welcome, wordpress

After some weeks of installation (this has not been exactly a simple process), I decided to replace my old Blogger blog today with this shiny, new WordPress one.

There were numerous curious (read: linux-esoteric) traps in the my WordPress installation, many of them related to the half-documented manner WordPress is currently integrated with the Ubuntu Linux distribution I am using. So, even if this has many advanced features and is very expandable with numerous different themes and plugins, I am still uncertain whether I can recommend WordPress for a more casual user. Certainly, having an account in www.wordpress.com should be straightforward enough, but if you consider setting up WordPress into your own server, with the associated Apache, PHP and MySQL configuration issues, I recommend you consider once again. (Many thanks for Nikke in sorting my troubles out!)

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland.