The last week, I’ve been on a roller-coaster with trying to plan out my upgrade for TRC. I sat down to look at going from Drupal 7 to 8 yet again, and pretty much drove off a cliff. Drupal 9 is due out in 2020. And support for both 7 & 8 will be ending in 2021. To get to 9, I’ll have to go through 8 to get there. This gave me a splitting headache, so I decided to grudgingly look into WordPress again.
And I think it MIGHT actually work out in the long run. I’ve got a laundry list of testing to do before I can be certain, but the first important test actually worked! I found a way that I can insert my custom PHP code and it WORKS! I mean, its going to need a mountain of tweaking to get it to look right, but the actual code actually flipping works!
This discovery was brought to me by my time spent fixing some broken parts of TRC the other day. The Town Crier and Three Rivers News section on the historical society page had broken due to PHP upgrades. I found a method to fix those, and it will miraculously work for TRC’s nefarious purposes as well.
This really is just the first glimmer of a light at the end of the dark tunnel, but I’ll take it. Let’s just hope it isn’t another oncoming train.