By Adam Nybäck

Time to Leave Drupal

So I haven’t done much on this site for a long time. It’s mostly because I think of it as my company website and the things I want to write are not necessarily related to my company. On the other hand it’s a one man company, so anything I write is kind of personal. Mostly when I feel like writing something these days I just go to Facebook or Twitter (and occasionally to Google+).

Last weekend I was looking for ways to prevent spam on websites and the obvious answer for Drupal is usually Mollom. However, it’s only free for non-commercial use so I looked for alternatives and found Botcha. The reason for having spam protection was for another site running Drupal 7 so I thought this would be a good opportunity to upgrade too (from Drupal 6) and try Botcha here by enabling comments again. Knowing upgrading could be a pain I was happy to find that Drush supports upgrading. After struggling with this for a few hours I ran into some “access denied” issue that didn’t have any obvious solution.

Having heard many friends switching to Jekyll, I think I’m going to do the same, possibly using Octopress and GitHub Pages too. This feels like a step in the right direction – no PHP, no databases, no security issues/updates, no headache.