This website is currently built with WordPress. I began my web development career with PHP and I was just getting into WordPress before I switched to Ruby on Rails.
Ruby and Rails are great, but there isn’t a great CMS solution for Ruby. I’ve tried several, but the smaller communities and limited documentation lead to several frustrations. I’ve built my own for some simple cases, but building even a portion of the feature set provided by WordPress requires maintaining a lot of code.
So I’m getting back into WordPress and PHP. There have been a lot of great improvements for both since I left. I will probably still use Ruby on Rails for projects that need more a customized solution. In some cases, I could even combine the two thanks to the WordPress API.
Now that I have the site up and running, I’ll need to work on some customization and additional features. I also need to set up a consistent deployment workflow.