Ok, I know what you’re thinking. This site looks remarkably similar to my old one. That’s, um, because it is. Alright, before you think me so lame that WordPress has defeated me, let me tell you my side of the story.
WordPress has faults. Oh yes, that’s right. And they are:
1. If you use WordPress to host your site, you get all sorts of goodies, such as stats on how many people are looking at your site each day. You can get this on your own domain, but you need something called an API key (which I didn’t have, and took great pains to get) only then I discovered I needed to modify code — can’t be bothered.
2. The ‘host on your own domain’ product has glitches. For example, when I edit a draft, and hit ‘Save Draft’, I lose all the changes I’d made. It was, at this point that I thought, ‘bugger it’, I’m going to host on WordPress and have a fortheloveofgeorge.wordpress.com domain. WordPress 2, For the Love of George 0.
3. I started to insert my posts into the WordPress format. I knew this was going to take me yonks (there’s some Aussie slang I haven’t used in a while) because I’ve got about 35-40, but was determined to push on. I was doing some reading when I found out that if you host on WordPress you cannot use custom templates. In other words, I have to put my personal thoughts, feelings, emotions and general awesomeness on someone else’s design. No thank you!
And so, here we are. Well, not quite — I did just skip a huge part of the story. Because iWeb and MobileMe have their issues, too. But let’s just pretend all was fine and dandy.
All new features!
Well, they’re not exactly new, per se. Perhaps I should say “Old features that now work as they were supposed to!”
- Comments — I had a number of mates tell me they tried to comment but were unable to. One (who shall remain nameless, little lady) also added that they were disappointed, because the comment was so hilarious, they made themselves laugh. Good one.
- Newer stuff and Older stuff buttons — Yes, that’s right, the forward and back buttons now work! When you’re in a post, and want to see the one before or the one after, you can click straight from the post, no need to go back to the blog page or archive.
- More posts on the blog page — just so you don’t have to go to the archive as often, and can see pretty pictures beside the excerpt.
On a serious note, I would like to thank everyone who has given me a positive response in regards to my little blog. I love youse all.
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