Getting Content Administrators to Crush on Drupal
We're just getting back from a great weekend at DrupalCampLA. A lot of topics were raised there but the message that really came home for me was this: as Drupal service providers we have to get CMS administrators to fall in love with Drupal.
This is incredibly important in getting the people (not just developers) to buy in Drupal moving forward. It's not enough to get them to use Drupal because if they don't have a great experience they will blame the technology not the implementation. And if someone has a crappy CMS experience I'd rather it be some other CMS out there.
So how do we do this? Here are a few ideas that came up:
- Always tailor permissions (hide what doesn't matter)
- Create personalized screencasts of admin functionality
- Replace the default user list with a View
- Use the back ported D7 UI modules
I'll be following up on this list with more details later, but I'd love to hear your recipes as well. It's every service provider's responsibility to create great Drupal experiences - and get more people to crush on Drupal.