When I made this blog, I remember thinking, “Hey, it’ll just be easiest to make a WordPress droplet.” Technically, I wasn’t wrong, but WordPress seems to get more and more counter-intuitive as time goes by, not to mention bloated.
After some frustrating experiences with WordPress (they seem to think I want to write blog posts in a textbox the size of a postage stamp?), I’ve decided on a new project: A basic CMS. (It’s hard to say exactly when I’ll be working on this, but I’m hoping to start this coming weekend, or maybe in small steps before then.)
This CMS will be using some of my unpopular opinions:
- Simpler is better– Have few features so they don’t get in the way.
- A blog CMS should be lightweight and quick.
- Writing in a markup language is better than “rich text” editors.
- RSS is better than social media.
I know that very few people will use this, but I will, and I suppose that’s all that matters.
That said, I also do plan on adding some interactivity features so that one blog may interact (minimally) with another.
It’s also worth noting that I also plan on bringing Threadstr back from the dead, this time in PHP. I had originally killed it because I was concerned that SESTA/FOSTA would make it impossible unless I have a large staff, but I have ideas on how to make that easier to manage.
Right now, though, I’m more interested in this blogging platform to replace WordPress.