I'm new to Drupal and I've been digging through the documentation to find out most of the features and possibilities of this software.
I'm asking you an advice in evaluating if Drupal could be the case for a CMS for a client of ours.
The client is an Italian public administration; right now they've got two sites: internet and intranet. The two sites feature different layouts and different content (some content is mirrored in both sites, some is only on internet and some is only on intranet). Right now everything is managed manually with classic xHTML and some programming.
In an effort to switch to a CMS (don't consider content migration right now) we have to deal with different infrastructure problems, such as:
- the intranet site is behind a private LAN not accessible from outside
- the internet site is on a DMZ with no link with the private LAN (and they want to stay it that way)
- the client database option is SQL server (they could provide access on a shared database from both sites, this is ok, but it is the only link they could give)
So I have some trouble to find a good software that could solve most of their problems. How to:
- Let them have only one administration panel (content is managed only once)
- Let them choose if the content added has to appear on one of the two or on both sites
- How to sync the files uploaded on both sites (if files are stored in the db it shouldn't be a problem)
- Is there some module that can let editors to insert images directly in articles (let's suppose they have wysisyg editors for content) and save those attachment in the db (same problem as n. 3)
- Manage different layouts on sites and also different content organization (menù, views, blocks etc.)
What do you think about it?