Overhaul

What with one thing or another, I haven’t kept as up-to-date as I’d like on all of the different open source CMS products out there in the CMS-space. I’ve been poking at this space again lately and I’m finding that Drupal has made several leaps ahead from the last time I tried to install it.

I’m particularly keen on their collaborative book feature and am planning to use that for my *cough* fan fic site. A friend coded up a one-off application for this site once upon a time that was pretty nifty, but I like how integrated Drupal has become. I’m also going to delve into installing it on kelleher.org and I might wipe out littleowl.com and install it there as well and switch to using the blog features from Drupal for “Thursday’s Child”.

Long story short, I’m about to embark on a major technical overhaul of all of my websites and that means re-designs as well. I love WordPress very much for single-journal management, but I’m finding it falls short for community-driven purposes and multi-journaling.

I probably won’t abandon it entirely, but I don’t have the time to tinker with it on the level that I need to in order to make it more of a CMS. It’s too targeted on the journaling space. We’ll see how this all pans out though. The last time I knocked a CMS into place I was ready to poke my eyes out with a stick after a week of wrangling with templates to get exactly what I wanted.