I'm impressed! I just found WordPress and like what I'm seeing and hearing. I have blogs from blogger, but hosted at my own website - it is mainly articles that go with my website and I wanted them there. And I use viJournal as my desktop journal and it is able to send and post directly to my blog. So Blogger seemed great at first.
But they promoted the big add of categories, then when we updated to new blogger, they told us that was only for hosting at their site - we'd have to move our blog there. And I've never been able to figure out rss/atom feed, and can't get any help from blogger on that. IOW, Blogger has been pretty smooth for me, but not doing all I'd like. And the community here seems to be more friendly and helpful.
So, thought WordPress looks like a great switch to make, but I've got questions first.
With WordPress.com I'd get all the helpful - you-take-care-of-things - benefits, but I'd have to host at wordpress.com - right? AND to switch, I'd have to first move my present blogs (I have 3) to blogger/blogspot.com (off my own website)? Is ther any reason I'd *want* my blogs hosted at your site, not mine? I don't see it, since I have my site already and these are articles to go with certain sections.
OR, I can use WordPress.org - my host already has it available for our sites - but then I'd be flying alone - might mess things up royally, since I know nothing about MySQL or PHP? If I go with WP.org is there a way that all my previous blogs will transfer to the new WP template from the Blogger stuff? Is it hard?
I've played around with the demo of WP and it seems easy enough. I'd want to make some changes - like add our logo and stuff to the header, my own colors and fonts, etc.to blend better in with the rest of my site. But certainly not program the whole thing myself. (I know HTML, not much css, just a bit from working with Dreamweaver, which I have.)
Sorry this is so long, I just need some help/answers in order to make a decision on switching to WP, and if so .com or .org.
Also I couldn't get the templates to show up - they were all black. I'm on Mac, Firefox.
Thanks for help.