Tips and Tricks for Legacy Sites

Room 103

It happens to everyone. We can't only build new sites from scratch. Legacy might mean a site built on Drupal 6 filled with out of date modules, or it could be something recent where the original developers moved on. So, how do I change this one line? What's placing (or not placing) that block on the page? Making changes in either case to an unfamiliar site can be daunting. But, with a few tips and tricks the process can involve slightly less hair loss. I'll provide examples from a number of the sites I've worked on over the last few years.