In the continuing fallout from the Movable Type 3.0 licensing debacle, I decided to tryout WordPress. My original list also included Blosxom and PyBlosxom, which I might also try out.
So far, so good. I wrote up my notes for installing WordPress on a DreamHost hosted website. I have a test blog up and running, and overall I have to say that WordPress compares very well with Movable Type.
I plan to migrate this blog’s content and templates over from MT later this week, to make sure WordPress really would be an acceptable solution. If not, I’ll check out Blosxom and PyBlosxom. Hopefully, I will be able to use some of the tutorials from the WordPress site on doing the migration and on redirecting URLs. No sense in starting over from ground zero with all the search engines.
Hey, it looks good over here with WP. I’m glad to see everything went well. Actually, no offense, but it looks cleaner here than the MT version… just an observation.
No offense taken. I often use the phrase “train wreck” when describing the appearance of my MT blog. The custom MT templates I got from BlogStyles were pretty nice, but I tried to “improve” them. People with deuteranopia (dull greens and light browns look the same to me) should be cautious when customizing user interfaces.
Thanks for the writeup on installing wp on dreamhost servers. I’ll be doing just that in a month or so and your guide will come in quite handy.
Glad to be of help. I just updated the instructions based on some feedback from Matt.