Why would one choose Octopress over WordPress? What are the pros and cons? I’ve recently implemented a blog – this blog – in WordPress. It was a difficult decision for me. At the time, I looked at Octopress, but I was jazzed by the success of others on WordPress, and I wanted to try it out. I’m glad that I did try it out, but now I’m glad that I’ve switched to Octopress. Here’s why.
Some might ask why a guy who loves his life of code would choose WordPress as the framework for one of his websites. Well, I chose a WordPress blog. I almost didn’t. It’s been a long time coming. It’s early in the game, but I think it was a good choice.
I haven’t done php for a while, but at work our prototypes are in html/php. So, I needed to get Apache webserver downloaded and working on my Linux box with php. Here’s how it all went down.