Hey, everyone. I just migrated my blog to WordPress (the software, not the site) from BlogEngine.NET. I’ve been using the latter for quite a while now, and while fairly flexible and capable, I got to the point where it required a little too much care and feeding. WordPress is by far the most widely used blog publishing software and has wide support for themes, plug-ins, etc., which has already made my life easier by relieving me of the need to customize much of what I needed. Just the administration facilities for handling comments (and more specifically, SPAM comments) was worth the migration.
It wasn’t without it’s challenges, though. I’ll cover the migration in a near future post, but I wanted to welcome you to the new platform as well as the new look and feel. I’m using a theme named "Mystique" that I think is pleasing and functional. To the right side there is a series of tabs where you can look through past posts, browse by keywords or categories, and see recent and popular comments and posts.
I’ve still got a few issues in migrating all of the media, posts, and links, so bear with me as I get that all worked out (this only affects some past articles). I also still need to implement a redirections scheme to map my old permalinks to the new ones (the scheme is slightly different now, and I no longer have extensions on the permalinks for forward compatibility).
In any case…let me know what you think…and welcome to my new virtual hangout.