I don’t know about you senior bloggers but I’m starting to hate the way the WordPress community has evolved and what it became.
From a warm and advanced blogging software and ecosystem it is now an aberration for poor site makers. Themes are now mostly commercial, focused on institutional/marketing sites and not blogs anymore. WordPress is simply a very poor tool for this purpose. You can see this when several themes are getting much more complex than WordPress per se.
It is still a very powerful software for bloggers, but apparently individuals and theme makers are not focusing in this domain anymore. What a pity !
Drupal would be a much better solution for general non-blog sites but it has a bigger learning curve. Still on Drupal, I’ve tried to migrate my WordPress blog to Drupal several times in the past, but WordPress is still more straight forward for a personal blog.
I’m desperately seeking for a new blogging platform for https://Avi.Alkalay.net. The best information architecture I’ve seen for a blog is the front page of ProBlogger.net. It has a feature post on top, the less important stream of recent posts on the left and a central block with 3 tabs with links to important posts. I’ve tried in the past to write a similar theme and succeeded, but to maintain it was a pain for an ocasional blogger as me. I posted it on GitHub as Plasma and here is a screenshot of how my blog looked like a few years ago: