b2 to wp (5 posts)

  1. NuclearMoose
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Hello all you wonderful people!
    I just signed up with a domain host that allows me to auto-install b2. I am totally new to b2/wordpress, so I have a couple of questions.
    Am I correct in understanding that wp is the continuation of b2 and that b2 development has stopped?
    Is there a support / documentation article about upgrading from the b2 install on my new domain site to wp?
    What is the advantage of wp over mt? MT looks a bit cumbersome to install, but there is a lot of functionality to it.
    Thank you all for reading and for any answers you provide. I think that wp will be the blogging application of choice for me!

  2. southerngal
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Hi Craig and welcome to the boards! :)
    Just so you know, most domain hosts have the auto-install for b2 aimed at "news", so unless you want your blog with the directory of news it's probably a good idea to install it yourself. (I know this as I'm a host. )
    Yes, b2 development has stopped. It stopped sometime in the early summer. A lot of people are still using b2, but some are migrating to WP like I did.
    There is a readme.html in the WP package that will explain how to upgrade from b2 to WP. "Upgrading from b2 v0.6.1 to WordPress v0.7"
    I have used the following: Blogger (on their server), Grey Matter, Movable Type, b2 and Word Press. I liked MT until it became over 5 minutes to rebuild one template. Then it locked up on me and lost all my posts. The posts that it didn't lose were bloated and took up a lot of room. I found b2 that uses a MySQL database and runs on PHP. It takes up no room really on the server, I pay for my domain bandwidth and space, don't you? Once Mike and Matt started on WP, I knew that it would be a great CMS and waited until private entries were finalized before coming back to blogging.
    Oh, and I like the fact that WP is free. I like it so much that I would donate without being asked. No one has to be paid to install it...it's so simple anyone can do it that can read. :)

  3. NuclearMoose
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for the response. I'm glad to hear that WP is easy to install. I have installed Greymatter successfully before, so I'm not to intimidated by WP.
    I'm sure that I'll be happy to donate once I realise its benefits, too!
    Thanks to Mike and Matt for taking up the torch and running with it!

  4. southerngal
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Craig, if you have installed GM, you will laugh in delight when you see WP's install. Just drop everything in a directory change 2 files and run the install. Compared to GM and MT, it's so easy a 10 year old can do it!

  5. OperaManiac
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I second that view. WP is the simplest blog tool to install out there. If i managed it, anyone can. :D

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