Our old church website was proving too much hassle to maintain/update, mainly because I lacked the time, inclination or mental energy to get to grips with Drupal. I’m sure Drupal is great, but it was proving something of a sledgehammer to crack a nut, and every time I wanted to change something or update the system I was having to go back and learn how to use Drupal from scratch.
So I’ve moved the content over onto a new platform using WordPress. Yes, I know, WordPress as a CMS, all my geek cred goes up in smoke in an instant. But life is too short to work out how to maintain two blog/website systems, and for a small, simple site WordPress seems to work OK.
Put it this way: the new site has taken me a couple of hours to set up this evening, much of which was spent hunting for an appropriate template. Updating Drupal would probably have taken me the whole weekend.
My hope is that the new, simpler underlying system will make it easier for me to add new content. For example, one of my plans is for a “what to expect” page setting out what happens in our services, so that first-time visitors have some idea of what’s going on.