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WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?


Two of the most popular packages are WordPress and Drupal. According to Drupal’s own statistics, over a million websites run this CMS package. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. Drupal. Drupal, released in 2001, is like the Linux of CMSes. Plugins, or modules in Drupal-speak, are available but not as many.

Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?


Drupal: Sophistication and usability in one package. Robust is one way of describing Drupal. Both the White Houses website and the British governments site, , utilize Drupal, which provides a sophisticated means for delivering video, text and images in a user-friendly design. The following are the top reasons for using Drupal:. And the Winner Is..

Why You Need Intelligent Content Now

Spin Sucks

Communication Content chief content officer content management systems content marketing content strategist Contentful ContentWRX Craft CMS Drupal Evoq 9 TeamSite TrendsWhat is intelligent content? Carrie Hane says it requires a shift of mindset at all levels of an organization. Rethink how you create, manage, and connect content, and make life easier on yourself and your organization.

Six Things to Do Before You Build Your New Website

Spin Sucks

Taxonomies in CMSs such as  Drupal and WordPress are incredibly useful, especially in the backend when developers need to surface categorized content. Research open source solutions such as WordPress and Drupal to see what will work best for your whole team. Marketing Websites content audit Drupal information architecture measure effectiveness smart planning WordPress

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Open Source Web Management and Design Tools


Drupal – PHP/SQL. Tags: free web design tools amaya bluefish cassandra content management system cyberduck drupal ez publish filezilla fireftp free software gimp graphics html inkscape joomla kompozer magento moveable type mysql notepad++ open source os commerce perl php postgresol prestashop python ruby spree sqlite web design winscp wordpress – HTML Editors. PHP/SQL.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you want a scalable solution with plenty of feature options, Drupal is a great open source solution that requires some custom programming. For an out-of-the-box community, Acquia, one of the most influential companies in Drupal, put together a package called Drupal Commons that builds off on Drupal but requires no custom programming. It’s Worked Before.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

This means they need a content management system such as WordPress, SharePoint, Joomla, or Drupal. For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity. They say, “Okay, go!” Probably not.

How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Tim Ware, owner of  HyperArts , a Web shop that specializes in WordPress and Drupal CMS, Facebook Tab development, and SEO. You This is a guest post by Tim Ware. ” And there’s no other option. consider this the biggest drawback with the Timeline layout, followed closely by no longer being able to set a default landing tab for non-fans. The Rolling Stones!

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Supercharge Your Sales Funnel Velocity With Content

Convince & Convert

Acquia , a SaaS company that helps organizations manage their CMS platforms, consistently offers informative webinars on Drupal, the open-source Web content platform that is the backbone of Acquia’s offering. I don’t mean to get personal here, but do you have a leaky sales funnel? Are you losing some customers somewhere along their journey from initial contact to final sale? Guaranteed.

Can’t make #12NTC? Watch the Online Livestream!


LIVESTREAMED SESSIONS -  Picturing Your Data is Better Than 1,000 Numbers: Data Visualization Techniques for Social Change. /  Building and Supporting Drupal Websites: In-House, Outhouse, or Both? - 15 min break – I’ll intro Common Knowledge who will talk about their latest Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarking Report. Meta, right? THURSDAY. Incredibly inspiring and moving.

Web Lead Tracking Explained: How to Get High Quality Leads with the Internet

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

We use Drupal’s Mollom module , which uses a 50-point inspection to identify spammers, is activated when the user submits the form. This is a guest post from Brad Shorr. . A lot of entrepreneurs and midsize firms say they “get a lot of web leads.” However, when asked if they know the source of the leads, they have only a vague idea – and sometimes, no idea at all. You can’t. Form Tracking.

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

If you’re not on WordPress, Drupal and other well-designed sites have options. By Gini Dietrich Last year, I received an alert on a blog post I’d written here that was picked up by PR Daily. The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. Every day. She was livid (rightfully so)! You know what he said? Sorry.”

What Blog Platform Do You Use Most? [POLL]


Drupal. It’s been a couple of years since we ran a poll here on ProBlogger about the blogging platform that readers are using, so I’m keen to see the results on this one. n n. What Blog Platform Do You Use Most? MovableType. (Self Hosted). (Free Version). TypePad. Blogger/Blogspot. Livejournal. Expression Engine. Joomla. Other. View Results. Please answer for the platform you use most if you have multiple blogs (one selection per person). I’d also love to hear some of your “why?” Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. POLL].

