Would you consider switching blog platforms?

Discussion in 'Blogs & Blogging' started by mneylon, Jun 13, 2007.

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Would you consider switching blog platforms?

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  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Would you consider moving blog platforms?
     
  2. Busarus

    Busarus New Member

    Yep... and I have already this year - moved from movable type to seredipity
     
  3. 3rigena

    3rigena New Member

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  4. dereko

    dereko New Member

    well since i love word press.. no
     
  5. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    I am moving a new Blogger blog to most likely Wordpress soon.

    On side but related note anyone got any tips on this. I'm presuming the latest version of WP will do it all for me, I noticed they included an updated migration tool now.
     
  6. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I'm currently considering dumping WP in favour of Movable Type.

    MT 4 has a WP importer, so hopefully it should be possible to migrate without too many headaches
     
  7. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    I would only consider moving if WP became unmanagable and collapsed (which I can't see happening because they seem to have their heads screwed on).

    MT looks alright but the WP community can't be beat.
     
  8. 3rigena

    3rigena New Member

    what's so good about MT v WP ?
     
  9. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    Don't have a notion!
    I took a look at some of the linked sites from MT.com and all the code behind each one was horrific. Tables, inline CSS/JS, chunks of comments everwhere. The four or five sites I visited were a million miles away from the clean code of WP themes.
     
  10. dereko

    dereko New Member

    the code base is brillantly designed as well one of the best open source PHP apps i've ever seen.
     
  11. Anouilh

    Anouilh New Member

    Why do you ask?
     
  12. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Why wouldn't I ask?
     
  13. Anouilh

    Anouilh New Member

    I'm interested in Blogging Platforms and asked the question because user fidelity is an important aspect of blogging overall.
     
  14. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    How so ?
     
  15. Anouilh

    Anouilh New Member

    When I started using Blogger as a host there was a lot of discussion along the lines of Blogger V Wordpress. So far I've used "free" blog platforms, but wonder about the advantages of paying for extras.
     
  16. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    You don't have to pay for extras as such ...

    WP for example has god knows how many plugins available for free ...

    Blogger / WP hosted blogs I would assume don't let you do that much with them ?

    A website domain name costs what 10 quid and hosting about 30 quid for a year ?
    (you can probably get dearer and cheaper)

    What you get is your own name ... power to advertise on your site ... power to install whatever you want .. and so on

    Movable Type 4.1 is also free for non commercial use .. though the majority of plugins (useful plugins) are paying extras ...
     
  17. Anouilh

    Anouilh New Member

    I'm probably confusing a paid website domain with a simple blogging host. I'm tempted to contribute to a domain, but think it would involve a lot of extra work. Since this is a hobby, probably not a good idea.
     
  18. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    well I guess when you decide to take it to the next level as a hobby you'll get a domain and hosting ... though having built up your following on the blogger ? site it'd be a bit weird ...

    Start as you mean to continue I would suggest ... :)

    40 quid though is 40 quid ... and its a re occuring expense every year ... but its a lot more fun in my opinion to have something you can really mess with ... alter the theme ... have your own me@mydomain email address and so on
     
  19. Anouilh

    Anouilh New Member

    Thanks for all the feedback. You have been really helpful.
     
  20. Anouilh

    Anouilh New Member

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