by oneafrikan on April 30, 2008
My previous design lasted for almost half of that time. Despite its shortcomings (lack of a feature-rich CMS) and obvious design flaws, and given the amount of recognition that it received, I became hesitant to change it much. Until the waves of spam attacks began.
Since my blog was running on a bespoke system, it became increasingly difficult and time-consuming to manage, which partly explains why I havenâ€™t been posting as regularly.
So after a tricky data migration and clean-up (the volume of crap Iâ€™ve written in the past 6 years is embarrassing), a tiresome metadata capturing process (adding titles and tags to 770 posts), and a couple of design revisions later, this blog has undergone a complete overhaul and is now powered by WordPress 2.5.1 with a super collection of plugins.