5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2007 9:23 AM by gheiman

    Migration of Help to Drupal web site

    gheiman
      We are trying to move our Help section outside the application and onto our web site, which is based on Drupal.
      Would you happen to know how we can go about this in the easiest fashion?

        • 1. Re: Migration of Help to Drupal web site
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi gheiman and welcome to our community

          Unfortunately, I think we need lots more information.

          For example:

          You say you wish to move the help outside the application and onto your web site. So what is the application now? Is it web based? If it's web based, are you producing and using WebHelp already? Or will you need to convert from another help output type to WebHelp or FlashHelp or the Pro version of either?

          Are you using RoboHelp now? If so, which RoboFlavor? RoboHelp for Word or RoboHelp HTML?

          What is Drupal? Is that what your application is? Or is it a server technology?

          Without knowing the answers to these questions, it's hard to say what the easiest path may be.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Migration of Help to Drupal web site
            gheiman Level 1
            Thanks for the quick response!

            Our application is web based and the html files are integrated into the application. You need a user name and password to log into the application. You can log-in from our company's main internet site.

            In addition, from our main web site, users can enter our Community site which sits on a different server. The community is where users can read and post blogs, have discussions, post questions and answers, etc. The CMS platform used in the community site is Drupal.

            The same webhelp file we have integrated in our application, we want to integrate into our Community site.

            I cannot find information on how to integrate webhelp onto the Drupal platform. As of now a wiki is used for the Community's content.

            We are using Robohelp for HTML (6.0) compiled to webhelp.

            Hope this answers your questions!
            • 3. Re: Migration of Help to Drupal web site
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi again gheiman

              I might try the following. While you are in your application and viewing a help topic, right-click the topic and grab the URL to the topic page. Save that somewhere easy to find.

              Now, open your Drupal or the community site and see if you can access the URL from there. If you can, terrific! It means that linking from Drupal or the community site is as easy as entering URLs where you need to. If for some reason you can't seem to get the link to work, it could be due to restrictions on your application site. I would think in this case you may need to have two different WebHelp systems that you update simultaneously.

              Hopefully this helps a bit... Rick
              • 4. Re: Migration of Help to Drupal web site
                gheiman Level 1
                We are not looking to link to the Help section within our application but to migrate the entire Help page into the Drupal-based web site.
                • 5. Re: Migration of Help to Drupal web site
                  gheiman Level 1
                  No idea Captiv8r? Can you refer me to someone who may know?