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* Drupal Wiki - A guide to enabling wiki-esq editing of pages.
* Wiki functionality;
** Wikitools
** freelinking
** How to: create a wiki with Drupal

Drupal files used

  • Drupal 5.7 core
  • Igniter - A very light starting theme. 5.x-1.x-dev.
  • Core modules enabled - Blog, Blog API, Contact, Forum, Path, Ping, Profile, Search, Statistics, Tracker, Upload
  • Views - The views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists of content (nodes) are presented. 6.x-2.0-beta3.
  • Panels - Allows you to create pages that display a configurable layout (coloum or grid) of nodes, views, blocks, etc. Used on a lot of frontpages. Panels 2beta5 is advised by the panel devs to be used over Panels 1 with the final version to be out soon
  • Event - Allows you to create event nodes.
  • e-Commerce - Online store
  • Token - Required by e-Commerce
WYSIWYG editors;
  • TinyMCE
  • FCKEditor - I'm preferring this atm.
  • Image
  • Pathauto - automatically creates nice url aliases
  • Save as Draft
  • or Workflow
  • Trash - This module adds a trash for nodes. 6.x-1.x-dev.
  • Scheduler - This module allows nodes to be published and unpublished on specified dates. Apparently ported to D6?
  • Gallery - This module embeds Gallery2. 6.x-1.x-dev.
  • Image - This module allows users with proper permissions to upload images into Drupal. Thumbnails and additional sizes are created automatically. 6.x-1.0-alpha1
  • Privatemsg - Allows your site's visitors to send private messages to each other. D6 port postponed.
  • Apply for role - Allows users to apply for a role and administrators to approve their application.
  • Nice Menus - Enables drop-down/right/left expandable menus. It uses only CSS for most browsers, with minimal Javascript for IE. Ported to D6
  • Google Analytics - Adds the Google Analytics web statistics tracking system to your website. Ported to 6.
  • XML Sitemap - Creates a site map in accordance with the specification. In progress.
  • Trackback - Contacts posted blog entries via trackback. Ported to 6.
  • Wiki functionality;
Not possible as of yet;

  • phpBB2drupal - Copies info across from phpBB2. Ported to 6.
  • ShareThis - A one click button for multiple social bookmarking sites. 6 only.
Other interesting modules;

  • Content Construction Kit (CCK) - Allows you create and customize fields using a web browser. 6.x-1.0-alpha.
  • Taxonews - Generates blocks containing titles of node matching terms in a taxonomy vocabulary, as links to the nodes themselves, with automatic content expiration based on publishing date. Ported to 6.
  • Taxonomy image - Link an image to taxonomy terms.
  • Taxonomy menu - Menus from taxonomies.
  • Taxonomy Browser - Think of this as a 'build your own category view' page. Ported to D6
  • Sections - Use different themes for different sections. Ported to 6.
  • FlashVideo - Allow web developers and users to upload video files, automatically convert those videos to the popular Flash format, and embed them in any node. Ported to 6.
  • Video Filter - For embedding flash videos from a number of sites.
  • jQuery UI Tabs - Client-side interactive tabs. 6.x-1.x-dev.
  • Drupal 6 module compatibility list
  • Shell Social Network Playground - "Test ground for social networking modules"
Drupal config

A brief note of what configuration changes have been made to the Drupal install for the new Forest site.

  • Modify sites/default/settings.php permissions
  • Create /files/ dir in Drupal root, modify permissions
  • Theme
    • Igniter
    • Upload Forest logo
    • Display only logo, user pictures in posts/comments and shortcut icon
    • Display info only on blog and forum nodes
  • Clean URLs: Enable
  • Date and time
    • Time zone: Europe/London
    • Change date formats to day/month/year
  • FCKEditor
    • Add to exclude list; edit-persistent-login-pages
    • Enable basic and advanced file management
    • Set CSS options to defaults
    • Change line breaks to br
    • Change input formats to 'full html'
  • Image toolkit
    • Change quality to 95%
  • Repeating events
    • Enable intervals in advanced section
    • Enable repeating events in the event content type
  • Site information
    • Name: The Forest
    • E-mail: i n f o @ t h e f o r e s t . o r g . u k
  • User settings
    • Disable user registration - for now at least
    • Enable picture support, change max res to 150x150, filesize to 60kB
  • User roles
    • Create new 'admin', 'basic forest user' roles
  • Delete the story content type - we'll use pages instead
  • Categories
    • Add a vocabulary "Categories"
    • Enable for blog posts and events
    • Enable 'free tagging', 'multiple select' and 'required'
  • Content types
    • Disable 'promote to the front page' for events and products
    • Create a content type called 'Group' for group nodes
  • Contact form
    • Categories: General enquiries, Forest grant applications, Volunteering, To hire the hall, Art gallery and art submissions, Project ideas and EVS applications, To use the darkroom
  • Blocks
    • Disable login
    • Disable group details and notifications
  • Events
    • Change overview type to list
    • Disable content type filter
  • Navigation menu
    • Disable 'groups', 'my unread', 'recent posts', 'products'
  • Primary links
    • Home - <front> - "Return to the front page" - weight: -10
    • About - about/ - "About The Forest"
    • Events - event/ - "What's happening at The Forest" - weight: -7
    • Store - product/ - "But things from The Forest" - weight: 4
    • Contact - contact/ - "Contact The Forest" - weight: 5
    • Forum - - "Discuss The Forest" - weight: 7
    • Login - user/ - "Login to this site" - weight: 10
  • Post a test;
    • blog entry
    • event
  • Views and Panels
    • Create a flexible panel page named 'newfrontpage'
    • Change to one rows, two columns, Left & Right, 50% each
    • Create new view that lists images attached to upcoming events
    • More later.....
Drupal themes

Drupal distros

To do

  • phpBB3 - Upgrade the bb to this?
Site content

See also

Comments and suggestions

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