Is Drupal Right for My Website? DrupalCamp Dallas 2009 Lee Raney “ obiwan” on Drupal.org [email_address] Twitter.com/leera...
Take-Aways <ul><li>List of things to look for in a CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Understand one business owner’s reasons for selec...
What to Look for in a CMS <ul><li>Depends on your needs </li></ul><ul><li>CMS or Development Framework? </li></ul><ul><li>...
My Criteria – Christian.com <ul><li>Open source and on own site </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking and publishing user co...
What about other CMS’s? <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla </li></ul><ul><li>Other open source </li></ul><ul><li>O...
Why Drupal?  <ul><li>Site Building Blocks – Rapid Development </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage 1,800 ad-on modules </li></ul><ul...
Why Drupal? - Community Is Drupal Right for My Website? <ul><li>2 Million Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>240,000 Community Me...
Drupal Case Studies Is Drupal Right for My Website? View Slideshow at: KoineMedia.com/whydrupal
Drupal Resources <ul><li>Local Group – meetings and DallasDrupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Lullabot – podcast and  Using Drupa...
Web 2.0  and Social Media Modules <ul><li>Add This  </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Connect (fbconnect) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupa...
Why are You Here? <ul><li>Discussion – what do you want to get out of this DrupalCamp? </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My We...
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Session at DrupalCamp Dallas 2009 - If you are evaluating Drupal for a website project, this session is for you! An objective comparison with other CMS solutions such as Wordpress and Joomla, and some things to look for in a CMS with emphasis on how Drupal does them. We'll talk about the Drupal community, Drupal resources, and you will see an overview of what Drupal has to offer, including the "Top Web 2.0 Drupal Modules."

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  1. 1. Is Drupal Right for My Website? DrupalCamp Dallas 2009 Lee Raney “ obiwan” on Drupal.org [email_address] Twitter.com/leeraney
  2. 2. Take-Aways <ul><li>List of things to look for in a CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Understand one business owner’s reasons for selecting Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Start your own criteria list for what you need for your site </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Drupal vs. Joomla vs. Wordpress vs. proprietary </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Drupal’s strengths and reasons to select </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal resources to get you started </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies - See how Drupal used on several large sites </li></ul><ul><li>The Drupal Community – getting involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Top Web 2.0 Drupal Modules </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  3. 3. What to Look for in a CMS <ul><li>Depends on your needs </li></ul><ul><li>CMS or Development Framework? </li></ul><ul><li>Start your Criteria List…suggestions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy for users to contribute (user-generated content) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less expensive to add new features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest web trends- Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large community behind it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a hosted service </li></ul></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  4. 4. My Criteria – Christian.com <ul><li>Open source and on own site </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking and publishing user content </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage as much existing as possible </li></ul><ul><li>More cost effective to build and maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  5. 5. What about other CMS’s? <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla </li></ul><ul><li>Other open source </li></ul><ul><li>Other proprietary </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  6. 6. Why Drupal? <ul><li>Site Building Blocks – Rapid Development </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage 1,800 ad-on modules </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for social publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Open source – lower costs for development and lower cost of ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and stable </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by top companies </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  7. 7. Why Drupal? - Community Is Drupal Right for My Website? <ul><li>2 Million Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>240,000 Community Members </li></ul><ul><li>Over 700 Contributors to Drupal 6 core release </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Association </li></ul><ul><li>DrupalCon </li></ul><ul><li>Local Drupal Groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Drupal Case Studies Is Drupal Right for My Website? View Slideshow at: KoineMedia.com/whydrupal
  9. 9. Drupal Resources <ul><li>Local Group – meetings and DallasDrupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Lullabot – podcast and Using Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Groups.Drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>GotDrupal Videos </li></ul><ul><li>PlanetDrupal.TV </li></ul><ul><li>Acquia.com </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  10. 10. Web 2.0 and Social Media Modules <ul><li>Add This </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Connect (fbconnect) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal for Facebook (fb) </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet Meme </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – Dustin </li></ul><ul><li>Feed API </li></ul><ul><li>Add This </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
  11. 11. Why are You Here? <ul><li>Discussion – what do you want to get out of this DrupalCamp? </li></ul>Is Drupal Right for My Website?
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