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Drupal Made Easy

Drupal Made Easy

Here at the Worx, we love Drupal. We have been using it since 2005 and are fully commited to it. In fact, in 2008 we made the decision that all new projects that we accept will be done only in Drupal. This has worked very well for our clients as well as for us.

Importing mailman archives into Drupal

My client wanted to be able to search their list manager archives (uses mailman) with Solr. We already had a pretty major investment in Drupal with about 80K PDF files. In the past, each of the different databases were managed by separate dtSearch indexes. With the new, Drupal system, we are now able to consolidate everything into one master index. With the special ‘faceting’ that is provided within Solr/Drupal, it becomes very easy to drill from the general request down to the specifics.

Timeline 3D interface to Email

Sometimes a project takes a while. And there are long intervals of working on details but you really want to see ALL the emails associated with a project. I use Mac Mail for my email client and it has a function called Smart Folders. This allows you to define filters to winnow things down to just the subject matter that you want to see. But, when it is all said and done, there is usually a bit of TMI (Too Much Information). I wanted to be able to:


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