Drupal w/ubercart to WP w/woocommerce (5 posts)

  1. Kieran Wells
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Want to switch from drupal with ubercart to wp with woocommerce, but I cannot get any answers and woo wants me to buy before I can peruse the forums to see if I can make this work. I use ubercart with views to do whatever the heck I want with catalog display and layout. The answer I got from woo was that it can be changed with code. I know a limited amount, I can work in a terminal a bit to run drush and move things around wget, tar zxvf etc... not much else. Although I made my whole site in drupal 6, I am not sure migrating to WP is such a good idea. It just seems like much more of hassle at this point--probably I am making too big of a deal out of this, but I have to figure it out. I want to like WP and do, but I am having a hard time with this. I want to display my items in a list with a description and 100X100px thumbs on the left. Also, I would like the product page to have a post preview with image pager for being inserted in to areas on the front page. Can I do this easily? This seems like it should not be a big deal. Please, why am I having a hard time with this?

  2. fezziwigwebworks
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Kieran!

    I found your post tonight as I am faced with a similar migration conundrum!
    How have the last 6 months treated you in this regard?


  3. Kieran Wells
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WP is so much easier to administer in some ways, but in others it is much more complicated to customize than Drupal for what I wish to do. I stuck with Drupal for the following reasons:

    1. Woo was lackadaisical in providing any support unless you sign up for their services, which I do not know will fit my needs.
    2. Customizing WP always seems to involve more actual programming rather than the development skills I have been able to cultivate using Drupal. (Drupal is easier for me).
    3. Drupal seems so much more robust and capable of 'heavy lifting' than WP. There seems to be a lot more features built in to core that I incorporate in to my site architecture.

    I must say that compared to a lot of folks here, I know very little. I enjoy my little successes in coding, I enjoy using drush (Drupal Shell Utility) very much, and am excited about my site migration to D7 which I have already played around with a lot.

    I did everything short of throwing myself at Woo, but that did not seem to be enough. It seems like a great group of people, but it seems like there is a ways to go before the developers get Woo Commerce on par with Drupal Commerce or Ubercart. I also like the 'views' module a LOT in Drupal.

    Anyway, these are just ramblings. I am always open to criticism and suggestions from the folks in the community here. I really like WP a lot. I just wish I could get to work for me. For a lot of folks, I think it is a solution that might make more sense than Drupal.

  4. grantlandram
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey guys, I'm looking into https://app.shopping-cart-migration.com/to-woocommerce, and will post back here once we use it to let you know if it works well or not.

  5. grantmlandram
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Quick update:

    1. Turns out my Drupal install is a multsite, so Cart2Cart wants to charge a custom support package ($799) in order to make the migration. They say it's doable, and I imagine they'll be able to do it quite quickly. Their support has been surprisingly fast to work with.

    2. I've heard good things about the Ubercart -> WooCommerce migration, albeit single Drupal installs. Ex: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/ubercart-to-woocommerce-seo

    I'll report back if we use them for the multisite migration to let you know how it goes.

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