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.
44 thoughts on “WordPress”
Hey where was the Fr*nch poster on the top left?
It’s somewhere on my hard drive 🙂
It looks very nice Lisa – – and I see the other design lasted ONE day 😉
Yea, she’s gonna start changing look as often as she changes, um well you know.
So is your Elegant Webscapes going to start supporting WP?
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 🙂
I knew you’d do it eventually, and I knew you’d love it. Welcome to the herd 🙂
looks pretty nice.
waz about to start browsing your blog, then I saw that stupid Bush Blog thing up there… yuk…
Mighty close minded of ya, Mr X. Good riddance, then 🙂
Whatever happened to separating the art from the artist?
WordPress, eh? Interesting…
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.
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.
Built in smileys? I’m all over that like dots on dice.
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 🙂
Daisy – it’s truly awesome, WordPress is. give it a whirl 🙂 And thank you for the comment on the site – that’s sweet 🙂
Dots on dice? So when are you converting, Jason?? 😉
I’ll convert when I catch my breath from configuring my current host. That and when I’m through weaving a tapestry of profanity.
Gee, Jason – I’m also a webhost and own a hosting service at Blogs About. Need references? You can ask Vinny or Chelle or UptownGirl – those are a few who host with me 🙂
Thank you, MaThIbUs 🙂
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?
The girl on my blog is Angelina Jolie – ain’t she hot? 🙂
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.?
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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I suppose I could run both, eh?
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…
yeah i had this
now i have this
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.
Jason – so far so good 🙂
Now ya just gotta get rid of that default template 😉
I have to admit having more tags and local blogrolling is pretty swass
Spectacles now adjusted. This is one heck of a beautiful site. Even if that is Angeline Jolie after all. Welcome to WP 🙂
Thank you, kindly, Root. 🙂
You can adjust your spectacles over here anytime 😉
Love your Site!
I couldn’t agree more!
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First Time here and I like this stuff.Well done!
Just when I think i have it figured I have something interesting to read! Good Stuff!
How did you come to this conclusion? i just wonder…