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

Idaconcpts

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. In this article, we will explore what are the advantages and disadvantages between Drupal and WordPress, and which CMS should you choose for your business or personal website. Drupal. Drupal also has a very large learning curve.

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

ProBlogger

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, data.gov.uk , 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:. Drupal is built to provide a stable performance with a great deal of content versatility.

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How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Customers who participate, create content and connect with other community members become loyal brand advocates. Support communities—forum sites, wikis or any venues that include user-generated content—are surprisingly self-sufficient.

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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. I’ve schlepped around with Drupal for about 4 or 5 years, but am not a guru- are you? Online communities within the organisation – what do you use? Technorati Tags: drupal , free , Online Communities , open atrium , OpenSource , social intranet , social network. Walled Garden vs Gated Community (1).

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth. This does NOT have to be Not For Profits – social networks that have a “community&# feel, can also connect with the goodwill of the members and seek donations as a revenue stream.

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 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.

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Good Game: ABC TV Show and online communities

Laurel Papworth

Jeremy gets online and says it’s cos he’s not a woman he got sacked, the GoodGame crew go the forums and say it was their decision, the community get their knickers in a knot and start a petition , a Facebook goup and a website called SaveJunglist (his gamer handle or nickname). The site -looks like Drupal is called SaveJunglist. Tell everyone in your own gaming community, in forums, in your friends group, facebook, myspace, twitter… you get the rest.

What the heck are social media consultants and what do they do all day?

Sherrilynne Starkie

This could be customers, employees, surrounding communities, shareholders, policymakers and so on. Consultants use content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress or Drupal to publish without web support. To engage online communities, a consultant participates daily in online discussions, asks and answers questions, and distributes valuable news and information. Listening to stakeholder communities is an important piece too.

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Taking Badges Further: I use incentives to reward influencers in my online communities in three ways: Points for repetitive, ongoing and countable activity. Obvious one is Community Moderator for those that volunteer community admin duties. I tend to use Titles to show that the “Gods of the Community&# are paying attention and approving certain behaviours. This is a absolutely hideous yet interesting problem for me in communities.

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. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. This is a guest post by Tim Ware.

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5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Open source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. Interacting with your audience is the key to building a community. Every day, scores of companies and aspiring bloggers enter the blogosphere with hopes of building a strong community and generating leads and profits. Blog successfully and you cam smile all the way to the bank.

Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

In Jordan’s words, “We are creating a community of commenters and content producers, connected through conversation and interests.&#. They truly believe in community. They understand that in order to build a community, you have to be a part of that community. 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).

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Use Forums to Boost Your Blog’s Value

ProBlogger

I’ll answer that question with another one: do you think of your blog as a publishing platform with occasional interaction, or a full-blown community? Working with an online community development expert, Heather integrated a Q&A forum into her website. 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.

Live Blogging - OSS Camp Delhi 08-09 September 2007 @ Day 1

The Marketing Blog

It’s by Mir Nazim and is about Drupal and its best practices. Gud start he’s talking about using the CVS code and says don’t just download abruptly from drupal website. well that is one of the best examples of websites using Drupal. Mir has also beautifully addressed on the community aspects of drupal and using Drupal as a CMS for websites. Today Noel, a renowned Drupaler rejoices when he meets fellow folks from the community.

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Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community. 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. For example, tagging the Drupal site with the tags "open" and "source" -- so that it shows up on separate pages for open and source -- is a lot less useful than giving it the tag "opensource." Go to Community Discussions. Community.

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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. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. This is a guest post from Brad Shorr. . A lot of entrepreneurs and midsize firms say they “get a lot of web leads.”

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The Complete Solo Build It! Review - An Insider’s Perspective

The Social Media Hat

suite of tools, training and community so that I could review everything. I've built sites using Geocities, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, PHP-Nuke, GoDaddy, Joomla, Drupal, Wix and WordPress. As I sifted through the community discussions I found thousands of SBI! Domain Name, Managed Hosting, Website builder and customizable templates Keyword Research and other tools Free Support & Guidance A community of like-minded solopreneurs. The Complete Solo Build It!

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Top 10 reasons to use WordPress [Beginner’s Guide]

BeingOptimist

There are many open source platforms such as WordPress , Joomla, Drupal , and Magento and it is very confusing for the beginners to decide which CMS to use for their blog or website. 10 Robust Community: WordPress has an active community, as we discussed earlier that 35% of the internet consists of WordPress websites. Since there are millions of WordPress users, so the community is also vast. If you face any problem, you can take the support of the community.

Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business

Convince & Convert

Pros : Supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Typepad, Squarespace, Drupal), Flickr, Bit.ly, YouTube, and reviews sites like Yelp. I can’t talk about social media management platforms without talking about Argyle Social , partly because they’re a Convince & Convert sponsor, but mostly because their product was designed specifically to answer the social media ROI question that social media and community managers are faced with every day.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Drupal. Do you have a community on the ground to support an online community? Or would you be better served to set up a community inside another social network? Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game , an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago.

Services & Tools for Bloggers

The Marketing Blog

I’d really like to see its compatibility with Drupal in the near future. But yeah the bottom line is that the blogging community is in a win-win situation. Home About In the Media Social Technographics Ladder Xtees.com – A Unique t-shirt selling hub June 12, 2008.3:18 18 am Services & Tools for Bloggers Jump to Comments Ever since the philosophy of blogging has become popular a lot has happened in the blogosphere planet.

