No I haven’t finally broken down and bought and mac for home use. I finally succumbed to using WordPress for blogging. Previously I had used MovableType for a very long time and at one time, prior to the 3.x release I loved the product. It was 3.x with it’s thicket of intertwined files including each other – that is where the system started to break down for me. Then each release had plugins that were a little difficult to install combined with subtle incompatibilities. It just became a waste of time. So now it’s time for something different.
So without further ado – My Top Five Reasons to use WordPress
- The plugins are easy to install.
- It’s easy to figure out what to edit.
- The themes are easy to install and adjust.
- It’s trivial to make it look good on a mobile phone.
- Joe uses it, it must be cool.
Finally, like any good open source project, there is a significant number of people contributing to the ecosystem.
Now, I just need to get twitter, friendfeed and flickr updates to show up in-line and my work is done.
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