WordPress version 3.0
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had a really good, serious, play with WordPress. Beantin.se runs on Tumblr and projects i’ve been involved with have used enterprise WCMS, Joomla or a little WCMS called webCreator.
So, the beta blog gave me the idea chance to evaluate WP3 and at the same time give me a platform to experiment on the next time a WP project comes along.
Suffice to say, I’m really impressed. It’s come a long way with the krubrick themed blogging platform I dealt with a few years ago. In just 2 hours I’d set up an entire site, including the time needed for me to quickly research some of the “essential plugins” I needed.
Those plugins ended up being…
- All in one SEO pack
- Disqus comment system
- Google Analytics for WordPress
- Outbrain (for related & popular posts)
- PC Robots.txt
- Google XML sitemaps
- TweetMeme Button
I’m had a bit of a problem with a one plugin, Google XML sitemaps. It’s failed constantly to install. Basically the first problem I’ve had. In the end I had to download the zip and install it manually.
Also included in those 2 hours are a couple of configuration tweaks some of which from Yoast’s page.
- changing the format of permalink URLs
- SEO adjustments (or page titles and the like) via All in one SEO
Next step is to try to create or locate a suitable theme.