Hello world!Nicholas Piël | November 16, 2009
Yes, “Hello world!” , the first default post on a Wordpress blog. After much consideration i decided to simply use the best piece of software there is for blogging purposes. Yeah, i know it is PHP code and not Python and trust me, i tried really hard to use some Python alternative and even started working (doesn’t everybody else?) on my own blogging software written on top of Pylons, Mako and STORM, but it just doesn’t compare with WP.
Well, i must admit Zine (Python blog software) looks nice, but still, WP integrates so nice with everything else. Choosing for WP isn’t just choosing a software package, it is being part of a huge community. It is hard to compete with the zillions of PHP coders that extend Wordpress or integrate it with other platforms, no matter how much nicer your language of choice is.
The things that i where looking for, at minimum:
- Easy editing of posts, the WP webinterface rocks!
- RSS Support
- Edit with XML-RPC
- Spamfiltering, WP integrates nicely with Akismet
But with WP Plugins you easily get so much more:
- Gravatars (Globally Recognized Avatars)
- OpenID One password for all your sites
- Twitter Integration
- LinkedIn integration
- Easy integration with Google Analytics
- Client side optimization with CSS sprites and data-uri
- Robust performance through caching
- SEO optimized
- Automatic redirection of renamed pages
So, here it is my Wordpress blog, hosted behind a NGINX proxy which handles all static data and some Apache workers that handle the PHP scripts. I must say, I feel confident that it can handle a Digg. At least, i benchmarked it to handle 3000 reqs/second without breaking a sweat.