One of the good things about using WordPress as a blogging platform is the range of fun plugins available to you to add to your blog. One which I have just found is Utech Spinning Earth. It doesn’t have a serious purpose, at least not one I can think of now, it is just fun to have.
I have been less than happy about the web hosting service provided by my ISP Freedom2Surf (see posts below for further details), so the ubiquitous blog has moved to a new server (provided by Memset.com) and a new domain.
This is the new home of the ubiquitous blog, so please up date your bookmarks.
Hello and welcome to my new blog.
I have been think of having a go at blogging for some time now, so I had to decide on how to go about it. I decided that I wanted to host the blog on my own webspace so that I have complete control over it. The full DIY approach struck me as being to much hassle, fortunately there are a number of free software packages available (Elliot Smith has written a useful reveiw of review of open source content management systems). I also looked around for dedicated PHP Weblog/Blog software and downloaded a number for testing, these included:
Out of this list I carried out final testing on localhost and decided that WordPress was the one I liked best.
So here I am writing a rather dry first post and hoping I can make the next one more interesting.