The first time I made my way over to Drupal was to find a new script to replace Dragonfly. I needed a new look and more flexibility. After a quick test drive of the demo, I downloaded a fresh copy of Drupal and installed it immediately. I was overwhelmed by all the options and it didn’t take long before I gave up and decided the script I had wasn’t that bad after all.
I’m a bit stubborn at times so a few weeks later I gave Drupal another shot. By this time I had already dumped Dragonfly from my website and gone in a different direction, but I still wanted to know what was so great about Drupal. I installed it on one of my sandbox sites and decided to really spend some time figuring it all out. Funny thing happened when I took the time to learn Drupal. I learned Drupal.
Okay, I never became a Drupal master by any means, but I did start to get the feel of it. This piece of software has a lot to it and it takes time for the hack like me. I played around with Drupal for a few days and nights and really enjoyed learning it all. The more I learned, the more flexible it became, and that’s coming from a non-programmer.
I wasn’t looking for a content management script at this point so my Drupal skills have kind of gone bye bye, but if that next greatest idea comes to me again and I’m looking for a script to handle community content with greater user and content control, Drupal is getting revisited.
To give you a quick glance into all the options and settings there are in Drupal, here’s a screenshot from the demo over at opensourcecms.com. You about ready to do some learning?