Okay okay I was a little miffed I admit. But come on. Everything I posted on Friday was, to my knowledge at the time, accurate. And annoying.
After a couple more days, a little more exploring/experimentation, I stand corrected. Now, I did have to pay an $80 redemption fee. And all the other stuff I said about themes never doing all the things I want where and how I want them yada yada yada, all still true.
But, once I got the fee paid and the Podferatu.com domain unlocked, everything this morning took about 10 minutes. On top of which, turns out I can embed podcast episodes to the site, and I don’t have to have upgrade to the Business tier to do it.
So I guess yay WordPress. Kinda.