Drupal 7 and itowler
admin Wed, 01/12/2011 - 00:07
Post number 2 for the year, and as you can see, things are on a roll as far as updating the site. Itowler.com has undergone a few changes, most of which are not minor. The first major change is the fact that I have moved to a new host. Right off the bat I noticed that there was an increase in speed. The new host allows me much more control and so far I am liking it. It has forced me to learn even more about server administration, but that is a good thing.
The second major change for itowler.com comes in the form of me having upgraded the site to Drupal 7. Drupal 7 was just released on January 7th, and I upgraded pretty much right off the bat... so much for waiting... Thus far I have not had any huge issues, but one of the modules I used on the Drupal 6 site is not ready yet for Drupal 7, but I hope that it will be soon. Drupal 7 has some major changes, lost on the admin side of things, and I am still getting used to those. There is a big change in the manner in which media will be handled in Drupal 7, and I have not quite figured that out yet, but I will get there.
With the move to Drupal 7, I have also changed the theme. I have worked on the theme a bit, but there are still some things that I would really like to change, so look for some small changes in the way the site looks in the coming weeks. In addition to the theme change, I have also decided to drop the photo gallery that was on the site, as no one was really using it, and it was taking up a lot of space.
With Drupal 7, lots of things have changed, but thus far I am liking the changes.