Miscellaneous 03 Jan 2007 11:22 pm

New Blog Software

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Should old blog software be forgotten!

I finally bit the bullet and switched to WordPress. I like that the majority of the export in my blog was PING trackbacks from various slimy enterprises. Once I edited those out (thank you emacs macros!) I was able to upload the exported data in 7 or 8 fell swoops.

Now, after deleting 50,000,000 comment spams, and several trackbacks, I have set moderation on for comment posting. So, don’t be surprised if it takes a moment for comments to arrive.

I am also toying with the notification plugin. Anyone tried it? Experiences?

There is a lot that has happened in the last month of no-posting, I shall proceed in future posts to catch up.

3 Responses to “New Blog Software”

  1. on 04 Jan 2007 at 8:14 am 1.Julio said …

    Hiya. I’ve installed Akismet and Bad Behavior a few weeks ago, and haven’t seen a single spam since.
    http://morgane.com/?p=284

  2. on 04 Jan 2007 at 8:34 am 2.Kevin said …

    I like the new theme. Very clean. Makes me hate mine.

    I started to write my own but got distracted.

    One unintended benefit (for me) is that it made me realize the benefits of subscribing to the ‘comments’ rss feed (which BTW was very hard to find in your new theme). I hadn’t realized how much I was missing.

    One unintended downside (for you) is that I hadn’t realized how much I was missing in the comments and I am liable, now, to reopen discussions that you had long considered closed.

  3. on 04 Jan 2007 at 10:00 am 3.robert.evans said …

    Julio — Thanks. Good to know about the spam filtering options.

    Kevin — The theme is one of the standard ones installed at DreamHost. I haven’t explored all of it’s possibilities yet, it at least looked a little less generic than the default theme.

    I really like the comments rss idea. BTW, I noticed I had not been getting rsxs from your site for about a month, but I see that you have indeed been posting. Apparently, the atom feed is not working. I resubscribed to your rss feed, and that seems to be working. So, I have lots to catch up on too.

    I look forward to opening up some of those discussions again as I felt some didn’t finish so well.

    The new theme also points out that I have a lot of categorization to do from posts that were pre-category-feature-in-Movable-Type.

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