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WordPress?  My own blog system?

by on May.14, 2004, under Site Updates

I’ve been looking at WordPress as an alternative to the custom blog system I’ve written. My blog system is VERY easy to use, works pretty well with no major issues, and is pretty extensible, easy to setup additional users and accounts, etc. I hesitate to switch from it to another system due to the complexity of a lot of the other blog systems. Here’s another thing – I do have a lot of code updates to work on, as well as implementing those code updates, and I’m the only one doing all the programming right now.

I’m also debating switching from my current ISP (linuxwebhosting) to a slightly cheaper but supposedly nicer ISP (smarterlinux). This brings about a lot of other changes as well, and I’ll probably only do one thing at a time. Interestingly enough with regards to my current web host, I told Christian about smarterlinux – we were both using linuxwebhost – he switched, and I haven’t.

I’ve got lots of things to think about with regards to the blog system, and one of them is this: With everyone I’m hosting on my blog, it’s my responsibility to make sure they’re all “taken care of” kinda thing. Can I do that on my own, or should I use a program that’s being developed by others? What would the “migration” look like, or how difficult? Things like this are going through my head right now…

Please, thoughts and suggestions are welcome! Particularly to any of those using my blog system (i.e. everyone on poetshome.com), I’d love to hear any thoughts on what you think of it. Good? Bad? Missing features? Requests? Opinions?I’m smoking crack?

1 Comment for this entry

  • c2

    smarterlinux is DABOMB. i remember sometimes having to wait a week for a response from the linuxwebhost people; from day one, ever since i switched to smarterlinux, they’ve always given me a response (OR A FIX!) within 24 hours.

    on the WP/migration thing: install a copy of WP on poetshome for your users to play with. if they like it, then switch to it. if they don’t, then don’t.

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