I have just finished moving this website from its old platform on Blogger to a new server and WordPress. With a bit of luck you won’t notice as it should be largely identical.
The reason for the move is one of control and flexibility. I have been working with WordPress professionally now for about a year. In that time I have come to adore it as a platform.
If you read my old profile on the site you may have noticed that it said I was useless at coding. This assessment stemmed from my university scores for modules on C++. Suffice to say that I did not do well, though that may have been as much to do with the lack of sleep and generally high alcohol levels in my bloodstream: neither of which contribute to efficient learning.
I still don’t consider my self in any way a coder, but in the last twelve months have learned enough PHP and WordPress basics to hack some pretty complex websites together. I certainly had better motivation to learn this time (profit), but I think a lot of the credit for the rapid development of my understanding has to come down to the WordPress platform and the language on which it is built.
The best analogy I can think of is Technic Lego. Playing with WordPress gives me the same feeling of rapid achievement I had as a child constructing colossal machines from plastic blocks. It has the same intuitive feel and structure to it. A series of ‘hooks’ and plugins applied in various ways are just like different Lego pieces.
If you enjoyed playing with Lego as a kid and are interested in a new challenge, I’d highly recommend getting your head around WordPress.
(footnote: though you might want to do a little more testing than I did before making your site live…like testing that your template handles comments properly… Fixing that is tonight’s task… )