I'm wondering if anyone has experience switching a Drupal installation away from Panopoly. I have a site built on Panopoly, but I'm finding the upgrade situation stifling. I'd rather have independent control of which modules are installed. So I'm looking to move to a vanilla core installation and do all the modules by hand. Anyone with firsthand experience doing this? I'm just going to give it a whirl and see how it goes, but any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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You can use Profile Switcher

Used to switch between install profiles found in /profile directory. This module is useful for moving an existing site to distribution.

I had the same problem last year you can check it out at - Changing from a Profile to Standard profile after the installation

  • Looks great! Definitely seems like the way to go. I'll give it a try this week. Mar 16, 2016 at 18:38
  • A note for anyone looking to switch from Panopoly specifically: Profile Switcher didn't seem to do anything at all. I did some manual moving around of modules, and updating the registry and registry_file tables and truncating the cache tables in the database. The next step was figuring out how to extricate the site from Panopoly-specific versions of modules and content types, which is where I left off. I'm sharing this to indicate that profile-switcher might not be helpful, to share some of the steps I took, and to maybe give a sense of the magnitude of the project. May 25, 2016 at 4:27

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