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Drupal is from Mars,  WordPress is from Venus:  Finding your library’s CMS Soulmate<br />Connecticut Library Association<b...
Overview<br />
What We Hope to Cover<br /><ul><li> What a web content management system is 	(& why your library can’t live without it)
What open source software is (& why it’s best)
Comparison of Wordpress & Drupal
 Currently, the 2 most popular open-source web 	CMS’
 Help in making decisions about which to choose</li></li></ul><li>Content Management System<br />http://www.flickr.com/pho...
Content Management System<br />A web content management system (WCMS) is a software system that provides website authoring...
www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147/<br />Open Source is Unlocked<br />
www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/170691672<br />Open Source is Community<br />
Some WordPress Examples<br />
Some Drupal Examples<br />
WhiteHouse.Gov<br />
A quick look inside WordPress<br />
A quick look inside Drupal<br />
Drupal Gardens Example: D7<br />
Running Drupal & WordPress<br />
“Out of the box” Hosted Versions<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>DrupalGardens.com</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>WordPress.com
EduBlogs.org</li></li></ul><li>On your own in-house server <br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) "st...
WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack ok, not great
WIMP (Windows, IIS, MySQL, PHP) doable, but a lot of extra work</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL...
WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) ok
WIMP doable, not ideal</li></li></ul><li>Commercial Hosting <br />Drupal<br /><ul><li>Available on many general shared com...
Best solution = find a good "Drupal-friendly" host or a "Virtual private server" 
try Acquia, Hot Drupal, ANHosting, check Drupal.org forums)</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Available on many shared hosts
Library-specific: LISHost </li></li></ul><li>Sandbox Site <br />Drupal<br /><ul><li>A good idea for Drupal learning/traini...
Easiest to run "local stack" on your own computer
Download DAMP stack installer (Drupal, Apache, MySQL, PHP) from Acquia - Win/Mac/Linux OS
WebEnabled.com</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Usually not needed
WebEnabled.com – free test site for 1 month</li></li></ul><li>Compare: Themes<br />
Themes in WordPress<br />
Themes in Drupal: http://drupal.org/project/themes<br />
Base Theme: Superstars = Zen,  Fusion, AdaptiveThemes, 960<br />
Comparing Features<br />
Out of the box easy?<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>No
Exceptions: Drupal Gardens.com, "Drupal distributions" like OpenPublic </li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Very easy
Installs with some sample content to help novice get started.</li></li></ul><li>Community & Getting Help<br />Drupal <br /...
Getting Help - Good</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Community – Excellent
Getting Help - Good</li></li></ul><li>Size & Scope of Site<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Can run very large & complex sites</l...
Admin interface – plugins to make it accessible.</li></li></ul><li>Mobile Friendly<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Excellent</li...
Requires Plugins
Examples
WP Touch
Mobile Press</li></li></ul><li>Extensible? Integration with other systems?<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Unlimited extensibility
Excellent integration with other systems</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Extensible with plugins
Not as easy to integrate with other systems</li></li></ul><li>Comments<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Excellent</li></ul>WordPr...
Spam filtering
Blocking by IP, email, language, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Events Calendars<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Lots of options
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Drupal is from Mars, Wordpress is from Venus: Finding your library's CMS soulmate

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Connecticut Library Association Conference 2011 presentation "Drupal is from Mars, Wordpress is from Venus: Finding your Library's CMS Soulmate" by Sharon Clapp & Polly Farrington
Presented Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Drupal is from Mars, Wordpress is from Venus: Finding your library's CMS soulmate

