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The other day I mentioned to Abraham how much I disliked our blogs section and how little I liked Drupal, the system we have been using for a while now. He wrote me today and said that he had been at work on the blogs and wondered if I liked what he had come up with. My answer? "Please change over to this system today, Abraham. No need to wait."

Kathlyn and I are going to adopt him. Or give him money.

The nicest part of this system is that it is custom developed and Abraham has tied it in with our forums accounts and usernames. No more need for two accounts: one, for the forums; the other, to post in the blogs -- now, it's all one account.

Another nice feature is that the posting mechanism rules are identical in both the forums and the blogs. The vast majority of users who use our site have forums accounts and post in the forums. This new mechanism will make it far easier for them to participate in the blogs. For those who are used to Drupal and only come here for the blogs, it will take some readjusting but we are making the move so that we simplify the blogs for our majority of users.

Another great feature of this new move is that we have far more control of the database (for searching, etc.) and also to allow blogs to be integrated into other areas of the COW (such as user profile pages, etc.).

Abraham will be focusing on this area of the COW over the near future and we hope that you find the changes useful and will take advantage of them.

Thanks Abraham for listening and acting. I see the time coming soon where I'll even like the blogs. (To be honest, I have liked to see what people are posting but I really hated the Drupal system.)

Best always,

Ron Lindeboom
creativecow.net


Posted by: Ronald Lindeboom on Dec 25, 2008 at 3:48:19 pmComments (3) blogs, creative cow

Comments

Re: You may notice a new look here in the COWBlogs
by Jiggy Gaton
Ru guys still using drupal for this site? if so, we should start a forum here on that. I am using drupal now for the first time: http://animalnepal.org/drupal_hum site on the making and oh lordy do I need help...and I hate going anywhere else but here for it!
jigs

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by Timothy J. Allen
This is great! Anything that makes things easier is a great holiday gift to all of us. Like many of the COW herd, I have dozens of passwords and account names to remember. I always enjoyed reading the blogs, but have found myself neglecting them in the past - probably because of separate account. This will definitely inspire more participation.

Thank you!!!
One step at a time
by Abraham Chaffin
This should be a good step for the blogs and should bring them closer to really being a part of the COW. Even after changing over the wrapper that they were in about a year ago the fact that you needed a separate account for them was really troublesome. Hopefully in the next couple days or weeks the blogs will be fully integrated and the site will feel like one, unified, very large bovine!





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