SUSIEHUNTER.CO.UK is my wife’s “Blog Site” well to be true I feel that it goes far beyond a normal “blog site” and more a CMS. It is a portal for her her “blog” but also includes her rants, pictures, favourite recipes, reviews etc.
Back in 2007 I built the first version of this website and has transitioned from the original bespoke Content Management System, built with a combination of CSS, PHP MySQL and Flash. through to Drupal and now using WordPress.
Through every stage of development I have ensured that none of the features that were included in the bespoke website were not lost.
Reasons that I migrated my wife’s website was purely down to increasing my knowledge of other frameworks. Drupal 7 was a challenging migration, however it became clear after running it that other social networking sites had issues being integrated. Twitter integration was a particularly painful experience as I lost many hours trying to get it to work, this was not the case when I moved the website over to WordPress.
I had serious misgivings when I first looked at WordPress as a CMS solution, however with a little bit of perseverance I have managed to provide the same features as the original website keeping to my own bespoke themes.