I’m in the process of moving my videogaming blog, GameBlaster64, over to WordPress. The most recent security vulnerability with Drupal coupled with the fact that core updates must still be done manually has pushed me to head in that direction. Drupal has always been a lot more work than WordPress and I didn’t really need all the extra functionality anyway.
In under a month, GameBlaster64 will be 4 years old. There are hundreds of posts, thousands of pages, and tons of images. It’s going to be 301 redirect galore. To help with this, I wrote a small PHP script to grab the URLs of the taxonomies and articles I’ve been writing. It uses WordPress functions to import blog posts, along with their attached tags from the Drupal 7 database.
Here is my script. If you’re moving from Drupal 7 to WordPress, you’ll hopefully find it useful.
Received this in my email the other day:
“Howdy! Your site at https://johnrockefeller.net has been updated automatically to WordPress 3.8.1.”
How do they know this won’t break anything?
I’m not sure if I’m a fan of auto-updating live websites.
Let me be straight with you: Every WordPress blog on the web should have this plugin installed.
And, no, I’m also not being paid to say that. :)
Some of the neat features that W3 Total Cache includes:
- Final output is cached and then re-served to the next viewer without having to rebuild. This means that in many circumstances, your blog might only be recreating your site dynamically once an hour. Otherwise, the cached version will be served, greatly increasing the performance and stability of your site.
- Uses advanced disk caching techniques to cache output or can also take advantage of Memcache technology (if supported by your server) to increase speed even more.
Before W3 Total Cache I was a fan of WP Super Cache. And before that, I used WP Cache. Neither of the latter two can hold a candle to the capabilities and caching power of W3 Total Cache.
For more information on how this plugin can increase your website’s performance, take a look at W3 Total Cache on the WordPress Extend website.