Archive for September, 2011

Drupal switch

I have decided that I will not be migrating my site, but instead am going to start fresh on my Drupal build, which is now hosted at my new site stevephillips.me. All future posts will go there, and this site will slowly fade away.

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Drupal theme is mostly done, now to migrate content

I’ve been working on my rebuilding of the site on Drupal 7.x quite a bit lately, and have the theme mostly done. The Drupal build, in its current state, can be found in this subfolder. The next step is to migrate the content of my WordPress blog over to the Drupal site, which I’m trying to accomplish with the WordPress Migrate module, but I am having some difficulty. If need be, I might just manually recreate the blog entries I care to retain (that is, not ones related to homebrew or gaming) and attempt to salvage the rest at a later date.

Hopefully I can completely switch over to this Drupal build within the next week. I’ve built the theme as a subtheme of the venerebal Zen theme, and would love to get a working Drupal build to be able to show off some of the stuff I’m working on, like the statepicker module that I recently posted about. I still need to get that working with Drupal 7, however, so I won’t be able to show a demo of it right away.

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Git time!

In the past few weeks, I finally have had the chance to start using Git. I’ve been mildly interested for about a year now, ever since a coworker of mine left the company and began using Git at his new company, but the sheer momentum of my company’s Subversion repositories was a big hurdle to overcome.

I was finally forced to move something onto Git when I put my statepicker module onto drupal.org, and Git was their only available VCS. After making the switch, and learning Git, I definitely agree with the general consensus that Git simply is better than Subversion. Having a DVCS just adds an incredible amount of flexibility to how repositories are set up, maintained and shared.

So on that note, I’ve begun to actually use the github account I set up a few months ago. The first thing I’m putting onto it is the repository for my Drupal rebuild of visual77.com. As far as future projects on it, the only other thing that I still want to do at some point is my Team Liquid Browser Extension. I’ve been unable to touch that since I first mentioned it because I’ve had very little time lately, but that isn’t a stillborn concept.

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