We’ve just moved the blog from a hosted service to the serendipity platform. While there are advantages on both sides of the coin (hosted blogs vs. run-your-own) it looks like serendipity has some features we were looking for:
- individual RSS feeds for each category
- various exporting options including RSS, XML and Atom
- Search Engine Friendly URLs
- ability to embed the blog in our own content wrapper (still working on this one)
The niftiest thing about serendipity however, was its “import” feature. I just entered the URL of the XML feed from the old blog, pressed the button and *presto*, it sucked in all the content. It makes upgrading or switching to this platform very accessible.