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New Look – Please Comment

I just completed the "rough" migration of my website into WordPress 3.0. I'm wrapping the weblog and the pages all in one blog. I'll post the procedures once I finish tying up all the (very) loose ends on the project. For example, I just realized that I deleted the files that were controlling my CSS-switching experiment, a 4-5 year effort that I'd hate to lose just because I'm moving to WordPress for the site. Repairing the damage will take a little time. (Major ouch!)

What's good about this move?

  • I get Web 2.0 functionality and the database web moving forward.
  • My weblog is integrated with the rest of my site.
  • With WordPress 3.0 I can roll multiple sites/blogs into a single install, and manage them from one admin panel.
  • This enables me to move all my course sites into WordPress (going forward). I experimented with WP-driven course sites in Spring 2010 and I mostly liked it.

What's not good?

  • My focus on content migration took my eye off design. I have a "designed" site, to be sure. But it has a very bloggy (or blocky?) look/feel to it.  In time I'll push this issue, starting with experiments in course website.
  • Lots of up front work to move things.
  • Errors will be huge. (Let's hope I don't err.)