Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

Migrating data from ASP to WordPress

August 5th, 2009 | 12 Comments | Tutorials

My personal site ArleyM.com has been an ASP site for about six years now, but the time has finally come to port over to WordPress and PHP. A lot of the heavy lifting was done over a year ago when I experimented with using Blogger as an RSS powering blog engine, but there was still some content fueled by a Microsoft Access Database.

In early 2004 I started a database of my Top5 high rotation songs of the week. This was a very simple database table with eight fields. It’s been very rewarding to see this progress kept, so naturally I want to bring it into the new site. On the former version of the site ASP calls the database, and repeats each row of data in a table. I could just copy and paste the HTML tables after they’ve been rendered, but where’s the fun in that? I’d prefer to have each table fall into my blog on the appropriate date for the last five years. (more…)

WordPress vs. The World

July 27th, 2009 | Comment | CMS

CMSwordpressRecently a client asked me why WordPress was better than creating your own CMS. Long story short; I think WordPress is really good. Creating your own CMS seems like re-inventing the wheel. I do think there is merit in trying other things. I list some alternatives that are interesting. (more…)