Mac Power Users episode 121, the Website Show is now live. David and I were joined by John Chandler to discuss getting started with web publishing and the various solutions available. This is a show we've had a lot of requests to do and we've been delaying it until we felt the time was right. WordPress (John's specialty) and SquareSpace (where David and I host our personal sites) are all the rage these days but there are other options.
I recently moved my blog to SquareSpace after having problems with a corrupted WordPress database file and felt the need for a platform that required less management. However moving to a completely managed system is not without drawbacks. While SquareSpace offers a safe little sandbox to play in, I find myself banging against the walls from time to time. For my personal site, I don't need a lot of extras, but we use several custom plug-ins and features on the Mac Power Users site and that's made the idea of switching that site a struggle.