|June 5, 2011||Filled under Blog|
Out with Drupal and in with WordPress. After wrestling with Drupal for many years, I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with the opensource CMS (content management system). In the spirit of Families in Recovery, I decided to take a long and hard look at all the things that were making building the organization harder to do something to make life better. I decided I need an approach that would take less energy and time (and is less prone to me blowing it up).
WordPress is well established and is much easier to use. I had to let go of some preconceived notions about WP (and also let go of my identity as a Drupal hacker). So again, this fits with our mission here. Letting go of unhealthy attitudes and beliefs is at the core of our work.
So, on to our new site! There will be 4 sections.
- Blog. That is where I will share the details of the organization and any other ephemera.
- HealingPath. This is our online class for adult children of alcoholics. I am setting up the systems to get classes recorded. Should not take too long to get this really going, though I gotta admit, the summer sun is proving a bigger barrier than anticipated.
- Research/Articles. This was the bread and butter of the old site. There is a lot going on in the world that impacts the lives of children of alcoholics, so I will keep this section going.
- OneStory. This was also part of the old site. This is an opportunity to share the stories of children of alcoholics. I am hoping to bulk this section up with the stories of those who participate in HealingPath.