[TheThinkTank] Content Management Systems

Stuart O Anderson soa at ri.cmu.edu
Wed Oct 10 18:05:47 PDT 2007


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On 10/10/07, andrew L. <anyone at breathingplanet.net> wrote:
> I am on this list and have some drupal experience if people end up going
> with that option and need specific help... anyone_at_breathingplanet.net
> for the revamp of troybikerescue.org, we are going to try out joomla.
> for making a good editor in drupal (non-html), try the TinyMCE module.
> its kind of a pain in the ass install but well documented in the readme
> files that come with it.  when installing new modules, always read the
> readme files.
>
> ovr&out
> andrew L.
> troy bike rescue
> troy new york
>
> Bikes Not Bombs wrote:
> > We've just moved the Bikes Not Bombs website to Drupal.  I think it
> > is the best free CMS option out there.  (There's also Joomla which
> > may be a little easier to figure out, with fewer features.)  Drupal
> > is definitely hard to figure out at first ... especially to set up
> > just a regular old public website, since at its core it seems much
> > more geared to doing collaborative community websites with blogs/
> > forums etc.  We haven't yet, but will, set up the kinds of things you
> > are talking about with volunteer login, different tiers of login and
> > access, wiki, etc.  But I know that Drupal is one of the best tools
> > out there for doing this.  For the public side of your site, you
> > won't exactly get a wiki-like interface or wysiwyg editing, tho there
> > may be tools that can help with that.  David Mercer's book is a
> > useful resource.
> >
> > I can answer basic questions, but I had some tech volunteers really
> > do the nuts and bolts, and they aren't on this listserve.  So if you
> > want info email me directly at arik at bikesnotbombs.org ... I may have
> > to pass on some of your questions to my tech pros.
> >
> > -Arik
> >
> >
> > On Oct 10, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Andrew Bushaw wrote:
> >
> >> We have been using pbwiki.com (a free wiki, one login) for our
> >> organizing but are starting to feel the need for a tiered access
> >> control as well as for an actual website to send the public to. We
> >> have been contemplating getting a content management system such as
> >> "drupal" to serve both functions. I think the SLBC uses a similar CMS
> >> for their website and maybe others do to. How well does it work? Do
> >> regular folks have a difficult time using it? our ideal: public web
> >> page w/ donation links, a login page with a volunteer only section,
> >> then a section for core members only where we would keep fundraising
> >> info. Would like it to be easy to edit, with a wiki-like interface,
> >> preferably wysiwyg editors. Thanks, Andrew
> >>
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