This is a list of the most popular add ons to Drupal WCM Portals but only hints at the thousands of available modules and extensions to the Drupal platform. Configurations and functionality are virtually limitless.
Many websites will obtain excellent results in search engine rankings from the basic SEO package that comes with the standard Drupal implementation. However, certain site (particularly those in highly competitive industries) may require additional Search Engine Optimization. These services are billed at the standard hourly rate. The standard estimate is that two pages of content can be optimized every hour, in addition to a full analysis of the site and relevant keywords.
Advanced SEO services would include, but not be limited to:
- Image alternate descriptions.
- Interior headings.
- Optimization of Title tags.
- Optimization of all primary headers.
- Training on maintenance of SEO.
- Optional: submission of website to additional directories and search engines.
The blog module allows (if granted permission) every registered user to maintain an individual online weblog (commonly known as a blog), often referred to as an online journal or diary. Blogs are made up of individual posts that are time stamped and are typically viewed by date as you would a diary. Blogs often contain links to and commentary about to web pages users have read.
The blog module can add a blogs navigation link to the main navigation menu which takes any visitor to a page that displays the most recent blog entries from all the users on the site. The navigation menu has a create content link (which takes you to a page with a link to a submission form) and a my blog link (which displays your blog entries as other people will see them). The blog module also creates a recent blog posts block which can be displayed on your site.
The forum module lets you create threaded discussion boards, called forums, on your site. Forums are very useful because they allow community members to discuss topics with one another, and the discussions are archived for future reference.
Topics, or threaded discussions, are posted to a forum. Each topic is comprised of an initial post and replies, or comments. Forum topics can have their own URLs. Multiple forums are often set up for different areas of discussion. Forums can also be placed inside other forums for a discussion area that is a subset of the parent forum, in which case they are often called child boards or child forums.
By planning the structure of your containers and forums well, you make it easier for users to find a discussion area of interest to them.
Drupal offers a comprehensive forms package that can facilitate the collection of information from your website users. The package offers an extensive set of features, including:
- Customizable field types to capture wide variety of information, e.g. dates, radio buttons, drop down menus, email addresses, etc.
- Conditional recipients.
- SPAM prevention techniques.
- Custom confirmation pages.
- Database functionality.
- Export to text file or to Microsoft Excel file.
- Many other features.
Drupal allows you to combine and display your content and data using a number of different techniques.
- Upcoming events.
- Latest blog posts.
- Feeds from other sites, including Twitter, Blogger, and Tumblr, as well as any site that supports RSS and XML feeds.
- Most commented upon stories.
- Many other options.
Events / Scheduling or Booking Calendars
This is a simple module to keep track of events and shows them to users in various calendar displays. It also provides an event API to allow integration other modules on your site to store and work with date data.
Available features include:
- Custom event types
- Event repeat: allows you to create recurring events.
- RSVP: users can create and manage RSVPs associated with events
- Calendar signup
- Date Picker
CiviCRM is web-based, open source, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups. CiviCRM is an actively maintained project with an installed base of over 5,000 organizations
Nonprofits and community groups maintain relationships with many types of constituents. CiviCRM enables organizations to maintain comprehensive constituent relationship management information in a single database, creating efficiencies and new opportunities for nonprofits to better communicate and benefit from relationships with their constituents. CiviCRM includes optional components which give you more power to connect and engage your supporters:
- CiviContribute - Online fundraising and donor management, now including pledges and personal campaign pages
- CiviEvent - Online event registration and event management
- CiviMember - Online signup and membership management
- CiviMail - Personalized email blasts and newsletters
- CiviGrant - Simple grants management
- CiviCase - Integrated case management
As an additional features set, we can imiplement Affiliate Tracking software, which will allow you to track referrals from agents across the web. Affiliate marketing is an extraordinarily effective approach to web marketing since it offers almost unlimited scaling after implementation and allows new affiliates to sign up to market your site for you.
We use an industry standard commercial software package, Post Affiliate Pro, to manage affiliate programs. Post Affiliate Pro has hundreds of features, all of which combine to create an affordable but extraordinarily powerful affiliate networking software. The software automates all aspects of the affiliate network process, including affiliate signup, tracking, compensation, reporting, etc.