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Blogging with drupal

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Drupal Melbourne 24th July, 2012

An overview of blogging with Drupal and moving from other platforms.

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Blogging with drupal

  1. 1. DRUPAL BLOGGINGDrupal Melbourne, July 24th@chrischinch
  2. 2. WHAT IS A ‘BLOG’? Or… ‘Web-log’
  3. 3. A COLLECTION OFCONTENT (ANDUSERS)?Isn’t that Drupal to a T?
  4. 4. What will we be covering • Moving from more traditional blogging platforms • How to find functionality you may be looking for • In this case • Tumblr • Blogger • Wordpress
  5. 5. HANG ON! DOESN’TDRUPAL HAVE A ‘BLOG’MODULE?
  6. 6. What are you looking for?• WYSIWYG editor • drupal.org/project/wysiwyg• Labels/Tags • Taxonomy• Scheduling posts • drupal.org/project/scheduler• Drafting posts and Preview • Built in
  7. 7. What are you looking for?• Comments • Built in, Disqus, Facebook and more…• Social • Many, many modules• RSS • Built in, extra modules• SEO / Analytics • Many modules to help
  8. 8. Layout and Theme• Blocks and regions• Panels • drupal.org/project/panels• Display Suite • drupal.org/project/ds• LiveThemer • drupal.org/project/livethemer (D7)• Theming • drupal.org/project/themes • drupal.org/documentation/theme
  9. 9. Tumblr • Importing your old posts • RSS/XML? • Mass editing • drupal.org/project/views_bulk_oper ations/ • Media posts/comments • drupal.org/project/media • Comments?
  10. 10. Blogger • Importing your old posts • drupal.org/project/blogger_importer • Location on posts • drupal.org/project/location
  11. 11. Wordpress • Importing your old posts • drupal.org/project/wordpress_mig rate (D7) • drupal.org/project/wordpress_imp ort (D6) • Private posts • ? • Permissions • Built in • Plugins? • 17,000+ Drupal modules
  12. 12. How to blog • Basic • Use ‘Article’ content type • Fill in fields • Promote to front page • Advanced • Add extra fields • Use Views
  13. 13. Basic…
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  20. 20. THANKS!Chris Ward@chrischinchchris@moatmedia.com.auwww.linkedin.com/in/chrischinchilla

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