Today, after some final tweaking and jiggery-pokery, I turned on my new website. Ive been trying to transfer content to the new system but it is taking time. Plus, Ive not found a way to 'back-date' the publishing date. So, I might just post them as new articles.
This new website has a much more simplified administration and navigation. Hopefully it will make me more inclined to update it regularly. Time will tell.