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Welcome to the Alumni drupal group. This is the place to collaborate with others on creating, growing and maintaining web sites dedicated to alumni, such as alumni of a given high school, college, or even company.

I have created a few stub pages to begin organizing this group's content. Hopefully others who have content to contribute can edit and add it to the existing pages or create new pages.

Also feel free to contact me directly.

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Theme your dream at Isovera's Drupal 7 Layout and Theming workshop - June 26 & 27

2014-06-26 10:00 - 2014-06-27 17:00 UTC

Hey there!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the seemingly slow transition into summer weather here in New England.

I wanted to let everyone know that we'll be holding our Drupal 7 Layout and Theming workshop later this month at our Waltham, MA headquarters on June 26 and 27.

This two day workshop will provide you with the following skills by the time you leave:
- Create custom layouts for landing pages on your site
- Make content appear dynamically based on where you are in the site structure
- Change the look of sections on your site
- Create a custom theme in Drupal

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Drupal Module Development Workshop | Isovera | Waltham, MA

2014-05-29 09:30 - 2014-05-30 17:00 UTC

Hey there everyone,

I wanted to put out a message saying we're taking last calls for seats in our Drupal Module Development workshop taking place next week.

This workshop is a two-day event, and takes place at our Waltham, MA offices. The course will run from 9:30AM to 5:00PM on May 29 and 30.

As always, please feel free to ask me any questions by emailing me at Additional information can be found at

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Drupal Module Development Workshop | Isovera | Waltham, MA

Hey there everyone,

I would like to let you know that Isovera will be hosting our Drupal Module Development workshop on May 29th and 30th. The workshop will be held from 9:30am until 5:00pm on both days.

By the end of the training you will be able to:
- Understand Drupal's hook system and development architecture
- Learn about the construction of 90% of Drupal modules
- Know how to develop simple to complex modules
- Know how to insert and extract data using Drupal's core database abstraction layer
- Be able to responsibly modify contributed modules using patches

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Join us for Drupal 7 in a Day! | April 25th, 2014 | Isovera | Waltham, MA

2014-04-25 09:30 - 17:00 UTC

Hey there,

Please join Isovera for our Drupal 7 in a Day workshop! We'll be holding this training event on April 25th from 9:30am until 5:00pm.

Due to the nature of this course, it tends to be one of our most popular, so please make sure to register sooner than later if you'd like to reserve a seat.

If you're registering more than one person from your organization, please let me know, as we do offer group discounts. As always, please feel free to email me at for any questions you may have.

Register here:

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Media Field

i am working with emfield module but its not working good
once a time it is ok but when i updated the version then here is an problem.
and problem is that when we create a new node or edit existing node it say url or embeded code is not correct.
when i solved that issue then a new issue is come it is that
when i create or edit the node there is not any url or embeded code mean it is removed automatically.

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Rice Class of 2009 Online Community

I recently launched the Rice University Class of 2009 Online Community as a venue at which members of my graduating class can keep in touch with each other. Specifically it aims to help those who wouldn't otherwise go out of their way to keep in touch with our class (especially with those members with whom they weren't the closest). The community is closed, but I'd be happy to answer any questions about it, especially if you're considering doing something similar. Thus far roughly 2/7 of my class are registered.

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phone meeting; initial configuration

George and I talked for 30 minutes this morning trying to wrap our heads around site config, coordination and version control, and modules and other general alumni happenings. We concluded that we think it is realistic that we get a 'brochure' site polished and running before Paolo's 90th gathering at Arco in mid June.

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Creating custom user profiles, D6

We are working on an alumni site and we would like to extend the drupal profile to our specs. We want to populate the profile with very basic information; name, and email address, and then notify the alum of their account being created. We then want them to be able to log in and add information at their discretion, and ideally also expose it to certain user roles at their discretion.

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some of my writing on the subject

I did some writing about my ideas on social media and it's role in society formation and organization. Just wanted to share it here. Features a picture I took of Paolo Soleri in 2006 while we were working at Cosanti on a nice new earth casting they were adding onto the existing ceramics area.

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New site went live

OK, so it's been a while, but we are back working on the arcosanti alumni site at It has been a long drought, but the timing is better this time as all of the key D6 modules are in official release and we as a team are more ready to work on it now.

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Test Site 1.0

I've finally got a 1.0 release of the Alumni site up and running on a dev environment. We decided to migrate the site from D5 to D6 now since we were basically at the ground floor. This was a tricky decision because there are definitely lots of modules that are still in development that are pretty critical for any drupal site. However, Views and CCK are getting very close and a few others will follow close behind them once they are ready.

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Drupal and Arcology

2008-08-14 15:30 - 17:00 US/Pacific

We are getting together to talk about our alumni network and how we can use Drupal to re-launch the website. I'm sure we will be talking about Arcology and Arcosanti in general, and how social media might empower our alumni to organize and act on ideas for furthering the Arcology concept.
If you are interested in Arcology, or even ecological design in architecture and urban development, we'd love to hear from you. We'll be meeting at Mission City coffee in Santa Clara.


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Just wondering, I'm thinking of converting an alumni site to be Drupal based, but I noticed one of the example sites, is heavily spammed. This would be one of my main concerns about switching. Is this common, and what possible solutions are available?


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Taking Over Existing Alumni Website & Best Beginner Documentation

I've been recently hired by a Public High School in downtown Boston and after displaying some level of technical proficiency, the school has decided to make me their official Drupal person with the first project being to overhaul the existing Alumni Website. I have never worked with a CMS and have made it clear to them that this is something I will have to learn...

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Sree's picture

yahoo groups like mail posting functionality

How can we get yahoo groups sort of functionality with drupal? - mainly when a user posts something using his mail id it shld get posted onto the site moderation queue .... how can we achieve this functionality? once approved by the moderator it shld be sent to the goup members ... ny clues???

Zahor's picture

Site for Simon Kenton HS/Alumni

The past few months I set out to build my first major Drupal project, and this is the result. It's a site that will be used for alumni and current students of Simon Kenton High School in Independence, Kentucky. We expect possibly over 3000 users as last forum site used had about 2500.

The one thing that really makes me happy is how much the users appreciate what has been done. I'm still working to improve some parts of it, as I my skills have improved since I started the site (over 4 months ago) and there are some parts I did back then.

Site can be seen here:

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St. Stanislaus Ex-students Association

We are using Drupal 4.7.0 for our Alumni website We also use civicrm for contributions and member management. Of course our Registration page is ugly with Organic Groups and Civicrm groups..till we find a better way to get og and civicrm to speak with each other

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University Student Organizations Group

Hi there! I just launched the University Student Organizations group. The groups seem related and I thought there might be some overlapping interest. I'll probably have a good deal of interest in running alumni websites when I graduate from college in two years!

jwolf's picture

How to create an Alumni directory

I have been involved with creating several Drupal-based alumni websites. One of the most requested feature, by clients, is an alumni directory; a tabular listing of all registered alumni with links to the alumni's profile(s).

Below is a basic how to implemented an alumni directory using contributed modules. This howto is based on Drupal 5.x, however, you can use the same approach with Drupal 4.7.x.
I hope this is helpful for others who are building Drupal-based alumni websites.

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