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January 20, 2012

Tips for upgrading an existing site to a Drupal distribution

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A current project we're working on at Chocolate Lily involves upgrading a Drupal 6 site to use the Drupal 7 Open Outreach distribution. It's the first time we've used a Drupal distribution for an existing Drupal site instead of a new one.

January 31, 2012

Drupal site in a day

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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. But what if you need a site, like, tomorrow?

June 11, 2010

Upgrading to a new version of Drupal: Questions to ask before you begin

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Any way you do it, upgrading an organizational website to a new major version of Drupal - for example, from Drupal 5 or 6 to Drupal 7 - is a significant task.

June 10, 2010

Our approach to site development

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Get as much as you can out of existing solutions. Often, this means adjusting expectations or adopting different solutions for the same problems.

May 30, 2012

What's new with Open Outreach?

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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 long, it's gratifying to see that it's starting to build some momentum.

January 23, 2015

Drupal 8 configuration management: what about small sites and distributions?

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In a recent blog post, Drupal 8 co-maintainer Alex Pott highlighted a seismic shift in Drupal that's mostly slipped under the radar. In Drupal 8, he wrote, "sites own their configuration, not modules".

January 26, 2015

Drupal 8 and distributions part 2: problems and prospects

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This is part two of a series on configuration management challenges in Durpal 8. Part 1 looked at challenges for small sites and distriubtions.

February 5, 2015

Customizing the Open Outreach distribution: A case study

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As part of a long-term collaborative partnership with the University of Victoria's Geography Department, Chocolate Lily has been working on producing a customized version of Open Outreach suitable for community mapping.