I've been blogging about the experience of moving Windypundit from Movable Type to Wordpress. In Part 1, I described the process I developed for moving over all the posts. In Part 2, I talked about the development of the new Windypundit site. The one thing I still had to do was to re-create the blogroll in Wordpress. I suppose I could figure out a way to port it over like I did … [Read more...] about Moving to WordPress – Part 3: Blogroll
If you've been following along, you know I've given up on Movable Type as a blogging platform, and I'm moving this blog to Wordpress. In Part 1 I explained why moving 10 years of blog posts with minimal link breakage was a lot of work. Of course, I'll have to have some place to move to. Which means I'll have to design and set up another Wordpress blog. I managed to teach … [Read more...] about Moving to WordPress – Part 2: New Website
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am done with Movable Type, and I'm in the process of moving this blog to Wordpress. That turns out to be a lot easier said than done. (Warning: Much technical computer geekery ahead.) Wordpress has a Movable Type import tool, but It doesn't solve what I consider to be the most important problem: It doesn't preserve permalinks. Over the … [Read more...] about Moving to WordPress – Part 1: Content
I've been getting a blizzard of comment spam lately, so I've set a much more restrictive comment policy. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully all will get better when I move to Wordpress. … [Read more...] about Temporary Comment Deconveniencing
I've been working on moving this blog over to the Wordpress blogging engine. I'll write some more about it, but basically I've written a one-off program that loads the blog from the Movable Type database and generates a file I can import into Wordpress. It makes sure the links track, cleans up some bad HTML, and fixes a lot of little things. The best part is that I can … [Read more...] about Anybody Willing To Do a Little Testing?