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If you've visited my home site before or are on my newsletter mailing list, you may have noticed that they look rather different now. That's because I recently switched from the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) to WordPress.
Joomla! is a very powerful system and I know it reasonably well; I even wrote a feature article on building websites in Joomla!, but I eventually got tired of fighting to get it to do what I wanted on my home site.
Here are the main reasons behind my switch:
- I finally realised that what I really want on my personal home site is a Blog, and blogging is WordPress's great strength.
- Commenting and pingbacks are vital for engaging visitors and building traffic, and they are built in to WordPress.
- I got tired of hacking my Joomla! template to get it to do things that WordPress can do by default, like