[Nfbmo] NFBMO.org Update

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 9 01:07:31 UTC 2013

Good answers, my friend. Thank you.

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From: Nfbmo [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Horchem Gary
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Subject: Re: [Nfbmo] NFBMO.org Update

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

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

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
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

Gary Horchem
NFBMO Webmaster

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