Drupal v WordPress. Both can win. part II: what can Drupal do now?

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So if you missed part I, what does Drupal do now that it has become plan B, as in B-hind Worpress, way behind. Unless they have some baddass, mindblowing-Wordpress-imitating-but-better-version coming, They need to glom. Immediately.

Glom isn’t a word really, I think. It seems an appropriate description of what Drupal could employ as a strategy: become a friend of WordPress. Glom on to WordPress like Turtle in Entourage. Glom until Drupal is cool again enough to hang,  Turtle is not famous, but his buddies still are. So how does Drupal ‘glom’ on to WordPress. They need to start by parting Drupal out like a Buick.

Drupal has some superior features that could be extracted from the architecture (by people smarter than me) and then massaged into being monster plugins for WP. Branded ‘Drupal Plugins for WordPress’, these feature sets could serve a multitude of purposes. Bootstrap those onto WordPress and you have a way more intense version of WP. Drupal gets marketing by still being in the picture at all. The Drupal plugins could be written for WordPress and Drupal. Moving back to Drupal in the future is now a possibility. If that baddass version of Drupal is coming, I’d like to have options.

If the Drupalites are planning to become relevant again, they need to suck it up and start running WP plugins or WordPress/Drupal hybrids. Why not? The entire php world’s eyes are on developing plugins for WordPress, not Drupal. Sure there are still Drupal module developers, like there are still app developers for Blackberry (sorry, Drupal. Low blow). Drupal. Take advantage… please.

I have a site I want to migrate to WP because of all of the plugin work going on amongst the millions of generous and very creative WP developers. If I could pull in a few of the better WP plugins into said site, it might tip the scale in favor of staying in Drupal longer vs the expense of moving to the customer.

Last I checked, it’s best for a business if people don’t “stop” using products. Drupal needs to step up big time. Still, when I look in the window at Drupal.org, some of the furniture is covered in dust and creepy looking. I really can’t tell what, if anything, is happening in there.