Converting To WordPress
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Languages change. Perspectives are different. Ideas move on. This article was published on February 13, 2009 which is more than two years ago. It may be out of date. You should verify that technical information in this article is still current before relying upon it for your own purposes.
Tonight I took the plunge. After nearly two years of writing and maintaining my own blogging software, I converted over to WordPress, the ubiquitous platform used by, well, pretty much everyone.
My choice to switch was made simple by a number of considerations. First, blogging software, especially of the WordPress variety, has gotten very complex, with a unique set of features and a high level of participation by the community. Second, I have less time now than I used to with which to write and maintain a code base. Third, I have other projects that demand my attention, and there’s a limit to how much investment I want to make in blogging software.
WordPress has come a long way since I first checked it out two years ago. But so have I. I have a greater understanding of PHP, and while the WordPress code is not perfect, I’ve found it to be usable, user-friendly, and easy to get along with. Plugins like WP-Super-Cache make WordPress useful for high traffic sites, and more efficient than hitting the database each and every time a page is loaded.
So welcome to my WordPress blog. Hope you like the change.
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