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I'm Richard Jones. Arrived here today, 12 May 2005, at the stage where I'm close to deciding to install and use WordPress.

By my choice, this is a major endeavour as I'm doing much more by/for myself than one has to:

Yesterday (after dabbling with various Linux distros over the last few months) I did a net-install of Debian sarge, and I'm rapt.

In that installation I included Apache, PHP, and MySQL, but the default setup missed a lot of stuff that is required or desirable for WordPress, and today I've added some of that and installed WP. I fully expect that when I understand better how all these pieces fit together, I'll be starting it all again from scratch, but now that I'm at last breaking free from the MSFUD Kan'tdo mentality, it's not scary. At this stage, learning all the fiddly details for installing and configuring the software is difficult (at least for an old fart like me) and time-consuming, but the more you do, the easier it gets. --Al-khowarizmi 14:27, 12 May 2005 (UTC)


<If> I do end up using WordPress, I'll want to "give something back". Probable: edit + some maintenance. Possible: tips derived from the difficulties I encounter and how I overcome them.</If>

While I get a trial site up and running, I'm here mainly to learn but I'll continue with minor edits and comments while I'm using the site primarily as a learner.--Al-khowarizmi 16:58, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Clarify first para of [First_Steps_With_WordPress#Writing_and_Managing_Posts] -Cancel: Carthik's done it.