Welcome to My New Blog (Again)
I’ve switched again, but I have good reason. Again. The blog software I’ve used in Plone, my favorite content management system, is lacking. I mean, it is good software and all, but it doesn’t allow me control where I want it. For instance, I couldn’t control whether trackbacks were allowed. I hate those, and they’re always spam. It also had no way to combat spammed comments, other than deleting them when they show up.
Meet WordPress. WordPress allows me the control where I want it. I can force comments to be moderated, and I can totally disable trackbacks. I should be able to combat spam pretty well now. WordPress is also more feature-rich overall. Plus it’s faster than Plone, so that should be a plus to you, my loyal readers.
Another cool thing is that Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer can publish directly to my blog. In fact, I’m writing this first post in it. Writer is a feature-rich WYSIWYG editor that can publish to several different blog packages, and it happens to support WordPress. So now it’s easy to blog in rich content rather than having to fumble my way around in Plone to get the photos or videos in my post.
Thanks for sticking with me! I hope to be blogging more and more now – I just hope I can find some interesting things to blog about!
Wow – Windows Live Writer even lets me download a post, edit it, then republish it!