Working the Angle

I’m building up the site at the moment. Trying to figure out what to put here, what to put on and just basically working on the giant todo list that is my web development for these two pages. I’ve Got a lot of stuff to do all said and done as I work on these things. One of those things is the ever present specter of content migration from the purgatory of the old database into the on display Drupal site. Strangely enough getting everything functioning with regards to creating from scratch is easy, it’s getting the old stuff in that is hard.

It’s another reason I am seriously considering moving back over to Drupal. I’ve got a ton of work already don on DS that I can just for all intents and purposes drop in here and create a site from, then do a wordpress migrate into the site. However I’m not sure that is a good idea or not yet.

I actually am considering trying to build DD as a Drupal 8 dev site as that is looking to be a very good build to work from. I like the direction the Drupal maintainers have went with it but I’m still at a loss on what to do with it all. Probably should spend less time thinking of features and more time writing stories and articles all around honestly.

Here is the ToDo for Everything.

  1. Migrate legacy content into
  2. Create User specific views of content for Profiles.
  3. Build Group specific views of content
  4. Find a way to add social media to Darkscribes/Drupal without too much mess.

It’s not a big list I know, but it’s a bear to actually do. The Legacy content is very different in structure from Drupal. User views take a bit to get just right and it’s just as much of a bear with group views. And don’t get me started on the pain and agony of Social media.

I also have to get back to writing, adding content as I go and getting things working. I’m hoping to eventually at least be able to add a piece of content to both DS and DD at least Daily in some way shape or form. I’m not sure if it will matter long term but that is the short term hope. I also want to add an Op-Ed or other featured piece of content to both sites Weekly.

Well, I’m just going to go back to work on this.