I am excited to announced that it appears I have successfully moved Walkable Neighborhoods from Textpattern to WordPress! I am still tweaking the design, but you are welcome to check it out. There are, of course, a few glitches which will be painfully obvious. The biggest problem is that NONE of my images moved over. The problem was that I was using a special plugin in Textpattern that placed some code in my posts that WordPress cannot interpret. So, I am going to have to go back and redo all of those old posts. I needed to do this anyway.
I’ve been using WordPress on a few other sites (see fremontpark.net for one), and I decided that it’s just so much more user-friendly and seems to have a lot more momentum going for it. Textpattern seemed to be dying, and while I loved the customization capabilities, it was just too cumbersome and complicated for my needs. With WordPress, I can whip out new designs pretty easily… the code and the function is a little more separated for my tastes. There are a plethora of plugins to choose from that will also add some great functionality to the site once I implement them.
The main reason for the switch is the ability to post articles more easily. I found it pretty difficult and time consuming to post how I wanted to in Textpattern. So far with WordPress, it seems much better. I hope I’m right.
I’ve decided to hold off for now on the Top 20 Cities series for now. I couldn’t wait any longer to make the website changes.
And by the way, yes, we are back to the name Walkable Neighborhoods instead of neighborhoods.org. Everyone still referred to this site as Walkable Neighborhoods anyway, and I think it is more effective in letting people know what we’re about. I am still working behind the scenes on some big projects and I’m hoping with this move, I will be able to intergrate things a little better.