Research Platforms first!

By Ian Fernando

Okay, now that I have played with wordpress for a good day. I have realize how easy it was to setup and run right away. There are still a few quirks I would like to have done on here which I will be asking on forums and trying to attempt to to do soon.

I wanted to have the feel of my last blog so readers are not, guessing to what happened to my blog. The same aspects are still here within my blog from my last one. Now I am just angered at myself that I didn't test wordpress prior. I stuck to my old CMS that I enjoyed so much and didn't go into a blog platform.

I should of researched and researched first before actually doing, because doing and with no research can hurt you in the long run as I have just realize.

Here are my main problems:

  1. Moving content from my old CMS to WordPress
  2. Keeping popularity of pages with the search engines
  3. Keeping strong keywords with prior post
  4. Maintain Affiliate Coding
  5. Keeping ratings with articles, not a strong issue but I would like to try to reimplement

My biggest concern is moving all the data from my prior blog to the wordpress platform. I want to keep the popularity of my prior post in tact as some entries are more popular than others, especially with search engines.

I will be thinking and asking (in forums) of a way to get around this, because the only way that I can think of is by manually copying and pasting it to the platform or editing the SQL somehow, which might be risky. If I do it manually this may slow down my posting which I really do not want to do.

Well enough of ranting, now you have heard me say wordpress is great. Well here are some reason why I think wordpress is better for blogging or maybe even for a CMS platform:

  • You don’t have to know PHP.
  • You don’t need to use the WordPress hosting service. Although this is offered, it is not necessary.
  • WordPress has aggregator support for standard RSS configurations. This has already been done with Atom.
  • WordPress automatically connects and configures with MySQL databases with virtually no effort.
  • Being built to standards increases longevity and future internet adoption
  • WordPress automatically imports images.
  • The WordPress template has built-in links added in the template.
  • WordPress allows for the customization of meta tags.
  • WordPress allows the administrator to design headlines.
  • WordPress allows for categories.
  • WordPress allows for customization of the sidebar.
  • WordPress allows for customized RSS Feeds.
  • WordPress allows archiving for posts.
  • WordPress allows for contacts in the template.
  • WordPress allows for an “about” page.
  • WordPress allows for the styling lists and is built with CSS.
  • You can also choose not to add any categories. In this case, the default category (Uncategorized) will be used. You can then show the posts based on a time line. They can be archived according to the day, months or years. Example (monthly)
    • December, 2005
    • January, 2006
    • February, 2006
    • And so on…

These are just a few of the many. WordPress so far is treating me well let us see how it goes through out the week.

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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