Micky Metts

Micky helps small businesses and entrepreneurs create and maintain Websites, using Drupal. She provides freelance Drupal Administrator/Developer services for individuals and small companies. Drupal is a CMS - content management system. Micky has been involved with the Drupal community since 2006 and has created Websites for clients while teaching them how to update and maintain their sites. She began teaching Drupal Basics and Introduction to Drupal in 2008 to clients, and found that there was a need to get this information out to a larger audience - anyone that has a message, a product or a service. Self publishing is the future. LearnComputer is proud to have Micky as our Drupal training instructor.

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VOIP Drupal – PBX Phone System for a Small Office

February 6th, 2012 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
VOIP Drupal - PBX Phone System for a Small Office

There is an exciting project underway at M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA. It is a project based on integrating voice and text messaging with your Drupal site using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology. Dr. Leo Burd and his team have created a collection of modules called VoIP Drupal. You can visit the sandbox site at voipdrupal.org and actually play with the VoIP Drupal setup and see/hear it in action. You can even peruse the PHP scripts that are behind the VoIP Drupal module. Download the scripts and hack them to create your own scripts! The VoIP Drupal modules are packaged and downloadable… View full post »

The Drupal Community

June 6th, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
The Drupal Community

This is my theory on open source development and the importance of collaborative efforts. I will outline some thoughts on the benefits of having a community of people that are actively supporting Drupal development. The first benefit that comes to mind is the willing cooperation of many individuals in making the best product possible. The diversity of needs and goals spawns many useful modules. The next would be having a wide range of possibilities when selecting a Drupal support team or partners. You can join the Forums or Groups related to your interest and learn much more swiftly than you would by… View full post »

Do you need a CMS like Drupal?

May 3rd, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Do you need a CMS like Drupal?

How do you know when to choose a content management system as a foundation for your Website, and how flexible should it be? There could be many different reasons to choose this path, but I believe the most important reason is that we are humans and we get ideas and change our minds – often. How do you best plan for future needs without being overwhelmed right now by features you do not need right away? If you think your Website is just going to be an online business card, and only that, you may wonder, why would you need a… View full post »

Top Ten Drupal Modules for Admins

March 11th, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Top Ten Drupal Modules for Admins

Contributed modules make up a big part of the Drupal experience. There are modules available for just about any feature you could want in Drupal, but the first question is – what modules do you need to make administration easier to navigate and control? It is important to do some due diligence when choosing modules and do some research in advance. Also of great importance is determining whether to use a module, create a module or modify the theme… these questions should be answered during the due diligence phase, and will be covered in a future blog. The Drupal.org site was recently… View full post »

Why I Use Drupal as a CMS

March 1st, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Why I Use Drupal as a CMS

People often ask me why I choose Drupal as a publishing platform for my clients. The first and most important reason I can think of is the flexibility and ease of adding complex features to the site without programming. Just a few years ago it would have taken weeks of programming to add a feature like “User Relationships” or “Workflow” to a Website. Creating the specifications for such a feature would take hours, possibly days of time and energy, and in many cases a client may not know exactly what functions they want before the site is built. Drupal… View full post »