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presented in OSS Festival 2008 in conjunction with NECTEC-ACE 2008 and Software Freedom Day 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

presented in OSS Festival 2008 in conjunction with NECTEC-ACE 2008 and Software Freedom Day 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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    • Drupal: blog and beyond Sugree Phatanapherom http://sugree.com/ [email_address] http://twitter.com/sugree
    • Drupal is a Content Management System
    • Drupal is not just a blog engine.
    • Are you looking for personal blog engine?
    • Sorry, Drupal is not the right solution for you.
    • Are you looking for something beyond blog?
    • Multiple user blog?
    • Community blog?
    • Complex blog?
    • User-generated content aka anything 2.0?
    • Yes, Drupal is one of the best solution that you are looking for.
    • Why?
    • You are not alone in Drupal world.
    •  
    • 2000+ contributed modules
    • 250+ contributed themes
    • 49 languages including Thai.
    • Community-driven development.
    • Open Source!
    • Many cool sites are using Drupal.
    • http://drupalsn.com/projects
    •  
    • Yes! DrupalSN is a social network powered by Drupal.
    • www.ubuntu.com
    • www.stonewalldemocrats.org
    • appel.nasa.gov
    • www.mtv.co.uk/channel/flux
    • www.foxsearchlight.com
    • opensource.org
    • www.greenpeace.org.uk
    • www.ozzy.com
    • britney.com
    • www.jenniferlopez.com
    • www.avrillavigne.com
    • research.yahoo.com
    • www.bobdylan.com
    • www.blognone.com
    • www.ubuntuclub.com
    • www.debianclub.org
    • www.fukduk.tv
    • One caution.
    • With great power comes great responsibility.
    • Drupal is powerful.
    • Drupal is complicated.
    • Drupal allows you to configure how it work.
    • That means you must configure to make it work as you really want.
    • Default configuration mostly will never satisfy your needs.
    • http://buytaert.net/drupal-learning-curve
    • Basic requirements?
    • Apache / PHP / MySQL
    • And you will get … in return
    • Blog, Forum, Search, RSS, l10n, Cache, Statistics
    • Not enough? Let's see killer features
    • Installation profiles
    • Friendly URLs
    • Taxonomy / Category
    • APIs
    • In details, Drupal consists of core APIs and core modules.
    • Node is a key concept.
    • Node is a pair of title and body.
    • Modules may create new node types with specific fields.
    • Modules may modify existing node types.
    • CCK allows you to add new or modify existing node types.
    • Views allow you to create custom report in form of page, block and rss.
    • Taxonomy is a generic classification tool.
    • Taxonomy allows you to group nodes together based on predefined criteria.
    • Delicious and Flickr are the best in this field.
    • You can do the same in Drupal!
    • How to make another level of blog?
    • It depends on your imagination.
    • Clean URLs: built-in and pathauto
    • Comment feed: crss
    • Spam filter: mollom or akismet
    • Search: built-in search or google_cse
    • Advertising: adsense and ad
    • Tag cloud: tagadelic
    • Avatar: built-in avatar or gravatar
    • Authentication: built-in or openid
    • Edit UI: tinymce, fckeditor
    • Text format: marksmarty, textile
    • Code format: geshifilter
    • Smart feed: feedburner
    • Podcast: encl_remote, audio, video
    • Embeded: media
    • Moderation: workflow
    • Statistics: google_analytics
    • Not enough?
    • http://drupal.org/project/Modules
    • drupal.in.th