why i just uninstalled – and why i’d love to come back someday
after doing some research and trying blog software other than wordpress i was really glad when i stumbled over wordpress.
I did like the elegant way the layout was influenced by the css, liked the ui and was just content.
Installation was fine quick and userfriendly.
I added a theme i found at alexking.org and was sure i would be able to alter it to my liking in no time.
Just when i was ready to add content i got the enable referrer error. After checking out the docs i tried to get rid of the problem, but to no effect,
Then I tried to get help around here and found some more hints.
Until then I was still thinking bout what i should change on my pc config in order to run wp.
Then i found a wp demo installation of the same version i was using on
and there everything was just fine.
Now – this is a clear indication of what i call a server-based problem. I might be wrong, but I never added the above site to a list of trusted hosts which somehow did not include my own site.
But what is more important and led me to uninstalling:
– am i to switch off my firewall and antivirus just to admin my site?
– as the error was quite irregular (one url works the other won’t) i can never be sure that the problem can be solved constantly
– is it not poor design to give up the main advantage of serverside scripting (the independancy on client configuration) for patching a security hole? Why not use sessions? Ever heard of enable_trans_id?
– i was not working with the software, i was starting “to fight it” as wordpress’es own claim says and was getting frustrated about it.
I still feel like wordpress could be what i was looking for, but unless this weird design decision is somehow repaired i’ll use b2evolution which at a quick glance seems most similar on the market.
I will check for new versions of wordpress maybe…
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