With all of the talk about Movable Type’s new licensing scheme, there’s been a lot of talk about other blogging options. After reading a lengthy thread on SlashDot, I decided to give WordPress a try. The main reasons for that was because it was rather highly recommended by a number of people, and it’s in PHP. Being in PHP, it’ll be easier for me to apply hacks and upgrades to the system.
I’ve already installed two hacks (sort of combined into one) that help a great deal. It’s taken a bit of work to get them to play together nicely. I took the WYSI-WordPress hack (which makes the blog editing tool a WYSIWYG editor – instead of using bold and italic “tags”, I can just make things bold and italic, like in MS Word). However, I’ve used htmlArea before (which is what powers that hack), and I know it has a cool image upload hack itself. So, I downloaded the ImageManager hack for htmlArea and spent about an hour trying to get those to work together. Now I can upload (and edit) images while typing a post and they show up right along with the text. It’s great!
Now that I’ve got it all (well, mostly) worked out on my site, I’ll likely move Lee Ann over to it shortly. It should make life better for her as well. We’ll see…
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