Still suffering a few teething problems following my attempts to Digg-proof this blog. It seems that WP Super Cache, in its default configuration at least, is incompatible with FeedBurner and its WordPress plug-in. So if you’ve been having trouble accessing my feed, this is why (for some reason it has been serving up the front page HTML instead of the feed RSS).
I tried a few things to fix the problem. Each time it seemed to be working for a while but it soon went wrong again. Rather than waste time figuring out what exactly is going wrong, I’ve switched back to WP Cache.
I have to agree with Jeff Atwood that caching really ought to be core functionality for a blog publishing platform like WordPress. Then we wouldn’t have to mess around configuring different plug-ins and trying to get them to play nicely together.
In terms of functionality, WordPress still appears to be the best option for self-hosted blogging but it’s not without its annoyances. If I were to switch from WordPress to something else, these are some of the features I would like to see:
- Built-in page caching.
- Support for multiple blogs with a single installation of the software (with WordPress, you have to use a different branch of the software to achieve this).
- Support for databases other than MySQL (PostgreSQL as a minimum, but really any mainstream SQL database should be usable).
- A better approach to themes (I shouldn’t have to write PHP to develop themes. With appropriately structured pages, I could probably achieve everything that I want using just CSS).
- Ability to import posts and comments from WordPress.
Does such a platform exist, or will I have to write it myself?