Tag Archives: Drupal

Drupal, is it the Right CMS for You?

There are two CMS provided under the Web-Developer Server Suite: Drupal and Joomla. But which do you use? This is the question that has been asked on our forums since the inclusion of a CMS webapp group into the Suite.

My usual response goes along the lines of “Joomla is easier to use; Drupal is more powerful.”

While the above statement is completely true, it does no justice differentiating the provided choices in a real way. Especially if you require something a little more custom in nature.

How Drupal Will Save The World really drives it home. Though I’m not referring to the article itself, but rather the comment section.

Simply put: Drupal is more powerful, but the learning curve is quite steep considering that good documentation is almost non-existent. I’m sure in the future this will be corrected, but for the time being, you better know your PHP and have a good head on your shoulders if you want to get into the more advanced capabilities of this CMS.

For anyone starting out with Drupal I recommend getting a copy of Pro Drupal Development as the first step.

And for anyone that just wants something simple, consider CMS Made Simple.

Drupal 5.0 Released

Drupal 5.0

Whats new in Drupal 5.0 videocast

Looks great and this is a final release [not beta or rc] but with all things application related, it will be awhile before true stability and production-readiness is achieved. Not to mention all the modules and themes that might need to be ported.

I’m not quite sure if I will update from 4.7 to 5.0 in the next Suite release. Its 50/50 as of right now.