I’ve been working on my vague plans to upgrade TRC again. I’d been looking at upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, but the concept is just too daunting and insane. Half the modules I use don’t convert directly, and I’d have to change and redo a ton of the site.
I’ve now been toying with the idea of converting to WordPress instead of upgrading. The main reason being WordPress can update itself, Drupal still can’t. I started looking into how complex the conversion would be as opposed to the Drupal 8 upgrade.
So far, it seems like it might be the way to go. I think some of the plugins for WordPress would make managing permissions on the site SO much easier than the way I do it now. We have “sub-pages” where certain users have the ability edit things, such as the libraries and some organizations. The setup process for this is actually quite ridiculous. I have to create a new access group, copy permissions from an already existing one, create pages, make blocks a special way so users can edit them, and more. Its just too much honestly.
WordPress has a multi-site feature that might work WONDERS for me! It’ll let me create the sub-pages so that users have mostly full control over them, and the setup is much simpler. It will also allow me to put the pages on sub-domains, so technically they’ll have their own URL!
I still need to do a lot more research, and a veritable mountain of planning, but I think its going to be the more sensible option.
Anyone have any thoughts?