In winter of 2009-2010, Asiance Magazine - connecting Asian American Woman to the World - upgraded their site to Drupal 6 and picked up a number of neat new features along the way. The new site includes an expanded Community section divided into 5 creative professions (artists, designers, filmmakers, models and writers), as well as a Usergroups and dediacted Forums. Newly-added features include User Points, Buddy Lists, Polls and Favorites, turning this site into both a blog and a community.
GoAway is a dirt-simple, light-weight "Ban By IP" module for Drupal 6 and 7. It works by redirecting offending anonymous users to a page or URL specified by the admin. The module possesses the following features:
One of the most popular gossip blogs for the pre-teen set, oceanUP brings you all the latest news on Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and other stars from hit shows on Disney, Nickelodeon and elsewhere. Beginning life as a Wordpress blog, then transitioning to Moveable Type, oceanUP recently decided to step up to an industrial-strength Drupal installation.
Another happy WordPress-to-Drupal migration, Celebrity Baby Scoop is (you guessed it) the place to go for up-to-the-minute information on celebrity babies, and celebrities who have them. The site features a growing community of self-styled User Groups, a custom AJAX-driven Slideshow demonstrating the power of jQuery, and an expectancy calendar indicating all the upcoming due-dates of the stars. Design by August Afternoon Designs.
In 2009 an upgrade and expansion was required for the flagship publication of Portovert LLC, creators of Portovert.com (praised as "The Number 1 Green Wedding Site" by Martha Stewart Weddings). This Drupal-based Green Wedding site now includes a tagged, searchable Shopping section and a popular Green Wedding Guide, in addition to the feature articles and photogalleries of its predecessor.
A complex and evolving magazine with a dedicated community site, Asiance Magazine is a good example of a highly customized Drupal theme. In migrating the site from Drupal 4 to Drupal 5, we faced a number of challenges due to lack of support for discontinued modules. Many of the site's features required custom-coding to retain compatibility with legacy data structures. Design and Flash programming by Jondela Design.
A sister site of ImNotObsessed.com, FitCeleb features health-related stories, celebrity news, exercise tips and nutritional advice to help you live a healthy lifestyle. FitCeleb began as a WordPress site, but they have joined the growing list of ex-WP sites now using Drupal for their content management needs.
Back when it was still called "The Bastardly", As If Productions handled MoeJackson's conversion from WordPress to Drupal, the platform they remain with today. This popular celebrity gossip blog was once listed by MAXIM among the best examples of "pervarazzi" websites. Make no mistake: Moe and Jackson do not idolize their celebrities; they prefer them skewered. Or naked. Or skewered, naked.
VivaGreen was a brainchild of Pivotal Ventures Inc. This highly dynamic site featured a variety of advanced Drupal features, including a complex taxonomical structure, ad-hoc user groups, tag clouds, and a customized tabular approach to the "CCK Address" module allowing vendors to be sorted by city, state/province, country, zip/postal code or name. The company was unfortunately unable to secure a new round of funding, and the site was taken offline in 2010.
Newbury Greens is an online artists community, personal artists gallery and exhibition hall for digital representations of physical artworks. Using a hybrid platform consisting of Drupal (for taxonomy and community features) and X-Cart (for e-commerce features), we were able to quickly put together a seamless user experience allowing art collectors to interact directly with each other, and with the artists whose work they are following.