Drupal is an old mast.
Fall roughly like a small reef.
Mainlands fall like big ships.
Never pull a mainland.
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
IT LOOKS REALLY SHITTY!
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, Alpha Nerd 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 in the words of the most interesting man in the world: Stay thirsty my friend.
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