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Adii Pienaar

Now working on Receiptful. Co-Founder & ex-CEO of WooThemes. Author of Brandiing. New Dad. Ex-Rockstar.

Back on WordPress

The Tumblr experiment is over & I'm officially back on WordPress. Heck, I couldn't be the co-founder of one of the largest WordPress theming companies online & not take advantage of all the cool stuff we've been building lately...

This is my new setup:

  • WordPress (exported my data via this tool, which WooThemes will probably look to improve soon);
  • An unmodified version of the magnificent¬†Canvas (soon to be replaced with a custom-designed child theme);
  • Support for the WooTumblog plugin, which is integrated with Canvas; and
  • Mobile publishing via our new iPhone application, Express.

Why did I do this now? Well, our WordPress work in the last couple of months evolved and progressed to such an extent that most of the benefits of initially experimenting with Tumblr finally evaporated (in the sense that I could get the same features on WordPress and own my own data). So moving back to WordPress and thoroughly giving our own work a kick of the tires, seemed like a logical and much more flexible choice.

You can thus take this move as a signal of my and our intent in the microblogging space and you should expect WooThemes to cause a few ripples in this regard in the next couple of months.

Watch this space.

[box type="note"]There's a lot still to happen here and this is just the very first phase of the migration back to WordPress. So bear with me whilst I customize & improve everything again...[/box]

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