Re: Looking for folks to have a community technology conversation with
From: Jim Snyder-Grant (jimsgnewview.org)
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:37:19 -0800 (PST)
I am not willing to call Drupal easy, having wrestled with it last year.
But it sure is powerful and free, if  you have the time to invest in the
learning curve.

-Jim, New View cohousing, Acton MA

Jim Snyder-Grant
Home: 978 266-9409
Cell: 508 572-2985
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Acton MA 01720


On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Hummel, Tracey S - (thummel) <
thummel [at] email.arizona.edu> wrote:

>
>
> Drupal would be excellent for a community website.  It is really easy to
> configure different types of calendars, set up social networking, room
> reservations, financial management/invoicing, etc.   Also, if one community
> configured a drupal site for cohousing, it could be cloned in minutes to
> create sites for other communities.
>
> Tracey
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Sharon Villines [sharon [at] sharonvillines.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:40 PM
> To: Cohousing-L Cohousing-L; Neil Planchon
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Looking for folks to have a community technology
>  conversation with
>
> On Dec 19, 2012, at 1:25 AM, Neil Planchon <neil [at] swansway.com> wrote:
>
> > How is your community communicating? What tools are you using to keep in
> touch?
> > Are you using shared online calendars? Collaborative spaces?
>
> I started a yahoogroup to discuss developing a Wordpress application that
> would do all these things with plugins. It isn't very active (at all) but
> its there and has 15 members who use Wordpress. After an initial flurry of
> messages, it dies down. To subscribe send a blank message to:
>
> coho-wordpress-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com
>
> We have a public and a private website set up on Wordpress. We use an
> application a member wrote using CGI scripts, etc., for guest room
> reservations and CalendarWiz for other CH reservations and Administrative
> reminders.
>
> We have a lot of  Yahoogroups and set up a new one for new working groups
> or subteam.
>
> What I would love to have is a calendar integrated with Wordpress so we
> could put all our calendars in one place on our members only website. I
> just haven't had the time to learn the ones out there-- and they are ugly
> as sin, probably uglier.
>
> I would also like to have an online meals calendar. Sean Davy has done a
> nice application but I would like on based on open source software for
> which there is online documentation and discussion forums.
>
> I invite anyone to join the coho-wordpress group, introduce your issues,
> and restart the conversation.
>
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
> http://www.takomavillage.org
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