I posted a few weeks ago about how I was going to go on a diet and change my lifestyle.Yesterday marked 3 weeks on the diet, so I posted a "status report" / "progress report" (I work in IT - you'll have to excuse the IT-esque terminology!).What I didn't go into were some of metrics related to my weight loss / diet blogging.On the technology.ie podcast Conn and I are … [Read more...] about Captain Obvious Says Blogging Regularly Gets Traffic
I've posted a couple of times about the migration from MovableType to Wordpress (and all the other moves that preceded it).One of the things I discovered via the "Redirection" logs was that I was losing quite a bit of traffic due to some "anomalies" and differences between how the permalinks are currently set and how they'd been when the site was using MovableType.While … [Read more...] about Fixing Permalinks With Mod_Rewrite
This site started out on Movable Type years ago .. When they changed their licensing I switched to Wordpress.. And it was on Wordpress for a couple of years.. until it wasn't anymore.So when I switched it to MovableType back in 2007 the "blogroll" I'd been maintaining disappeared, as MT didn't really have a way of handling it (well it did, but it was messy) so I had a … [Read more...] about Do People Still Use Blogrolls? And Would You Want To Be In Mine?
Moving from MovableType to Wordpress involves a bit of fiddling about with redirects. How much fiddling you need to do will vary on your setup. In my case my MovableType URL structure was based loosely on a Wordpress one, as I'd migrated from Wordpress to MovableType previously.Of course if things were that simple life would be a lot easier - and probably a bit more boring … [Read more...] about A Couple of WordPress Plugins and Tips To Help With Migration
Due to the lack of ongoing support with MovableType I've decided to move this site back to using Wordpress as it's backend.As I said elsewhere earlier today, I'm still not 100% convinced about Wordpress' security etc., but it is being actively developed, which is more than can be said for MovableType.Moving from MovableType to Wordpress is an "interesting" process, so … [Read more...] about Site Revamp (Sort Of)