Migrate from Drupal 6 to WordPress 3

Since I just made the switch back, here’s the script that made it easy…
Be sure to read the script to edit or comment out sections so that they will meet the needs of your site. the only real problem I’m seeing so far is URLs aren’t always coming up as links in the posts. I may have to do some manual editing.

It was less than 2 years ago that I switched from WordPress to Drupal, why did I switch back?  I’m lazy:

  • I already have multiple websites that I host on this server that run WordPress.  It’s easy to throw it into the mix and keep it up to date.
  • I don’t anticipate ever doing anything much more than a blog here (that was one of my big reasons for switching to Drupal before, I was planning on doing a bunch of non-blog stuff on this site and others running Drupal)
  • WordPress “just works” for blog sites.  It’s brain dead easy to setup compared to Drupal and I like the edit/compose interface.

Adding a Facebook “Like” block to your Drupal site

I just added the newly announced “Like” button to my blog. It’s very easy to do on Drupal.

First, enable PHP input format…
In Drupal 6, the PHP input format is not enabled by default – it has to be enabled by enabling an additional module. So go to admin/build/modules and enable:
PHP filter 6.8 Allows embedded PHP code/snippets to be evaluated.

Next, create your new block…
Go to #Administer, #Site building, #Blocks
Click on the “add blocks” tab
Enter in a Block description and put the following in the Block body:

Change the “Input format” to “PHP Code”

Save it and you’re done!

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