Months ago, Vinny told me about WordPress. He was all ranting and raving about the thing. Telling me that I HAD to make the switch from MT because WP was so much more functional, slick and mighty!

Understand that I am a creature of habit. I don’t like change a whole lot. When I find a place where I’m all comfy and cozy – I tend to dwell there, happily. But I took a look at it, regardless. It looked slick. It certainly did look mighty fine. But – you know….I was comfy.

Then all of a sudden all these friends around me started making the move. Jay did it. Then my bud Chelle did it. Of course, as I mentioned, Vinny made the move, too!

Now, I’m no sheep. I’m not one to do something just because everyone else is doing it. However – between the three of these blog buddies of mine . . . with the way they were going on and on (ad nauseum) about how awesome this tool really is…well, I was feeling – *sniff* – left out. You know – the wall flower. The girl who never gets asked to dance. The last one picked for the kickball team.

Of course, I realized I was doing it to myself. All I really needed to do was open up that program that I downloaded months ago and take a look inside the wrappings and see what all the hub bub is about. I’d prove them wrong. I was happily existing within my MT environment, thankyouverymuch.

Then I looked. It was…*sniff*…beautiful.

No rebuilding! Only THREE basic templates to do – not 8, or 9 or 10! The ability to password protect entries! The cute little smilies built right in! 🙂 😀 😉 < ---SEE? I played and tinkered. When I got the MYSQL database set up - the install took all of 5 minutes, tops. Once I got the template looking the way that I wanted - - the MT import took about 2 minutes and I was done! Ok - so Jay, Vinny, Chelle - - - here it goes.....you know this doesn't come very easy for me, so please empathize. You were right.

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  1. GB – you betcha 🙂 The reason why this blog is changing so much all the time is because I use Just A Girl as a guinea pig site to test all the cool stuff so I can continue to offer a variety of diverse services at Elegant Webscapes 🙂

  2. See now how does wordpress work? Is it free? Do you run it from your home pc and do an ftp sever thingumajig? Is it as easy to use as blogger for the unknowing amoungst us?
    This place looks fab.

  3. I’m hearing so many good things about WordPress at the moment – but their website is down at the minute. I really love this look by the way.

  4. Fluffy – it is free. You run it by uploading the entire program to your web server (if you don’t have one – I know of a Geat Host). Then you install it by following simple instructions and configure it and off you go 🙂

  5. Daisy – it’s truly awesome, WordPress is. give it a whirl 🙂 And thank you for the comment on the site – that’s sweet 🙂

  6. I think I was just too impatient for my top level domain to filter through the ether. Everything seems to work now. I’ll probably let it ferment for a year before I think about switching hosting again. 😉 Who is that chick?

  7. Absolutely spiffy, one hint, might want to remove the “Powered by: Moveable Type 2.63”. First thought was that was a WP permalink structure, so had to be WP.

    Second thought was painted toenails, Rob would like this.

    Third thought was why don’t I have this pic of A.J.?

  8. Ok – duh. I changed the Powered by link – thanks, Mog. That woulda stayed up there forever!

    Painted toenails rock.

    Painted toenails on AJ rock even harder.

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  10. So, aside from rebuilds, and less templates, is it the entry field that’s so nice? I use a posting tool along w/my MT that adds html tags and such… I love the floating content, but what else made you switch? The WP site is as dry as the MT site. Not much to go on…

  11. Daniel – The WP entry field has quick tags that make text formatting pretty easy. MT had the I, B, U, & URL tags and WP has those and a few more – also, it’s configurable (if you know where and how) to add more tags.
    WP has an internal link management system so you don’t have to rely on blogrolling anymore and it’s (sometimes) slow response.

    If you want to password protect a single entry – WP allows you to do that. IF that’s something you find functional.

    For me, it’s a cleaner interface – the less detail I have to pay attention to, the better.

  12. Spectacles now adjusted. This is one heck of a beautiful site. Even if that is Angeline Jolie after all. Welcome to WP 🙂

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