Converted

Well, I’ve (mostly) finished my converstion to WordPress. If you’re viewing this site in your browser, the theme you’re seeing is called Tranquility, and I created it about 6 months ago, when I first started trying to convert to WordPress. After a 6 month hiatus, it’s nice to finally show it off. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

If you’re reading this in your feed reader of choice, then you’ve successfully been redirected from the old rss feed, or the old Atom 0.3 feed, to my shiny new Atom 1.0 feed. Please come have a look at the website as well.

I’ve done my best to ensure that everything’s still here and still working, including old permalinks. I’ll have another post in the near future discussing the issues I had (and some solutions) with my existing permalinks; for now, please let me know by dropping a comment or an email (see the About page for my email info).

I’ve switched from hierarchical categories to tags; this is the first tagged post, but I hope to tag the older posts as well. You can still browse the old categories in the Archives.

I’ll have more to say about the conversion in the near future. For now, it’s late, and I’m done for the night.

Update: First bug- the tag links below don’t seem to be working. Oops.

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9 Responses to “Converted”

  1. chornbe Says:

    Ooh. I likee the lookee.

    Well done.

  2. effika Says:

    This looks gorgeous. I, too, made the switch from Blosxom to WordPress for spam. It seems to be a common theme. :-/

    Hopefully this will rekindle your posting spirit. I know WordPress really got me posting again since I didn’t have to spend time dealing with spam.

  3. Jason Says:

    Thanks for the kind words, effika. I’m still noticing little odds and ends I want to fix/tweak/improve, so I hope it’ll continue to improve. That’s taking some of my posting energy/time, but it’s also keeping me focused on the blog, so that can’t be so bad.

  4. douglas.nerad Says:

    Woohoo! The site looks great! I guess it will be my turn to hit you up for some migration advice as I’ve still go a bazillion posts at the old sp.ookee.com location I’d like to move over.

    The layout is great and I’m sure you’ll find a solution to the stupid IE problems… I hate coding around that mangled attempt at a browser.

    Looking forward to the big post on the migration!

  5. britta Says:

    gosh darn, you too? i need to make a list of us remaining blosxom’ers…hehe. anyway, the new look is nice. :)

  6. Jason Says:

    Thanks, britta. To be honest, I do feel a little bad about moving away from Blosxom… it never ceases to amaze me how much it can do, and how much the community has managed to squeeze out of it, and add back into it (Plugins!).

    I do still run a copy, at work, on my personal development (webserver) port, for keeping notes about current projects, etc.

    After poking around inside of WordPress’s codebase (and my beloved tags still aren’t working), I can truly say I miss Blosxom’s compactness and simplicity. What price, progress?

    Still, no denying that WP’s bells and whistles are making it easier to post, and comment moderation is a godsend after being forced to disable comments previously. By the way, I believe once you’ve been moderated (and approved), you get auto-approved for future comments (at least if posting from the same IP). I encourage everyone to give it try, it’s been a long time since I had so many comments. :)

    PS- I fixed your link.

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