More Switchers

Posted April 7, 2004 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Switchers.

Several more blogs have made the switch to WordPress and written about it:

King of Nothing

The first thing that impressed the hell out of me was how easy it was to install WP — I had a working copy in 3 freakin’ minutes. Not only that, but WP imported 3 years worth of posts in 10 seconds! Heck, it took me over a day to get MT running simply because I had to ask my webhost to go fetch a dozen PERL modules just so I could get the installation to run.

Just A Girl

Of course, I realized I was doing it to myself. All I really needed to do was open up that program that I downloaded months ago and take a look inside the wrappings and see what all the hub bub is about. I’d prove them wrong. I was happily existing within my MT environment, thankyouverymuch.

Then I looked. It was…*sniff*…beautiful.

No rebuilding! Only THREE basic templates to do – not 8, or 9 or 10! The ability to password protect entries! The cute little smilies built right in!

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