converting site from FrontPage to WordPress

IdeaXchg started as a FrontPage-based web site on a shared Linux host, running Apache web server.  At long last, prompted by an Apache upgrade that no longer supports the FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) and years after Microsoft stopped supporting FrontPage, we’re migrating to WordPress version 3.4.2.  Our web hosting service supports WordPress at no extra charge, and they handled the WordPress installation, providing us with a new “wp.” subdomain in which to experiment with WordPress without disrupting the old FrontPage-based portion of our web site.

As an introduction to WordPress, I’ll begin by exploring its features and using them to make a series of postings about the experience of learning to use WordPress from scratch.