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Farewell, Movable Type. Hello, WordPress!

If you’re reading this post, congratulations! You’ve successfully followed the blog to its new home. This weekend I switched from the Movable Type blogging software to WordPress. You shouldn’t notice that many changes except for the big one: any links you have bookmarked for http://www.pastaqueen.com/halfofme/ should be updated to http://www.pastaqueen.com/blog For your convenience, any links to the old site are redirecting to their counterparts on the new site automatically, but it’s best to update your bookmarks as well. The good old http://www.pastaqueen.com/ link works the same as usual.

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If I’ve moved everything over properly, you shouldn’t notice much of a difference on the front end, although WordPress will make things much easier for me on the back end. I’ve wanted to switch to WordPress for over a year, but didn’t want to hassle with importing 5 years of entries, converting all my templates, and redirecting all my old links properly. However, the current barrage of spam I’ve been hit with served to remind me how clunky and difficult it is to do some things in Movable Type that are embarrassingly easy in WordPress. So I packed up my database and moved!

The only real functionality change is that I’ve gotten rid of threaded comments, even though WordPress offers support for them. I found the threads a bit hard to follow. I prefer it when the latest comments are all on the bottom of the page. You can still click a “reply” link, but all is does is add an “@commenter-name” at the beginning of your comment text.

If you run into any problems with anything, email me at blog [at] pastaqueen (dot) com

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14 Comments

Curvy Jones • January 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Congrats on the move! Everything seems to be in working order!

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Anne • January 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Everything looks good so far. Welcome to the WordPress world :)

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David Grotto, RD • January 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I see you! I took a spin around the new place – nice. Who does you decorating?? :)

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Mike • January 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Glad to see you’ve taken the plunge. Welcome to heaven!

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AndrewENZ • January 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

About time! Welcome to the wordpress wonderland.

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Jen • January 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

My Google Reader picked it up fine.

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anji • January 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I love wordpress. So much easier to take care of… hope it serves you well!

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Anonymous Fat Girl • January 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm

You’ll be glad you switched. Blog looks great as usual and the feed in my Google Reader is working fine. :)

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GG • January 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Isn’t wordpress just tops? I’m also glad I stumbled onto your blog!

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Erica • January 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm

It worked great in Google Reader.

One of us! One of us!

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Winkie • January 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm

My Google Reader picked it up too, even though my settings still had the old feed link. I changed the link anyway, because I have a feeling the old one will eventually expire.

I’ve been happy with WordPress. I started out with Blogger. The only thing I miss is being able to edit my own HTML.

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Scale Warfare • January 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I made the move over to WordPress in December and I couldnt be happier!

I agree with Winkie, the only thing I’m missing from my blogger days is the ability to edit my HTML, but besides that I’m 100% thrilled with the move!

Glad to see your transition went so smoothly!~

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lulu • January 22, 2010 at 6:24 am

One thing I often wish you did have on your blog is a Thing that would let us click to register appreciation without necessarily posting a comment. I have often read an entry and empathised with or learned something from what you have written but felt that How True or I Do So Agree or even There There would not add much to the debate, and yet I would have liked to be supportive in some way.

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John's Weight Loss Blog • January 24, 2010 at 8:35 am

I sold my “stock” in Movable Type years ago, and I used to be a pretty big user including being a plugin developer. But once I tested WordPress it was all over. Site looks great!

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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

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