From Drupal to WordPress: Migrating the New York Observer

A session at WordCamp San Francisco 2011

Friday 12th August, 2011

11:30am to 12:00pm (PST)

In June of 2011, Observer.com relaunched on WordPress, joining Betabeat.com and PolitickerNY.com to form a network of WordPress sites. Why was WordPress chosen to replace Drupal, the site’s CMS since 2007, and what are the comparative advantages of each system for a newsroom? How were 100,000 articles migrated from Drupal to WordPress, and how did the new site stand up to heavy load? Which plugins crashed the site, and which saved the day? This talk will range from a high-level business overview to a deep exploration of individual files in WordPress’s core.

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Austin Smith

Programmer of computers, drinker of beer, eater of cheese, reader of books. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:30am12:00pm PST

Date Fri 12th August 2011

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