This will be less an update than a couple of questions I hope people can help me with. I’ve just posted my final Blogger message detailing my move to WordPress. I’m locked into this and think it will be a positive for my blog but there’s still a learning curve.
Now for the questions:
1) Some of you are pretty familiar with my blog. Do you have suggestions for themes which will work well for what I do?
2) At this point I need to manually approve any comments – at least when someone comments the first time. Is this the standard WP format or is there a way to edit it? I don’t know if I will edit it – I just want to know if I can.
3) In Blogger I always manually deleted spam. I haven’t received so many comments that I couldn’t pick out a message from a user named getviagranow and delete it. WP seems to have this akismet which does this automatically. Should I use that? Has it ever identified legit comments as spam?
I’ll note that one piece of web design where I prefer blogger is that when you click on an archive for older posts, initially it provides a drop-down with post titles where with WP you have to load the entire month’s worth of posts. Minor thing but I figured I’d mention it. I also need to work on my tags vs categories. Tags are loaded already. Ten-fifteen categories, if I can group them that tightly, should work nicely.
Thank you to those of you who have already helped. Expect a return to posts with some actual historical content this weekend.