Ok, I succumbed to the pressure. I’m playing with WordPress, but not really because I chose to download it and install it, rather, because I was searching for a new host for a buddy’s website, DubMiller.com, and I was referred to Dreamhost by a different buddy.
After the initial account set up, I noticed in Dreamhost’s “Goodies” menu item, a WordPress Install option, and I figured “what the hell?” Took all of 2 minutes to install WP. Twice. Wow!
I’m still looking for a phpNuke to WordPress or MT script, if anyone has one, or wants to work on one. I’d be happy to beta test, if that’s required.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a host, I can definitely recommend Dreamhost. For two reasons. One, it literally took 30 minutes to get a fantastic hosting plan up and running for two domains, with all email users added and a good open-source CMS tool installed. Second, they pay referral fees for people that sign up based on you recommending them. Wow. Now that’s classy. So, if you do look into them, use this link: Dreamhost referral link, or tell them you’re signing up thanks to a referral from johnengler.com.
Oh, and any wordpress tips are greatly appreciated. I haven’t decided to switch everything over to WP yet, but will think about it as I learn more about the tool.