This Drupal site of mine has taken quite a bit of beating the past couple weeks. While Mollom has been protecting this site well enough from the comment spammers, it isn't designed to prevent the bots from trying to ping me so much. It has been an incredible experience to see the bots try to open every possible URL and directory here at CMSReport.com. But probably the real stress on the site has been my testing of numerous contributed modules that are still under development. Probably using a production server to test new modules isn't the smartest thing for anyone to do, but it does provide a nice adrenaline rush from time to time.
To make a long story short, I'm testing a number of ways I can use a Web content management system more efficiently to run this site. I also want to do some restructuring of the site so that I have more flexibility in the look and feel of the site as well as how the content is delivered. For the most part, I'll be using Pathauto, Views, Panels, and one of the aggregation modules. I'm currently testing the FeedAPI module for aggregation, but none of the aggregation related modules really do what I want them to do. I'll put up a site recipe in the next month or two on the modules I finally settle on to support this site.
Now it is time for me to go. Evidently, one of the modules I've installed is causing some cron issues. Am I having fun, yet? Yes, I am.
Bryan Ruby is the owner and editor for CMS Report. He founded CMSReport.com in 2006 on the belief that information technologists, website owners, and web developers desired visiting sites where they could learn about content management systems without the sales pitch. Besides this site, you can follow Bryan at Google+ and Twitter.