OK. It took some tinkering, but I figured out how to configure network settings inside CentOS-6, to complete the migration. I had to change the settings to use a static IP address and specify the right gateway. Then I started looking into different themes. For now, I settled on WordPress’ TwentyTen theme, but tweaked the logic under the hood, adding some custom PHP to incorporate Google Adsense. It wasn’t too difficult–just took a little trial and error. So now there’s a banner ad at the top, and a skyscraper on the right.
Somewhere, someone said that you have to download a plugin to accomodate Adsense. Maybe that was old information, or maybe it’s still true if you don’t want to hack the underlying php code.
This concludes the initial development and setup of blog.iotechno.com.