My Drupal article has been published in the German Linux-Magazin


I am somewhat proud to announce that an article written by me about the free CMS Drupal, has been published by the German Linux journal Linux-Magazin. It's available in their Sonderheft Linux-Magazin 2/2005: Web Edition (a special issue about web publishing).
Unfortunately the article is not available online, so you'll have to buy the magazine to read it.

My article gives a broad introduction to Drupal, covering the installation (and some troubleshooting) as well as the basic concepts like nodes, users, roles, permissions, themes, modules etc. I briefly introduce some important contributed modules, explain how one usually installs modules and give a short overview of what will be new in the next release, Drupal 4.6. There's also a tiny section about the history of Drupal, and I provided links to some interesting Drupal-stuff like the Custom Blocks repository (which has recently moved, so the URL in the article is wrong), the Drupal Theme Garden and the Drupal API documentation.

If you happen to have read the article, I'd be happy to get some feedback.


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Artikel im LINUX-Magazin

Der Artikel im Sonderheft hat mich nochmal motiviert DRUPAL auszuprobieren.
Vor einiger Zeit habe ich DRUPAL als reines BLOG-Tool getestet und mich dann schließlich für Nucleus entschieden. Da meine Anforderungen jedoch darüber hinausgehen und ich jetzt eine Site neu aufbauen muß, war ich gerade auf der Suche nach einem Opensource-CMS. Durch das Sonderheft und insbesondere Deinen Artikel versuche ich jetzt auf DRUPAL umzusteigen, sowohl als BLOG-Tool als auch als CMS.
Der Artikel ist informativ, wenn auch zu kurz ;-)


Christoph, thanks a lot for your comments and feedback!

As you know I'm using Drupal for my Blog and Homepage at the same time, too, and I'm quite happy with it. You can very easily intermingle all sorts of content (blog posts, static pages, RSS Feeds from other sites, dynamic PHP-pages, etc.) to form a complex, content-rich site.

If you want to do more than "just" a blog and be a bit more flexible regarding future changes, Drupal is very nice indeed.