For those of you who know anything about the software that runs sites like this, things can get pretty complicated after a few years – kinda like a car that just needs a good tune-up.
The software that currently runs the site, Drupal, is a massive overkill for this site. When I started I wasn’t sure where I was going with the whole blog thing, so I looked for the most flexible software out there. Drupal was and still is that. But now that things are in a pretty good groove, the majority of activity on this site is straight forward blogging, and WordPress handles that very nicely.
There are a number of tricks to making the move, and I’m not sure I’ve got them all figured out yet, but I’ve tested the process once on a test site without blowing anything up (and it even looks like all of the links are retained, (a big deal when Google has index over 500 of my pages).
There’s definitely things that I still need to clean up before the move, so it won’t be for a couple of days (at least). It’s not something I’m keen to jump straight into, and there will be lots of backing up going on!
If it all works out, I’ll post the process here, cause it’s always good to share the things that work, so the next person doesn’t give up trying for lack of information.
It is complete now, see [post=”urbanworkbench-on-wordpress”].