Server Ugrapde -- New Blog Features Coming?
Some of you may have noticed some brief glitches lately on Dilvie.com -- the reason? My ISP contacted me and told me I need to upgrade my service, so I've moved everything (I hope!) from a single dedicated server to a cluster of machines all working together to serve you better!
I've been thinking of moving Dilvie.com from blogger to WordPress, and early this morning, I decided to bite the bullet and build a test blog to play with it and see if I like it... the answer is YES, I like it! When I started Dilvie.com, WordPress didn't exist in any usable form yet. Now I'm completely sold. It's awesome!
I just built this home equity blog in a few hours using WordPress. Everything from the idea and domain registration to the installation of plugins that added the robust capabilities was done in a day's work.
Here are some of the features I added without touching the template at all -- meaning I can still swap out the template and completely change the look and feel of the whole blog with just a few clicks:
- Google Adsense
- Google Analytics (track site usage)
- CrazyEgg (detailed user behavior reporting with heat / confetti maps)
- Comment subscriptions via email and RSS
- Easy link bookmarking and sharing
- Comment spam filtering
- Contact form
- Cache system for faster page-loads
- Automatic keyword Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
If you have a blog and you haven't checked out WordPress, you need to.
If you are already using WordPress, and you aren't taking advantage of the features I mentioned, go download some plugins! =)