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My engagement with the Drigg for Drupal Theme Development Project has ended.

I going to collect a few notes on the Drupal Theme Development project and post here later, for now I want to discuss the future of this blog.

I have an interest in keeping a presence in the Drupal Community.

But have so much more experience with Joomla and other OS content management systems that I have to go back to school just to accomplish fundamental tasks with the Drupal CMS.

As for the Drupal Theme Blog on WordPress 🙂 I am going to be posting articles on Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and other Open Source Content Management Systems.

The goal of this Blog is now to support discussion and opinion of the current CMS development strategies.

So share in the conversation by commenting and I will link back to your site and continue the conversation.

To your continued success with Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress!

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Drigg Versus Pligg round 1…

Lets say round one is the initial install and config.

This Judge scores the round in favor of PLIGG by a long shot.

If you are new to content management, and don’t have hours/days/weeks to get up to speed on Drupal installing the Pligg CMS may be the right move.

It was a while back that I was using Pligg, but I recall that it only took me an hour or two to get the thing running and configured with my content categories.

Here is a Pligg installation video.

From the video it appears to have taken the user about 5 minutes to install the Pligg CMS – he had already created the Database, so add another 5 minutes for that…

Using Pligg 9.9 you will need to know:

FTP
How to Rename and Delete a few files on the server.
Create a Database, user and password

Im gonna find a video on Drupal Installation and another on Drigg for Drupal 6.6 if it exists.

This is the link to the Drigg Developers Website.

I have been tasked with writing sales copy for the upcoming release of a new Drigg for Drupal Theme.

Being new to Drupal and Drigg I need to do a good bit of reading.

Clearly the focus of the sales material is to persuade users to adopt the social voting system offered by Drigg.

I think one of the key items here is the overall flexibility and power of Drupal.

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When a developer is weighing the benefits of Drigg vs Pligg what will compel them to select Drupal and Drigg over the Pligg system?

As I said earlier I am going to explore the benefits of each system. Hey, maybe I will even put together a side-by-side comparison of the features of each of the social voting systems.

I read recently that Pligg is widely used as a digg.com clone.

The Drupal Module Drigg is not getting the same traction that pligg is getting for a number of reasons which I will look at.

But up front it is important to note that Drupal has won CMS of the year for 2 years running now, and provides scaleability and functionality that the Pligg CMS is not built to handle.

Note however that Drigg for Drupal 6.x is a development build and should be avoided for use in a live site.


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