Effective today forward, this blog is run on the WordPress platform…and for the previous 2 years it was on the MT (Moveable Type) platform. The biggest reason for the change is that WordPress is PHP driven and our tech team can make global changes to the blog whenever we want to add or change a feature…and it won’t take a day of work to update all of the templates. Bottom line: It’s a SPEED issue. :-)
I know some folks are MT-zen warriors, but after running MT for 2 years, we just never got zen enough in it to like it.
WordPress also has a serious load of plugins plus if we don’t find a plugin, we can write it ourselves and snap it in. Hacking MT with plugins proved more difficult.
Also, new feature: You can now subscribe via RSS to any of the comment threads so you can be alerted via RSS when there is a new comment on a thread you want to watch.
Lastly, how do you like the new comments style sheet we added? Go check out one of the blog entries with a bunch of comments on it and you’ll see a numbering scheme that I’ve been wanting to add to this blog for a month.