The Lowdown on Making Your Site Mobile-Friendly


If you are using content management systems like WordPress and Drupal, you may also want to try out some of the plug-ins that have been developed that create a mobile-friendly version of your website.  I have used them on WordPress and depending on the style and function of the site, you can expect mixed results. Using CSS. Using Mobile Conversion Services. Using Plug-ins. Web Analytics

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Drupal. Startups are notorious for maximizing everything they have to grow their businesses. That That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things. And that tends to look pretty scrappy at times. highlight to tweet). Simple, right?

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Open source  content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. Offering Blog successfully and you cam smile all the way to the bank. Your website traffic will grow, your company will flourish, and your reputation could swell to the point where business finds you. Bloggers like Michael Arrington rake in up to  $800,000 per month ! But it’s not quite that simple.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


Drupal. Great picture and post on the Information Overload Paradox : The post talks about the issue of overload: I can certainly consume more content than I could two decades ago, but no matter how much content is available, I can’t consume much more. And relative to the sheer volume of content available to me, I’m actually consuming a smaller percentage every day. Aggregation. Filtering.

Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use

Laurel Papworth

It’s based on social networking software Drupal, and is free to download: Social Intranet Open Atrium. Anyone got any experience on it? I’ve schlepped around with Drupal for about 4 or 5 years, but am not a guru- are you? Technorati Tags: drupal , free , Online Communities , open atrium , OpenSource , social intranet , social network. Related posts.

Leverage Multi-Social Media Platforms to Tell Stories

Direct Marketing Observations

The advent of open source blogging platforms like a Drupal or a WordPress, and the creativity that Youtube has allowed, have given users the ability to tell these rich verdant stories of their lives, our lives, and the myriad ways in which they touch us and we connect with them. Multiple media platforms. It’s all about story telling. He’s right. We should tell more stories.

3 Ways Your Experience Can Help You Sell Your Services

Convince & Convert

He has experience with WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, the three  most popular CMSs of the web, which makes him a subject expert on the topic. He One of my favorite sayings, often repeated by my granny, was that she didn’t get gray hair lazing around in the sun. What it basically means is this: one doesn’t reach a ripe old age without gaining some kind of experience. Make their life easier.

Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools

The Social Media Hat

If you're using Drupal, you can add an image field of your own and simply edit your theme's CSS to hide that field with display:none. Social Media Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools. These Tools Can Help You Reach A Wider Audience More Efficiently On Pinterest. Months. Yeah, you read that right. MONTHS. On Twitter, for instance, it's 24 minutes. The conclusion? Ready?

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How Many Ways Can You Design A Website?

Small Business Mavericks

There are open source systems like Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal. There’s not just one way to design a website. Every website is different. In fact, today there are so many different platforms to use for building websites that no two web developers will agree on the best one. Many website designers and developers still prefer to use HTML. Though, most of them are still using HTML 4 in the midst of a massive revolution toward HTML 5. Still others prefer to use a content management system. There are of course many content management systems. Is there one way to accomplish that?

Is Your Website Prepared For Mobile Traffic?

Small Business Mavericks

If you have a blog and use WordPress or Drupal for example, install plugins or modules that will make your blog easily accessible from mobile devices. One of the biggest changes in Internet use over the last two years has been the traffic coming from mobile users. It was interesting to read statistics this week related to the income of Microsoft and Apple over the past 12 months. What really stood out was the sale of iPhones – they alone accounted for over half of Apple’s income, with the total surpassing Microsoft’s income from all sources for that same period.

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Bear in mind that different people will bookmark the same site for different reasons: I might bookmark Terminus 1525 as a great example of a Drupal site, while you are saving it as a link to young Canadian artists. Jump to Content. Jump to Navigation. Jump to Footer. Search: TechSoup Home. Learning Center. Community. Find Services. Get Products. Log In. Join TechSoup. Register Organization.

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Noel, Luck of Seven and Episode 20

The Marketing Blog

Chapman’s latest podcast episode at Managing The Gray features friend, Drupaller & co-worker Noel. Home About In the Media SmallBizPod – Episode 56 Asian Entrepreneurship News from Other Blogs October 18, 2007.6:51 am Noel, Luck of Seven and Episode 20 Jump to Comments C.C. Noel talks about his project Luck of Seven and in particular answers seven questions in the podcast. Listen to the episode right away by clicking here. If you can, please consider donating to the On The Luck of Seven and visit Luck of Seven to discover Noel’s journey. Theme: Pressrow - A Unique t-shirt selling hub

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Services & Tools for Bloggers OSSCamp Summer Edition June 18, 2008.3:22 am – A Unique t-shirt selling hub Jump to Comments Last week was quite interesting as I spent most of my time fiddling around with testing and installation of Drupal on local network. would give an overview of it in the near future. When I first took a look at, I told myself here is another competitor to the likes of Myntra’s , Gnome’s (now Inkfruit), Pringoo’s and others. So there isn’t any tie-up that has happened. What are your thoughts on such models?

