Apologies ahead of time if this isn't the appropriate forum for this; couldn't really dope out which one was best.
I'm strongly considering taking the plunge from my current BlogSpot blog to a dedicated site. I've got the free 3-year 1and1 server space, and a domain name parked there, so it comes down to which blog management system to use. WP looks very appealing, from what I can see here, and edges out Movable Type chiefly because of the rebuilding issue, especially in regards to size (I have a pretty big blog already, and I'd like to import the archives; plus, my writing pace pretty well guarantees that I'll have a sizable blog for some time).
My main concerns:
- How technically skilled with backend stuff do you have to be? I'm pretty adept at picking these things up, but it's not my forte. I'd like to set up the installation of WP, set the template and other doodads and then let it all alone (for the most part) from there and just focus on the content creation.
- This probably sounds very naive: Are you able to blog remotely with WP? I'd like to be able to post items while at work, on the road, etc. Is this possible by logging in, or would it be via email posts, etc?
- For those occasions when it's needed, how difficult is it to adjust layout items, etc. without fouling up the whole thing?
- Are hacks for things like customized commenting features (like optionally displaying them on the post page and such) reliably functional enough for a newbie like me to use?
Any suggestions are appreciated.