Moving to WordPress

I’ve been blogging for almost seven years now. Most of that (until last December) has been on Movable Type. At the time, MT was by far the best blogging platform out of there, and I was happy with it for a long time.

Two things turned me off of Movable Type. One was my own doing. I had customized the installation to the extent that upgrading was a major chore, and one that I no longer desired. Also, the server load was quite heavy. I had my account suspended once for the demands it was putting on the server.

This January, I moved to Typepad. I got a free lifetime account with the Typepad for Journalists program. Typepad is good; they handle the back-end maintenance. I encountered a few problems:

  • I had a couple of complaints that people couldn’t load the home page. I found that it didn’t always load the style sheet.
  • Images posted on the site are really hard to get off if you ever decide to move.
  • I missed tracking applications like Google Analytics and Mint.

So I’ve made the move to WordPress. WordPress seems fairly easy to maintain, and powerful as well. I’ve been impressed with things so far.

One thing is for sure: I hope it’s a very long time before I have to change blogging platforms, or spend hours on the back-end!

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada