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Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:09am in Nedjo's blog

Chances are you're reading this because you're passionate enough about Drupal to read the Drupal Planet feed with your morning coffee or afternoon doughnut. If so, you or someone you know might be...

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 11:21am in Nedjo's blog

"We think Open Outreach on Pantheon is an incredibly powerful tool for site builders and web-savvy nonprofit staff and a great place to begin for those new to Drupal." -...

Posted Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:35pm in Nedjo's blog

The Apps approach to making Drupal site building easy is gaining support. But there's a long way to go before Apps can provide sites seamlessly...

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:21am in Rosemary's blog

What’s new with the Open Outreach distribution for nonprofits? Lots!

There are now over 250 sites using Open Outreach. After working on getting this distribution up and running for so...

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:33am in Nedjo's blog

What is Drupal good for? Drupal is often used for creating complex organizational websites that might take weeks or months to develop from initial plans to launch....

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:21pm in Nedjo's blog

A current project we're working on at Chocolate Lily involves upgrading a Drupal 6 site to use the Drupal 7 Open Outreach...

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:57am in Nedjo's blog

As the first few organizations start to try out our Open Outreach distribution, I'm realizing there's a lot to figure out as you build a distribution-based...

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:09pm in Nedjo's blog

Open Outreach is a Drupal 7 distribution designed to provide a web solution that small and medium sized nonprofits can just turn on and start using.

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 7:13pm in Nedjo's blog

Sooner or later most site developers are going to want to include related content--the articles most relevant to the content being viewed. Here are some quick notes on approaches to related...

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 - 10:54am in Nedjo's blog

When developing a Drupal site using the Features module, it's important that everyone is clear on what kinds of changes are done where.

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 - 10:20am in Nedjo's blog

The Features module for Drupal is a powerful tool for site development, but it's got its share of challenges, as Lullabot's James Sansbury noted in...

Posted Friday, September 24, 2010 - 11:25am in Rosemary's blog

You may be wondering how the various projects we're working on at Chocolate Lily all fit together.  All the names floating around can seem really confusing--sometimes I feel that way myself.  So...

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 - 8:49am in Rosemary's blog

Change can often be a hard thing for groups—even progressive groups.  Getting a staff team to willingly adopt new software or a new website can be challenging.  Especially for staff who always...

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:51pm in Nedjo's blog

Drupal core and contributed add on modules and themes are produced through a collaborative community process in which thousands of contributors identify issues, write patches, discuss options, and...

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:20pm in Nedjo's blog

Selecting the right modules to use on a site is one of the most important and also most challenging tasks of site development.