wechange web site

How to find your way in the web site?

As the amount of content within the site grows bigger and bigger, we want to help you find the information you want easily.

The primary links

At the very top of the site, you can find two list of links: one yellow, one white.

The yellow links correspond to the list of projects currently hosted at wechange. This way you can find each project home page very easily, and from there find your way within that particular project.

The white links give you many convenient entry points to some special areas of the site. Try them all and see where they lead you to!

About the wechange Projects

The web site wechange is organized around "groups" or "projects". The software running this site is using the word "Group", but within wechange the word "Project" would be more appropriate. You may see the word "Group" in the title of certain site blocks (like in the block "My Groups"), while we use the word "Project" elsewhere. Both actually mean the same thing.

What is a Project?

A project is a special area of the web site that focuses on one single topic. People who are interested in that particular topic may want to "subscribe" to that project, so they can easily post content to that project.

New 'wechange' action blockquote.

There is a new input filter that allows you to easily create an action blockquote within your posts.

Just use the markup { wechange + the text of your action (Remember to make good use of the new action block!) } (without the space before wechange) and an action block will appear as below:

+ the text of your action (Remember to make good use of the new action block!)

Web site update: the tag lists have arrived!


Wechange runs on stable Drupal release

Wechange.org started running last fall on a development version of Drupal. A stable release was then due out very soon, but due to some circumstances unforeseen by any Drupal developper, the release date kept being postponed. Unfortunately, this has impaired the proper functioning of our website because of a certain lack of stability.

At last, thanks to the hard work of the Drupal developper community, wechange is now running on the latest 4.7 stable release of Drupal.

As a result, we are at last able to introduce some more features to the site.

Tags, tags, tags. Tags everywhere!

Today, I am happy to introduce a little new feature, but that will make looking for information more interesting and fun: wechange now has not one, but a set of Tag clouds.

What is a Tag Cloud, you may ask.
Have a look yourself:
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic ,
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic/people ,
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic/places ,
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic/topics .

Click on any keyword/tag, and you will get a list of posts on the corresponding topic.

You can find the links to the tag clouds in the main menus at the top of every page.

When you create a post, you will notice that you are given the possibility to enter a list of people's names, places and topics that your post cover. Do so conscienciously so that other visitors can find your post more easily.

WeChange.org web site development

The first thing to do is to get the web site up and running and to develop and deploy the whole range of tools that will be used to power it.

As far as the look of the web site is concerned, we purposefully use the simple default theme shipped with Drupal. When the organization of the site has settled down, we can then consider changing the look and customize it.

More importantly, we are working to make the information provided by members within blog, book or forum entries easily accessible to those looking for it. Typically, in a forum or in a blog, people read and react to the latest entries. At wechange.org, information posted months or years earlier could be still relevant and interesting today. Often, it is not important when it was posted. That's why we are setting in place some tools that will help to sort the information topically and geographically.