WordPress 1.5 (updated)

I upgraded my blogging software to the latest release – now I use WordPress 1.5 »Strayhorn«. The upgrade was easy – there’s a good tutorial in the WP Wiki.

Since the system now makes use of Themes to extend the Templates the old design of my site is gone until I find some time to replace the default theme with my custom one.

Update: Since it is so easy to set up a basic theme, the site now looks like in WordPress 1.2 days.

Weblog Updates

Long time no posts. I will try to update my weblog more frequently using MarsEdit and the WordPress XML RPC functionality.

MarsEdit is a weblog editor for Mac OS X that makes weblog writing like writing email— with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support. It works with various weblog systems: Blosxom, Conversant, Manila, Movable Type, Radio UserLand, TypePad, WordPress, and others.


I used a self programmed system to publish on this page for years now, but at the end it was too unflexible. I did’nt want to do a research for alternatives and I didn’t want to spend time on coding. But I remembered Gui Bonsiepe asking me something about »WordPress«. So I visited http://www.wordpress.org and just tried it.
I imported all my messages from the old system (I know SQL so that part was no problem) and did a template-redesign for my site (this was another long planned task…). Now my site is not even XHTML 1.0 compliant but also based on WordPress! So far I’m really happy with :wp:!