After spending over a year researching how to best incorporate a blog into the legacy BargainChaser.com site, I finally took the plunge and converted the entire site to a WordPress site.
WordPress is a blogging system that until recently didn’t support static pages very well, which is a problem with a site like this that has hundreds of pages of information that rarely, if ever, change. Although WordPress is primarly a blogging system, with some tweaking, it can double as a content management system. That’s how I’m using it.
Three advantages of the blog format:
- People can easily post comments in response to posts, so the site has the potential to be much more interactive.
- You can subscribe to BargainChaser.com in your favorite feed reader or via email.
- When I run across a deal when I’m out and about, I can dash off a quick text message and send it to the blog server. These text messages are posted directly to the blog in real-time. How cool is that!
NOTE: I have imported all current subscribers into this new system and set you up to receive post summaries in Digest form once a day. To change your subscription settings, go here.
If you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment!
p.s. Thanks to Gwendolyn of TeraMark, who designed the new logo!