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My Fourth WordPress Site

It’s a great feeling finding a technology one can be comfortable with and enjoy using it. WordPress has shown itself from its best sides. I nearly never had to edit a php file, with most tasks accomplished using a range of plugins. Even moving from a development server to a new one using the Duplicator plugin worked almost out of the box: the security features I have set up did not work well with that, and some manual work was required. With that said and done, please welcome the new WordPress self-hosted website: pixyshoes.de

pixyshoes.de screenshot

I cannot claim now to have designed it, since we’ve used the Oxygen theme, and Corina is managing the content, as well as the design, as far as the customization options allow.

However, some product photos are still made by me, as well as the cover photo:

Alina photographed by DLed

The other websites I have created:

No need to switch to Drupal, Joomla or anything else in the nearest future. Perhaps, my next website will be a WordPress website again.

b’cause I don’t need it: a new blog about consumerism

Global consumption is overwhelming. People buy things that they don’t need, and that, for many reasons. There are many sides to the question of consumerism, such as whether a certain consumption pattern increases or decreases happiness, whether it enhances quality of life. I guess, for an average western person, it is quite clear that many acquisitions are useless or prove to be burden. These and other aspects of buying and not buying are of interest to me. I remember reading articles on subjects concerning buying decisions and emotions, as lately, Maria Konnikova‘s “To Buy or Not to Buy: …“. With time, I hope to collect information and shed light on our daily decisions, and, perhaps, raise awareness about what we need and what we don’t need to acquire to be happy.

Authors are kindly welcome to register and join the effort!