The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 October 2005

Finally, a machine that goes "Ping"

TypePad's TrackBack handling is still eccentric (a euphemism for "screwy"), which has motivated Basil (you may remember this) to come up with a solution of his own: move to WordPress.

(Disclosure: I have a WordPress site of my own off to the side.)

Posted at 8:00 AM to Blogorrhea


Does this mean you'll convert to WordPress as well?

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 12:47 PM on 31 October 2005

Let's say I've given it some thought; one of the reasons for setting up the subsidiary site was to gain some familiarity with it, in case I decide to port over all five thousand and odd entries.

I've been mostly pleased with MT, but its constant rebuilds (at least in this version) play hell with one's patience.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:03 PM on 31 October 2005

But 3.something has a dynamic mode, right? Do you know if it's any good?

Posted by: Dan at 4:27 PM on 1 November 2005

It does; however, I'm not sure how much work it will be to convert an existing straight-HTML installation to PHP. (I haven't looked at 3.2 yet; if it has suitable templates that I can manipulate into looking like this, only less blah, I won't complain. Much.)

Posted by: CGHill at 4:41 PM on 1 November 2005

I'm looking to switch platforms and upgrade my own site. Looking seriously at WordPress and wondering if anyone saw a reason NOT to use it.

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 6:58 PM on 1 November 2005

The only aspect of it that's thrown me, so far, is that it wants to make up its own .htaccess file. (Both my sites on this host run on Apache.) Otherwise, I'm having no issues with it.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:06 PM on 1 November 2005