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Functionally, the editorial team from Pro Farmer needed to easily manage all content, allowing its classification into different taxonomies, ability to make the articles free or paid, a dashboard for the editors and easy to use content moderation. The core of the project architecture is an implementation of Drupal 8 as content manager. The robust permission and content authoring experience made Drupal as the CMS of the choice for the stakeholders and the editors.
Even though Drupal has a commerce option, the portal had to be integrated with Microsoft Dynamics: Nodus & Payfarbric for payment and subscription invoices. Drupal’s elastic extensibility was a good choice to integrated these external tools to handle the whole subscription management.
The main goal of the portal was to create a news site for their readers along with handling users subscription. For payment and invoices for subscription Pro Farmer should be connected with Microsoft Dynamic tools like Great plains & Nodus for payments, subscription renewals and cancellation. Apart from these the portal will also incorporate other third party widgets like Markets data, Price tracking tool and Weather to give real time updates.
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