Well, apart from three brief breaks in service (didn’t quite know what I was doing with the .htaccess file so the site worked until I edited it then stopped when I uploaded the edited file), the new (WordPress-based site is up – in fact if you’re reading this, then you’re using the new site.
It’s nothing very special – I worked on the basis of trying to replicate, as nearly as practical with my current level of expertise, the site I had before.
I’ve based this site on one of the standard WordPress themes, twentyeleven with some minor modifications. Once I’ve got my head round the plugins and themes etc. I intend to dig further into the background and learn how to create my own theme.
Watch this space!
Updated 7th May 2012: The site theme was updated to a new one (based on the ‘Coraline’ theme by Automattic) which I’m continuing to tweak.