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SimonSez

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Is drupal hard to use?

I am currently using Wordpress but the themes look to generic and Drupal has some very quality themes.

I was wondering if anyone here uses drupal and if they have plug ins for it to put your adsense ads?
 

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I personally biased to wordpress. Wordpress has very quality themes also. Just poke around a bit.
 

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Is drupal hard to use?

No, drupal isn't hard to use at all. It installs easily and yes, it is SEO friendly. Be aware, however a full CMS such as drupal does much more than say, Wordpress. The reason being is that drupal (as well as other Full CMS') is geared towards sites that are dynamic, feature and content rich. A full CMS will easily blog, handle sales, forums, etc.
 

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I personally use Drupal and can say its great for SEO purposes but the trick with Drupal is finding the modules that you need to do what you want exactly.

If you are still interested in Drupal take a look at the adsense module: http://drupal.org/project/adsense
Also SEO checklist here: http://drupal.org/project/seo_checklist is a good point to start. The hard part is getting all the modules you need to have a well put together SEO Drupal based site.

If you need more help on what modules to use send me a PM and i'll direct you to the necessary files.
 

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If you make a drupal site, you'll soon be flooded with spam. Probably mine :)
 

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No, drupal isn't hard to use at all. It installs easily and yes, it is SEO friendly. Be aware, however a full CMS such as drupal does much more than say, Wordpress. The reason being is that drupal (as well as other Full CMS') is geared towards sites that are dynamic, feature and content rich. A full CMS will easily blog, handle sales, forums, etc.


See I want something like that cause I want to improve my message board section right now it looks dead, and no one participates.

I was thinking of getting Drupal cause it is free, but I saw Vbulletin is coming out with something but you have to pay 250 bucks.

I have been told to look at Vbulletin as a investment. The thing is Wordpress is the easiest to in terms of placing adsense and other ads on there.

which is best?
 

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If you make a drupal site, you'll soon be flooded with spam. Probably mine :)
:( gee thanks lol

so Drupal has a weak spam filter? but the Government uses drupal as well as other big business sites such as Mattel.
 

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Mollom is one the leading companies/modules that Drupal uses to fight spam and a lot of Drupal based sites use that to fight spam. I might have just given some BH marketers an idea (i want my cut) *cough*
 

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Mollom is one the leading companies/modules that Drupal uses to fight spam and a lot of Drupal based sites use that to fight spam. I might have just given some BH marketers an idea (i want my cut) *cough*

thanks

I think I will give this drupal a try but if it turns out to be hard to use like Joomla I might have to cut it short lol
 

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See I want something like that cause I want to improve my message board section right now it looks dead, and no one participates.

I was thinking of getting Drupal cause it is free, but I saw Vbulletin is coming out with something but you have to pay 250 bucks.

I have been told to look at Vbulletin as a investment. The thing is Wordpress is the easiest to in terms of placing adsense and other ads on there.

which is best?

I can't really give you an apples/oranges comparison of Wordpress, VBulletin and Drupal because their intended purposes differ. You need to assess what you and your site need and base your conclusions on those requirements.

Wordpress is mainly used for blogging. Yes it can be scaled up, widgets added for varying purposes, etc. The fact still remains however, that Wordpress is geared towards blogging. Wordpress could be considered a 'Specialty CMS' as it does one thing particularly well.

Drupal on the other hand, could be referred to as a 'Full CMS'. A Full CMS effectively handles huge amounts of information and organizes it accordingly. Full CMS' allow you to not only blog but also implement forums, shopping carts, messaging, etc. In addition, Full CMS' have an administrative interface much more intuitive than that of Wordpress.

VBulletin is primarily forum software. If forums are the premise of your site, VBulletin may be a viable option for you. Since VBulletin is not free software, you may want to research other options if you do not have a large membership to your forum. (You can always port over to VBulletin if your forum becomes quite large.)

In short, Drupal will let you blog AND have a forum section to your site all in one tidy little tool. Wordpress is best for blogging but can be scaled up with widgets and the like. VBulletin is an excellent choice for forum software if that is what your site primarily consists of.
 
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I can't really give you an apples/oranges comparison of Wordpress, VBulletin and Drupal because their intended purposes differ. You need to assess what you and your site need and base your conclusions on those requirements.

Wordpress is mainly used for blogging. Yes it can be scaled up, widgets added for varying purposes, etc. The fact still remains however, that Wordpress is geared towards blogging. Wordpress could be considered a 'Specialty CMS' as it does one thing particularly well.

Drupal on the other hand, could be referred to as a 'Full CMS'. A Full CMS effectively handles huge amounts of information and organizes it accordingly. Full CMS' allow you to not only blog but also implement forums, shopping carts, messaging, etc. In addition, Full CMS' have an administrative interface much more intuitive than that of Wordpress.

VBulletin is primarily forum software. If forums are the premise of your site, VBulletin may be a viable option for you. Since VBulletin is not free software, you may want to research other options if you do not have a large membership to your forum. (You can always port over to VBulletin if your forum becomes quite large.)

In short, Drupal will let you blog AND have a forum section to your site all in one tidy little tool. Wordpress is best for blogging but can be scaled up with widgets and the like. VBulletin is an excellent choice for forum software if that is what your site primarily consists of.


Thanks so much!

I think I will give Drupal a shot, I have a sports blog that is on wordpress but wordpress looks low level especially if you are trying to make your site more professional.

The reaosn I use wordpress is because its so easy to ad blogs without all that internet fancy jargon words that confuse people.

I am wondering can I add Adsense ads in articles with Drupal? does it have a plugin for such things?
 
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