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I'm at a crossroad right now, because I need to migrate my bloated and buggy site to a platform that is both secure and flexible.

I have a community site built by web developers from scratch. The database design, and everything was built from ground up. Because all these different programmers did the project their own way, the whole site has become buggy. Right now it's not sustainable. I figured that the way to fix this problem is to migrate my community site to Drupal or rebuild it using a framework such as Code Igniter or what have you. I'm in a dilemma as to which system to migrate to, Drupal or some framework?

My website is very customized under the hood because it was designed for wholesale industry. Wholesalers become members and sell their products. They get verified, they get different access levels depending on what they paid for. On top of this messy site, WordPress was included to pump news articles, and other little third party scripts.

What do you think, should I go with a CMS, or Framework?


migration rejected from webapps.stackexchange.com Dec 4 '13 at 10:48

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Stephen Ostermiller Dec 4 '13 at 10:48

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You should almost never rewrite your software. Consider refactoring it. An article that I've found helpful: onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/2596/… – bitsoflogic Oct 12 '11 at 18:56