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The Choice

Now that I had my choices down, I had to pick one. They had to meet the follow criteria:

  • Can be installed on Windows 2000 Server
  • Can work with IIS5
  • Had to be relatively easy to insall and use
  • Had to look good
  • I installed b2Evolution first. It’s installation documentation was straight forward and easy. I already has PHP4 and MySQL4 installed (those installation processes will be in another blog!). b2Evolution was up and running in about 10 minutes. It had all it advertised and flowed nicely. but something about it just was not sitting well with me, so I tried the next package.

    I installed WordPress next (and last). First off, I was impressed that it had its installation online instead of a read file. The site had a much cleaner look and was less cluttered with over-information. WordPress has a very similar installation to b2Evolution and I was up and running in anout 10 minutes again. After running WordPress and comparing it to b2Evolution, my choice was clear.

    WordPress, quite simply has a cleaner look and feel than b2Evolution. Its documentation and examples, though few by some standards, was excellent for me and I crash it almost daily! WordPress has more crisp and professional feeling templates and skins, the most important feature in this evaluation for me. That was an absolute must since I would be potentially building parts of professional site with blogs.

    That’s it. now to learn css and PHP :)

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