As mentioned in the previous post, I've switched to a new blog engine for this website (Anchor CMS) and said I'd probably review it on Web.AppStorm when I had chance. I finally got around to doing this yesterday and the review's now live. You can read it here.
I gave Anchor 8/10 and I was quite impressed overall (despite the lack of an easy-to-use plugins system). However, for my wishlist of features I'd love to see in the next major release of Anchor, these are definitely top:
- A post preview. While I love the interface and being able to write posts in Markdown, as far as I know, there's no easy way of simply viewing how the rendered post will look. Note: I'm not looking for a WYSIWYG interface, I love the fact that I can see just text and nothing else but it'd be cool to have a WordPress-esque button that allows me to preview the post and see how it will look when published.
- Sitemaps. I imagine this is a must for anyone looking to submit their blogs to search engines. I've managed to mock up a hastily-coded simple route that does this for me but it'd be nice to be integrated into the core. I also don't imagine it would be much different to the way the RSS feed generation is.
- Auto-save. With an interface as nice as the current one, it's quite easy to forget I'm using a browser. I'm also used to using Google Drive and I've more recently moved to Quabel for my primary document editing and the one feature that makes these apps that much more pleasurable to use is the lack of a save button. I would love this in Anchor.
There it is, my thoughts on Anchor. Feel free to comment if you've got anything else to say about Anchor, I'd love to hear how other people have found working with it.