I’ll admit something.
I still get excited logging into WordPress.
It’s really stupid but from 2000 onwards, I coded my sites by hand. That’s hardly amazing, I know. But when everyone else moved to Cutenews or used programs like Dreamweaver and the like, I couldn’t work out how (my only defence was that my hosting service was kind of garbage and I had no cpanel). In the height of my web-empire, I was running around 40 sites (a lot of those were fanlistings) and updating them by hand with an FTP program.
Finally, in 2007, I converted to PHP (it was like magic! A header and footer that I never had to update!) I thought that made life easy.
I was wrong. I ? Wordpress. WordPress is the Harry Potter of the Internet, at least for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled I know how to hand code a site – it’s proven nothing but useful – but I utterly love not having to hand code every blog entry I write, and being able to assign tags and categories – and having actual archives! (Seriously, I’ve been using the Wayback Machine to find my old blog entries and input them into WordPress :geek:)
But one thing that I miss is that I had a single base design that I just altered with each new layout, depending on the size and design of the header. Having to build my WordPress design from scratch – and track down Widgets and Plugins for certain functions (rather than coding the details by hand – it really is the little things in life! XD) has taken long than I thought.
So, my To Do list to get this website finished:
- A new signature (I really hate the current font)
media kit page (I want to write for other people! I love to write!)done! links pagedone!
- Add advertising space
An RSS feed linkdone!
- A layout for T-L’s anniversary in July