The 21st Century Way to Build a Web Site

Man, let me tell you how embarassed I am. 😳

I have been building websites since 1996, and have always coded in hard-core HTML. Nope, no Frontpage, no Web Editor blah blah blah. Just a simple text editor and bare HTML code.

With this, I have done a couple of sites as well as my main site, www.diyparadise.com. Which has been fine all along but as you want to add more features, then things start to wear down on me.

For example, isn’t it cool if site visitors could leave some comments? Isn’t it cool to be able to change the whole outlook of your site by just a Click? Isn’t it cool to be able to make changes to every page automatically instead of doing it page by page?

Well, with basic HTML, to do comments, you’ll need to learn some CGI script, and possibly some Perl or Javascript to parse the comments around. If all this sound like Greek to you, it’s worse than that!

So in order to progress, I HAVE to do something.

So began my journey into WordPress.

It’s primarily used for web publishing, especially web logs — popularly known as blogs.

Dang, after I started using this, it’s so easy! The customization tools are so cool as well! Now I could…

– by just one click, change the template on all the pages/blogs. Yes! Just one click!
– automate insertion of Google Adsense scripts. I don’t have to toy around with those Javascript any more!
– automatically create links to related topics on this site via tags. See the little tags at the bottom of every blog? Yeah, just a click and it’ll show you all the related blogs on this tag.

I could go on and on!

I’m really embarassed it took me so long to jump on the WordPress wagon! 😥

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