WordPress Woo Hoo!

I’ve just switched from using Movable Type to WordPress on Bzangy Groink. The major reason is that I saw it running on my mate MWNP’s site and was jealous of its beauty.

Installation was a piece of piss, even for an SQL / PHP / Unix noob like me. It just *worked*. I find it depressing that a piece of free software can be so simple and transparent and yet stuff that’s cost me seven or eight hundred quid is as user friendly as ebola. So full marks to all the WordPress geeks there!

If anyone is worried about migrating their Movable Type site to WordPress – don’t be. It was even easier than the install. Backed up all my MT entries to a text file, stuck it in the right folder and then one click and it was all done. Plus, I can now wave goodbye to all those interminable rebuilds. I’m not saying MT is a piece of crap – it’s just that I personally find WP far less clunky and far easier to work with.

I downloaded some CSSes from Alex King’s wonderful site and ended up combining elements of Buddha and Scandinavia with a lot of head-scratching and my colour blindness. So don’t blame them if your eyes hurt reading this 🙂

I’d readily recommend WordPress to anyone who wants a powerful content management system for their website but is afraid of too much geekery. Take it from me: I barely know my way round CSS let alone the rarefied realms of PHP or XHTML. If *I* can get WordPress up and running all on my lonesome, so can you.