Switched to WordPress

Well, this page looks a bit different now and that’s a good thing. I switched from Movable Type to WordPress.

I switched mostly because I was losing the war on comment spam and WordPress looked cool. I liked the ability to hack on PHP to make it do what I want. I’ve been impressed with the number of helpful features it has and overall seems to have a much cleaner design on the front and back end. Since about 99% of my comments are spam, I’ll be using the moderated comments feature. I love not having not “rebuild” all the time and the editor is much more full-featured.

My Geocaching Blog is still in Movable Type, but I’ll probably move that over too once I confirm that my scripts to automatically pull my entries into there still work.

The one thing I miss is the ability to easily have multiple blogs in one installation, but I’m sure they’ll work that out eventually.

Update: Grr, somehow I managed to accidentally delete this post. Thank God for browser caches.

One Comment

  1. Well, if it’s any help, i’ve been running WordPress for some time now. It’s far from perfect, but it does have a number of hack-friendly features. My only big complaint is that upgrading it can be very painful, but it’s been a while since I’ve had to do that.

    If you want I can send you my blacklist words. There’s only seven of them, but they’ve managed to nail all of my comment spam. (Ok, that and the fact that I mail comments to myself.)

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