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Creating a Publication Channel for Drupal 7 in Enterprise Server 9

Creating a Publication Channel for Drupal 7 in Enterprise Server 9

This article describes how to set up a Publication Channel in Enterprise Server for publishing content to a Web site running on Drupal 7.

Step 1. Access the Brand Maintenance page.

Step 2. Locate the Publication Channel options.

The Publication Channel section

Step 3. Click Add.

The Publication Channel Maintenance page appears.

The Publication Channel Maintenance page

Step 4. In the Name field, enter a name.

Step 5. In the Description field, enter a description.

Step 6. From the Publication Channel Type list, choose Web.

Step 7. From the Publish System list, choose Drupal 7 — Publish Forms.

Step 8. (Optional, only when tags should be automatically suggested. See About adding tags to Web articles). From the Suggestion Provider list, choose the provider for suggesting tags.

Info: This feature requires Enterprise Server version 9.1 or higher.

Note: The default Suggestion Provider in Enterprise is the one from OpenCalais.

Step 9. Click Create.

New items appear on the page:

  • An additional property named 'Current Issue' appears below the Publication Channel Type property.
  • Options for the Drupal account appear.
  • Below the Publication Channel properties area, a section for adding Issues appears.

Drupal account settings

Step 10. Set the options for the Drupal account:

  • Web Site URL. The URL of your Drupal site.

Note: Make sure that the URL ends with a forward slash "/".

Example: http://127.0.0.1/drupal/

  • Consumer Key. The consumer key as set up on Drupal.
  • Consumer Secret. The consumer secret as generated on Drupal.
  • Certificate. (Optional, required for HTTPS (SSL) connections only.) The full file path of the local CA certificate file (in PEM format). See the SSL SDK for how to generate certificates.

Step 11. Click Update.

Creating Issues

Step 12. Click Add Issue.

The Issue Maintenance page appears.

The Issue Maintenance page for Drupal 7

Step 13. Fill out the details.

Note: At the most basic level, only a name needs to be entered; all other options can also be set at a later stage by modifying the created Issue.

  • Name. Name of the Issue.
  • Subject. This feature is currently not functional.
  • Description. Description of the Issue.
  • Active. Use to deactivate the Issue. This will hide the Issue and all objects assigned to the Issue from the users without actually removing the Issue from the system

Step 14. Click Update.

Finishing the setup

Step 15. Click the arrow at the bottom of the page to return to the Brand Maintenance page.

Step 16. (Optional) Add additional Publication Channels as needed.

Step 17. (Optional, only if multiple Publication Channels have been created) From the Default Publication Channel list at the top of the Brand Maintenance page, choose the default Publication Channel that should act as the default Drupal channel.

Choosing the default Publication Channel

Figure: The Default Publication Channel list.

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