It will be 4 years this December since I started using WordPress. December of 2005 I popped up my first installation of WordPress with absolutely no clue as to what I was doing.
That’s a long time. And a good deal has changed. So much has been integrated into WordPress in the past 4 years…..
My initial installation of WordPress was for the announcement of my new book, “The Digital RV.” I needed to get a decent site up quickly, with ease of editing in mind. A friend accidentally outed the launch of my book early on a internet forum, and folks were looking for the book. WordPress to the rescue. And since that initial WordPress installation I’ve used the blogging tool for so much more!
Why the WordPress nostalgia today? Simple. Working on the new Photographing Arizona site this morning, and I ran into a small snag with the Magazine Basic theme, so I contacted the creator. In a very short time I had a response regarding my issue and things were all cleared up. Open Source community, yeah, gotta love it.
Getting such a quick response was fantastic. Having so many amazing themes available from people who are out there coding for WordPress is beyond fantastic. And WordPress just keeps on growing.
I think it’s a fine example of how well Open Source projects can work in some circumstances. In the case of WordPress, I believe it’s one of the best blogging / content management solutions out there. Actually, it’s probably the best. Let’s not reserve praise, right?
If you’re new to website building, and you want to create your own unique site, consider using WordPress. A lot can be accomplished with it. Podcasting, RSS feeds, custom layouts, easily changed layouts, magazine style sites, tie ins to Social Media, and more. Frankly, I’m surprised that it’s free.
Big thanks again to the designer of Magzine Basic. It’s made putting together a new site so easy! And a big thanks to all the folks behind WordPress. You’ve helped me to document my travels over the years, build up a fun community of readers, and launch new projects with ease!