Drupal? Yes Drupal.
Well I bet most of you are asking what in the Lord’s name is Drupal. Too keep a long story short, Drupal is an open-source CMS system. Yeah, I know what your next question will be? What the hell is open-source and CMS? Open-source can be reffered as computer software for which the source code is freely available which you can customize to your needs (definetely anything with the name MS on do not belong to this family of softwares), and CMS is Content Management System, which are used to easily administer, edit and maintain websites. Pheeewwwww… don’t ask anymore about these ’cause if you are unable to understand to this point you should not bother to try.
Well I hapilly downloaded drupal from it’s website, and now came the point where I would like to install it on my web host. Having a fantastic Windows .NET hosting plan, and having no clue regarding PHP and MySQL, installing this CMS on my host would be harder than me cooking (you don’t wanna even imagine how bad my cooking is). Well, after some time, and trials and errors and blah blah blah, Voila…. it was installed and ready to run. I did get many funny errors in the begining, but somehow I fixed them.
After trying Drupal, my verdict was as follows; Drupal is very flexible, reliable and customizable. Ease of usage is for the above average PC user, installation however you need some strong background, specially when installing it on a Windows based system. But how is it compared to blogger?
Blogger, is simply the simplest and in my personal opinion FREE blogging tool/website available. It’s ease of usage makes it the most populare and widest in use. I personally love it.
Comparing them together will not be fair at all, as blogging (what blogger does) is just one of the many modules drupal has got to offer. With Drupal you can easily create your own customizable community, I also includes Poll, News, Aggregators, Forums and many many more…
Switching to Drupal will not be something that I’ll be able to do overnight, I really need to set it up as I want to have it first then eventually move to there.
If you are interested to try the Drupal installed on JPierre.com please drop me a line. Also, if you would like to install Drupal on your host, please let me know and for sure I will try to help you out.
So will I switch to Drupal? If I get bored with Blogger’s charm and simplicity maybe. However, it’s unlikely to happen as this is not what I really need for JPierre.com.
Drupal? Yes or No?
Drupal? Yes Drupal.