Upgrading to Drupal8 – Episode 4 “Fuck it, Hello WordPress!” 

 March 8, 2017

By  NickLitten

Drupal is an old mast.
Fall roughly like a small reef.
Mainlands fall like big ships.
Never pull a mainland.
God, courage!

And a few month later, after sailing the seas of Drupal8, we ended up crossing the Seas of Cacophony and landing, at last, in the land of WordPress!

It’s a long sordid tale of bedlam, head scratching, swearing, scratching, getting drunk, going to bed, waking up, staring at the keyboard, deciding to leave it another day, going fishing, coming home, watching telly, going to bed, waking up worried about the incomplete website, spending hours battling Drupal8, swearing again, trying new modules, corrupting the SQL database, swearing again, uninstalling, re-installing, swearing, reaching for beer…

several days go by

the Drupal 8 blog slowly takes shape

struggle, beat, fight, coerce it into shape

several weeks go by

it’s finished and it works

*sigh* sit back and grin

Hello wordpressuse it for a few days and realise.



consider going back to the backups (yes I am that software developer that makes backups before performing open heart software surgery). sometimes. occasionally would be more accurate.

Decide to go with WordPress and see if it feels better before taking the decision of a full restore

one day later – fully installed. all drupal data importing to wordpress blog. theme chosen. fine tuning in action. #bloodysmooth


end of rant



IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

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