Traditional HTML website planning techniques fall short when used to plan a Drupal site. In an article comparing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone, Idealware said "The flexibility of the [Drupal] system means it's important to think through the best way to accomplish what you want before diving in." Drupal Websites: A Planner's Guide is being developed to help you "think through" what you want and need before diving in with development decisions.
The plan is to make it available for DrupalCon San Francisco 2010, if not sooner. If you want to be notified when the site is ready, please contact me via the contact form and I will send you an email when it is open.

Planning Drupal Sites


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D4.6.8 to D6.10: Add Modules | Mon, 2009-04-06 11:36

Now you are ready to add the custom and D6 third-party modules you need. Coming from the world of D4.x, you need to be aware of something.

D4.6.8 to D6.10: Upgrade One at a Time | Mon, 2009-04-06 07:59

Assuming you have completed the clean up process suggested on the previous article, you are ready to start upgrading.

Upgrading Drupal from 4.6.8 to 6.10 Made Easy | Mon, 2009-04-06 06:41

If you are faced with upgrading your Drupal 4.6.8 site, you might be feeling like I was, a little overwhelmed.

Multi-Drupal Site, Single Database Navigation Customization | Sat, 2007-10-27 09:04

Another way to customize a Drupal site is via its navigation. The menu structure that we will customize is the blocks.

Multi- Drupal Site, Single Database Page Design | Sat, 2007-10-27 08:56

Using Drupal themes out-of-the-box might not be enough to make the two sites unique enough.

Two Sites, One Database, One Installation of Drupal: settings.php setup | Thu, 2007-10-25 07:28

The guidance provided below assumes:

Two Sites, One Database, One Installation of Drupal: DB Setup | Thu, 2006-12-21 08:09

The guidance provided below assumes:

Mulitple Sites, Multiple Databases, One Installation of Drupal | Thu, 2006-12-21 07:49

Note: These steps were written to Drupal 4.6 but I still use them with D6 when I have trouble with the regular install process.

Drupal 4.x Multi-site Configuration How-to | Thu, 2006-12-21 07:35

In February 2006, I found Drupal and decided to give it a try.