13 Mar

WordPress is a Dream

Wow. Fourth Law is now up and running on a real blogging engine: WordPress. It is absolutely fantastic! I’ve never had a better experience with a piece of software–honestly. Since the very first moment that I logged into cPanel to create a new database, and started up the WordPress installer I have been utterly impressed.


To be completely honest, I had a harder time deciding on a theme (or creating my own) than installing and becoming completely at home with the interface. Every possible option I have been able to think up has already been handled by the excellent WordPress community with the huge library of existing plug-ins. It is just incredible.

Everyone should be using this software–so let me suggest some books:


As a matter of fact, even oddball needs…like creating a dynamic listing of subpages is already handled (I haven’t used this one yet, but do not expect any issues). I have found a pre-built Photo Album called PhotoPress. A hierarchical Comments plugin. Even a Digg submit plugin.

It really is like heaven to find software that just works!

In other news, I’m still working with Endian Firewall with great success. I’ve resisted the temptation to turn off the outgoing firewall, but am instead dealing with each issue on a one-by-one basis. The only mysterious issue I’ve had was regarding the content filter that somehow found a Food Network recipe for “Jamie’s Minestrone” objectional.

Maybe I’m naive…but can Minestrone be used as a double-entendre?