Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

Updated to WordPress 3.0.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

A few days ago, a major update for WordPress (the software that I use to maintain this blog) has been published: version 3.0 Thelonious. I just finished the install, without any hiccups. I guess there won’t be many differences for you to notice… the only thing that I noticed is that the new WordPress default theme is not that unlikely to the theme that I came up with for this site (well, it does look more refined, but the basic elements like the header image, right-handed sidebar, and a larger default font are the same. That feels nice.

Migration to WordPress.

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Since I got the job to set up a blog for someone else, and since it was decided that the blog should be done with WordPress, I started to play around with this blogging package a few days ago. To learn how to set things up and make modifications, I tried to replicate the style of my own blog, which is based on the very simple blosxom. One thing came to another and finally I tried to import all of my blosxom blog entries into the new WordPress database – and here we are! I decided to switch to WordPress because:

  • it is maintained much more regularly,
  • it is much more comfortable to use,
  • it offers more and more useful plugins,
  • I hope it will make it easier to keep off spam,
  • it finally allowed me to make a tag cloud.

The latter can be marvelled at to the right. I am quite baffled at how closely the tag cloud represents those aspects of my life that I put into this blog in the course of the last six years. It will be interesting to see how the cloud develops in the future…

I decided against keeping the content in the same address location because of the cryptic cgi blabla that was part of the old address. Therefore I would like to ask you to update your bookmarks and feed readers to go to the new address: