Notice of Proposed Action: Major Fridge Change

Joey Stanford joey at
Wed Apr 14 16:19:15 BST 2010

** Not for posting YET on the Fridge but you can blog/dent about it **

Hi Gang,

The Fridge is hosted on Drupal today.

We've consistently had "issues" with Drupal.  That's not a statement
about the software, just about how it works with our setup and needs
(not to mention the learning curve).

Canonical is slowing moving away from Drupal.

There is a Drupal to Wordpress migration path that will preserve
Drupal nodes as Wordpress posts.  Wordpress will have the OpenID
module already so access will still be based off the Fridge team.
And, key for me, it will be significantly easier to maintain and use.

Ultimately I think we need: 1) a link to the calendar, 2) a way for
people to submit stories (right now just a page that says email this
list), 3) rss feed for the forums,, chumby, etc, and 4) a
way to blog with attachments and links.  Wordpress can do this.

I've tentatively scheduled this work to happen in May with a projected
deployment date of May 20th, 2010.  It will have a Lucid theme.

Please speak up NOW if you see problems or want to highlight anything
we need to pay particular attention to.


ps. After Lucid and the Fridge Drupal to WP migration starts then I
feel comfortable making a formal announcement.

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