Apparently my new hobby is to install a piece of software each weekend. Last weekend, Gallery
; this weekend, WordPress
. Folks in the blogshares
online discussion were comparing MT and WordPress, and I was inspired to try WordPress.
It was another easy setup, once the fantastic and fabulous Eric Crump
gave me a mysql login. He didn't even make me explain why I'm fiddling with WordPress when he already has Drupal
installed. (It's cuz I wanted to play, Eric.)
Installation was only a few minutes, but making it do what I want is another issue. I managed to get it to list my bloglines subscriptions
as a blogroll, and I added a customized calendar. And I've fiddled a great bit over the weekend with the layout. I'm trying to figure out whether I can get it to do what I'm already doing with flat pages AND whether it will go beyond what I'm already doing in ways that would make the trouble of converting everything worth the bother. I'm told that I can easily import the Blogger entries that I already have. The biggest concern is managing the Lists of Ten
and other resources that are outside of blogger but that would benefit from the RSS feed.
You can peek at my current status
, but realize it is a very rough work in progress. I'm not sure yet, but after two days of playing, I do feel like I accomplished something. Even if I decide not to use it, I've learned a good bit about PHP and RSS in the process. Not bad for a weekend procrastination project (e.g., a project that's real purpose seems to be to provide an excuse not to work on those 125 pages I'm supposed to be writing).