Category Archives: Publishing

Migration Round Trip

Wordpress migration roundtripA few weeks from now I’ll throw the switch and redirect Cryptosmith web traffic to its new home.

For now, cryptosmith.com still goes to the old site, though popular content and the RSS feed go to the new site at b.cryptosmith.com.

It’s ironic that I’m moving to WordPress. My first site with a modern content management system was a self-hosted WordPress site several years ago. I migrated to Drupal a year or two later. I’ve had a terrific time with Drupal as a plaything, but I’m tired of maintaining it. My son Alex did web software for a few years and tried hard to move me back to WordPress.

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The Migrating Web Site

wordpress-logo-simplified-rgbI am moving my Cryptosmith web site to WordPress.com. This will give me a lot more time to work on content while wasting a lot less time on mucking with the site.

There are things I love about Drupal, but I hate having to manually replace a bunch of files each time they revise the core modules. I’m terrified to think that I might need to migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 someday. It was awful migrating from 6 to 7. So I’m jumping ship.

Cryptosmith.Com will now reside at WordPress.com. I couldn’t find a Drupal service that was anywhere as cost-effective as WordPress.com.

The old stuff is available at old.cryptosmith.com and cryptosmith.org.

A really simple Drupal 7 example module

I developed this module back when I managed my self-hosted Drupal system. Since then I’ve found that there’s more to life than managing your own web site, and that it’s cheaper and more effective to do it through WordPress.com even though I retain a fondness for Drupal. Yes, it’s ironic that this Drupal example is hosted on a WordPress server.

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