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Drupal (as used by Whitehouse) has a bunch of social scorecards – if you are considering running your intranet on Atrium, a possible addon? Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 systems from a thing of work to a thing of play. The Game of Work. agenda. cough cough*. and so on.

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

Waxing UnLyrical

Like IA, there are  WordPress and Drupal plugins that can help to convert your web content to News Publisher format as well. Guest Post by Jim Dougherty. What is distributed content and why should you know about it? huge challenge to integrated communications is to maintain a consistent message across multiple platforms. Facebook Instant Articles. Begin publishing. Apple News. Twitter Cards.

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Best Responsive Web Design To Boost Your Online Business


The popular mobile-friendly plugins for Joomla are JoomlaShine and Responsivizer, and Drupal has MobileTheme and ThemeKey. Best responsive web design (BRWD) involves a collection of sophisticated techniques, which allows your website to adapt to any screen size by rendering the content in an easily readable and navigable form. Importance of Best Responsive Web Design. Mobile Behavior.

A Brief History of the Evolution of Social Technology

Social Media Marketing

He is also a professional writer and blogger, with a particular interest in the open source Drupal platform. The following is a guest post from David Murton. To truly appreciate social media and the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, the consumer must first remember the wireless networks' distant and humble beginnings. Cases in point are the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Tips For Creating An Awesome Website

The Realtime Report

It’s also not as simple as being able to say WordPress or Drupal, etc. Tips For Creating An Awesome Website. Whether you need a website for your business, or it’s just for personal use, there are many factors to consider. is the best website content management system to use because it all comes down to how you will be using your website. Lets look into this in a bit more detail.

Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business

Convince & Convert

Pros : Supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Typepad, Squarespace, Drupal), Flickr,, YouTube, and reviews sites like Yelp. Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses. Crowdbooster.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Drupal , Joomla , and LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python are also mentioned as examples of donation social economies.  Tags: Monetization Money Online Communities revenue social media social networks age of stupid chip in chipin donations drupal fundable joomla LAMP monetize open source paypal donate pledgie pligg Social Media Business sourceforge whedonesque wordpress

12 Tips To Become The Perfect Technical Writer


Neerav Mehta is the CEO & Founder of Red Crackle , a Drupal development company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The last decade has witnessed a paradigm shift in the way technical writers are dealt with in the software industry. There is a clear recognition of the fact that writers should play an integral role in projects. Stepping into a technical writer’s shoes. About the author.

Why I’ll Keep Growing My Private Link Network After Google’s “Crackdown”

Viper Chill

For me these include Drupal and Ghost, which are both very easy to install. In early 2007 I fell asleep on a bus home from college. I had a weird dream that I saw Jane Copland, Rebecca Kelley and Rand Fiskhin (all of SEOmoz at the time) sitting at the front of the bus. started writing this blog post before hearing anything from Rand. Or Barry at Search Engine Roundtable. PBN’s? P.P.S.

Open Source is a feature, not a benefit

The Way of the Web

We wouldn’t have GNU Linux, Ubuntu, Apache, Drupal, and we’d all be using Internet Explorer without the option to switch to Firefox or Chrome. Open source is a wonderful thing. Without it, this blog wouldn’t exist ( WordPress ) and I wouldn’t have access to a great Photoshop alternative ( GIMP ), or clients like Jigoshop , for example. Buffer.

Scribe SEO for Wordpress

Janet Fouts

You can also use Scribe with other types of sites and here are videos for Scribe for Joomla , and Scribe for Drupal too. I thought I knew quite a bit about search engine optimization until I found this nifty new tool called Scribe. Even though I optimize sites for search engines as part of my daily duties, it can be tedious and there is always more to learn. Unless you do this for a living it’s probably not the central part of your day now is it? So how do you learn SEO techniques and see how it relates to your own content online? That’s where Scribe comes in.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

Dell Embraces Tablets and the Cloud iPhone Coming to Target Retail Stores Drupal Founder on Why Open Source is. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more. Interesting.

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Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

Livefyre also has plans to shortly (most likely by the end of March) introduce integration with Drupal, Typepad and Blogger (it already supports WordPress, Joomla and open web install). This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you publish a blog, there are three things I want to tell you today. I’ll give you the short version, and then the long version. Just genius.

Use Forums to Boost Your Blog’s Value


If you have a large content library powered by Drupal , you have options. Dooce’s Q&A section was built in Drupal. Among the most popular of the modules available for Drupal websites is the Advanced Forum module. This guest post is by Michael Silverman of  Duo Consulting. As bloggers, we’re constantly obsessing over ways to extend our reach to more people.