Blogger.com's FTP fiasco.
Hoping that ard might be able to offer some thoughts. And maybe some others too.
Here's how kiell.com works:
The homepage is index.php. This file is essentially a list of php_includes that brings together other php files that contain the logo and menu across the top, the links to galleries down the side, and the blog content below.
The blog content is a file called news.php - http://www.kiell.com/phlog/news.php. When I update, I go to blogger.com's dashboard, write some new content, and it updates: blogger.com logs in to my server via FTP and overwrites with the updated version of news.php. Simples.
Rather helpfully, blogger.com are removing FTP functionality as they reckon it's a pain in the ass to maintain and only 0.5% of their bloggers use it. I've got 6 weeks to find an alternative.
So. The search begins. Wordpress looks to be the best option. The great thing about blogger was that I didn't have to install any CMS - this was all done through blogger's site. I'm not sure how easy it will be to port the old content into Wordpress, even though there are various tools to make this happen. My main concern is that getting it to produce a really stripped out php file will be tricky - news.php is mainly text with a little bit of html to position images and paragraphs.
Thought would be very, very welcome. Cheers all.