I've been down but I'm not out

Submitted by Drupalguy on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:30

I've been down but I'm not out

Time flies when I am pulling out my hair.  I have been through so many things, much to many to have kept track here.  

What have I done over the last 4 months?

  1. I rebuilt my VM, upgrading to a newer version of Debian LINUX
  2. I rebuilt my web server implimenting Nginx, Mariadb, php, and Drupal.
  3. Survived a major security breach in Drupal v7.33
  4. Transitioned all my Drupal sites to the new web server (so eveything is in one place now).
  5. I have just completed upgrading a friend's e-store from Zencart to Drupal Commerse Kickstart 2.

After surviving the last 4 months I feel like things are finally starting to calm down and I am finding that my level of confidence is starting to feel adequate.  Working with Commerce Kickstart has been an uphill climb, having stuck with the out-of-the-box settings for my friend's e-store (which was an easy thing to do since the sample store is clothing, and my friend's store is lingerie).

My current project (which is about 50% complete) is an e-store for an artist friend.  She will be selling paintings, prints, Wearable art and other items.  I am building this store in Commerse Kickstart but I am starting from scratch.  Its been a little shakey but it is coming together much easier than I suspected it would.  I hope to have it ready for my friend to review by the end of the weekend.

Another website that I completed was my High School Reunion website.  The new website has additional functionality that I am proud of.  Though the site is not perfect, it is much better than it's predecessor with added features like a list of those who might attend the reunion, a scrap book and a timeline to make the website more friendly and fun.  

Now its time to get back to the grindstone.