Drupal Flexibility and Core Hacks

Posted by matt on Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 12:55pm

As Gina kindly pointed out to me recently, my blog promises overlong tangents about Drupal, but hasn't delivered lately. Since my first-year anniversary of working with Drupal is coming up, I thought I'd change that and share my experiences so far.

I came to Drupal as a PHP/MySQL programmer and a bit of a snob about building sites from scratch. My primary concern was that a mature CMS would be too constricting, that it would keep me from doing things I wanted to do, or else those things would require complex, time-wasting workarounds.

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Interest Tags Outta Control!

Posted by matt on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 1:53pm

I've noticed that the Interest Tags system is not really clicking as well as it should here on IndieBound.org. A lot of users don't seem to understand what it's for, or how to use it. Bottom line: I don't blame anyone but me. If this isn't working, it's because it's not clear what it's for, or because it's not organized well enough. Back to the drawing board...

Interest Tags: community pages, drupal, indiebound.org

What is IndieBound.org made of?

Posted by matt on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:34pm

IndieBound.org is made of Drupal, an open-source web framework based on PHP. It is database-agnostic, which does NOT mean that it doesn't believe in databases—oh no, Drupal believes in databases, some would say too strongly—but it can interface with (potentially) any database through a key innovation called a database abstraction layer.

Interest Tags: drupal, indiebound.org

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