Switched to WordPress

I finally gave in and abandoned bBlog – the software I had been using to run this blog. I really liked it, but development had kind of stalled, (though a successor, loquacity, has picked up where it stopped) and I was getting fed up with the amount of spam I was getting. WordPress is much more widely-used, and there are a million plugins for various forms of spam-blocking.

My main complaints about wordpress so far are fairly minor – there’s way too much pointless javascript on the admin page, for one. The conversion, while tricky, wasn’t nearly as hard as I expected. I was really not looking forward to redoing the themes again, because it took some time to get bBlog to match the look of the rest of the site, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t too hard. Of course, I could reuse a lot of the same css that I had from bBlog, so it went much more quickly. The other big advantage is that WordPress has quite fantastic documentation, while bBlog’s is pretty nonexistent.

Anyway, it’s probably not perfect – I’m sure there are some layout bugs, etc… Please let me know if you see anything amiss!

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