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Simple is Better for Sussex County Housing Services, Inc.

Sussex County Crisis Housing Services, Inc. (SCCHS) helps homeless individuals and families in lower Delaware find shelter and promotes housing stability and financial security. It has an administrative staff of four working hard to serve this community but their website wasn’t serving them. Built on a much older technology in the infancy of content management systems, it was cumbersome to manage and content was beginning to get noticeably outdated. It was time for an upgrade.

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Custom Publishing Options' Hits 1000 Installations!

Out of the box, Drupal comes with 3 workflow states for node types: Published, Sticky, and Promote to Frontpage. ‘Published’ is useful enough to control if content is visible to non-administrative users, but what if you want to mark content as Archived, Featured, or other custom statuses? You could add a Field on the content type, but that comes with some overhead to manage across multiple content types. Plus, you have to remember to remove it from the display, and set user permissions on the Field. That’s a lot of work for busy content creators!

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