Drupal Downunder - Drupal Training

As the year rapidly draws to a close some of you might still have access to funds for professional learning.

If you do, and are doing Drupal, or thinking about doing Drupal in 2012 then here is an opportunity to level up fast before and after the conference.

Pre- and Post-conference training is on offer in association with Drupal Downunder. Details follow - please help spread the word. There's also an iPad up for grabs - all who register for DDU2012 before Dec 31 go in the draw.

Pre-Conference Training - Friday 13 January

  1. Drupal in a Day - $395
  2. Object Oriented Programming with PHP - $395
  3. MySQL training pack - $395
    Comprised of 2 modules that can also be taken individually
  4. Hello Drupal - Free to DDU2012 attendees
    A 1.5 hr introduction to Drupal 3.30 - 5pm

Drupal Downunder 2012 - Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January

Drupal Downunder - $275 for both days!
  • 3 keynotes
  • 36 sessions in 4 concurrent tracks
  • 2 BoF rooms
  • 24h coder lounge.

Post conference training - Monday 16 - Friday 20 January

  1. Drupal 7 Site Building  Mon 16 & Tues 17 - $790
  2. Drupal Development Package  Mon 16 January - Fri 20 January - $1,595.00
    comprised of 3 modules which can also be taken individually


Hi Ben, I don't think it's a matter of being better. Rather, they are two tools that do two different things. I think WordPress is probably an excellent blogging platform (lots of people use it for that) but perhaps less flexible as a generic CMS or framework.

I can't really make a properly qualified decision about that, because I've not used it much. I have had to port some WordPress themes to Drupal and found they sometimes contained thousands of lines of code to ensure it responds different depending on which page the user is looking at. That could be down to a bad developer, but I've heard rumours that imply WordPress as a platform encourages it.

Anyway, if the number of plugins and themes is a good metric (it isn't) Drupal rocks. It has 966 themes and 10120 modules.

What I did was install and play with a few CMS solutions a few years ago and then pick the ones I liked best, and that seemed to work the way I expected it to. That turned out to be Drupal.

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