Hello WordPress, Bye MT

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.


Edward Weiss writes:

Much better! Before we couldn’t use line breaks to space the message. Now we can. Easier on the eyes too. Another improvement.

Comment provided May 4, 2006 at 11:49 AM



WordPress is the way to go. Altough MT is a more powerfull platform, the trouble that we get into if we want to change anything is worth changing.

WordPress has been around for quite some time now and it’s the best platform to blog (in my opinion, of course).

Comment provided May 5, 2006 at 3:47 AM



Welcome to WordPress! I scouted out numerous platforms before launching my new blogs and WP is the way to go. I am even testing it as a CMS for one of my smaller sites. Even a small shop like mine can customize WP easily.

Comment provided May 5, 2006 at 9:01 AM


Tech Dude writes:

Congratulations! WP is the way to go…There is a HUGE community behind it, and help is right there if you ever need it. Plus there are people working on developing better versions, and plugins, all for free. It’s really pretty sweet. Too bad about the lost URLs on this blog, but I think in the long run you will be glad you made the switch.

Comment provided May 5, 2006 at 11:31 AM



WordPress rocks. I particularly enjoy its portablility, back up capabilities, theme control, and more. A terrific choice, Chris!


Comment provided May 19, 2006 at 6:16 AM


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