I’m starting anew. Annelogue got hit by a truckload of spam and my web hotel closed my account due to cgi/perl scripts gone wild, using too much CPU on their server. So then I was sitting there trying to figure out what to do, now when my blog was bonk. I had to remove comment spam directly in the files and boy, I must have also removed some vital code, because after I promised my web hotel that things would be better from now on and they opened my account again, I could not get into my blogs MT interface again. I tried to restore some files from a backup, but it was still bonk. I backed the whole bonked site up and one rainy day, I’ll try and fix it so I can export my old posts. I was just using MT 1.65, so an upgrade was way overdue. Everything was file based, which made finding comment spam a bitch. There is no other alternative than having a database driven site that makes sense when you have to remove 700 spam comments. So I decided to migrate from file-based MT to Word-press and MySQL. Its all new and shiny! Gosh, it feels great to start out on clean canvas!

5 thoughts on “Annelogue 2.0

  1. Congratulations on your new site! WordPress is great. Feel free to contact me if you want any hints on plugins, fighting spam, performance, statistics etc…

  2. I’m running on an MT-installation kept alive by hand and excessive use of duct tape. Although it’s mysql-based, it’s just a matter of time and resources before a migration to wordpress.

    But somehow I’ve become fond of the beast…

  3. Thank you! I’m really happy about starting to use Mysql. My initial experience with WordPress has been a bit mixed. It was really easy to install, the interface is great and easy to use! I had a bit of a struggle with WP 1.5’s broken RSS feed, I hope I made it work now, after fixing the permalinks and some hacks in the code. I’ve been using Movable Type for years and they have been great in more ways than one. It is hard for WP to measure up to MT, but right now I feel that it’s a bit more interesting to use WordPress than Movable Type. I think WordPress has great potential as a blogging tool.

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