I’m sure you didn’t notice, but if you’re reading this, I’ve just switched weblog engines. I went from a php/mysql based, and now defunct, content management system called B2 to the most actively developed CMS solution around, Movable Type.
This will mean absolutely nothing to most of you, but you geeks out there are sure to notice the subtle changes. I had to export the 1,000+ entries and the 2,000+ comments from the mysql tables to the flat file database that MT runs. That means the archives are now thousands of files on my server rather than thousands of records in the database. Also, links are now to actual files rather than SQL queries and results. In the conversion some things may have been lost, and there is still a lot of work left. Certain things will look a little strange while I’m still massaging the data and patching old links to new files, so let me know if anything is broke.
I was going to do that to my b2/cafelog site, but decided it was too hard. You should write up a “how to” for the b2 forum so we mortals can figure it out. 🙂
April 21, 2003 — 11:18 am
I’ve been meaning to upgrade from MovableType 1.something to 2.whatever and haven’t even gotten around to that yet. Maybe next weekend… I should only have to export as a backup measure. There are still a handful of posts from the original weblog that aren’t in the current MT version. Gotta put those in too.
I guess I’m just lazy. 🙂
April 21, 2003 — 2:32 pm
I am also migrating towards MT. There are so many advantages — it’s just a matter of finding the time to sit down and wade through it…
April 21, 2003 — 4:49 pm
I am going to do that too………
April 21, 2003 — 7:38 pm
It doesn’t take as much work as you may think, once you get your data in the right format.
April 21, 2003 — 9:06 pm
Hmm.. I didn’t know that B2 is now defunct! As for weblogging tools, I went from: blogger -> b2 -> pMachine -> MT. Me likey MT 🙂
April 22, 2003 — 1:49 pm
The main/only developer basically dropped the b2 project for personal reasons. Though it has been recently picked up for further development at wordpress.org
April 22, 2003 — 3:50 pm
How did you move data from pMachine to MT?
April 25, 2003 — 10:05 am
You may want to email wuji that question.
April 25, 2003 — 4:33 pm