In this article I try to show what are the basic steps to set up a blog in Drupal. I will not cover the installation of Drupal, as it is not at all complicated and you can find many guides on the subject around. To manage a blog you need first of all a WYSIWYG editor, and for this I refer you to my guide on the subject.
I love Drupal! It 's a very powerful CMS, has the support of a huge community, there are thousands of free modules. Features such as CCK, Taxonomy and Views make it an incredible development platform. You can build real web applications without writing a line of code. But unfortunately many people are frightened by the first approach. One
of the first issues that it faces a novice Drupal user is the lack of a
WYSIWYG HTML editor (what you see is what you get) on the client side in
the core installation of the CMS. I had to struggle hard to figure out which combination, of the dozens of editors and modules available, it was the right one. I
was hoping that with the release of Drupal 7 an
editor was finally built in but was not the case, so I decided to publish this guide (or
tutorial if you prefer) to configure Drupal 7 to use the WYSIWYG editor
CKEditor, buttons for entering images within articles and photo viewing with a Lightbox script. This is what I think right now the best configuration for Drupal 7, but of course there are dozens of other possibilities.
Recently I needed to configure the Arduino midilibrary on my Mac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.5. Despite the excellent documentation found on Arduino.cc I struggled a bit to find the exact procedure to install an external library in the IDE. So I thought I'd publish this post to help those who will be similar troubles.