Been a long long long time since I made a post on this site. Fortunately work these past two years has been really good and there has not been much time for anything beyond posting stuff from jobs to Instagram, I am pretty lazy compared to some of my colleagues who post to Instagram everyday.
Anyhow, that is beside the point. Today I have launched a new version of my website and finally said goodbye to PhotoShelter. I started using PhotoShelter to manage my portfolio way back in 2015 and over the years I became more and more disgruntled over the lack of updates to their platform.
Between 2015 and 2024 there was not a single update to their platform that provided new functionality or improved their templates and tools for building out your website. They made a lot of promises about re-focusing and building out their tools but in the end I got tired of waiting for them to deliver.
Back to our old friend WordPress
The old site was setup with PhotoShleter running the portfolio on the main domain and WordPress running the blog on a sub-domain (blog.campanella.se). Now with this new version of my website I have gone back to using WordPress for the entire site.
I’m very happy with my decision, WordPress is being rebuilt and modernize little by little and the team of volunteers who work on the WordPress project are doing an amazing job at something that is truly a monumental task. I believe WordPress runs on about 40% of the websites on the internet. Rebuilding and modernizing a piece of software that is that heavily used is no simple task.
I still have some fine tuning to do on the website, but I do think this represents the look and feel of the site going forward for the foreseeable future. Soon I will make a post talking a bit about the experience of rebuilding this site using a block theme and the new FSE (Full Site Editing) environment in WordPress.