Join Date: May 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Originally Posted by Artkansas
It seemed simpler than trying to do the coding needed to get comments and responses.
That's true, it is a nice comment system.
An alternative with a static site is Facebook comments. This just takes a small patch of code that you paste in where you want the comments. Since the user has to be logged into FB, you don't get spam, but this will limit people who don't have a FB account.
There is quite a lot to learn with Wordpress too. The basic installation with Fantastico or one of the script installers just takes a few minutes, but it is very insecure. Installations should be done manually. This gives a person the chance to change the 'admin' user name, the database table prefix (wp by default, and every hacker knows this) and a few other major details.
Plus if something doesn't look the way you want, it can be a major pain and a lot of fiddling to get it to come out right.
Also, in the forum I usually hang out in, there is at least one 'help, my blog was hacked' post a week.