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Drupal Valley

The site was down for about 20 minutes for a Drupal upgrade. The management apologizes for any inconvenience. Drupal is a massive CMS with odd, hard-coded defaults, picayune system requirements, and freakish bugs, all of which I run into every time I try to upgrade.

I was going to give up my favorite Drupal feature, the feed aggregator, this time and go with Textpattern, a flexible, elegant, easy-to-use content management system. I would certainly recommend it to anyone starting from scratch, but I wouldn’t try to migrate even a simple WordPress blog to Textpattern, never mind a whole Drupal database.

Yes, I could write enough SQL to make it happen, but I’d rather not. Drupal is like Serenity Valley (or the Hotel California, for the mundanes in the audience); you can never leave.