As you probably don’t know, I’m the webmaster (this word sounds so 90’s…) of the Cool Cavemen Band website , which is powered by e107 Content Managment System . Unfortunately we started some months ago to get lots of comment spams (at least 10 per day), and the number of them keeps increasing . Another site I host and manage, Maomium , is also invaded by spammers .
Beside this, I run this blog, powered by Wordpress , since april ‘06 and thanks to the Akismet anti-spam plug-in , my comments are free of viagra and porn links. To get the benefits of such a plug-in, I decided to… write an Akismet plug-in for e107… migrate from e107 to Wordpress.
Akismet was the main reason, but here are the 3 others:
Wordpress has friendly URLs , which is great from a search engine optimisation point of view;
Wordpress community is bigger, than the e107 one, which mean more plugins, more themes, bigger dynamics regarding code and security updates.
By doing this migration, I expect to have :
- a spam free site,
- well-indexed content,
- a better spreading of Cool Cavemen’s news and activities.
On the other hand, this migration make me loose some features :
- Image Gallery
- Event Calendar
Even if those features are not built-in in Wordpress, I expect to find some plug-ins to fill the gap (I’ll probably post the result of my investigations on that blog).
To conclude, I would like to thanks the whole e107 team for their impressive and hard work. I would also like to thank members of the e107 community who helped me to resolve bugs and problems. I enjoyed my 2 years as e107 user, but my needs changed and to reflects this I had to change softwares too. Sorry e107!