While Drupal is a fantastic platform, I had problems maintaining it. It was getting me down particularly fighting the torrent of spam being thrown at it. Keeping on top of updates, bug fixes, security patches, yada, was a pain. I am simply not interested in Drupal, whereas I do keep abreast of WordPress news.
The biggest problem we had was I didn’t want to lose rankings through the URL structure change. While WordPress can follow a very flexible URL pattern, the blog in question had changed a lot over the time it had been on Drupal and had a lot of strange URLs.
We fixed this using .htaccess to redirect the old to the new, like so:
Redirect 301 /blog/chris/old-url http://dslrblog.com/new-url
All I need to do now is add my favourite plugins, find a theme to tweak and we should be good to go 🙂