My ISP recommended WordPress as a good tool for building my little website. I had tried GoogleSites and it is pretty unusable – many edit functions just don’t work. I have been using FrontPage 2003, which is great, maybe limited, but not fully supported by my ISP, and seemingly not mainstream.
I’ve been employed as a programmer since 1970, I used octal dumps to debug the cobol compiler and the good old ‘operating system’ and to identify that the circuit board doing one of the floating point operations was failing, so I’m not completely dumb, just a bit behind the times, or on the wrong side of 60, perhaps.
Anyway, why this obsession with BLOGs? Is WordPress for building a nice little 10 page web site or not? Your product pages seem to use the word BLOG a thousand times more than WebPage. Is that a hint that I’m in the wrong place.
And why would you suggest that installing is easy.
Its easy if you already run Apache/PSP/MySQL on your computer.
But if you’ve been using GooglePages or GoogleSites or Frontpage to play around, then you probably don’t, and you immediately wonder if there is room on the old laptop for all this stuff.
You might explain, somewhere up front, how this all fits in, and not assume that we are all PHP programmers, running our own Web Server on our laptop.
You might say – “for guru’s only”, or provide a nice simple all in one install that gives us Apache/PHP/MySQL/WordPress in a bundle. I know thats a bit simplistic, but it must be where many of us are at.
I’m sorry this is a bit whingey, and I will get off my butt and do some installing etc, but maybe there is room for a simpler intro paragraph at the front of the WordPress home page.
Or would you recommend some other product for an old bloke.
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