Hell Yeah Bitch! .com has moved to WordPress

March 30th, 2008 | by Mike |

Hmmm, looks like the internet likes WordPress

Hell Yeah Bitch! .com turned 5 years old on 2.17.2008 and we have always been a Movable Type blog, but starting today, we are now running WordPress.  I’ve thought about moving to WordPress several times, but always decided not too for various reasons.  Last night though, after watching the video walkthrough for WordPress 2.5, I decided it was time to actually do it.

I have never been one of those guys that is 100% into a certain blogging platform (with the notable exception of my own blogging platform that run ToastedRav.com) but I stuck with Movable Type for a long time for reasons like the static pages keeping database hits down, and WordPress’ spaghetti code but both of those things don’t matter to me any more.  The Dreamhost database seems to be able to handle everyday time requests (though I still need to figure out a caching system for WordPress…any ideas?) and now with me working all day on my own blogging platform, I’ve found I like to just come home and blog on a stock system that doesn’t need to be hacked to my liking (though plugins help).  Not only that but some of the new features in WordPress 2.5 are going to be huge in making things simple enough for me that I will continue to make time for blogging on this site.  Like what?  Um, how about multiple file uploads that those spiffy gallery features for starters.

Like all moves, I’m sure I missed something.  Please let me know if you find anything breaking on your browser or if you noticed that I forgot to move something over from the old directory.

A few notes:

The permalinks had to change which sucks, but I did take the time tonight to write a little script and add a rewrite rule that will catch any old links and push the user to the same post under the new permalink.  Hopefully this will end up being a complete non-issue, but I did want to address it here.

I exported my MT blog and imported in to WordPress a few hours ago, so any comments posted in that time will be effectively gone.  Sorry.

 

  1. 1,502 Responses to “Hell Yeah Bitch! .com has moved to WordPress”

  2. By Schuyler Hagglund on Mar 30, 2008 | Reply

    Ever use Tubmblr?

    It’s pretty sweet

  3. By mikeflynn on Mar 30, 2008 | Reply

    Yeah, I looked in to that actually when I saw that you started using it, but I figured I paid for the hosting, I should probably host something.

  4. By Schuyler Hagglund on Mar 30, 2008 | Reply

    Ever use Tubmblr?

    It’s pretty sweet

  5. By Mike on Mar 30, 2008 | Reply

    Yeah, I looked in to that actually when I saw that you started using it, but I figured I paid for the hosting, I should probably host something.

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