  1. 1. Drupal is from Mars, WordPress is from Venus: Finding your library’s CMS Soulmate<br />Connecticut Library Association<br />May 3, 2011<br />Sharon Clapp<br />Polly-Alida Farrington<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Overview<br />
  4. 4. What We Hope to Cover<br /><ul><li> What a web content management system is (& why your library can’t live without it)
  5. 5. What open source software is (& why it’s best)
  6. 6. Comparison of Wordpress & Drupal
  7. 7. Currently, the 2 most popular open-source web CMS’
  8. 8. Help in making decisions about which to choose</li></li></ul><li>Content Management System<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/atibens/4578260998/<br />
  9. 9. Content Management System<br />A web content management system (WCMS) is a software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease. A robust WCMS provides the foundation for collaboration, offering users the ability to manage documents and output for multiple author editing and participation.<br />- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_content_management_system<br />
  10. 10. www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147/<br />Open Source is Unlocked<br />
  11. 11. www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/170691672<br />Open Source is Community<br />
  12. 12. Some WordPress Examples<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Some Drupal Examples<br />
  18. 18. WhiteHouse.Gov<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20.
  21. 21.
  22. 22. A quick look inside WordPress<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24.
  25. 25. A quick look inside Drupal<br />
  26. 26. Drupal Gardens Example: D7<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28.
  29. 29. Running Drupal & WordPress<br />
  30. 30. “Out of the box” Hosted Versions<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>DrupalGardens.com</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>WordPress.com
  31. 31. EduBlogs.org</li></li></ul><li>On your own in-house server <br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) "stack“ preferred
  32. 32. WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack ok, not great
  33. 33. WIMP (Windows, IIS, MySQL, PHP) doable, but a lot of extra work</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack preferred
  34. 34. WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) ok
  35. 35. WIMP doable, not ideal</li></li></ul><li>Commercial Hosting <br />Drupal<br /><ul><li>Available on many general shared commercial hosts, if using lots of modules (=memory), can run into problems
  36. 36. Best solution = find a good "Drupal-friendly" host or a "Virtual private server" 
  37. 37. try Acquia, Hot Drupal, ANHosting, check Drupal.org forums)</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Available on many shared hosts
  38. 38. Library-specific: LISHost </li></li></ul><li>Sandbox Site <br />Drupal<br /><ul><li>A good idea for Drupal learning/training, testing modules, etc.
  39. 39. Easiest to run "local stack" on your own computer
  40. 40. Download DAMP stack installer (Drupal, Apache, MySQL, PHP) from Acquia - Win/Mac/Linux OS
  41. 41. WebEnabled.com</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Usually not needed
  42. 42. WebEnabled.com – free test site for 1 month</li></li></ul><li>Compare: Themes<br />
  43. 43. Themes in WordPress<br />
  44. 44.
  45. 45. Themes in Drupal: http://drupal.org/project/themes<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Base Theme: Superstars = Zen, Fusion, AdaptiveThemes, 960<br />
  48. 48. Comparing Features<br />
  49. 49. Out of the box easy?<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>No
  50. 50. Exceptions: Drupal Gardens.com, "Drupal distributions" like OpenPublic </li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Very easy
  51. 51. Installs with some sample content to help novice get started.</li></li></ul><li>Community & Getting Help<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Community - Excellent
  52. 52. Getting Help - Good</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Community – Excellent
  53. 53. Getting Help - Good</li></li></ul><li>Size & Scope of Site<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Can run very large & complex sites</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Easy to run small to medium sized sites</li></li></ul><li>Accessibility (Section 508-compliantHandicapped accessible)<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Good - depending on modules, themes & how you add content</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Depends on modules, themes & how you add content
  54. 54. Admin interface – plugins to make it accessible.</li></li></ul><li>Mobile Friendly<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Excellent</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Excellent
  55. 55. Requires Plugins
  56. 56. Examples
  57. 57. WP Touch
  58. 58. Mobile Press</li></li></ul><li>Extensible? Integration with other systems?<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Unlimited extensibility
  59. 59. Excellent integration with other systems</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Extensible with plugins
  60. 60. Not as easy to integrate with other systems</li></li></ul><li>Comments<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Excellent</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Flexible control
  61. 61. Spam filtering
  62. 62. Blocking by IP, email, language, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Events Calendars<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Lots of options
  63. 63. Date module 
  64. 64. GCal Events / Agenda modules
  65. 65. Evanced integration module
  66. 66. Ubercart integration
  67. 67. Whole conference website distribution (COD)</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Not included in core
  68. 68. Many options via plugins
  69. 69. The Events Calendar (free)
  70. 70. Event Espresso (free & fee)</li></li></ul><li>Web Forms<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Webforms = any type of form you want to do</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Can construct basic HTML forms
  71. 71. Better support via plugins
  72. 72. Contact Forms 7 (Free)
  73. 73. Gravity Forms (Fee) </li></li></ul><li>Slideshows, Images, Galleries<br />Drupal <br /><ul><li>Many, many options
  74. 74. jQuery is part of Drupal</li></ul>WordPress<br /><ul><li>Core support is ok
  75. 75. Plugins provide many options</li></li></ul><li>Compare: Building Navigation<br />
  76. 76. WordPress: Custom Menus in 3.0<br />
  77. 77. http://www.mobiledrupal.com/content/overview-mobile-modules-drupal<br />
  78. 78. Drupal: Navigation by Menus<br />
  79. 79. Drupal: Navigation by Taxonomy (Categories)<br />
  80. 80. Compare: Custom Content Types<br />
  81. 81. Drupal - Custom Content Types<br /><ul><li>1 of the most important & powerful concepts that was developed by the Drupal community
  82. 82. CCK contributed module = “Content Construction Kit”
  83. 83. Became part of Drupal 7’s “core” functionality (as “fields)
  84. 84. Many things we put on the web aren’t “pages” as much as they are listings of information
  85. 85. If we could take that information apart, then we could reassemble it and combine it with other information more easily
  86. 86. Like giving webmasters Lego blocks</li></li></ul><li>Drupal - Custom Content Types<br /><ul><li>Example: Staff Directory
  87. 87. 1 big list = 1 new or retired employee, you have to retype the whole list (web equivalent = 1 web page)
  88. 88. 1 entry for each staff member means that all you have to do is add a record or delete one (Drupal equivalent = custom content type “staffmember”)
  89. 89. The list is dynamically assembled (in Drupal, the Views contrib module allows you to display information however you want)
  90. 90. Custom Content Types can have different characteristics, different categories applied to them (taxonomies in Drupal)
  91. 91. Staff members can have departmental category terms applied to them, for example</li></li></ul><li>Drupal - Custom Content Types<br />
  92. 92. Drupal - Custom Content Types<br />
  93. 93. Compare: Managing User Roles<br />
  94. 94. WordPress – Core & Plugin<br />Core Support<br /><ul><li>Support for multiple roles
  95. 95. Admin, Editors, Authors & Contributors
  96. 96. Adequate for many sites</li></ul>Role Scoper (Free)<br />http://goo.gl/nmlrm<br /><ul><li>Control individual user access
  97. 97. Create & control groups of user
  98. 98. Highly granular permissions</li></li></ul><li>Drupal– Core<br />Core<br /><ul><li>Create whatever roles you want
  99. 99. Allow roles to do various functions (very granular)
  100. 100. Assign users to roles</li></ul>Add-on modules:<br /><ul><li> Control access to subsections of site via content classification or individual nodes
  101. 101. Get even more sophisticated & granular for collaborative teams, publishing workflows, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Picking the right tool for the job!<br />flickr.com/photos/robinson-rhora/<br />
  102. 102. Thank you!<br />polly@pafa.net<br />Sharon.clapp@ct.gov<br />

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