batson                  Bryan Hous...
Introduction




 Jay Batson
 –Product owner, Drupal Commons
 –Co-founder, Acquia
Organizations are Building Communities
Symantec
Data.gov.uk
Data.gov.uk - Ideas List
These organizations built
on Drupal subassemblies
But many really
 just to choose
wheels, color, &
    interior
Community Feature Sets Have Stabilized
                           content                   users

         permissions
  ...
Drupal Commons Combines These Elements

                       Intel




       UK Gov                       Sony


      ...
Where Can You Get It?
 Free sandbox
 – http://commons.acquia.com
 – Provides end-user experience
 Free download
 – http://...
Packaging
 Drupal Install Pro le
 – You start fresh
     Lots of setup to be done
 – Try it out using Acquia DAMP!
 Create...
Possible New Home, PageBG (6.x-1.2)




                 © Acquia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Foundation
 Drupal 6.x
 – Not formally Acquia Drupal
     Internal decision to NOT synchronize release timing
 – But inclu...
Information Architecture
 Four key functional areas

 – Content and collaboration

 – People and relationships

 – Persona...
Content
 Content creation tools   Implementation notes
 – Organic Groups         – Content types provided:
 – CCK, Views  ...
People & Relationships
 Community user features   Implementation notes
  – User pro les           – Drupal core pro les +
...
Personalization & Page Layout
 Customizable layouts     Implementation Notes
 – Panels used on most    – Panels for:
   pa...
Community Management, Analytics
Participation metrics
to track engagement
 – Quant & Charting
   modules
Also included:
 –...
Acquia Network Connector
 Adds functionality to your Commons site
 – Faceted Search
 – Content Recommendations
 – Mollom s...
Design Goal: Retain Drupal Normalcy
 Keep it Drupal, keep it exible
 Don’t make it hard to install / use other Drupal modu...
General Goodness
 Admin menu            Rules
 Ctools                Jquery UI
 Date/Time, Calendar   Vertical Tabs
 Devel...
What Didn’t We Get To?
 Projects                   Community tagging
 Groups enhancements        Hundreds of other things
...
Our roadmap?   Community-driven.
How To Be A Community Contributor
 Join the community conversation
 – http://commons.acquia.com
 – Questions, discussions,...
Commons Is Open Source.
Acquia sells:
 Commons as a “managed service”
 – Use it; don’t manage it
 – Private cloud space + ...
Partners For More Help



                                    Social Business
Global SI partners
                         ...
Community Powered Innovation

Built for your community
           by the Drupal community



Powering your community
 usin...
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Drupal Commons is a pre-assembled Drupal distribution you can use to build a community site. Whether for internal collaboration or for an open community, Drupal Commons slashes the work required to stand your site up.

In this webinar, find out what’s inside Commons, and how to use it – and extend it.

Drupal Commons doesn’t limit you to the use cases that work out-of-the-box. You can still add modules, customize the theme, and extend Commons using normal Drupal practices to build a site that integrates Commons-style functions with your own unique needs.

This webinar will cover the modules in use, the content types, views, contexts, features, theme elements and all the other components that are in Drupal Commons. In addition, it will cover how the Drupal Commons community itself is organized, and how you can contribute back enhancements to Commons that you create

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Under the covers of Drupal Commons - the "Instant Community" distribution

