I’ve been working on a new website for a while now; setting it up on my own pc at first and then dabbling with various systems to see which one suited me best.
I settled on WordPress after dabbling with ModX and Joomla amongst others. What I liked about WordPress is that the basic install produced clean code. I know next to nothing about coding but I like my site to validate if possible. All the others had their plusses over WordPress but none of them were “clean” from the start.
I then spent the next few months slowly copying posts etc over. From around October what I blogged on the web got re-blogged on my own pc.
My host package expires in a month so it was time to change. My host did not offer a database which precluded a CMS so they eliminated themselves from my custom. To be honest I wish I’d done a bit more research before going with them. Anyway, I’m now transferred over to my new host 34sp.com and the set up of my WordPress install has gone pretty smoothly.
The site is pretty similar to the old one in layout. More by accident than design. I worked my way through lots of WordPress themes and settled on this one.
Anyway – any comments always welcome!