One of the most appealing features of Drupal is the content-type called “book.” If you are planning to develop a book online over time, or using a bunch of existing blog/forum posts, or articles that you have already posted, you can create a new “book” on Drupal and use it to organize all that.
I just created . . . → Read More: Web Publishing Book: A Collection of Blog Posts
Setting up SEO-friendly Permalinks in Drupal is fairly straightforward:
1) Check “Clean URLs” setting under Administer->Site Configuration. Enable it, if not already enabled.
1a) If the option to enable is disabled (grayed out), then you may need to modify your webserver settings (check Drupal site for info), or edit your .htaccess file in your installation directory. If your . . . → Read More: Drupal Permalinks: Path, Pathauto and Token Modules
Having experimented with Drupal for a couple of weeks, I am quite impressed with the power, flexibility and usability of the “Taxonomy” feature. Drupal lets you create many different types of “contents” — including an unlimited number of “user-defined” content-types. But any site that is going to contain a large amount of data stored in any . . . → Read More: Drupal Taxonomy: Organize Your Content
While categories work reasonably well on WordPress to help you keep your content organized, it would really be good to have separate “contexts” or “sites” if you are going to post articles or wide ranging topics. For example, if you want to use the same blog to write about current events, as well as something like . . . → Read More: Managing Wide Range Of Topics: Drupal vs. WordPress MU?
After attempting many different ways to workaround Drupal installation problems on Yahoo SBWH, I had no choice but to relocate to another hosting service. It is quite some effort to move an established blog site to another host, and add to that the time it takes to get your domain moved.
Besides the Drupal problem, the Yahoo . . . → Read More: Site Relocation
Since my Drupal installation issues on Yahoo SBWH are still unresolved, I decided to install Drupal on my Windows-XP laptop so that I can explore some potential uses in the meantime. I had to install Apache, PHP and MySql and test them out first. That was fairly straightforward. Then I installed Drupal-6.2. The installation itself went . . . → Read More: Running Drupal On Windows-XP
There has been a lot of recent discussion on how the PHP directive register_globals can cause security issues if enabled, and how this is causing Drupal installation issues for Yahoo! SB Web Hosting users. Browsing through the Yahoo! SBWH’s PHP documentation, I came across this Q&A:
Q: Does Yahoo! support the register_globals directive?
A: The PHP . . . → Read More: Yahoo's SB Web Hosting: Update On PHP register_globals
Now that I had my WordPress blog stable, I wanted to explore Drupal Content Management System and see if I could use it along with my blog to enhance user experience. I downloaded Drupal 6.2 (which is the newest release with a security fix), and followed the installation sequence. I created a new MySql database on . . . → Read More: Drupal Installation Problems With Yahoo SB Web Hosting