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Drupal 7 is released - congratulations to the Drupal community!

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Congratulations to the entire Drupal community on today's release of Drupal 7 -- with thousands of contributors it is truly a community achievement! With major improvements in usability, flexibility, and scalability, all in a free and open source package, it's definitely time to check out the latest version! Note that with the release of Drupal 7, Drupal 5 is no longer officially supported.

The Drupal 7 marketing video is below, and you can always learn more about Drupal 7 at drupal.org.

Use a heat map to see how your visitors are using your homepage (ClickHeat)

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Looking at your stats can give you a pretty good idea of how your visitors are using your site and which content they are finding, but sometimes it would be helpful to know a little more information. Setting up a heat map can help you determine which parts of the page are most prominent and are  the best at attracting clicks.

Whitehouse.gov relaunches with Drupal

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There was some big news on the Drupal front in the last few days as the White House relaunched its website using Drupal as its content management system. It's a great show of support for the open source model as well as for the safety and security of using community developed and community tested code.

The Basics of Drupal v. Joomla, Part 4: Keeping your code updated

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The Drupal and Joomla projects are both open source collaborations which release periodic updates to the codebase. You should always keep the code updated to the latest stable version that has been released since they often include security updates in addition to new features or bug fixes. (Keep in mind that you should be tracking and updating both the core code as well as any contributed extensions/modules that you may be using.)

The Basics of Drupal v. Joomla, Part 2: Modules v. Extensions

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This is the second in our series comparing the basics of Drupal and Joomla. As mentioned, both Drupal and Joomla have active communities that support the projects and produce add-ons which integrate with them for added functionality. In Drupal, these are called "modules" and in Joomla they are called "extensions" (a term which encompasses three sub-types: components, modules and plugins).

The Basics of Drupal v. Joomla, Part 1: Introduction

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As we usually tell our non-profit partners, both Drupal and Joomla have their pluses and minuses. We recommend each of them for particular types of websites and for particular functional and content-related requirements. That said, we thought it might be worthwhile to start a new series on our blog describing some of the parallels between them as well as highlighting in more depth some of the differences.