Issachar's Musings

Putting my ideas online where I have to defend or change them.

February 6th, 2010

Google announced this week that they’re not going to be supporting FTP for publishing on blogger anymore.  Apparently the option isn’t that popular and consumes a disproportionate amount of resources.  Unfortunately, I need it if I want to continue to use a separate web host and a private domain.  I could switch to Google hosting, but I’d rather not do that.

So I started looking at WordPress.  I think it will work fine, although I’m not happy with how it looks just yet.  I can customize any of the templates, but I don’t have a great starting point yet.  If anyone’s got any suggestions or opinions about how it looks, please let me know.

The old blogger posts are still there, but I haven’t gone through the trouble of trying to import them into WordPress because I don’t see any need to do that.  They’re still there, you can still comment on them and I can still edit them for now.  You can see the last few posts here and the archive is on the side bar.

3 Responses to “ Moving to WordPress ”

  1. Claire says:

    I think you’ll like WP — we use a custom install of it for everything a work and it’s incredibly user-friendly. I don’t know if it will annoy you if you’re more used to tinkering under the hood but we’ve had great success with it. (We’re currently housing a 4000+ page site in WP and for the most post it works beautifully.) I keep meaning to switch my personal blog over but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    I’ll miss the rants. I wonder if you need a more adventurous noun than “musings” for your title. . .but so many of the other options are long &/or prone to being pretentious (Issachar’s Genius Ramblings for example 🙂 It’s good to see you writing more.

  2. Claire says:

    Maybe a title that tied in to your tagline would work, something like Issachar Says It Out Loud or Issachar Puts it in Writing — something that mentions the idea that you’re blogging here so you have to defend your own politics (which is both admirable and rare). On the other hand, I am on a decent amount of painkillers to ward off the last of this migraine so maybe you should just ignore this 🙂