The conversion of ericholsinger.com from a static website to a blog went very well. It was pretty time-consuming because I was doing it after having done almost no research at all.
I basically culled a few choices from a comparison of downloadable blog software. Then I made a “gut instinct” decision to try wordpress. It installed very nicely.
I downloaded some themes and had trouble deciding which to use, but I found equiX 1.1 and decided to stick with that one. I nearly chose Kiss, but the lazyest gallery plug-in would have required more tweaks to make it look good. I decided to take the easier path.
I tried lazy gallery ++, but after checking out Scott’s page for it, I decided asking him for help was just opening myself up for ridicule. As a professional software developer, I know everyone who isn’t a software developer is stupid. And most other software developers are, too. The thing that sets me apart from other developers is that I know other developers think I’m one of the stupid ones.
So, I moved on since it wasn’t exactly working out-of-the-box even though I thought I was following the directions (including moving gallery-page.php).
I explored further and found lazyest gallery. It’s very nice and installed very easily. Exactly what I was looking for.
I’ll have to take some more time to complete the whole site conversion. I’m still not sure how the “page” concept works, but I’m satisfied with the results so far.