Questions and Answers
Today's Date 7/19/13:
About a year ago I set up a wordpress.com blog that is public. I used their RSS widget to show my public/archives-open-to-anyone Yahoogroup RSS feed. Not once has it ever showed any of the Yahoogroup posts in that feed (other RSS feeds show up fine, so it can't be the wordpress.com RSS widget's fault, but the problem must be with YG RSS feeds).
I see others saying YG RSS feeds are not working (June-July 2013). Mine has never worked for a year.
So will it ever work?
Again, the YG is public & archives are set to anyone-can-view.
UPDATE: Hi EchoS (below): Thank you for the link & response. However, it only gives 2 reasons why a YG RSS Feed may not work:
1. The YG is an "Adult" group = That does not apply to my YG.
2. The Archives are not set so "Anyone" can view them = Also does not apply to my YG as Archives are public.
So the mystery continues as to why my YG-RSS-Link does not work on my WordPress.com associated blog when the YG-RSS-Link is inserted in a WordPress.com RSS Widget (RSS-Links from other websites work fine in that same type widget).
UPDATE 7/19/13: NEW ADDITIONAL YG-RSS PROBLEM:
Since YG does not have auto-post-to-Twitter, I put my same above YG-RSS-Link into a free RSS-Delivery-to-Twitter-Service called DLVR.it. They auto-check the YG-RSS-Feed every 30-mins. & deliver new entries to Twitter, but it's been 24-hours & the new YG entries are not showing up at Twitter. So evidently, YG-RSS-Feeds/Link also does not work with DLVR.it nor WordPress.com widgets.
(FYI: I use DLVR.it for OTHER — non-YG — RSS Links to feed/deliver to Twitter & those work fine. So, again, the problem is not with DLVR.it but with YG-RSS-Feeds/Links.)
This article explains why RSS feeds may not work:
Hope that helps!
Can anybody give me some detailed information about Drupal, its pros and cons?
There are several drawbacks with Drupal compared to WordPress and Joomla, none are really cons. If you really get into complicated Drupal configurations you will likely appreciate them. First, Drupal doesn't guarantee backward compatibility between major versions. This may require parts of sites to need to be reconfigured and information migrated at each major version upgrade, but also helps leverage new technologies and features. Second, each page view requires intensive script, processor, and database resource usage, which can slow down the page load time and prevent even a medium size site from being run on systems with limited resources, like shared servers. Of course, this isn't a design flaw and is a consequence of Drupal's powerful functionality, however it may be a drawback if the website doesn;t need such power. A third hurdle is that Drupal's complexity and functionality requires a hefty learning curve, even for programmers already proficient with three tier application development on a LAMP system.
The obvious pros are the reasons some people hate Drupal. It is a powerful, flexible, and feature packed CMS that is unique in its paradigm of centering everything around content types. All of these aspects need to be learned and mastered. Drupal is scalable, but less efficient than other CRMs like wordpress in their niches. Other benefits include its powerful modules like Chaos tools, which allows easy module development and integration, Views (a database query module), Rules which allows a user interface widget for creating user defined actions that are triggerd by user or system actions, and contextual features that display information and page schemas based on system managed parameters, to name a few of the 11,000+ modules. Currently Drupal 8 development, scheduled to be released later in 2013 is focusing on user friendliness. The goal is to reduce the gap between Drupal and More specilized, but less powerful alternatives like WordPress.