• Tag Archives Drupal
  • Drupal Sucks

    I am so fed up with Drupal right now.  I’m honestly GLAD I’m abandoning it for TRC.

    I only have one other website that runs Drupal: the Town of Bradford.  I’m trying to work on converting them to Drupal 8, like I was going to do with TRC.

    As much as I don’t want to, this has become a necessity.  Drupal 7 AND 8 are both coming to end of life in November this year.  Drupal 9 will be released in June, and from what I read, the upgrade from 8 to 9 is pretty seamless.  The hurdle is getting to Drupal 8 first, as the 7 to 8 upgrade is a bit of a nightmare.

    Over a year ago, I setup a test website to work on just that nightmare. The site has been running for some time, sort of abandoned.  This weekend, I attempted to get it up to date again.  That was my big mistake.  I broke the entire thing!  I have no friggen idea what I did, or why it broke, but everything I’ve tried so far has just made it worse.  I even tried rolling back to a backup and it died too.

    I guess this means I need to start over completely with Drupal 8.  Sigh.

    At this point I’m honestly considering converting it to WordPress like everything else…

  • Setbacks with TRC 9 Plan

    After some extensive research, I’ve had to grudgingly rule out the idea of using WordPress for the new version of TRC.

    I was hoping to use a plugin called Multisite to use WordPress to replace the aging TRC website. I figured I could use it to more easily let different users have access to editing pages and what-not.  After setting up a dummy set of test websites, the overall concept worked.  I just ran into a major issue that blew up my plan: I can’t easily show posts on the sub-sites on the main news feed. I looked into several options, but it was going to get far too complex.

    I guess this means I’m back to the original scary plan of upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.  I mean, I love WordPress as I use it on ALL of my other sites, but Drupal just gives me so much more control over doing what I want to do.  I’m still not looking forward to the upgrade though…  I need to sit down and re-group.  My notes on the upgrade process are from the last time I looked into it – November 2018.

    At that point in time, I put the whole thing on hold as there were still several modules and things that weren’t going to work in the new version.  I need to go through it all again and see where we stand now on compatibility.

    Look for more updates in the future.