Welcome to BenWeb

MasswelcomematHello and welcome to BenWeb!

I started my first site back in 2001, when I spent a year in Canada on an exchange. That site slowly evolved from a “monthly diary” to something more akin of a blog. After a while, it became clear to me that manually editing HTML files was a bit tedious. So I started looking for a CMS and found one in the shape of e107. This was in 2004, or something.

e107 really is nice, and it served me well for nearly a decade, but, unfortunately, development has slowed quite a bit, and the new version (v2) has been in development for nearly 6 years now, with not a clear date of release in sight. So, the time came for me to switch to something new.

Having helped a friend in setting up her own blog (LIMWZ Beauty Blog), as she is not that technical, I started to work with WordPress and was quite impressed. It does have a lot of options and plugins, that seem to be able to mimic what I want/need in my site.

Having found a theme, Customizr, I started fiddling around with plugins, testing, and trying. I am used to being able to customize who gets to see what in e107, but WordPress does not seem to offer that kind of functionality out of the box, so the search was on for more plugins.

To make a long story short: you are looking at the current end-result. There will definitely be some more tweaking, and updating, and posting, and trying, but you, as the reader, should not notice that.

Now I just need to start looking into my old sites and find out if there is stuff that I want to “migrate” to this site… Oh well… Gives me something to do after work…