So WordPress Widgets released for self-hosted sites, today.  I had to try them, and since only certain themes are supported, I’ve changed mine just to see what all the fuss was about.

I’ll keep playing for a bit, but this is definitely the right path to take WordPress down — so far, widgets are EASY and intuitive to admin.  Well, almost everything about WP is easy to admin, but the whole drag & drop bit is nice.  Let me see what else this stuff can do.