As of 24th Feb 2011 I’ve moved back to a WordPress blog at http://gilbert.pellegrom.me. The RSS feed will stay the same so you don’t need to re-subscribe.
Please see http://gilbert.pellegrom.me to follow my updates.
It’s been a long couple of weeks getting everything finalised for the launch, but we made it and I’m very proud of our flagship theme ShowOff (even though we are launching it in beta).
And as a reward for reading this blog post, you can use the promo code GILBDISC to get $5 off when you purchase ShowOff!
Recently I decided to implement what has become known as “hash-bangs” in a site I’m working on. Hash-bangs are used in AJAX applications and websites (such as Twitter) and have a #! in the URL. For example a twitter URL is:
The main reason for using these “hash-bangs” is to allow Google to crawl your AJAX website. This was all fine until I was shown the error of my ways.
There is a conversation going on over of Forrst about saying “WordPress as a CMS”. Inevitably the conversation has come down to a debate over the definition of a “CMS”. My thoughts are this:
WordPress was a blogging engine, it is now a publishing platform. It’s not a CMS in the same way that Expression Engine is a CMS, however it does “manage content” so by definition it is a CMS.
What are your thoughts on this? Is WordPress a CMS? What is the modern definition of a CMS?
For the past few months now I’ve been hinting that I’ve been working on something huge and exciting but couldn’t tell anyone what it was all about. Well today I can finally reveal what it is that’s been keeping me busy and excited and I’m sure you’re going to love it.
Now before I go any further I’m sure you might be thinking “oh great, another WordPress theme company”. But let me assure you that what BioThemes is about to do will change the WordPress theme landscape significantly. I’m not going to say too much here because we are not quite ready to launch yet, but rest assured it’s going to rock!