[consulting] Drupal considerd dangerous
morbus at disobey.com
Tue Dec 26 14:30:52 UTC 2006
>> quite a while (years). So after hacking out the 'creat content' page
>> that my end-users would see if they wanted to do a blog post...to
>> instead jsut go to a 'post a blog page' and facing the fact that I would
>> need to re-hack this sort of BASIC usabilty again and again in the
> You mean, disabling the original Navigation block and using your own
> custom menu block, with just a link to the "post your blog" thing (and
> anything else you wanted). That's not a hack - that's intentional
> functionality and takes all of five minutes, no core or code
> modifications required. Did you not know you could do this?
Alternatively, of course, you could have simply hit admin/menu and
disabled the "create content" page, which would leave you with a list of
the content you're allowing users to post. You could then modify their
name and location further if you'd like. This would save you from having
to redefine existing menu items (or lose dynamic items).
I think you've misinterpreted comments about usability. Drupal can not
look and act like a blog engine such as Wordpress. Your particular use
case (of which primarily you've only mentioned users writing blog posts)
is not one we can dumb Drupal down to - Drupal supports far too much for
it to be "just" a blogging engine out of the box. Yes, you can make it
look and act like one (by, as a first step, getting rid of "create
content" - a front-end to the hundreds of different types of content
that Drupal can create - and showing just the "blog" entry you want your
users to fool around with, as above).
You may find, with the forthcoming Drupal 5's install profiles, that
someone will make a "blog" distro of Drupal, which has been pre-catered
to look and act like Wordpress, with all the backend capabilities and
customizing that Drupal has always supported still intact. This single
distribution could then be a good basis for starting a blog site of some
sort. That may be something more in league with what you're looking for.
And yes, comparisons to, or "waiting" for, Ruby is folly.
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