Having currently committed to hosting and running WordPress for my raving lunacy,(yes I have very real control issues over my writing, authorship, and the security of it), I have been embarking on determining the limits of what I can get it to do. The community surrounding WordPress is probably one of the most proactive groups devoted to any bit of software that I have seen in my 12 years of being online.
If you are looking for a poster child or a cogent explanation of the Open Source vs Closed Source debate, WordPress is it. Something you want it to do? If it isn’t the plugins list, you can make a request on the forum, and somebody will probably whip it up, and post it by the time you wake up tomorrow.
An example of this is this very blog. This blog is loosely based on a theme from the folks at Refueled Dot Net. One of the things that I do, is give you the full monty. None of this [more]… crap, where you have to click like a ferret on meth to read or see what I have posted.
Having said that, I discovered using this theme, when I clicked on the category pages, especially photos, all I saw was the headline, without the photo. I posted a note at Refueled Dot Net. and I was shown the bit of code that needed changing. How freaking cool is that? Try that at Typepad and you will see what I mean. I still have a remodeling blog at typepad, because of the photo galleries, but as soon as I can figure out how to do it here, Typepad can suck my rotting pixels.
But enough written blowjobs and icepick bitching, (how weird, bitching is in the wordpress dictionary and wordpress needs to be added) back to the subject at hand.
My current aggravation is that I have to log on, log off, and log on again to enable autosave, and adding categories.
I am still trying to resolve the upload error issue here.