It’s time to bite the bullet, so to speak. Our minimal approach has been great for the past few years as we tried to cover 400 years of history in an organized fashion. At the same time, we had to keep track of things like content management plus worrying about issues related to configuration and operations.
Today, we put a post (Techie stuff) that is a focal point for future work that will keep in tune with past decisions. One key step will be to bring a project management framework to bear so as to allow team efforts as we go along. There are many features that need to be discussed, defined, implemented and put into place, after appropriate review and testing.
It might be a good time to look at alternatives that have been tried.
- WordPress – we are already using this, having done the 2nd attempt with this blog dealing with technical matters. Busyness functions, say those related to ecommerce, can be added via plug-ins. As of 2018, they have 75 million sites.
- Joomla – about 4.6M sites
- Drupal – about 1.4M sites
- Concrete 5 – about .2M sites
For each of the others, we put a prototype into place. We used the Concrete5 one longer as we used it for What’s New from September of 2013 until May of 2014. Since then, those entries have been added back into the main site.