For a number of reasons including the lack of options for changing the appearance of a TypePad blog, I decided a couple of months ago to move this blog to WordPress. I’ve been fooling around with this one for a few weeks now, and although I’m not entirely happy with the way it looks, this is a convenient weekend to make the switch, so here we go.
I think this is much more readable. Unfortunately, TypePad introduced some attractive new features, including much more control over a blog’s appearance, but since WordPress also has the advantage of being free, I pressed on.
All posts and comments from the TypePad blog have been imported. If you delve very far into the archives, you’ll see that many of Daniel Nichols’s posts came through the import process badly formatted. I’m not sure what the reason for this is but I’ll be fixing them over the next few weeks.
One attractive feature of WordPress, which TypePad also has now, too late, introduced, is the ability to create “pages,” documents that are not part of the chronological blog structure. I’m not sure how much we’ll use that feature, but the “About” tab above is one example; click there, and you can read Daniel’s brief intro to the blog, and also the original “Why Caelum et Terra?” essay from the first issue of the magazine.