• 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!
    Craig.

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  • 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. 🙂

    Southerngal,
    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!
    Craig.

    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!

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

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