Hello everyone and welcome to the CopperBot blog! Over the last few days I’ve been diligently working on getting the site ready for public viewing. It’s been a long road getting CopperBot Media designed, cut and integrated but we’re nearly there and I’m getting pretty excited! A word to the wise, don’t decide to re-brand and thus redesign your website in the midst of an international move. Yes, because I love having more things on my plate than I could ever possibly hope to accomplish I decided to tackle this project just about the time my wife Vanessa and I decided it was time to move back to the United States from New Zealand. Why New Zealand in the first place? Why the move back? Those are questions to be answered at another time. What I want to talk about today is Wordpress.
Looking around the site you may notice a few powered by Wordpress blurbs here and there. While I’m not one to put all my eggs into one basket I gotta tell ya, I’m really digging this CMS so far. Back in New Zealand while I was working for hairyLemon (yes that is the actual company name) we used Joomla! for a lot of our client web sites and another lesser known (and lesser liked) CMS that I won’t bother to name here. All in all Joomla! is pretty awesome if you ask me. It may have taken a little getting used to when I first peered under the hood and I admit to having my fair share of frustrations with it but overall I give Joomla! a gold star. I’m still working with Joomla! now that I’m stateside again and plan to continue doing so for some time.
Wordpress however has been phenomenally easier to setup, integrate, and customize from the starting line. I love how simple the administration area is compared to Joomla! and how easy it has been for me to find help online anytime I’ve had one of those “I wonder how you do that” moments. Now I’m not about to start a debate on Joomla! vs Wordpress here. As I said above, I’m still a Joomla! fan. I merely think for this specific site, and for some of the sites I plan on building in the coming months Wordpress will ultimately be a better fit. With time I’m sure both content management systems with find their respectable places in my heart as well as my project list. Until then, welcome to CopperBot Media. I’m extremely pleased that you’ve decided to join me for this creative ride!