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Migrating to WordPress

August 28th, 2006 · No Comments

After using Radio UserLand (C), Movable Type (Perl), Blojsom (Java), Roller (Java) and Typo (Ruby) I move my blog to WordPress. My main reason for moving is that the version of Typo I’m using is very unstable and it crashes Apache every day. I ended up having a cron job to kill -9 ruby processes and restart apache every hour during my vacations. I forked Typo to add some hierarchical menus, as an exercise to learn Rails, but the blogging system itself is quite primitive compared to other servers I’m used, I have no time to invest in development, and it’s been a while I wnated to try out WordPress, so here we go.

Install was flawless: 45 minutes, most of it spent configuring a new virtual server in Apache and adding a host in my DNS config. WordPress itself installs in 10 minutes: wget, untar, create MySQL user, alter 4 lines in config file, hit the install url.

Tomorrow, I’ll try to migrate my data from Typo.

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