  1. 1. Under the covers of Drupal Commons Community Powered. Innovation. Jay Batson Bryan House Co-Founder Sr. Director Marketing Acquia, Inc. Acquia Inc. @batsonjay @bryanhouse
  2. 2. Introduction Jay Batson –Product owner, Drupal Commons –Co-founder, Acquia
  3. 3. Organizations are Building Communities
  4. 4. Symantec
  5. 5. Data.gov.uk
  6. 6. Data.gov.uk - Ideas List
  7. 7. These organizations built on Drupal subassemblies
  8. 8. But many really just to choose wheels, color, & interior
  9. 9. Community Feature Sets Have Stabilized content users permissions Intel blogs & wikis taxonomy UK Gov Sony free tagging social design networks NY Senate Symantec groups / RSS forums social analytics ranking
  10. 10. Drupal Commons Combines These Elements Intel UK Gov Sony Drupal Commons NY Senate Symantec
  11. 11. Where Can You Get It? Free sandbox – http://commons.acquia.com – Provides end-user experience Free download – http://acquia.com/drupal-commons – Do this to explore admin interface, code, try more modules, etc.
  12. 12. Packaging Drupal Install Pro le – You start fresh Lots of setup to be done – Try it out using Acquia DAMP! Creates two Features – Commons Core Not enabled by default. – Commons Noti cation (Didn’t want to assume mailing capability) Uses the Fusion theme – From TopNotchThemes – Uses skinr for theme controls E.g. change default page widths – Intentionally minimalist graphical design
  13. 13. Possible New Home, PageBG (6.x-1.2) © Acquia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  14. 14. Foundation Drupal 6.x – Not formally Acquia Drupal Internal decision to NOT synchronize release timing – But includes all the same modules Including Acquia Network Connector – Enhanced, one-click enabling via Feature Drupal 7? – Probably a ways out... – Many module dependencies
  15. 15. Information Architecture Four key functional areas – Content and collaboration – People and relationships – Personalized user experience – Community management & analytics
  16. 16. Content Content creation tools Implementation notes – Organic Groups – Content types provided: – CCK, Views Group, blog, document, discussion, wiki, notice, event, – Imagecache poll – Shoutbox – Image handling via image elds – Tagadelic + imagecache presets – WYSIWYG + Better Needs work Formats (no lightbox, full-size, ...) – Drupal Wiki – Input format clashes still exist – Freelinking – Drupal Wiki mostly for tagging UI Let’s look!
  17. 17. People & Relationships Community user features Implementation notes – User pro les – Drupal core pro les + – User relationships additional elds – Heartbeat – No user badges – Userpoints Let’s look!
  18. 18. Personalization & Page Layout Customizable layouts Implementation Notes – Panels used on most – Panels for: pages Home, dashboard, group home, – Selected via context pro le, and others Some views pages Subscriptions via noti cations Changing default panel layouts means paying attention when Bookmarks via Flags installing new releases Let’s look!
  19. 19. Community Management, Analytics Participation metrics to track engagement – Quant & Charting modules Also included: – Google Analytics module Not enabled by default Also, “Featured” content Let’s look!
  20. 20. Acquia Network Connector Adds functionality to your Commons site – Faceted Search – Content Recommendations – Mollom spam protection Let’s look!
  21. 21. Design Goal: Retain Drupal Normalcy Keep it Drupal, keep it exible Don’t make it hard to install / use other Drupal modules – LDAP, Active Directory – Marketing automation – CRM – Enterprise data sources
  22. 22. General Goodness Admin menu Rules Ctools Jquery UI Date/Time, Calendar Vertical Tabs Devel Flags Messaging Noti cations Password Policy Skinr (for Fusion) Strongarm Token
  23. 23. What Didn’t We Get To? Projects Community tagging Groups enhancements Hundreds of other things – Subgroups – Video – Per-group custom – More email noti cation homepage layout options – Per-group content type – Popular content block selection – Private messaging Homebox (user- – Shoutbox enhancements, con gurable Dashboard) Facebook-y UI – But, it’s ready! – ... More sophisticated Go community! document management
  24. 24. Our roadmap? Community-driven.
  25. 25. How To Be A Community Contributor Join the community conversation – http://commons.acquia.com – Questions, discussions, documentation, help Bug reports / real issues at drupal.org – http://drupal.org/project/issues/commons Biggest needs: – Disaggregate the one-big-feature – Per-group customizability
  26. 26. Commons Is Open Source. Acquia sells: Commons as a “managed service” – Use it; don’t manage it – Private cloud space + Acquia Network + Remote Administration – Remains fully-customizable – Scales to support large communities Or, for on-premises deployments – Acquia Network (+ optional Remote Administration) – 24x7 coverage with de ned SLAs Implementation assistance – 1-week, xed-cost implementation 24 hours theming, customization, training
  27. 27. Partners For More Help Social Business Global SI partners Strategy partners Drupal Development partners
  28. 28. Community Powered Innovation Built for your community by the Drupal community Powering your community using the power of our community Driving your innovation by leveraging Drupal’s innovation
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