After 5+ years, ConverStations is operating on something other than TypePad. On June 27, 2011 – with a post title Conception is Messy – I began publishing this site on WordPress.
When I first began this project in 2006, I chose Typepad as a platform for two reasons:
- Then, Typepad was easier for most business folks to use and update, and
- WordPress didn’t have the flexibility unless you knew code.
About a year ago, I decided that WordPress was a better way for two reasons:
- Now, WordPress is easier for most business folks to use and update, and
- with a plethora of themes and plugins – a more complete web presence is a few clicks away.
A few distractions and one great attraction later, and we’ve finally made the move.
Theme: I’m using the Standard Theme (aff link) by 8bit for its simplicity and its support, but it also fits the needs for most of the clients I currently work with. It’s so very easy and clean. Highly recommended!
Manual: The manual I used until it became dog-eared was the WordPress All-in-One For Dummies
(8 books in one volume).
I’m still not done. There’s plenty of links that need to be checked, images needing moved, and a category cleanup – but for the most part the framework is up and the inventory is in-house. I’ll share more on plugins I’m using and some of specific help-texts I found in the very near future.
I stayed calm knowing this: Before Organization is Disorganization. (Deja Vu?)