Every year, about this time, I start to get the itch to redesign my site. Along with the itch to redesign, I start wondering whether the CMS I am using is the right one to continue using. (currently using WordPress)
This year though, that contemplation is spurred on by the fact that a CMS I used to use, ExpressionEngine, has recently seriously upgraded their code, so their newest version is much slicker than the old one. There are a few add-on upgrades that I’m patiently waiting on that makes them compatible with EE’s newest version, though, before I jump in whole hog.
If I do decide to move my main site to EE again, I can’t completely abandon WP though. If a client requests it or already uses it, I would need somewhere to build a test site for that, which is why I have WP multi-site set up. It just so happens that this site right here, is a part of that multi-site install.
EE can also do multi-site, but I don’t see a need for it on this site at this time. I did it with WP to avoid doing multiple installations of WP in many different folders for any client sites I worked on, since it’s really quite a hassle to keep up with the frequent updates required of WP over multiple installations. With WP MS, I just update once. That’s less of an issue with EE, it’s not as large a target for hackers like WP is. And while EE is updating fairly frequently these days, from what I understand it’s a fairly straightforward thing now, whereas in the past it was quite an undertaking.
The tricky part, I think, would be moving the WP multi-site install into a new directory and it still work afterwards without a bunch of broken links and images. I predict a bunch of googling to find out how to set up WP MS in a sub-directory.
Anyway, I don’t expect to be making a decision on this immediately. I still have no idea how I even want my site to look. Do I want to do something new? Or just port over how it looks currently? So many decisions before I can even start to dig in to do any coding. Let the contemplation begin.