[Nfbmo] NFBMO.org Update
horchemg at gary-springfield-mo.net
Sun Dec 8 20:17:34 UTC 2013
Question: how about explaining what drupal is?
Answer: Drupal is a Web Content Management System
Question: what it can do? it allows one to update their website with little or no knowalge of web scripting lanuges
Question: why we have waited 3+ years for it?
Answer: The person we hired to build the website and to convert the site to Wordpress didn't follow through
Question: how do updates occur if ftp transfer is not allowed?
Answer: in Drupal you use their interface to post content and upload files each file may be no more than 8 MB in size if your file is larger than this you may email to the webmaster for review and uploading and for security reasons the president has said no one other the webmaster or him will have access via FTP
Question: why are we forced to go backwards and not use php to process form data and
create interactive content?
Answer: Drupal has modules for this purpose also after the first website was done in PHP user complained about how slow it was due to all the php scripts running
In a nutshell folks security will be much tighter than before if you need a module install you tell me what it is I will go see if it's compatible with this verison of Drupal and install it and give you access to it
I control the look and feel of the website this includes the CSS.
>>> Gary Horchem 12/07/13 12:15 AM >>>
Greetings folks we are just about ready to let people who want to update their chapter/division websites do this. Please observe the following guidelines:
1. only ONE person per chapter/division will have access to that chapter/division's website it is helpful to have basic html skills but not required
2. there will be no sharing of usernames for example if the person from Columbia is also in charge of the student division website they must log out of the Columbia website and then log in the student division to update the student division website.
3. for security reasons the use of PHP scripts and visual basic scripts is prohibited.
4. the max file size you may upload through Drupal is 8 megabytes. If you need to upload files larger this you may e-mail them to the webmaster for uploading
5. under NO circumstances will you get FTP access
6. logging has been enabled on the website we know when you have logged in, logged out and what part of the website you have updated.
7. the webmaster has complete control of NFBMO.org and can remove any content deemed inappropriate on the website
more will be decrees at the January board meeting have a good evening
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