Well, as promised, here are some details on the new wordpress installation and the import of the old simplephpblog postings. As I said before, I wanted to have some changes to my blog. I wasn’t satisfied with the categories, they never seem to really fit, being too general or too special. I wanted to have tags and a fancy tagcloud in my sidebar. I am not sure if simplephpblog is still under development, but it is pretty quiet and there’s not such a big and active community around simplephpblog like there is around wordpress. WordPress comes with a ton of themes and is easily extensible with plugins. And after I found a nice perl script to import my old postings into the new wordpress installation, I tried my luck and I am very satisfied with the result. I had to alter the script a bit, since I used compressing for the postings (stored in compressed text files) and the script could handle plain text files only. But it worked in the end, so here we go.
- Custom Smilies, replaces text smilies with graphical ones
- semmelstatz, nice statistics plugin
- Simple Tags, adds tagging support
- Social Bookmarks, adds links to social bookmarking services to the posting
- WordPress Database Backup, well the name says it
The theme I am using here is called Perun. I just adopted it a bit for my needs.
Another great feature of wordpress is, that you can write postings and edit them, before publishing them. This is great, since e.g. I had to interrupt writing this posting several times because I had to take care for the little one.
Well I hope to blog a bit more in the next time, also about my work on my PhD thesis. I don’t know how much time I will have for this endavour in the next weeks, but it’s my plan to use the free time (when Jonas is sleeping) for my scientific work.