Strange thing about WordPress… you can stick arbitrary PHP code into templates, but not directly into entries unless you install a plugin to allow doing so, such as RunPHP (reason being that you need to be able to prevent unprivileged authors on a blog from posting questionable code in-line).
But even with RunPHP, my old external polling system just would not run (properly). Finally decided to re-implement polls with Andrew Sutherland’s Democracy plug-in, which is nifty (and Ajaxian!), but required re-entering every question/answer by hand, then re-entering result data via phpMyAdmin. Urgh. Anyway, we’ve got functional equivalence (see lower right sidebar).
Random quotes now handled by Random Quotes rather than my own code.
Much work still to do, but getting there…