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eXtension Story of Drupal


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Presentation at eXtension's Community of Practice Workshop, Louisville, KY, 30 June 2011

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eXtension Story of Drupal

  1. 1. The Story of DrupalineXtension<br />eXtension CoP Workshop<br />Louisville, KY<br />30 June 2011<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Why<br />Whining, grumbling, complaining . . .<br />Wiki hard to learn/use; people intimidated<br />Too many sites<br />
  3. 3. The Process<br />Evaluated alternative content management systems<br />Installed test platform (Drupal 6)<br />CoP designees tested<br />Survey of reactions<br />2010 eXtension workshop<br />RESPONSE: +<br />eXtension staff retreat-Aug 2010<br />Drupal Implementation Team<br />
  4. 4. The Team<br />Content staff<br />IvelinDenev<br />Henrietta Ritchie-Holbrook<br />Amy Hays<br />Karen Jeannette<br />Engineering Staff<br />Jason Young<br />Aaron Hundley<br />Daniel Nall<br />James Robinson<br />CoP Reps<br />Jill Heemstra<br />John McQueen<br />Sue Hawkins<br />Other eXtension Staff<br />Beth Raney<br />Larry Lippke<br />Pilot CoPs<br />LPELC<br />Ag Energy<br />
  5. 5. Sites Considered<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  6. 6. Principles<br />Simpler, better, easy to learn<br />Reduce sites<br />Lose no content<br />Require minimal effort by CoPs<br />Enhance collaboration<br />Manage teams/groups<br />Ease subsequent maintenance<br />Enable tool enhancements as needed<br />Be ahead of technology curve (Drupal 7)<br />
  7. 7. Result: CREATE<br />
  8. 8. So: What is Different?<br />Better<br />Common/familiar interface<br />Familiar WYSIWYG editor<br />Image insertion/editing<br />Tag field w/lookup<br />Customized views<br />Search capability<br />Group dashboard<br />Link to People communities<br />Workspace for any community<br />More better<br />Retrieval by workflow state<br />Consistent mgt of articles & faqs (workflow)<br />Group calendar<br />Integrated attachment upload<br />Flexibility of article titles<br />Some auto-tagging<br />
  9. 9. So: What is Different?<br />Not better<br />No DPL (maybe?)<br />No automatic TOC (maybe?)<br />No FAQ reports<br />No personal tags; all shared tags<br />Image library not tagged/categorized (yet)<br />No revision comparison<br />More not better<br />Must update links when replacing attachments<br />No templates<br />
  10. 10. And: What is Not Different?<br />Publishing to<br />Anyone w/eXtension ID has access<br />Workflow for FAQs<br />My contributions list<br />List/retrieval of revisions<br />Workflow history<br />
  11. 11. So Let’s Take a Brief Tour<br />
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  21. 21. What’s on the Table?<br />Notifications<br />Drupal categories<br />Image tagging/categorizing/searching<br />Video upload/editing using Kaltura<br />Enhanced searches (e.g., metadata, tags, categories)<br />Enhanced/additional content views<br />Revision comparison<br />Drupal as a publishing platform ????<br />
  22. 22. Feedback/Questions<br />DrupalAaE Widget<br />Drupal Feedback Forum<br />Keep in mind:<br />Work in progress<br />Functionality still being developed (Drupal 7)<br />Performance is untested (e.g., group membership issue)<br />Hands on workshop: 10:45-12:30<br />Learn sessions TBA<br />Special training sessions on demand<br />