Changed to WordPress2009-02-8
I’ve changed my blogging system from Typo to WordPress. I found several problems with my Typo installation, specially regarding to performance. I was very interested in updating to the latest version of Typo, which addresses many problems (including its performance). Unfortunatelly, I didn’t manage to make it work in Site5, the hosting service that runs this blog. The last version of Typo runs on Rails 2.2. Site5 hasn’t updated to 2.2 yet. I updated my local gems of rails to version 2.2.2, but I didn’t manage to make it work (and it seems that I am not the only one having this problem).
I really love Typo and I don’t discard to use it again in the future. For now, I’m going to enjoy the benefits of using WordPress, the most widely used blogging System. I had some experience configuring a WordPress site, so I knew what to expect:
- Extremely easy configuration
- A huge amount of themes and plugins available
My first theme choice was Skittish (the theme I was using with Typo). The problem was that it wasn’t updated to the last version of WordPress and it needed minor fixes to work. I decided to browse the WordPress Theme Directory and this site which offers a selections of themes. Finally I found a very nice one: The Vostok theme. I was looking for something exactly like this:
- Extremely clean and simple.
- Maximum legibility with dark tones.
Their creators are experts in interaction design and usability. I think that a simple product like this blog theme is a proof of their philosophy and expertise. I just can thank them for sharing this wonderful theme under a GNU v2 license.