Switched to WordPress for my blog

Wow, where to begin. I just spent a couple of weeks messing around with Joomla, installing templates and installing/configuring extensions and I got to the point where I had things setup as I wanted. It was a bit of effort to get there, but it was still an incremental improvement from my own home-grown blog software that I’d been using since around 2002.

Someone at work mentioned to have a look at WordPress. Wow. I am stunned. It’s beautiful. It does everything I need, straight out of the box. Easy to install and configure, everything works. Has all the features I was looking for:

  • menus and categories
  • layout templates
  • tagging and tag clouds

Simple needs, but stuff I wanted to use without too much messing around. I like it. Sorry Joomla, I think you’re a couple of years behind where you need to be.

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