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Book module added to Menu

Paul, I've added your "CMS Shootout, The Book Module," to the Primary menu.

Registered users should be able to add/edit pages. Get to it, gang.

Library organization link

This is totally offtopic. I am posting this link so I can delete the e-mail from my account.

http://www.librarything.com/about.php

Richard says this is a cool new service to catalogue your books.

CMS Shootout Wiki

The requested Wiki is started here. Have at it!

Wikis for Drupal

Here are some links:

http://drupal.org/node/47033 - Somebody made a tiddlywiki plugin (whatever that is)

http://cyberdash.com/wikipages-for-drupal - somebody else made a wiki plugin that others like.

Forums, blogs, wikis

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In thinking about the new website, we should address the question of
how we communicate. Some of the CMS systems we are considering offer
blogs, wikis, discussion boards and other forms of interaction. Should
we use these things? What are the differences between them? Could
we end up using too many of them?

So how does the RSS feed work?

Hmmm? Has anybody tried it?

Drupal and Tagging

Upon a bit of further investigation, it appears that Drupal will support the "freetag" system as of release 4.7. The story is here.

There are a few solutions that are used for earlier releases: the folksonomy module (which I linked in the previous post) and awTags.

It is not totally clear why I am obsessed about tags. They're trendy, but maybe if we made the right taxonomy entries we would be okay. I don't think the current "distro list" works so well, though -- there are other categories we might want. Maybe I am looking for a purpose -- "tips", "life", "howto", "work", "meeting", etc?

Interesting Drupal Modules

This is a list of modules that have caught my eye. Some of them may be useful for our installation, but I am mostly posting them so that I can see what they do later.

  • Aggregator2: Collect and display Atom and RSS feeds arbitrarily.
  • Article: "allows for nodes of any type to be organized and displayed in a centralized location". It is not clear why this is different from what the rest of Drupal offers.
  • Atom: provides Atom 1.0 feeds.

Working with Mambo

Well I've been working with Mambo on the new site and it's coming along well. For a sneak preview check out http://kwlug.org/mambo. It's still a little rough, visually and organizationally, but it's coming along.

The server is a little slow. I think that's why Steph wants to move the site to a new server.

Site themes

The default site theme is "Marvin". You may choose from the other themes by
1) registering
2) "My Account"
3) "Edit"
4) scroll down and select from the four themes. and Save.

Then you can view the site in your selected theme. There is a lot of tweaking we can do to make the site "look right" after we have determined that we can make it "work right."

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