Drupal & Magazine/Newspaper information?

Mister Paul's picture

Hi,

I have to create an onlime magazine.
I have seen that many olnline magazines / newspapers were built with Drupal.

I am new to Drupal (I have developped sites with Joomla and Wordpress, but none with Drupal yet). So I am gathering information.

As I see that posts in « Newspapers on Drupal » have been posted a while ago with older versions of Drupal, I am wondering:

1° if Drupal is still the best low cost solution to achieve a professional result

2° where could I have up to dated information about Drupal distributions for newspapers and magazines + relevant modules + affordable Document management system…

I have seen these pages:
https://groups.drupal.org/node/92139
https://groups.drupal.org/node/5281
but are they still accurate, pertinent?

Thanks a lot for your help!
;-)

PAul

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Hi Paul, Most of what you

My Local Electrician's picture

Hi Paul,

Most of what you would require for most features to build an online magazine/newspaper is right out of the box in Drupal 8. With Drupal you will get a professional result.

Depending on how you want your readers to consume the information, there are many contrib modules you could use to achieve the result you want.

From a publisher point of view, anything you want to add to a content type for say a news article can be achieved using Drupal field system out of the box.

For any specific requirement you want to implement into your site I would recommend posting in the support forums on an issue to issue basis.

Thank you for your

Mister Paul's picture

Thank you for your answer.

Does it mean that almost all the suggestions indicated in the "Newspapers on Drupal" group are obsolete as they were specified for older versions of Drupal?

Where could I find relevant information about Newspaper / Magazine creation on Drupal 8?

Try Thunder

miro_dietiker's picture

Meanwhile dedicated (Drupal 8 based) distributions such as Thunder evolved.

Checkout http://thunder.org/

You can get an own 30 days trial instance within minutes:
http://www.thunderdemo.com/

On our website, we have a stream of community content related to thunder:
https://www.md-systems.ch/en/projects/open-source/thunder
(Use the next buttons to find more. It also contains links to showcases, awards, ...)

We launched more than 10 news portals on Drupal 8. You can find project references here:
https://www.md-systems.ch/en/projects/portfolio/np8

Thank you Your link reminds

Mister Paul's picture

Thank you
Your link reminds me of the awesome toolbox Le Temps in which you were involved with NP8. I have to study this brilliant project.

For now, I do not see clearly what consequences occur if I use a distribution as I am new to Drupal. And what constraints arise if I choose Thunder (possible customisations, modules removed on distribution updates, hidden costs…). I have to check.

Drupal News Sites - we've built over 300

Pica's picture

We build profitable newspaper websites, they could easily be magazines, too.
We use D7, now moving to D8.

2 examples: http://livingstonenterprise.com/
http://riverreporter.com/

Our company http://www.surfnewmedia.com/

Why Drupal?

Mister Paul's picture

I am wondering why there is such an impressionant list of media sites using Drupal
Some of them are online versions of a printed newspapers/magazines which are references in the publishing industry

To make it short: what Drupal (and now specially Drupal 8) has more than the others CMS like Joomla or Wordpress to be so massively used?

Thanks for your help
PAul

Drupal for Media / Newspaper examples

Pica's picture

Hi Mr Paul,
We have about 300 small newspaper clients using Drupal 7 and we are now developing D8 sites. We have worked with Joomla and WordPress, Drupal gives a better set of features vs. the others. Media sites are not static, they are constantly changing content and need relationships with the content between articles. Drupal does this best.
Here's a couple http://livingstonenterprise.com http://riverreporter.com/ or you can go to our site and look www.SurfNewMedia.com

Why Choose Drupal over Wordpress? (From the creator of Drupal)
Fundamentally, Drupal has better support for content types, content relations, content versioning, taxonomies, localization, fine-grained access control, configuration management and more. Out of the box, WordPress simply doesn't provide the same level of functionality. I realize that you can do similar things with a combination of third-party WordPress plugins but that is often not as robust or well-integrated.
-Dries Buytaert, Acquia. Creator of Drupal

Drupal for Media / Newspaper examples

Pica's picture

Hi Mr Paul,
We have about 300 small newspaper clients using Drupal 7 and we are now developing D8 sites. We have worked with Joomla and WordPress, Drupal gives a better set of features vs. the others. Media sites are not static, they are constantly changing content and need relationships with the content between articles. Drupal does this best.
Here's a couple http://livingstonenterprise.com http://riverreporter.com/ or you can go to our site and look www.SurfNewMedia.com

Why Choose Drupal over Wordpress? (From the creator of Drupal)
Fundamentally, Drupal has better support for content types, content relations, content versioning, taxonomies, localization, fine-grained access control, configuration management and more. Out of the box, WordPress simply doesn't provide the same level of functionality. I realize that you can do similar things with a combination of third-party WordPress plugins but that is often not as robust or well-integrated.
-Dries Buytaert, Acquia. Creator of Drupal

Well, just try building a

loopduplicate's picture

Well, just try building a site using all three and you'll find all sorts of reasons to like Drupal. It's not fair to say which one is better; just go try them. Way too many reasons to list here, in my opinion. I really like my job as a Drupal developer. I really didn't like my job as a Wordpress developer. I'll say that much at least.

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