Turned six months old & Freed.in

The Marketing Blog

is a leading community event in the Indian sub-continent promoting freedom in technology, software and related domains. Having attended sessions on WordPress.org and Drupal this one looks promising. All you have to do is register on line and turn up to get clued in to OSS community and work going on. Home About In the Media Live Blogging – OSS Camp Delhi 08-09 September 2007 @ Day 1 Coming up: SmallBizPod’s Indian Entrepreneurship Special September 14, 2007.7:09

Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Bill Hartzer

In addition, the Community Oversight Committee has elected several new board members including Steve Burge, Javier Gomez, Marko Milenovic, Jacques Rentzke, Robert Deutz and Akarawuth Tamrareang. In 2010 we look forward to helping the community tackle some major agenda items, such as a new release of Joomla! and a thriving third-party developer community.&#. community. Open Source Matters , Inc. OSM), the not-for-profit organization that supports the Joomla!

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

Kikolani

If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole. Some popularly used structures / sites include: Custom collaboration groups with platforms such as BuddyPress , Drupal, etc.

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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

It is also great for socializing and building your own community. If you have blog content on other platforms, including WordPress.com, Blogger, Drupal, Joomla, or others, then you might want to consider importing it into your new WordPress site. In general, if you paid for something and it’s not working accordingly, make sure to try their site and contact them directly if there isn’t a community forum. One question we hear quite a bit is how to start a blog.

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. Don’t be afraid of promoting the Open Source aspect to the developer community to attract interest, but make sure that’s not the main message going out to mainstream internet users. Open source is a wonderful thing.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Key Takeaways from #SMAZ

Kikolani

How to piss off an online community – examples from the latest changes to Digg, Facebook, Sphinn, and Twitter. WordPress, Joomlan, and Drupal : Which one is the best? Build online community. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, key takeaways from Social Media AZ, and jumping otters on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

If you have blog content on other platforms including WordPress.com, Blogger, Drupal, Joomla, or other blogging platforms, then you might want to consider importing it into your new WordPress site. In general, if you paid for something and it’s not working accordingly, make sure to try their site and contact them directly if there isn’t a community forum. One question I get asked often is how to start a blog.

eLearning & Deliberative Moments: The present and future of Personal Learning Environments (PLE)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Hence, they prefer the more limited view of PLEs as a configurable extension to a VLE, especially when they continue to see themselves as the monopoly technology service providers for their learning community (eg online enrolment, email addresses). Interestingly, some faculties have implemented and manage their own VLEs which are more dynamic, more concerned with learning experiences and are publicly-licensed products (eg.LRN , Moodle , Plone , Drupal , Sakai ).

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

Convince & Convert

Drupal. Participate in Ideation Communities. ” It’s a great way to invite people you respect in your industry into a community of like-minded folks. Twitter chats, Facebook Groups, and LinkedIn Groups (not to mention building your own ideation community) help people feel involved in the world, fulfill the human need to be social, and give you the opportunity to be the one who builds that connection for them.

What Do We Need to Teach About Knowledge Work? | Computer Writing and Research Lab

Buzz Marketing for Technology

That might involve learning popular time management techniques (Allen 2003) or participating in online communities that face similar problems (Spinuzzi 2003, Ch.6); they certainly will involve examining, evaluating, adapting, and adopting the local innovations that coworkers have developed. Gonzalez & Mark 2004) in which they operate, the overlapping work activities that largely share the same tools but different rules, communities, and divisions of labor. Drupal Resources.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Drupal. Could|Would} you {list|make a list} {all|every one|the complete urls} of {your|all your} {social|communal|community|public|shared} {pages|sites} like your {twitter feed, Facebook page. Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Or, you simply you are so dumb that you do not know how to use it properly.

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

I’m {looking|planning|going} to start my own blog {in the near future|soon} but I’m having a {tough|difficult|hard} time {making a decision|selecting|choosing|deciding} between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work.

Being Lightweight: Tools We Use | Common Craft - Explanations In Plain English

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Web Site - Were fans of content management platforms like Drupal , Wordpress , etc. We love Twitter because its lightweight - its a direct line to part of our community that doesnt require clicking a link in email. i contacted Jeff Bezos and offered myself as liaison to the library community for the low low price of one Kindle, but evidently i was not the first one with this idea so he passed. community. The Common Craft Store. Our Client Productions.

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

Viper Chill

The conversation we had wasn’t very interesting, and it probably shows a very geeky time of my youth, but it does highlight one thing: Even at 16 I was crazy about SEO and the communities discussing it. For almost 48 hours things seemed nicely confined to our little private communities. 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.

194: 5 SEO Tools for Bloggers

ProBlogger

I think there’s been a Drupal version as well. If you are looking to connect to other bloggers, to learn from them, to share what you know about blogging, that’s important as well, do head over to the group, do a search on Facebook for ProBlogger community or hit the problogger.com/group. 5 Blogger SEO Tools. In today’s episode, I’ve got Jim Stewart from StewArtMedia back on the show to talk about SEO tools to help you to rank your blog higher.

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The Ultimate List of Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations

Hootsuite

CMGR: Community Manager. Community managers cultivate a brand’s relationships on social media. Not to be confused with social media managers , community managers engage and nurture the company’s community.

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