To make matters easier, I decided to start with the underscores WordPress theme template. It doesn’t provide much functionality or design – just the basics to bootstrap. From there, with test-driven development I worked on building a responsive and clean site that could best showcase the years of content I had built.
There were a few challenges along the way. Some content was being hosted externally, so I needed to write a few scripts to download it and re-host it on my server. Migrating the site to a new linux virtual machine was a bit difficult, but well worth the effort for the increased speed and control.
Check out the live project for more information, and more information about my travels.