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Converting existing site to a CMS (Drupal)

  • # May 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hey guys,

    Want to know if anyone has ever done something along these lines.
    What resources did you guys use?

    Trying to learn anything I can.

    Thanks!

    # May 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    First off, why Drupal?

    # May 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Company I work for chose it over WordPress, the reason I was told was just the overall features it has right now.
    More ways to solve certain problems than WordPress.
    I’m not familiar with either so I couldn’t really say which I’d rather do.
    They also have some sub-sites done in WP.

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Are you familiar with PHP?

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Not at all, should I start there first?

    # May 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I think it could only help. But you don’t need to know everything about PHP to understand how WordPress, Kirby (a better CMS, in my opinion) or Drupal works.

    # May 22, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Yeah, out of the few sites i’ve read extensive PHP isn’t mandatory just helps make your life easier.
    I don’t see many resources on converting existing sites into a cms other than for WordPress.

    What it seems like I might basically have to do is create my on theme.
    The site I’m converting is built mostly on bootstrap so I was hoping making just make a sub-theme with my sites css/js to override some of that bootstrap stuff.

    Just looked into Kirby seems like for my case it’d be the best choice. Maybe I can convince the head-honchos haha?!?

    # May 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Ha. Let’s hope. Kirby is quite easy to understand compared to WordPress. Especially when it comes to custom post types.

    # May 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    They pretty much set in on Drupal 7. Couldn’t tell you guys why.

    Anyone know of any resources that help convert existing templates into a custom theme?

    The site is basically built on bootstrap, but has css overrides for unique styling.

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