We currently have a Drupal Commons website on version 7.50, commons 3.x. Our site is complex and we are no longer using many of the pre-packaged features in the commons distribution. We would like to simplify and modernize our website by "getting out of Commons."
I am wondering if it is possible to back out of Drupal commons without rebuilding from scratch and if it is possible, can it be done cleanly? E.g. Can we get back to Drupal Core and for every commons-specific feature we are using, could we theoretically replace the commons-specific configurations and modules with a Drupal 7 or native features and what are other the other implications?
This is a fairly arbitrary question but any information is appreciated. As I learn to re-frame the question, it will help to answer it. Guidance on asking is also appreciated, thanks!
Update and background info: I prefer Drush, use GIT and have a staging process as well as have set up sandbox copies of our site from back ups to be sure they work. I lack a good understanding about administrating Drupal itself and how Core differs from other profiles but am familiar with migrating Drupal sites and managing the database and codebase.