I bit the bullet last night and upgraded The Savvy Technologist to the development version of WordPress. It’s always a bit risky to run on the “bleeding edge,” but in this case there were some great new features that I really wanted. Chief among them is the ability to manage static Web pages from within the blog. I’m using this feature for the tech support section of our one-to-one computing project blog.
I’ve been really pleased with WordPress since I switched from MovableType last fall. The comment and trackback spam control features are certainly far superior to the old MovableType 2.6 series. So I stayed up until 4 a.m. last night doing the upgrade and working on the graphics. What’s sleep compared to some good old geek fun.