Well, after a couple of months away from writing, I’ve managed to find time to start again. Since the last post, a huge amount has gone on – both in terms of consulting and with my own Startup, and I’ll be sharing many of the lessons I’ve learned over that period of time. Additionally, it was long past time to abandon Tumblr as a hosting platform and move to something a little more serious, with a proper webhost. So, This is now running on WordPress – a platform I have been critical of in the past, but increasingly impressed by as a blogging engine of late.
The Tumblr to WordPress migration is particularly simple, making me wonder why I didn’t do it a long time ago, although the import tool could be better at allocating posts to categories, and it could import pages as well, but I can’t complain too much.
Cloudflare are still providing the distribution for the site, but now it’s running on MediaLayer’s servers (not an affiliate link!). I have to say I’ve been blown away by their customer support so far, as well as the responsiveness of their platform. I’d thoroughly recommend them from my dealings with them so far.
I wish that WordPress would break the bond to MySQL and look at using MongoDB instead – blogging a natural candidate for document databases, and the idea of only having to hit a couple of queries instead of the 50+ that WordPress can need must be worth it. Admittedly, WordPress isn’t as dreadful as Magento, but that is another story for another time…
Anyway, I’m looking forward to sharing some useful code with you all, but for now, so long.