Not terribly impressed with Drupal

Drupal.pngI started the 3puppies site with Drupal and I have to say I am not terribly impressed with Drupal as a blogging engine. It is a fantastic CMS (content management system) and has functionality WordPress just doesn’t do very well but as a platform to blog on, I am not exactly thrilled. For one thing, the anti-spam features are perhaps as much of a pain in the ass as the spam itself. WordPress has the excellent Spam Karma 2 which nails those buggers nice and good! Drupal has an Akismet implementation that doesn’t seem to be talking to the mothership and some spam module that doesn’t really do much except complain about the spam I receive.

I started using MarsEdit as my blog editor (30 day trial) to see how it works compared to Qumana (which is a memory hog of note and drives me nuts sometimes) and aside from the lack of a WYSIWYG interface and the need to still apply the html tags (albeit through a menu system), it is really fast. I still prefer typing my Technorati tags free form in Qumana but I can get used to this methodology. The big issue I now have is that two of my sites run on Drupal (chilibean and 3puppies) and MarsEdit doesn’t seem to work very well with Drupal and the best I can do is emulate the MovableType thingy but then I don’t get categories so I may wind up using Qumana again for the Drupal posts even though the app doesn’t publish to the correct times and slows my machine down.

So anyway, I blame Drupal!

Update: I emailed Daniel Jalkut, the guy behind MarsEdit’s owner, Red Sweater Software, and he came up with a suggestion that resolved my issue with MarsEdit and Drupal. Basically it involves setting the platform choice in the blog settings to Movable Type, clearing the RPC Console (don’t know if this actually does anything but the process worked for me) and then refreshing the blog in MarsEdit. Works like a charm and I am now even posting with the correct time/date stamp to Drupal.


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  1. Gina avatar

    Perhaps you need to look into publishing a geek/english dictionary for those of us that dont speak the language…

  2. Gina avatar

    Perhaps you need to look into publishing a geek/english dictionary for those of us that dont speak the language…

  3. Gina avatar

    Perhaps you need to look into publishing a geek/english dictionary for those of us that dont speak the language…

  4. Gina avatar

    Perhaps you need to look into publishing a geek/english dictionary for those of us that dont speak the language…

  5. Gina avatar

    Perhaps you need to look into publishing a geek/english dictionary for those of us that dont speak the language…

  6. Paul avatar

    I didn’t realise there were such people … 😉

  7. Paul avatar

    I didn’t realise there were such people … 😉

  8. Paul avatar

    I didn't realise there were such people … 😉

  9. Paul avatar

    I didn’t realise there were such people … 😉

  10. Paul avatar

    I didn't realise there were such people … 😉

  11. Stii avatar

    You really should look into Flock to do your blogging, which is a Firefox based browser so most your plugins should still work.

  12. Stii avatar

    You really should look into Flock to do your blogging, which is a Firefox based browser so most your plugins should still work.

  13. Stii avatar

    You really should look into Flock to do your blogging, which is a Firefox based browser so most your plugins should still work.

  14. Stii avatar

    You really should look into Flock to do your blogging, which is a Firefox based browser so most your plugins should still work.

  15. Stii avatar

    You really should look into Flock to do your blogging, which is a Firefox based browser so most your plugins should still work.

  16. Paul avatar

    Ah, but I am not a huge fan of Firefox right now either – it is really slow and granted it may be because of some of my plugins but the last version was much faster.

    I actually have an update to this post which I’ll publish now …

  17. Paul avatar

    Ah, but I am not a huge fan of Firefox right now either – it is really slow and granted it may be because of some of my plugins but the last version was much faster.

    I actually have an update to this post which I’ll publish now …

  18. Paul avatar

    Ah, but I am not a huge fan of Firefox right now either – it is really slow and granted it may be because of some of my plugins but the last version was much faster.I actually have an update to this post which I'll publish now …

  19. Paul avatar

    Ah, but I am not a huge fan of Firefox right now either – it is really slow and granted it may be because of some of my plugins but the last version was much faster.

    I actually have an update to this post which I’ll publish now …

  20. Paul avatar

    Ah, but I am not a huge fan of Firefox right now either – it is really slow and granted it may be because of some of my plugins but the last version was much faster.

    I actually have an update to this post which I'll publish now …

  21. Daniel Jalkut avatar

    Hey Paul – glad you got things working. If you download the latest MarsEdit, 1.1.7, you’ll find that it works out of the box with “Drupal” as the selection from the popup menu.

    Enjoy!

    Daniel Jalkut
    Red Sweater Software

  22. Daniel Jalkut avatar

    Hey Paul – glad you got things working. If you download the latest MarsEdit, 1.1.7, you’ll find that it works out of the box with “Drupal” as the selection from the popup menu.

    Enjoy!

    Daniel Jalkut
    Red Sweater Software

  23. Daniel Jalkut avatar

    Hey Paul – glad you got things working. If you download the latest MarsEdit, 1.1.7, you'll find that it works out of the box with “Drupal” as the selection from the popup menu.Enjoy!Daniel JalkutRed Sweater Software

  24. Daniel Jalkut avatar

    Hey Paul – glad you got things working. If you download the latest MarsEdit, 1.1.7, you’ll find that it works out of the box with “Drupal” as the selection from the popup menu.

    Enjoy!

    Daniel Jalkut
    Red Sweater Software

  25. Daniel Jalkut avatar

    Hey Paul – glad you got things working. If you download the latest MarsEdit, 1.1.7, you'll find that it works out of the box with “Drupal” as the selection from the popup menu.

    Enjoy!

    Daniel Jalkut
    Red Sweater Software

  26. Paul avatar

    Thanks Daniel. Got it this morning! It works great.

  27. Paul avatar

    Thanks Daniel. Got it this morning! It works great.

  28. Paul avatar

    Thanks Daniel. Got it this morning! It works great.

  29. Paul avatar

    Thanks Daniel. Got it this morning! It works great.

  30. Paul avatar

    Thanks Daniel. Got it this morning! It works great.

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