June 23rd, 2007

WordPress Spring Cleaning and Movable Type

I’ve been slacking a bit on maintaining this blog. Before I recently upgraded to WordPress 2.2.1, my version was 2.0.4 that was released a year ago. Not even hacking this blog on my birthday would force me upgrade! I dunno what kind of bug bit me, but I suddenly had the urge to upgrade everything.

After successfully upgrading WordPress, I went through my plugins list. It was only then I realized that I had five active plugins that I wasn’t even using and one plugin that’s been waiting for an upgrade for two years! If you’re wondering which plugins I use, here they are:

I strong suggest you to upgrade to 2.2.1. Unlike other releases, this one’s actually worth it. While you’re at it, upgrade all your plugins to the latest versions and remove the ones that you don’t really need to free up space and lessen database queries.


Uh oh. Movable Type had just gone open source. What does this mean? Well, WordPress has but one more competitor out to chew a piece off its pie. I rarely see blogs using Movable Type anymore, and there’s one blog on Typepad that I go to once a month. I find this move by Six Apart quite daring, because along with their hopes of innovating its software, there’s one lingering hindrance that I see: Movable Type runs on Perl. Perl’s popularity is on the wane and so is MT’s. Perhaps Six Apart is looking at this past decision with regret?

If Movable Type embraces another programming platform, say, PHP, maybe it can stand a chance. But as of now, they’re way in over their heads.

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  1. 2 Comments

  2. Jun Macarambon said...

    i’m planning to upgrade to 2.2.1 but im not sure yet if my other plugins will work. is your Related Post works on 2.2.1? the link above is not working. Please email me a copy of the plugins. Isali rin yung gawa mo na plugin like guestbook. thanks!

    I’ve tried MT’s last year and installed it here – http://www.marawi.org/mt/ . it’s so complicated compare to WordPress. One feature i like with MT is you can setup more than 1blog with 1 source copy. Perl is great but not all webhosting supported perl. Perl is just complicated for newbies who want to start blogging . i really messed up my installation before and getting confused. and other thing is.. MT is SEF! I wonder whats new now in their opensource copy.

    Jun 24, 2007

  3. j4s0n said...

    I got to hack on an existing MT installation about a month and a half ago, and it’s a real pain in the ass. I ended up rewriting the entire website.

    In the other hand, your textarea background in this comment box is too short on the right. Either you make your background larger, or put more padding on the right.

    Cheers 🙂

    Jun 25, 2007

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