I was having so much fun taking Wordpress and customizing it to match my new website, that my wife had to get up and convince me to come to bed at 3 a.m. last night. Wordpress is really well designed. You can customize just about everything, and I love the way its implemented. There is a great tutorial on How to Create a Wordpress Theme that I was using as a guide.
That progress made me feel much better after the frustration I had a few days ago. Add one more “solution found” to that list: I couldn’t get Wordpress to work on my machine under IIS as a subdirectory - it would always give a 404 Page Not Found error. It only worked at the //localhost level. But I stumbled upon that answer after lots of searching. Such a trivial answer, and something that should have been documented in the installation guide, but wasn’t. I loved it when I saw the answer ended with: “Easy when you know how :)”
The other great discovery today was a free software package called XP Pro IIS Admin. It gets around a restriction in IIS on Windows XP, and allows you to create multiple websites on the local machine and easily switch between them. I love this utility and it is saving me lots of time as I develop and test everything on my own machine instead of having to do it on my webhost.
Should have the blog finished in not too long, and then I’ll start next to set up the Vanilla Forum.