Confessions of a WordPress Developer


Six months ago I left WP Engine to become a PHP Engineer at Pantheon. Before this moment I had worked on exactly one Drupal site in my entire life. Needless to say I was bit frightened. Some nights I woke up in colds sweats--nodes, entities and views oh my!

But my fear was delightfully misplaced. As I journeyed through my first Drupal project I found moments of excitement far outnumbered the moments of fear I had expected. This presentation is a short summary of my experience. I will cover 5 areas where I think Drupal is still inferior to WordPress and on 5 areas where I think Drupal kicks WordPress’s @#$.

I hope this discussion will demonstrate that Drupal is well positioned to be *the* CMS of the future.

Session Track

Site Building

Experience Level


Drupal Version