I’ve been working with WordPress for about two months now and I am still getting used to it. My blog seems like an open-ended project, one that will never finish. Maybe that seems like a rather obvious statement, since a blog is a tool for continuously expressing your thoughts. What I actually mean is the form or shape of the blog. I feel like I am building a house and even though the framework is done, the house itself is under constant construction.
The framework itself feels restrictive and I have been looking for tools to accomplish what I want. In the case of WordPress I have been looking for Widgets and Plug ins that can achieve what I want. Or rather, the backend tools that shape and form my blog. Plugins and widgets are solutions to the restrictions in the WordPress software, but are restrictions being reproduced on another level? What kind of constraints are built into the internet on the content level? How does software control meaning (content). These are several questions I am planning to ask myself in my MA thesis.
I recently came across two related posts: Ranting on WordPress Plugin Development by Justin Shattuck and Ranting on WordPress Plugin Development by David at Blogger Pro