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Thursday, August 12, 2004
Lovin’ WordPress

By Steven Taylor @ 9:16 am

This really is a very nice program, and I would encourage anyone thinking of switching from MT, or thinking of starting a new blog, to give it a serious look. I gave Express Engine a long look and while I liked a lot of the features, found it to be overly cumbersome. The WP basic set-up is a breeze (the “5 Minute” claim is legit). If one is content to go with the default settings, then one can be blogging in a few minutes. My problems emerged in trying to find a way to maintain the same permalinks for the WP version of PoliBlog as with the MT version. It can be done, but I eventually gave up (at the moment my MT archives are still on my server, but I will eventually remove the files and rely on my WP archives solely-right now I don’t want recently made permalinks to result in 404s). I also had some trouble converting my old MT template into WP (different tags, and php is new to me). The template still needs work, and I may take the opportunity to engage in a larger scale facelift. For the moment I decided to ditch the gray parchment background and go with a narrower middle column.

WP makes managing comments a ton easier-I was able to serch for and delete with relative ease thousands (yes, thousands of pieces of comment spam) for any number of things that had slipped past MT-Blacklist. Indeed, there was a massive amount of porno-spam posted to over a thousand comments on my site on August 10th that I didn’t even know had been added until I was doing the export/import of my MT archives.

The instant updates are a godsend for template editing-not more rebuilds! Too sweet.

The only gripe I have about WP to date is the less advanced trackback abilities.

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  1. That is all well and good, but I cannot find your RSS feed. Any hints?

    Comment by King of Fools — Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 9:52 am

  2. Ah yes, that appears to be an issue. I shall address it.

    Comment by Steven Taylor — Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 10:14 am

  3. If you need any advice on PHP, just drop me a line. I’ve been a software developer for 30 years and used PHP for the last 5 or so.

    Comment by Dave Schuler — Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 12:25 pm

  4. If I were going to switch from MT (2.21), I’d probably look at one of the Java-based bloggers. While a little digging around in MT’s internals shows that it’s written in (cough) object-oriented Perl (laugh), I’d imagine that the Java-based blogs are well designed and have objects for various parts of the system. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be tough to set up, but customization would probably be easy (for me).

    Comment by The Lonewacko Blog — Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 2:41 pm

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