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Is anyone here familiar with ProsePoint? I'm working on a test site ... I want to have photos with credits and cutlines (captions), and I need the captions to be formatted to have a bold "kicker" that leads off the caption (the rest of the caption being in normal text).
That's not possible with the way that embedded images are handled in ProsePoint ... which is fine; I was able to set up a Photo group on another Drupal test site -- inside the Photo group was a credit field (as a node reference, so each photographer gets his/her own node) and a cutline field (text area).Read more
I've spent the last few weeks working on a test site (hosted on my own personal account) to create forms in HTML (with a little PHP add-on in the background to handle emailing the info) for the newspaper where I work. Here's one example: http://forms.polestarstudios.com/adult_birthday.html
But I've also been lobbying for us to switch our site over to Drupal (or a Drupal-based avenue such as OpenPublish or ProsePoint) for weeks.
Today, I got the go-ahead (finally) to redesign our site in Drupal; I'll get the details on Monday.Read more
As we all know image, any file actually, management is one of Drupal's biggest weaknesses. It has been debated since the beginning and there exist a virtual labyrinth of different solutions for it. I would say that looking at all the modules touching this more or less all features needed for Drupal to have excellent file management exist. The problem though is that very little is compatible with each other (won't go into that snake pit in this post though...)Read more
I have been looking into the best way of breaking up long articles in pages when using the CCK textarea field. The paging module does only work on Drupal's default body field, which I want to avoid as the CCK textarea field offers more flexibility.
What I would like is to be able to define something like a paging fieldgroup in the content type. Then I could use more than one CCK field unique for each page. A simple example would be a text field for the page title in combination with a text area for the page body.Read more
I am working for a daily newspaper part-time; I have been researching and experimenting with Drupal (and OpenPublish and ProsePoint) in the hopes of being able to convince the corporate office of the media syndicate (on the other side of the country) to consider a different CMS than the one we're currently using.
I would appreciate input, feedback, and experiences from other daily newspapers, especially on the print-to-web experience ... particularly if you are using InDesign and/or NewsEditPro.Read more
I want2 add under each articles (story) (but not in block) will be related node: one is the same content (based on title, keyword), others are articles by the same term on post (as related news list (title only) in the node page (news page) as a few pages like cnn...?
We have a problem with our news site. Maybe its not such a big problem but we dont know how to take on the problem.
We do hyperlocal news which means that if a car breaks down in town or something happens like the lights stay on all night in the streets we report that, however, We also do global news which is our main focus.
Does anyone have any tips on how to mix this in Drupal without screwing up the Google News rankings etc? Hyperlocal news and Global news on the same site?
Thanks for any info
As I move further into our new website, I'm very interested in opening the door for community bloggers. My bosses, of course, want some kind of clear policy in place governing community blogging, before we let people speak their minds on our site.
Can't say I really disagree with them, considering how easy it is to be sued in today's world.
I was curious as to whether or not anyone already had a policy in place for community blogging, or something I could look over to glean a few ideas?Read more
I'm working on building out user badges as a major feature on a news site, where users can submit or vote on various amounts of various types of content to get X or Y badge, some of which give the users new permissions and some of which are merely decoration.Read more
I am working on a media site that will have a number of blogs. I have gone over every discussion in the Multi-user Blogging group as well as the last two years posts in Newspapers on Drupal.
Although I have tested many of the modules and techniques I found, there are a few things I haven't been able to find solutions to.
The main thing I found is that multi-user blogging seems to be geared at making it available for any user with a certain role to be able to create a blog. This is something we want to avoid since it needs to be controlled by admin and/or editorial staff.Read more
Hi everyone. I am new to drupal. I have a monthly publication that we want to take online and make it a daily site. I am by no means a CMS expert - far from it. I could use some help in setting up the site. I want something that looks professional, but am feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the process. I know what I want, but do not know how to get there. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance for your comments.
What are the modules you use to administer comments (aka, remove offensive comments) on your sites?
We've been using the Flag module. It meets our needs, but I don't like that I can't have a view of all the users' offending comments. I want an admin interface that gives me in the information to say "I banned you because of x,y and z."
I thought this would be a big topic for the Newspapers on Drupal group but I couldn't find much mention of administrating comments.
Attached is the code for a potential new module for email newsletters (everything has .txt appended to the filename so I can attach it). It's called SunMailer; the code is based on the module The Cornell Daily Sun currently uses to send out its email newsletter.Read more
I’m new to Drupal and I am curious if anyone can explain the best way to create a custom template for an “article” node so that an image with caption floats to the top left of a text area.
My goal is to make this an intuitive process for users, and not require them to do any sort of HTML editing.
Thanks in a advance for any suggestions!
For some reason, the link is not showing up on my event node.
I´m a webdesigner and digital marketer from a Media Group in Portugal. I´m currently managing 3 web-newspapers that I´ve developed using HTML and Flash.
A couple of days, I´ve discovererd this group and I´m amazed because is exactly what I´ve looking for.
I´ve to start a development plan from a new webmagazine (it will be the first portuguese magazine (print+web) of rewenable energies), and I´m very tempted to choose Drupal for being the CMS.Read more