We had a good run with MovableType — which we’ve been using since 2003 — but the time has come to move to the greener meta pastures of WordPress. The WordPress website informs us that “WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.” FREEwilliamsburg has always been a state-of-the-art blog with a focus on aesthetics, so migrating to WordPress seemed like a good idea.
What does this mean for you, the user. Well, obviously things look purtier (thanks Teen Wolf) but we’ve also improved our listings. They’d admittedly gotten a tad stale. Now you can check out all the latest bar and restaurant news in one place at www.freewilliamsburg.com/listings. You can also search for restaurants and bars without leaving our home page (see left column). We have a new food and drink editor Fiona Goldstein, so let her know if we’ve missed any spots.
Next, we now have a Bulletin Board, where you can search for an apartment, rant about bike lanes and beards, or talk to other like-minded pervs about sexual relations.
Most importantly, the site will operate better. Your comments will actually load and pages will appear more quickly.
We’re still testing things out, so let us know if you see any bugs.
Thanks for being patient, the future has arrived. And as always, let us know what you think in comments!