Habari, Drupal, Wordpress and Polls

One of the things that really bothers me about WordPress is polls. Now there are a couple of really good poll plugins for WordPress, but if you want to make the poll as part of the blog hierarchy, as part of the normal chronology of the site, you have to create the poll in one screen then add the tags to your post. Not really a friendly way to go.

In Drupal, you create the poll, and if you have the polls content type set to appear on the front page, it'll be there after you submit it.

Maybe this is a reason Habari should consider content types. And look at Drupal instead of WordPress for inspiration.

Comments

Rainer München's picture

That would be a basic concept change in wordpress. While in Drupal all content has a type, in wordpress all content is "blogentry" (and since some months additionally there's "static page").
See the effort the "static page" brought to the admin interface in wordpress - it's not meant to have a content "type"! It's not the concept.

WP is number one blogging engine, Drupal is number one CMS - no need to fight here. Just take the system that meets your needs!

david's picture

all that would really need to change is some new functions in wp core and a new database row for content types. Then the plugins can identify themselves and be made available. Most of the work would be on the plugin code.

Thus making wordpress more extensible.

skippy's picture

Habari does indeed support the notion of content types. It's not being used very aggressively right now, of course.

The Habari database has a table, posttype, which is designed to allow plugins and site administrators create their own content types. The two default types are "entry" (regular blog posts) and "page" (static pages).

The long-term plan is to provide plugin hooks on the post composition screen, so that plugins that add new content types can add new form fields as needed when composing a post of that content type.

We've considered allowing for a complete override of the post composition screen, and may yet work that into the core code; but I don't think that'll happen in the immediate future.

Digi's picture

Yep, Drupal's nice, but Wordpress is easier to use ..

Jacqulyn's picture

I had a choice of either WP or Drupal and ultimately choose Drupal for my site. Both are great products and a lot better than many "pay" services out there by a mile.

david's picture

that is a nice looking site, Jacqulyn! Love the colors.

david's picture

No doubt that wordpress is easier to use. But the developers have their heads stuck way back in 2004. With Drupal, you know it's going forward.

Scanz's picture

can u tell me about it because i am making a project releated to it & needed some experiment
plese help me

ScottUA's picture

Haven't tried Drupal yet since WordPress works for me and it serves its purpose. Eventually, I'll have to try Drupal out and see where it takes me.

lotro's picture

Seems a lot of people follow the "if-its-not-broke-don't-fix-it" ethos. This is probably Wordpress's greatest competitive advantage in the CMS market as there are certainly millions of people using with better solutions (for their needs) out there.

As I newcomer to blogging tools (Mambo/Joomla user), I find Drupal powerful and easier to customize than wordpress. And wordpress is good for one man blogging , Drupal for community blogging.

peoplefinder's picture

Audrey appears correct, WP is the better platform for a one man blogging show, Drupal seems geared more towards community blogging.

Quite honestly, after using Joomla, WP, Drupal, and a couple other CMS's, I choose Joomla for my personal blog. With a good blogging plugin or component, like MyBlog, or AlphaContent, it makes a great platform. And it is so easy. Allot easier than Drupal and a bit easier than WP. Worth consideration, and not to knock Drupal as I love working with Drupal too. Simply a statement on observed simplistics.

martinjy's picture

Anyone know where I can find some screenshots of the Drupal poll function? Thanks.

Registry Cleaner Review's picture

I am personally a Joomla user myself and I've used it for my software websites. However I've never used it as a blog platform. I know right off the back Joomla is more bloated than Drupal and needs to be optimized if you want to get the load time down (especially for bigger sites). The best feature of Wordpress is that google just loves that platform and the built-in RDP ping really helps it to rank for search engines.

elle's picture

I find both Drupal and Joomla to be way to heavy. Wordpress isnt perfect but it's a far lighter applicaiton.

elle.

dictionnaire's picture

excellent article, thank you

I am quite new at blogging, and not a very technical person. I have been frequenting sites with reviews on these different suggestions ( joomla, drupal, WP etc) everyone says one is easier to use, however I need to make a decision as to which one is the friendliest to someone like me just writes and wants to have it presented in a nice looking page. Please help.....

Annie's picture

I think Wordpress is far away easier than Joomla, and 100 thousand times less flexible; and I'm working with them both. Joomla is not aesy to use but has a lot of wonderful components (e.g. VirtueMart) Wordpress can't even dream about...

H . Ken's picture

I don't know about anyone else but anything that has drupal just gives me the shivers. Wordpress all the way.

patty's picture

I prefer not to deal with all the hosting, platform issues.... so I went with blogger. It's free and does the same job... well smiley

Armin Rhode's picture

Why dont u just check out squidoo, its free and you can do sooo much with it.... smiley

david's picture

because I have a website and hosting and like to do stuff here!

BERLIN IM FOKUS's picture

....you for this articel!smiley

By now Joomla has become oen of the most widely used CMS platforms and also in the ecommerce oscommerce has been pushed down by magento which is great for SEO.

Kevin M's picture

I heard that MovableType has nice polls by default. Have you tried it? I like Drupal, it fits me.

Right now,I am using WordPress.And all i can say is it is more user friendly than Drupal.but drupal is nice too.

Prestito's picture

Those kind of plugins are always helpful, especially in wordpress. Wordpress is a great blogging platform and if you don’t know css and html, plugins are a must. Thanks for sharing

Steve's picture

I am a big fan of Wordpress and it is beginning to dominate with the amount of new bloggers going online but I must admit it does have some limitations when you are using it for your business.

maybe I need to switch platforms.

jordan's picture

Exclude Pages is great - I have been keeping an eye out for something like this. I had been using Pagemash, which is a good plugin, but not very scalable beyond twenty or thirty pages, in terms of how it manages content. Thanks for the great writeup.

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film izle's picture

Those kind of plugins are always helpful, especially in wordpress. Wordpress is a great blogging platform and if you don’t know css and html, plugins are a must. Thanks for sharing

chat's picture

I heard that MovableType has nice polls by default. Have you tried it? I like Drupal, it fits me.

komik yazilar's picture

because I have a website and hosting and like to do stuff here!

I'm a Wordpress user, but this is only because when i started i chose the first thing that i found. Polls are not the only limitation of Wordpress compared to Drupal, but changing CMS's now is a much time consuming job. And a difficult one, keeping in mind that all my pages are already indexed by Google. So i think i'm gonna stay with Wordpress and take a look at what David said earlier: "all that would really need to change is some new functions in wp core and a new database row for content types".

Gadget Review's picture

This is probably Wordpress's greatest competitive advantage in the CMS market as there are certainly millions of people using with better solutions (for their needs) out there.

To be very true, Wordpress is the easiest Blogging Application but it is pretty basic. Actually it can't compete powerful application like Drupal. I have many wordpress blogs but I never though to put a poll but I think it can be done via some sort of AJAX.

print designer toronto's picture

wordpress is really a great one, i like the plugins it has and its a fantastic blogging application as well.