Saturday, December 11, 2004

[Personal] WordPress

I just setup WordPress 1.2.1 on my home computer. Why? Because Blogger doesn't seem to want to offer categories feature any time soon, and because I want to see how hard it is to set up my own blog software. I probably will never put my own blog server online, solely because I don't want to pay for web hosting every month.

Sure, setting up WordPress was fun (after everything works), but this is what I had to go through:

  1. Set up Apache
  2. Set up PHP
  3. Set up phpMyAdmin (which I can only get the welcome page and nothing else)
  4. Configure PHP to work with MySQL (which was setup much earlier)
  5. Install and set up WordPress

I chose WordPress over Movable Type because of all the bad licensing publicity Movable Type has gathered for version 3. Next step: import my Blogger posts into WordPress just for fun.