SaaS Upgrade

Some of you may have noticed that I am experimenting with a Software-as-a-Service blogging platform. I’ve basically moved my blog from a self-hosted and self-managed VPS server to a SaaS service from WordPress.


Notice that I’ve said that this is an experiment. I’m actually testing things out to see if I should move my company blog off-site onto a SaaS service. Cost wise, it would actually be cheaper and it should also be better in terms of maintenance, performance and uptime.

However, I’ve not quite settled on which service to use yet. So, I’m going to try them out for a bit.

WordPress was the obvious first choice as my previous blog was a self-hosted wordpress site. Migrating it over was pretty straight-forward except that the posts have lost their categories and tags, which is a pain.

I’ve lost a bunch of stuff – particularly my Google FriendConnect stuff, when moving over to WordPress. For some reason, WordPress just refuses to integrate with Google FriendConnect. So, I’ll have to see if some other solution is better instead.

Also, WordPress does not allow me to add in random stuff into the posts – e.g. only certain approved video sites such as youtube, vimeo are allowed. For example, TED videos cannot be embedded directly unless I embed the Youtube version.

Next, I’m going to try Google blogs and maybe even some other.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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