WordPress = a pain in my arse

So I have spent the last three hours trying to get WordPress to work on my server. It works okay, but when I did a dummy run install, it didn’t remember who had posted what, and there is a bug in it that means that I can not get comments to work. This is due to something that my web-hosting company has that other hosting companies do not (or vice-versa).

So anyway I’ll talk to Ken in the morning and see what we want to do with it. It’s actually really nice software but the ‘legacy’ and ‘comments’ issue could be fatal. Anyone want to help? Email me at scott AT ubersportingpundit.com. I need a drink and the FA Cup semi-final is on.

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Robert
2022 years ago

Just a quick update… Scott and I solved the comments problem today, and I’ve emailed him a Movable Type export template that should sort out the other problem. Fingers crossed, eh?

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wbb
2022 years ago

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David Tiley
2022 years ago

So do we still think that WordPress is better than MT?

Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

I do, but it sounds as if there’ve been some problems with the Troppo server. I think people will find it more user friendly once it’s running properly.

Ron
Ron
2022 years ago

I haven’t used MT, David, because many hosting services will not allow it on their servers as it’s a real resource hog.

WordPress is one of the best open source scripts I have ever used. The support and extras for it, such as themes and plugins, are just great.

Robert
2022 years ago

My experience with Movable Type was excellent, until the botched licensing issue. I’ve never used version 3, but it’s supposed to be excellent.

WordPress has been a dream. I’ve found it much easier to maintain, and it’s improving very quickly. I suppose it’s a matter of personal taste (and, if you want to keep up with the latest version, cost).

Themes and plugins are much of a muchness, there’s great stuff out there for both platforms — and, not surprisingly, if a new and brilliant plugin is created for one, it’s quickly copied by someone for the other.

I’ll recommend WordPress to anyone.

Robert
2022 years ago

My experience with Movable Type was excellent, until the botched licensing issue. I’ve never used version 3, but it’s supposed to be excellent.

WordPress has been a dream. I’ve found it much easier to maintain, and it’s improving very quickly. I suppose it’s a matter of personal taste (and, if you want to keep up with the latest version, cost).

Themes and plugins are much of a muchness, there’s great stuff out there for both platforms — and, not surprisingly, if a new and brilliant plugin is created for one, it’s quickly copied by someone for the other.

I’ll recommend WordPress to anyone.