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Discussion on: Why I'm leaving Drupal for Laravel

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Martin Himmel

I'm in the same boat. Been doing mostly WordPress development for the last two years for work. Or what I like to think of as "WordPress hell." 😏

Discovered Laravel about a year or year and a half ago and started doing the majority of my side projects with that. Working with Laravel is so much more pleasant.

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Wendy Stocker Author

WP is very similar in that regard! I would argue though that the Drupal community is far more cultish lol! It's like a religion for some people.

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Martin Himmel

Yeah, I can't quite say the WP community is cultish. I think they have a strong community, but they're not too far out there. 😂

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Pert Soomann

I'd say, all communities are more or less religious-like, be it Drupal, WP, Laravel or CodeIgniter, or even language based like NodeJS or PHP.

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Kat

I wouldn't use WP for projects generally unless they are CMS based only.

If it's actual saas sort of work, obviously other frameworks would be better to work in -- Laravel included. I've been doing Laravel off-and-on in my own time on random projects. Been really liking it.

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Martin Himmel

Yeah, if I didn't have to use WordPress for work (which, ironically, is for a SaaS product), I wouldn't either. Been pushing to move it to Laravel, but that's a long road.