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.