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  • Lazy Sunday Tech Report

    I started working on a web design project I’ve been putting off for awhile.  I’ve been planning to make all my website secure with HTTPS, but its been a bit of a process.  All my WordPress sites are secure, but I’m still working on figuring out the Drupal websites.  I did a test-run on TRC months ago, and it went horribly.  I know what I need to do, but the insane part is needing to go through the entire database and update all http links to https.  It can be done, I’m just afraid of breaking the whole thing.  The TRC database is pretty enormous.

    I should probably start testing with a smaller site, like the Schoodic Lake Association. Either that, or make a dummy copy of TRC to play with.

    Although, I also need to see what kind of madness its going to take to upgrade TRC from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.  That is, if I even want to –  I’m still not sure.  It looks like it can be an intense project, riddled with issues.  Problem is that EVENTUALLY, I’m going to have to do something as there will come a day when they stop supporting Drupal 7 🙁  But one thing at a time, I need to figure out HTTPS for Drupal first.

    So as I sit here contemplating all this tech-related stuff, with my cat Buddy looking out the window beside me, I realize I should be outside cleaning the driveway before the blizzard starts….

  • Progress Continues

    My progress on the TRC Overhaul is progressing, albeit slowly.  I'm working on converting the content of the entire site into a Drupal installation.  Its taking some effort…

    So far I've gotten through a chunk of the static content, but I've run into a stumbling block with the maps section.  I'm putting the map legend into a block, but I can't seem to get it to keep it size properly.  Its frustrating me so much, I have to stop.  

    I'm afraid it might be something with the theme I'm using, but I really like it. Its easily customizable, and works well for what I need.  I guess I need to look some things over.  I'm done for tonight though.