Loving WordPress

I just put scheduled a review for tomorrow morning, and I must say that I’m loving WordPress. The review if one of Katie’s (Superwench), and it accepted a paste from Microsoft Word with NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER! And the preview shows me EXACTLY what the post will look like. Imagine that!

The only thing I have a quibble about is the way it schedules posts–it can be difficult to un-schedule. But so far, my blogging productivity has definitely improved since making the switch. If you can stand a temporary interruption in your web traffic (I’ve regained over half, but still recovering), then I highly recommend the switch! I’m not sure how usable it is from the WordPress site, but when you run it from your own domain, it’s a dream.

15 Thoughts to “Loving WordPress”

  1. I’m loving me some WordPress, yeah! I run a few blogs using it right off my own server at home. πŸ™‚ Congrats on a smooth transition to your new site!

  2. I’m glad WordPress is working so well for you. {Smile} I love the extras they mention. I’m I keep thinking it would be neat to set up a blog there, but I’m not sure I have the time. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  3. Tia

    Oooh, Anna! I’m jealous!

    Anne, time is definitely a consideration. It took me three months to set it up the way I want, but a month of that was trying and discarding other content management systems. A WordPress blog is not difficult to set up, but there is a learning curve.

  4. Yunaleska

    It looks good! I’m still with Blogger, but i do like the style of wordpress. Maybe when I’m published and need a new blog I’ll transfer.

  5. Tia

    Ok, Yunaleska. You need to start leaving your website because every time you comment I have to hunt it down! πŸ˜‰ I’m trying to give you a hat tip, here! Maybe I can find a link on Kimber’s site.

  6. I think I could handle the set-up time. That’s a finite project, so I’d have a good chance of finishing it before I ran into trouble. {smile}

    My big problem with time is the ongoing project of keeping the blog active. I don’t have a good separate site to put a blog on, so I’d be looking at WordPress.com, and they want the blogs to stay active. Health permitting, mine probably will. However, my health doesn’t always permit. The last thing I need to worry about when I fall sick is keeping a blog active. {lop-sided smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  7. Tia

    Yes, that’s the great thing about Blogger. If I ever have to take this blog down, I’ll probably import all the posts to Blogger just to keep them alive.

  8. Raven

    Does WordPress take blogs down if they become inactive? I can’t say mine is overly active.

  9. Tia

    It’s probably more active then a blog I started and never looked at again.

  10. Raven

    Well, that’s probably true. πŸ™‚

  11. I love WordPress, it’s far better than Drupal (more CMS than blog-oriented). I run it on a shared hosting site that costs only a few euros per month.

    One strange glitch I discovered about photos is that sometimes it resamples the photos I’ve uploaded, causing a noticeable loss in quality. That’s even though I upload in the same resolution as the photo will be in the post. Switching from “visual” to “html” view and back has sometimes solved the problem. Must be a code bug… weird!

  12. Raven, WordPress didn’t go as far as to threaten to take down an inactive blog. However, they said right up front that they encourage people to take down inactive blogs. {Pause} This sounded like an extra hassle I’d be happy to avoid when I get sick. {lop-sided smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  13. Raven

    I guess I’m safe then! Hey, I’ve posted within the past year… :p Thanks, Anne Elizabeth. Hope you stay healthy!

  14. Thanks Raven. I hope I’ve just gotten thru the worst of another episode of less than good health. I hope I’ll get to stay healthy for a while now, too. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  15. Kat

    I’ve been happy with WordPress, too. The upgrades are easy and if you host it yourself, you can do anything with the styles.

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