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I'm the owner of a drupal project for which I have hired out. The project has been going on for several months and I have through this time learned how complicated things have gotten.
When developer showed me admin controls in drupal he thought it was easy and simple (his russian accent probably did not help explanation) but for me it was really complicated and I forget everything right away even thought I would consider myself having decent technical skills.
My question is about hooking up drupal projects to alternative platforms. I want to get a forum/ blog going and my developer suggested drupal moduals (again it was supposed to be user friendly) but i am skeptical.
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion linking drupal with simpler platforms such as ghost blogging of a square space website where by I can simply split domains. Its not important for user to use same login for forum or bloggin (want multiple contributors for blogging)
I was also wondering about getting certain aspects of the site onto a simpler platform that I can upgrade myself such as the help section, application sections, etc. I do not want to design CSS page for every new iteration or to have to get help from developer every time a page changes which I have been having to do.
Ideally I would like to keep complicated parts of the site in drupal and get a simpler alternative for parts which are heavy in text content and need for user friendliness.