Re: Looking for folks to have a community technology conversation with
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:46:27 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 20, 2012, at 10:37 AM, "Hummel, Tracey S - (thummel)" <thummel [at]> 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.

I was able to learn Wordpress and put up a site in a couple of hours. Drupal 
has been beyond me. 

I find the Drupal language to be as obscure as programming language. 
Programmers probably don't realize this. I find the books on Wordpress written 
by the programmers to be impenetrable but just working with the program is 
enough. It seems intuitive. I first set up a site on, which are 
hosted sites before I set one up on our server.

The new TimeBanking software from Timebanks USA is set up on Drupal and I just 
couldn't handle it. I didn't even have to set up the site, just learn enough to 
modify it. I found it very off putting.

Whatever you use, it has to be something that can be handed over to other 
community members. If you have several Drupal users, then it might be a good 

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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