Looking back at WordPress

I’ve hosted this blog on three different platforms: Drupal, WordPress, and at present, Serendipity.

Back in 2006, I rejected WordPress, noting that most of its plugins were incompatible with the current version, its main anti-spam software wasn’t Free, there was no central plugin directory. And, while WordPress supported PostgreSQL, many plugins didn’t.

Serendipity, at the time, had none of those problems.

However, I’ve been having other problems with Serendipity since then. People have repeatedly had trouble with captchas. The RSS feeds have long had subtle incompatibilities with certain aggregators, leading to duplicate posts.

I’m looking back at WordPress now. It looks like it is a lot more mature than it was 2.5 years ago. Perhaps it’s time to switch back.

I hope it will support PostgreSQL better now, but I note that its website seems to list MySQL only these days. Ah well, can’t have it all, I guess.

4 thoughts on “Looking back at WordPress

  1. Kai Hendry says:

    Have you considered ikiwiki?

    1. John Goerzen says:

      I’m looking at something more specifically optimized for blogs, with support for comments, spam detection, etc. Doesn’t look like ikiwiki is quite what I’m after.

  2. Albert says:

    What about Movable Type Open Source? I use and like both MTOS and WordPress.

  3. Greg says:

    Hi, do you know http://www.dotclear.net ? It’s a weblog engine also written in php. It supports postgresql, has an active community and started some years ago (5 years iirc).

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