As I take the time to delete gobs of unwanted vague comments on my blog, I can’t help but notice how much I love the neat dashboard for WordPress. It’s pretty close to what I was use to at Blogger and it gives the blog author a nice ‘desktop’ to work with.
It actually made me start to wonder whether or not I should keep the Joomla side of my website and just convert the whole website to WordPress. I think the one thing holding me back is that I know for a fact that Joomla is more versitile. I don’t want to run into a wall as I try to add some nice functionality to the website or some behind the scenes widget.
But it could be a nice exercise is getting to know WordPress if I dedicate myself to seeing just how many options the platform has and how well I can make this blog look like a fully fledged website.
Of course, the more I want to add to this blog the more I am starting to get frustrated with it’s no-sidebar layout. The layout seemed to unique when I wanted to apply it to the Joomla portion and I still think that side looks good because I can change what pages show which modules. BUT when it comes to WordPress, all widgets are available on any page – or at least so it seems. So I can’t make the Tag Cloud disappear for a Static Page so that the page will look cleaner. I’ll have to look in to issues like that or consider changing the theme.
The issue with changing the theme is that I am using the same theme for both Joomla and WordPress thanks to a website that offers a theme editor and basic themes. They offer this same theme for multiple platforms and it works out great. I’ve tried scanning through their website again to find a theme with a sidebar that I like, but it’s difficult. For one, I’m picky and two, I can’t pick a theme that needs too many alterations because I would have to alter TWO THEMES and I am still not as proficent at altering WordPress themes since the theme is broken out over so many different files.
*Sigh* So, it’s a lot for me to consider and something for me to tinker with.