When I started blogging, I used Blogger.com. That is a great place to start for new bloggers. But after some years, it started to be a bit limiting. I wanted to store some files, have better controll over what I upload etc. So I started looking for some alternative. I found WordPress which had everything I needed and I also got my own domain (from One.com) which I do recommand if you blog a lot. It gives you more freedom and there are a lot of cheap options out there.
Since I moved to my own domain in September 2008, WordPress have been updated many times already with bug fixes and new features. So this is great. The fine thing with WordPress is that it’s absolutely free to use, and if you don’t want to buy your own domain, you can sign up for an account at WordPress.com.
This week, WordPress was updated to version 2.7 codenamed Coltrane. The big change in 2.7 is the new interface. To make easy for myself, I quote two paragraphs from WordPress own blog:
Next you’ll begin to notice the new features subtly sprinkled through the new interface: the new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, QuickPress, comment threading, paging, and the ability to reply to comments from your dashboard, the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, and sticky posts.
Digging in further you might notice that every screen is customizable. Let’s say you never care about author on your post listings — just click “Screen Options” and uncheck it and it’s instantly gone from the page. The same for any module on the dashboard or write screen. If your screen is narrow and the menu is taking up too much horizontal room, click the arrow to minimize it to be icon-only, and then go to the write page and drag and drop everything from the right column into the main one, so your posting area is full-screen. (For example I like hiding everything except categories, tags, and publish. I put categories and tags on the right, and publish under the post box.)
They have also put up a video.