Wednesday: 04.April.2007

Thinking of Installing (Converting to) WordPress Blogging Software

WordPress Blogging SoftwareAfter successfully upgrading the forums to YaBB v2.1, I noticed that WordPress (blogging software) is also at v2.1 (actually 2.1.3). Coincidence?

I've been using MovableType (v2.63) since May 2003. (Never upgraded my original MT installation.) But SixApart, the makers of MovableType (now at v3.34), started charging for all but the most basic installation options, and WordPress has become the cool, new kid on the block.

today's entry continues here

I like cool. So I'm looking to install WordPress and using that instead. I'd expect the installation to be a piece of cake, and the subsequent tweaking to be more involved and take longer. But there's no hurry, since I'll still have the MT software installed.

After I get WordPress up & running the way I want, I could leave the old MovableType blog installed as an archive (where I currently have more than 350 blog entries) and link to entries as necessary. Blogging software is something I definitely make good use of.

WordPress needs PHP vV4.2.0 or greater (my server uses 4.4.4), and MySQL 4.0 or greater (my server uses 4.0.25). So we're golden. Downloading now, but will research more before installing ("measure twice, cut once").

WordPress discusses converting from MovableType > HERE. Also, HERE's an entry titled Moveable Type vs WordPress (dated 09.May.2006). Note that the author there has also been a user of MovableType since May 2003 .. same as me. One person who converted (from Australia) is here.

Kinda ironic to be blogging about WordPress, using MovableType .. no?

For more along these lines, here's a Google search pre-configured for the query > movabletype moveable type blogging software convert to wordpress





Posted by Rad at April 4, 2007 08:54 AM

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