Drupal is an excellent PHP based open source content management system with a wealth of features. It allows rapid development of feature rich web sites and can easily be extended to cover a wide variety of useage scenarios from basic CMS to social networking portal, eCommerce and more.
Edmonds Commerce specialise in open source PHP development and can help you to put together the best Drupal based CMS system. If its good enough for the White House, its good enough for you.
It’s always tempting when you are new to a framework or system to just roll your own functionality if the built in functionality is not obvious. I was nearly at that stage with Drupal 6 file uploads. Thankfully before I gave in I found this useful blog post which clearly states how Drupal’s built in file upload functionality works. Sweet
Working on a couple of custom Drupal modules at the moment and I have to say I’m really enjoying working with the Drupal forms API. I really feel like I have a wealth of cool features at my disposal without any particular effort or complication. It’s a very logical system that does what it does really quite well.
If only the Zend Framework forms component was this easy to use!
Working on a custom Drupal module in Netbeans and wondering how to get Netbeans to treat the file as a PHP file even though the extension is .module?
All you need to do is right click the file and select “Open As”. Then in the dialog box select the PHP option and that’s it. Sorted.
For content or community driven websites I definitely recommend taking a close look at the PHP based open source package Drupal. Like other successful open source packages, one of it’s key strengths is in the tremendous breadth of additional modules that are available allowing you to create your custom mixture of features specific to your site requirements.
A lot of very cool modules are available allowing you to put together a comprehensively fully featured site without requiring any real custom development work. Also applying a custom design to Drupal is really quite easy. For you this all means that Drupal represents a comparitively low cost option for a powerful, custom content based web site.
If you need some freelance Drupal development do get in touch with Edmonds Commerce today.