This post marks the beginning of a three-month experiment of using WordPress for blogging. I’ve used Blogger for the better half of seven years, and while I’ve only occasionally used WordPress, I’d like to give it a little more of a run-through.
The first thing I tried to do was set up a Google Analytics account with it. Unfortunately it seems that’s not really possible with a free WordPress account, so I’ll have to go with whatever statistics it provides gratis.
The templates are stylish and appeal to me. I’ll go through a style change in three months, I’m sure.
I really like this editor. It feels snappy. But the first thing I tested was what happened if I bolded an area and moved it to another region of the document?
That added an extraneous two lines:
And moving it back to its original spot added a
<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px;"> element. Eep!
But it’s not bad – no worse than Blogger’s formatting issues. Optimal formatting is a hard problem.
There’s a Word count link below. That’s also rather nice.
That’s all for now.