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Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 00:00

Obviously, the question as to why people are using it is one that can be prompted with a number of answers, yet I will put my few points down:

  • The backend/administration is understandable

This can be a big problem, especially when using CMS for no IT professional, which I guess I would class myself as. Joomla has a relatively smooth and easy learning curve to being able to publish articles and create users/emails all fro its backend. Especially in contrast to Drupal which can require slightly more knowledge.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 00:00

Migrating from one structure/site to another can be a complex process. I have certainly found within my new role, where I have been migrating 30+ sites to one drupal multisite installation that the process of moving sites is a convuluted one. Not only can it require the migration of databases, but also the procesig of strings to sanitise them ready for implmentation into a new database system and structure, especially when having to split strings.

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as ancient as the pyramids

Friday, October 9, 2009 - 00:00

I have been looking at a way of inputting content into drupal but falsifying the timestamp to show it as content created years ago. Currently I am in the process of migrating a number of static sites to drupal and as such have to manually copy and paste some of the content across. This then gives timestamps and revisions as new, despite the data being old (between 1-5 years).

I wrote this as a simple way of changing timestamps, obviously not for general use, but it does hack the nodes to pretend its old data:

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road map

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 00:00
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don't leave home without a swiss army knife

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 00:00

With regards to Joomla essential, much of what you need to do content writing and suchlike is alread built in. Fantastic. And for delivering content to users, either registered or public, is great. However, I have to also use these components to make everything easier:

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