The old blog was a set of Python scripts cobbled together with more expedience than elegance. I had a look, and frankly that stuff scares me. Rather than patch it up again, I’ve stuffed a WordPress install on here. Pros: One-click install! Easy! No Stress!. Cons: PHP. I mean, really. Also, there’s a database under the covers somewhere. I refuse to look. The old Python stuff was at least devoid of such nonsense.
I’m doing this because we had an awesome weekend, and I wanted to write about it. Facebook doesn’t work for longer-form things, and I don’t trust them. Since I have a perfectly good domain, I decided to use it.
Installing WordPress was wonderfully simple – one click, done. Changing the header image to one of mine was a little harder:
- Create Subversion repository on server
- Import all WordPress stuff into repository
- Sluck the code over the wire to a local copy
- Find an image I liked
- Edit and crop image
- Add image to SVN, commit
- Update server-side from SVN
- Remember that it’s Just Not That Easy, check code out, move directories around, update with new file. Success. Yay.
- Rootle around in guts of WordPress Theme to find out how to change header image
- PHP. Damn.
- Find relevant bit. Yes, it’s configured in the database.
- Carefully bolt the code back together. Close lid. Discard parts left over.
- Log in to admin site and change header.
So. Yes. 1-click, if you can keep your fingers out of the workings. *Sigh*.
On the plus side, I have the whole thing under version control, so I should be able to recover from the inevitable screw-ups.