We recently moved our blog from WordPress.com to ZippyKid. Although WordPress.com provides a great service at a very reasonable cost, it didn’t provide us with enough flexibility and peace-of-mind to meet our needs long term. After several weeks of searching and research, we decided to give ZippyKid a try. For $25/month for an individual site, they promise to keep your WordPress site up-to-date and your load times to a minimum. They don’t have much of a knowledgebase and don’t have any real user forums so if run into any issues or need some guidance getting your site up and running, you’ll have to open a support ticket. So far, they’ve been very quick to respond so I can’t really complain. They do offer SFTP access and allow you to install our own plugins — neither of which WordPress.com allows — so we can already see some real benefits from making the move. Here’s hoping this proves to be a long term solution.
WordPress.com, the hosted version of WordPress, has built-in support for posting source including syntax highlighting. WordPress.com is using Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter project to do this. If you are using a self-hosted version of WordPress, you can download the plugin by clicking here. Click on the following links for more information on how to use this plugin to post source code for viewing: