Drupal: Articles on Drupal and Social Publishing

In typical Drupal fashion, you are provided with a wide variety of tools when integrating a social networking solution with your site. In fact Drupal.org has a huge community of developers that have created in-depth forums and documentation that will help you choose the right social solution for your needs (and developing skills). There is a full list of social networking-related modules on the Drupal.org site, click here.

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In the competitive battle of Content Management Systems (CMS) solutions the current top three contenders are the famous WordPress, the powerful Drupal and the mid-range Joomla. If these CMSs were daytime TV: WordPress would be the uber chic and popular Rachael Ray with its multi-faceted approach, Joomla would be the informative Dr. OZ with its powerful backbone and toolset and Drupal would be the highly analytical Dr. Phil. If you cannot stand Oprah and her offshoots then completely disregard the last comment but read on.

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The name Drupal was adjusted from the Dutch word ‘druppel’, or water droplet, and was named accidentally by Dutch creator Dries Buytaert when he misspelled the Dutch word for village ‘dorp’ while checking a domain name. Upon further consideration Buytaert thought his misspelling of Drupal simply sounded better, and kept it—giving us the name Drupal. Since its initial inception as a message board Drupal has come a long way as the accidentalness stopped there.

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