Okay, after sitting on my MovableType 2.6x ass for far too long, I've upgraded to MovableType 3.16. I'm posting this mainly to see if it still works and let you know that if stuff doesn't seem to be working right, shoot me an email about it.

Now, to go install some shiny new anti-spam plugins.

Posted by jzawodn at April 21, 2005 01:12 PM

Reader Comments
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

This is a test





on April 21, 2005 01:25 PM
# Anil Dash said:

Glad to have you on MT3. I'd suggest Moderate, SpamLookup, and possibly MT-Blacklist, out of the box. Lots of people who are admin types have had success with some mod_security rules, too, but I find I don't need those with SpamLookup on board.

Also, I'd love to hear more about your experience in using MT3 vs. MT2. It's been a while since I've used the old versions, so the perspective might be handy.

Ok, I'll stop monopolizing your comments now. :)

on April 21, 2005 01:51 PM
# Marc said:

Out of curiosity, have you looked into WordPress. I'm pretty happy with the 1.5 version (1.2 had a lot of annoying bugs). 1.5 is a'ight.

on April 21, 2005 01:58 PM
# Marc said:

> Foo!
> Ha.
> Zap.


This is starting to sound like the old Batman TV series.

on April 21, 2005 01:59 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I have looked at WP, yes. It's nice.

However, I have a 3+ year investment in MT with many entries, scripts, and so on. There's little compelling reason to spend all that effort switching.

on April 21, 2005 02:01 PM
# jr said:

Heh, I love the religious folks. As a WP zealot, I know that the real difference between the two is like arguing the differences between Macs and PCs.

Fundementally, who cares? They're tools. Use the one that does the job best for you.

Oh yeah,



on April 21, 2005 02:36 PM
# Neil T. said:

MT3.x is very dandy, and a real worthwhile upgrade over 2.6x. WP 1.5 is also very good but you'll almost certainly have to change all of your permalinks.

on April 21, 2005 03:37 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

3.x is looking good here. Have you hit any snags?

on April 21, 2005 04:24 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

No snags. It was a trivial upgrade, As It Should Be. :-)

on April 21, 2005 04:33 PM
# dan isaacs said:

Ohh ohh! Upgrade me. And Trevor. And Audrey. And Allison. :)

on April 21, 2005 08:01 PM
# Jacques said:

SpamLookup seems great. Also I've gotten rid of the MT-Blacklist stuff which I was previously running.

on April 22, 2005 07:54 AM
# sam newman said:

Another vote for SpamLookup - I use it with MT-Moderate to allow moderation of trackacks and it works great - no spam since I installed, and I'm not using MT Blacklist either.

on April 26, 2005 05:30 AM
# Adam Messinger said:

Neil T. said:

"MT3.x is very dandy, and a real worthwhile upgrade over 2.6x. WP 1.5 is also very good but you'll almost certainly have to change all of your permalinks."

This is easier than you'd think. You can use MT's built-in archive templating features to create redirect statements for your .htaccess file. If you have a lot of entries it'll be freaking huge, but some regular expressions could pare it down significantly. For someone using Apache to serve their blog, it's a great solution.

This thread in the WP support forum has links to most of the related tutorials: http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=29135

on April 26, 2005 08:59 AM
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