Drupal

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If you've ever needed to export all of the fields out of a Drupal Entity, this might help.

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  • Entities

Drupal 7 offers several default entity types. Node (content) types, Taxonomies, and Users by default, File and Custom Entities with add-on modules.  When you are first confronted by Drupal, these can be confusing. Sure Users seems straight-forward, but Taxonomies and Content Types can turn you in circles if you aren't careful.

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Too many projects start off with big plans, without even a glance at the big picture. Not the "Big Picture" in the global sense, but an evaluation of how the website as a complete entity will function. What types of content will there be? How will the content types interact with one another. What sort of URL structure will there be? Not Earth shattering questions, but ones that should be answered before significant development occurs.

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This is the first post in a series dedicated to documenting the process of building a Drupal 7 blog. The topics will range from CSS and theme choices to module selection and configuration. Fair warning: I'm more than a bit of a geek and these topics tend to bring out the worst in me. I may use obscure CSS references and humor only socially challenged web developers understand. Feel free to ignore anything irrelevant and ask me to clarify anything important. I hope you find this interesting.

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I've decided to dedicate some time every day to working on fun projects. Some of that time will be spent on this website.

I recently updated this site from Drupal 6 to 7 and I'm going to be rebuilding it from the ground up. I enjoy discussing Drupal, so I will be documenting this redesign process as I go. Please comment and ask questions as I write about this project, I would appreciate it.

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I gave a presentation to a local social media group called NDTweetup earlier today. I walked through various Drupal capabilities, discussed installation profiles, and showed some examples of Drupal sites. Over the course of the meeting we discussed the versatility and capabilities of Drupal and other CMS products. Drupal's ability to both generated RSS feeds and to aggregate them was one of the more popular points of discussion.

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  • Drupal
  • Government on the Web

I recently had the pleasure of finishing another ITD design project, I was able to work with a number of great people at ITD, as well as the NDHP and Department of Emergency Services to update the Amber Alert website. Like the recent NDHP site, this was both a redesign and a Drupal conversion project.  Based strongly on the NDHP's design, the Amber Alert site is built using Zen.

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  • Web Design

Working at ITD, I had the opportunity to redesign the North Dakota Highway Patrol's website. This was both a redesign, and a Drupal conversion project. Using Drupal allowed us to develop a very nice looking site that can easily be maintained. Content can be maintained by the people who are familiar with the organization, the staff of the NDHP. www.nd.gov/ndhp is built in Drupal using Zen.

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  • Drupal
  • Web Design

The changes on this site weren't entirely for the sake of change. I've wanted to change to Drupal for a while, but I just didn't want to spend the time. WordPress was working fine and I had no real reason to change. Now I do. I've been building some other sites for family and family businesses using my personal hosting account. These sites have for one reason or another all changed to Drupal in recent months. One of Drupal's advantages is the ability to build multiple sites on the same code base.

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