Comments on: Moving to Movable Type https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:25:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9-alpha-41547 By: Joseph Scott https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110112 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:41:19 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110112 As a point of reference WordPress.com uses an advanced cache plugin for memcached (makes for fewer DB queries) and the batcache plugin to cache the rendered HTML of pages in memcached (serves static content from memcached instead of a file). Both of these work for regular WordPress.org powered blogs as well.

We do a fair bit of traffic ( http://www.quantcast.com/profile-search/wordpress.com ) and have found this to work pretty well.

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By: boredandblogging https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110105 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:45:26 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110105 From my own experiences, MT is a better platform than WP. The only downsides I've seen are a lack of plugins, decent themes, and a slight learning curve.

Might be tedious for you, but it would be nice to see a good walk-through on the transition.

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By: Jacob Peddicord https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110104 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:53:20 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110104 Be sure to update your Atom template (atom.xml under Design > Templates) to be reader friendly. By default, when you edit a post, MT will change the "updated" field while leaving the published field the same. This makes sense, but most feed readers will burp your posts (Planet included) when you update them and you'll end up spamming your feeds when you edit posts.

To remedy, find the relevant lines in atom.xml and change them to this:
http://pastebin.com/f4b77ce71

(Basically, just make the published and updated lines look the same.)

On all other levels MT is awesome; you'll enjoy it.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110103 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:08:42 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110103 @patrickdk When you get on the frontpage of Digg or Reddit, you're grateful that your database isn't getting slammed. Static HTML pages are so much faster, and much less overhead than DB queries in such a scenario.

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By: patrickdk https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110102 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:06:46 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110102 I don't really agree with you. I see lots of my customers with flatfile scripts like yabbs and they run horribly slow. Mainly cause they store everything in one directory of thousands of files instead of hashing it out. The database screams so much faster and less load than them.

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By: foo https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110101 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:21:35 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110101 Try ikiwiki instead!

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By: Ali Gündüz https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110100 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:18:08 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110100 I didn't know Movable Type has gone free, so I was WTF'ing for a minute there. 🙂

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By: BUGabundo https://pthree.org/2009/08/21/moving-to-movable-type/#comment-110099 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:08:42 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1117#comment-110099 i've become very fond on posterous.

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