Posted by sean on February 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments

You will see that the layout of the site has changed yet again. This is not down to me being unhappy with the previous design, nor wanting a change of look. This renovation was forced upon me.

Since 2006, I have been using the Blogger tool to update my website. However, this week I learnt the service provided to FTP customers would stop next month. I am one of these customers. The advantage of using FTP to maintain your site is that you have far greater control on what goes on it.

Blogger clearly do not like this and prefers to dictate what should go on the personal websites of their customers. To be fair, they make no money from users like myself (in fact I probably cost them!), so while disappointed with the decision, I can hardly blame them for it.

Instead of remaining with Blogger and allowing them to take control of my website, I took the initiative to install WordPress. Like Blogger, WordPress is a blogging tool. The difference is you are not dependent upon another website to update your own. WordPress is installed on your siteโ€™s servers, therefore allowing scope for greater customisation.

I am still getting to grips with WordPress, so expect a few minor tweaks to the site across the next few weeks; although I am generally happy with the layout now.

All the old blogs in the old layout can be accessed via the link in the sidebar. Unfortunately, I was unable to import them into this new site.

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