[Project_owners] Drupal setup

Douglas E. Warner silfreed at silfreed.net
Tue Sep 23 06:46:48 PDT 2008

On Tuesday 23 September 2008 04:48:26 HJ van Rantwijk, MultiZilla wrote:
> Raj can't do much since he can't even login as administrator, or
> whatever rights he need.  Can someone please help we with this or is
> there a quick/short guide to make things "just work"?

The easiest way to give Raj admin rights would be for you to give the "Project 
Contributor" role the same access as the "Project Owner" in Drupal.

To do this, login to your Drupal, goto "Administer" then "Access Control".  
Check all the boxes under the "Project Contributor" role to match the "Project 
Owner" role and click "Save" at the bottom of the page.  This should give any 
project contributors (like Raj) ability to change things in your Drupal setup.

> So can I, and if yes how, remove comments and blog entries?

When you're logged in, clicking on "Create content" on the right, then "Blog 
entry" will create a new blog post.

To administer posts or comments, click on "Administer" then "Comments" for 
comments and "Administer" then "Content" for blog posts.

> Well. We want to change/control the page layout, this to match it with
> our own site layout.  That, apparently, might be a problem (do we really
> need to developing our own Drupal theme?).

Right now changing the theming is a bit of a problem; we have a bug open about 
that [1].  When we first setup Drupal the mindset was more of "it's another 
tool like bugzilla," so we weren't as concerned with allowing projects to 
theme it like their sites since it would definitely be completely different 
from themeing their main site on Mozdev.

The easiest alternative to get your blog posts themed with your site while 
using Drupal for content management would be to syndicate the blog posts on 
your project page using the RSS feed; but this would still require going to 
the un-themeed Drupal site for leaving/reading comments.


[1] https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=18428

Douglas E. Warner    <silfreed at silfreed.net>    Site Developer
Mozdev.org           http://www.mozdev.org

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