I know I’m about a year behind everyone else, but I think I’m going to make the move from MovableType to WordPress.
This is not because I hate one and love the other, rather I just don’t see the energy in the MT community that I see with WP. And other than multiple blogs – do I see all that much of a difference. In fact if I could figure out how to assign different default theme for a given category and it’s subcategories in WP, I’d pretty much have everything I’ve gotten out of MT community with regards to designing a church website.
One concern I did have was data conversion, but after taking all the data from Chuck Holton’s “Mission4.com” and porting it to his “LiveFire.us” in about 10 minutes flat – spending another 15 to 20 minutes tweaking and existing theme as a stop gap until we can develop a better one – I’m thinking why not? Yeah, okay, I still need to get the email posting working but that’s probably more a problem with the nut holding the keyboard than the software.
Yes, it would mean having to do some considerable rewiring to Scripturizer and Sermonizer and a few other tools, but hey, I just moved to a new state, got a new job, got a new house … why not a new blogging software? C’mon someone, talk me out of it!
* Update * note the title change – some good comments and private emails may have me looking in a different direction (yes, you can blame Eliot first … but some others have been doing a good job of talking out of it as well).