I use a chat program called Pidgin, which allows me to log all of my chats. This is very useful for times when I forget something that I know I talked about and then can look it up. Well, I was looking for something this weekend and happened upon this chat I had over 5 years ago with my friend Glenn Ansley (who now works at iThemes).
Conversation with glenn at 7/3/2007 10:41:08 AM on aim
(10:41:16 AM) lew: hey
(10:41:26 AM) glenn: hey
(10:41:31 AM) lew: i'm going to be setting up a website (or two) fairly soon... is wordpress easy to work with?
(10:41:53 AM) lew: one is for a church, the other is for a person who wants to sell stuff
(10:41:57 AM) glenn: For the end user
(10:42:09 AM) glenn: oh... yeah. pretty easy. It's a lot like blogger
(10:42:27 AM) lew: the church will probably want to have stuff like, about the pastor, service times, etc.
(10:42:48 AM) lew: it needs PHP and SQL right?
(10:44:03 AM) glenn: go to glennansley.com/wp-admin and use lew for your username and lewa for your password
(10:44:07 AM) glenn: I made you an admin
(10:44:21 AM) glenn: you can't break anything. i use it for dev
(10:44:39 AM) glenn: it has my assignment for heisler on it right now.
(10:44:59 AM) glenn: yeah, php and mysql
(10:47:17 AM) lew: easy to customize? like make it look like Deeper Devotion, or Dr. Akin or whatever
(10:50:26 AM) glenn: Yeah, the design is html/css
(10:50:39 AM) glenn: You may have to play around with some plugins to get different functionality
(10:51:05 AM) glenn: for a basic church website though, you could probably just take a theme that already exists and modify the header image/etc
(10:51:30 AM) glenn: http://themes.wordpress.net litterally has thousands of designs
(10:54:12 AM) glenn: if you go to presentation in the admin, you can change the view of the site by selecting another theme.
(10:58:42 AM) lew: thnkzxs
P.S. I have no idea what those websites where… and thnkzxs is my attempt at mocking people who type things like “thnx”.