I finally succumbed to ease of use and switched from my bespoke PivotLog installation to WordPress. I thoroughly enjoyed Pivot but when switching from Textdrive to Amazon EC2 I had to change and migrate so many things that I settled for the easier solution; WordPress.
It’s been an ok experience so far, I miss my Atom/XSLT solution mainly because I was quite pleased with my own inventiveness but after the annoying experience with IE8 rendering my client side XSLT solution useless most of the fun went out of that any way.
The WordPress templating is quite horrible, about the worst that PHP is capable of, hopefully that will improve somewhat in the near future although I won’t get my hope up.
Still need to do some tweaking on the template, it’s getting there but some improvements to the right column spacing need to be done. I’ll probably drop the left column so there’s more space for the blog posts, the code fragments seem a bit too constrained at the moment.
I’ve gone back to XHTML 1.0 Strict rather than follow the fashionable crowd with HTML 4.01 Strict or HTML 5. I remain convinced that there’s nothing wrong with XHTML 1.0 Strict and I like the fact that I can process it as XML when I need to.