Drupal 6

Drupal LogoAfter a seriously long wait, Drupal 6 has been released to the web. By coincidence, I checked for it yesterday, as I’ve been watching the Drupal site for a while. I’ve done a quick upgrade (made a major screw-up along the way), and upgraded some modules.

All in all, this site isn’t too heavy on contributed modules. I don’t even use pathauto here, so upgrading was relatively straightforward.

My big screw-up was that I put the site into maintenance mode to prepare for the upgrade. Then I logged out to verify that maintenance mode had worked. Big mistake. When the site’s in maintenance mode, there’s no obvious way to log back in as the admin.

Thankfully, a quick search reveals that by accessing yoursite.com/user, you can log in again. Phew!

Anyway, my big test at the moment is to confirm if Windows Live Writer and Drupal 6 will work together. This post has been drafted in Live Writer, so I’m intrigued to see what happens when I hit that post button…

Update: Someone has sponsored a port of the Drupal 5 blog API across to Drupal 6. It’s now available as a module to download. I’ve just tested it against this blog and it works perfectly.

About gerardmcgarry

Gerard is a web designer, blogger and web publisher. He’s one of the founders of the enormously popular UK reality TV blog, Unreality TV and is currently developing its sister site Unreality TV USA. Share!

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