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  • 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?

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  • fezziwigwebworks


    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?


    Kieran Wells


    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.

    Hey guys, I’m looking into, and will post back here once we use it to let you know if it works well or not.

    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:

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

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