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Three entry points into the content:
- Search engine. FullText search. Keywords (tags) search. Advanced search limiters - by product, subject area, date range, etc.
- Categories. Group news into certain categories, examples would be: news about a particular industry segment, subject area, etc.
- Product browse. Would want to the ability to browse to a product (not products we're selling, products that we have information about - think CNet). You'd be able to access news about each product and be able to review the product itself.
I was a software developer for about 5 years fulltime - SQL, VB, ASP, etc. Been out of the dev world for about 5 years, so I'm rusty and behind the times as far as new technology goes. Was thinking of starting the site with WordPress - reason being that I figure I can get something up and running quickly. If the site catches on and I want to expand beyond what WP is capable of, I'd invest (time/money) and shift to a solution like Drupal.
1) Based on the limited info I've provided, does it seem like WordPress would support what I need it to.
2) If the answer to #1 is yes, how difficult would it be to migrate a site from WP to Drupal?
Love this site... Thanks for the help.
By complex, by the way, I do not refer to content presentation so much as user interaction.
For something like you're doing, I would just start with drupal. I don't mean *you* should, I'm just talking about lazy old me who falls into what he knows and is comfortable with. In your case, with your background, no matter how rusty, I don't think getting started with drupal would pose a huge obstacle.
On the other hand, you might check out some of the Wordpress extensions/sister projects like
- Buddypress (community/profile features)
- bbPress (lightweight forum from the Wordpress people).
I think porting a complex site, beyond just a blog, to Drupal from WP would be a hassle, but there may be scripts out there for it.