WordPress is the best

Posted May 22, 2004 in Blogging.

A new version of WordPress is now available, that updates and extends its capabilities considerably. Already, the plugin community is mobilizing, with stuff that takes advantage of the new release.

In a relatively short space of time, WordPress has evolved into the perfect blogging tool for the experienced web user, and even for the web novice. It is so good, in fact, that I can no longer refer to my hand-rolled tool as a content management system. I would be too embarrassed.

So why don't I use WordPress? I'm certainly tempted. It offers absolutely everything I could possibly need, and its architecture would allow me to customize it in dozens of different ways if I wanted to. Using it, however, would take away the primary reason for me inhabiting the World Wide Web in the first place - because I love to code my own stuff. I get a thrill out of it.


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    Don't give in to the temptation!

    I find the control of diy'ing much more rewarding, not to mention making it all work...

    Posted by Mike P. on May 22, 2004.

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    You still can code your own, while using WP. :-) I meant, hypotetically you could code your own OS, the perfect web browser among other things...

    Posted by David Collantes on May 22, 2004.

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    Make it a challenge to use and hack WordPress to the max. As I don't have time to write my own CMS that's why I use WordPress. Hacking a multiple weblog feature can be fun (well, it isn't, but, you know.. you're hacking!)

    Posted by Mark Wubben on May 23, 2004.

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    I dunno, guys. I think rebuilding another CMS from scratch is a good idea. Remember that I am trying to add to my skills as a designer/developer so that I can start getting paid for doing it.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on May 24, 2004.

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    Er... how on Earth did that comment I just posted end up there? There must be a problem with my SQL somewhere...

    Posted by Simon Jessey on May 24, 2004.