After some extensive research, I’ve had to grudgingly rule out the idea of using WordPress for the new version of TRC.
I was hoping to use a plugin called Multisite to use WordPress to replace the aging TRC website. I figured I could use it to more easily let different users have access to editing pages and what-not. After setting up a dummy set of test websites, the overall concept worked. I just ran into a major issue that blew up my plan: I can’t easily show posts on the sub-sites on the main news feed. I looked into several options, but it was going to get far too complex.
I guess this means I’m back to the original scary plan of upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. I mean, I love WordPress as I use it on ALL of my other sites, but Drupal just gives me so much more control over doing what I want to do. I’m still not looking forward to the upgrade though… I need to sit down and re-group. My notes on the upgrade process are from the last time I looked into it – November 2018.
At that point in time, I put the whole thing on hold as there were still several modules and things that weren’t going to work in the new version. I need to go through it all again and see where we stand now on compatibility.
Look for more updates in the future.