Where are the posts?!
First off, get off my back! Secondly, I spent my day touching up the new design that I guess everyone likes because no one has said anything and playing (read: banging head against wall) with WordPress and Textpattern. Yeah, I’ve been thinking about switching away from movable type (the backend blogging software we use here at the site) again. Mainly because this site is just getting big enough, 700+ articles and 500+ comments, that the rebuilds are killing me and wordpress and textpattern don’t need to rebuild. I tried playing with the dynamic aspects of MovableType today too, but I wasn’t impressed.
So after wasting my day and getting frustrated with test installs, is HYB moving blogging software? Nope. Not now at least. Textpattern just wasn’t 100% what I’m looking for. I’m not sure why, but it just didn’t feel like it was what I needed. However, textpattern was closer to getting me to move than WordPress, everyone’s favorite. The major problem? WordPress’ MovableType importer in their 2.0 version sucks completely. It doesn’t import the comments correctly or update the number of comments for each article correctly (the “comments_count” field) and it doesn’t import any of my keywords at all. The last one isn’t a “bug” though…I looked in the code, they just ignore the keywords.
If wordpress would fix their importer, I might switch to them. I’m currently entertaining thoughts about just fixing the importer and moving, but I’m not sure if thats worth the trouble. MovableType is really fine, its just those damn rebuilds… Maybe I’ll take a peak and see what it would take to fix the importer.
Anyone know of someone who has already done this work? No? I didn’t think so. Anyone out there feel like convincing me to move to Textpattern or WordPress? Anyone have any thoughts on anything at all? Are you hungry?
Editor’s Note: Wow, I just read this post and it might be the most “bloggy” post I have ever put up there. Talk about a random thought stream. I promise some real content tomorrow.