Goodbye WordPress (For Now)

Peebs.org ran on flat files for the first year or so, then I built a custom blog engine (this was before WordPress or really even blogging had been coined).  Then from about 2003 until today I’ve used WordPress.  The problem is that WordPress has become really time consuming to manage.  You need a server, which needs to be upgraded, and there are new updates coming out all the time.  These updates can break your theme, will break your plugins, and generally require a lot of fiddling.

I need this to be as simple as possible, so I made the switch to Posterous, and we’ll see how it goes.

Negatives:

  • Comments are gone, sorry.  Maybe one day I’ll fish them out of the wordpress XML, but I doubt it.
  • Formatting is a little messed up on some posts.  I’ll probably fix the more popular ones at some point.
  • Links are broken – this one is actually really annoying and is something Posterous should address.  If they don’t want to support your old URL scheme, they should offer to redirect them sanely.  Or at least provide you guidance on their 404 page to click through to the blog you’re trying to hit.

Oh well – the advantages of less maintenance and less friction overall are worth it for now.

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