9 Mar 2006 12 pm eastern

Zeldman.com Reloaded

With a book half-written, two conferences looming, and waves of client work smashing the levees, it seemed a good time to change hosts and funnel this old hand-tooled site into a modern content management system.

The site is now powered by WordPress (why?) and hosted by Media Temple (why?). The hand-rolled summaries feed has retired. In its place is full-text RSS 2.0. There is also a full-text Atom feed for those who like their tofu extra crunchy.

Feeds and browsers

As the DNS rolls over, revealing this post, the retired RSS feed will seamlessly redirect to the new. If you’re reading this but seeing the wrong feed when you click the little RSS badge in your browser’s address bar, you’re using Apple’s Safari, and it’s clutching dead files in its cache. Quit the browser and restart OS X to make Safari find the new feed.

(Safari users may not need to do any of this, of course. Bang-your-head-against-the-desk Safari caching problems typically only affect site owners and developers.)

Hacky sack

I wanted WordPress to do things my way, which meant getting under the hood. I needed to finish before SXSW, which starts tomorrow. And I didn’t have time to learn anything new.

So I asked Noel Jackson (home, agency, software) to do the light hacking required to make WordPress my beast. He made it happen well and fast.

Still to come

Haven’t implemented comments yet. Still considering how best to do so. May not get around to it until after An Event Apart Atlanta. Comments. Gar. After nearly 11 years without. Huge. Gotta ponder. As for My Glamorous Life, for the time being that part of the site is sealed off until I figure out how (if at all) I want to carry it forward.

Basically, though, we’re open for business. Welcome back. (If you haven’t read Why WordPress? and Why Media Temple?, now might be a good time to do that.)

[tags]zeldman, wordpress, blog[/tags]

Filed under: development, Redesigns, Standards, Tools

22 Responses to “Zeldman.com Reloaded”

  1. Noscope | Zeldman Switches to Wordpress said on

    [...] Big news for Matt, big change for Zeldman. Congrats to them both. Now if I could only get Zeldman to use my Fauna theme… [...]

  2. Zeldman und Wordpress » Peruns Weblog - Webwork und Internet said on

    [...] Seit heute betreibt Zeldman seine Website mit WordPress. Warum auch nicht, habe mir sagen lassen, das WordPress ein garnicht mal so schlechtes Weblog- und Redaktionssystem sei . [...]

  3. Zeldmann na WordPress | conBLOG pe Ji Bure said on

    [...] Jeffrey Zeldman na svm webu zaal pouvat publikan systm WordPress. Mete si tak pest, pro Zeldman pouv Wordress. [...]

  4. juque § weblog: Zeldman ahora usa WordPress said on

    [...] El master jedi Jeffrey Zeldman se ha cambiado a WordPress luego de once años publicando a pulso. Si habilita o no los comentarios es lo que está meditando en estos momentos, pero si los habilita tendrá una avalancha de comentaristas. Zeldman.com Reloaded. [...]

  5. Papryczki: Zeldman nie tworzy już swojej strony ręcznie said on

    [...] Zeldman nie tworzy już swojej strony ręcznie, ale zasila ją WordPressem. (2006-03-09 21:42) ←→↵ [...]

  6. Northern-Web-Coders » Zeldman und Wordpress said on

    [...] Zeldman.com bloggt nun auch mit WordPress… Warum steht hier… [...]

  7. detlog.org » 2006 » 3月 said on

    [...] やっほう!Eric Meyer氏だけでなく、Jeffery Zeldman氏も自分のブログでWordPressを使い始めたそうです。 » Zeldman.com Reloaded [...]

  8. Zeldman uses WordPress [builder2] said on

    [...] After almost eleven years of hand–coding his used–to–be–daily thoughts on web design and standards, Jeffrey Zeldman finally succumbs to using a content management system for his weblog, “the daily report.” WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg proudly writes on his weblog about this milestone, a significant one for the blogging platform. [...]

  9. Photo Matt » Zeldman Switches said on

    [...] I can now tell my kids about the day the inimitable Jeffrey Zeldman moved from almost 11 years of hand-coding to use WordPress. He wrote a bit about his thinking in Why WordPress? I’m about to walk out the door to go to Austin for SxSW, which last year was amazing and I thought it couldn’t get any better. When I started WordPress I had a one or two people in mind that in my wildest dreams would someday use the software, and that drove much of the development. Zeldman has switched, and I couldn’t be more honored. Now there’s even more work to do. « Front Row SxSW WordPress Meetup » [...]

  10. links for 2006-03-10 — 7 seconden — Cuiusvis hominis est errare said on

    [...] Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Zeldman.com Reloaded Zeldman is overgestapt naar WordPress. (tags: zeldman wordpress) [...]

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    [...] Zeldman.com Reloaded, how can anyone stick that long to manual HTML? [...]

  12. Daring Fireball Linked List: March 2006 said on

    [...] Zeldman Switches to WordPress ★ [...]

  13. Garrett Fitzgerald’s Blog » Blog Archive » From hand-hacking to WordPress said on

    [...] Scoble reports in the same post that Jeffrey Zeldman, who has been hand-coding his site for 11 years, has switched over to WordPress. Apparently, it’s the first content management system he’s run into that doesn’t get in the way of his work. [...]

  14. b2evolution :: View topic - Link back to b2evolution.net said on

    [...] Interesting discussion… Zeldman doesn’t have a link back ( having just converted to WP ) but his post on the matter of what software and hosting he uses is pretty powerful http://www.zeldman.com/2006/03…-reloaded/ When that post slips off the front page, unless you view source, there’s no obvious link. I think it’s a no brainer to link back but I don’t see a direct correlation with the tone and conduct of a related Help Forum._________________See the sites with Serenity [...]

  15. a warm gun  §  a warm gun 2.0 said on

    [...] As posting to the site became more and more complex, I set out to create a Dashboard widget which would use scripts to automate all the hand-coding and other manual labour associated with posting to the site. This didn’t last long, however, and it would once again be Zeldman who would influence the inner workings of AWG when on 9 March Zeldman.com switched to WordPress. Knowing that he was a fellow hand-coder—and that he was able to shoehorn his existing site into WordPress—made it even more appealing. [...]

  16. Kishore Balakrishnan’s Blog » Blog Archive » Instant Rails Rocks said on

    [...] Matt is honored that Zeldman has switched. Congrats [...]

  17. makaveev.com / notes said on

    [...] Right now, I don’t have the time to make the switch. But I’m sure that it will worth. I was even thinking of how to use the WordPress for a universal CMS. [...]

  18. Life As It Comes » Blog Archive » Everybody’s Doing It said on

    [...] I decided to move back to WordPress again. Even Zeldman uses it now. This should make commenting friendlier for those that lurk and haven’t been able to comment [...]

  19. Zeldman setzt auf WordPress - Jowra | Webdesign - Photo - Artwork said on

    [...] Jeffrey Zeldman nun mit der Zeit gegangen und hat sich für WordPress als Motor seiner Website entschieden. Entscheidende Gründe waren die einfache Bedienung, so daß er sich auf das Schreiben [...]

  20. Zeldman Switches — Matt Mullenweg said on

    [...] can now tell my kids about the day the inimitable Jeffrey Zeldman moved from almost 11 years of hand-coding to use WordPress. He wrote a bit about his thinking in Why WordPress? I’m about to walk out the door to go to [...]

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