I said Goodbye to MovableType almost six months ago. And transfer almost all my blogs from MovableType to WordPress. I said “almost”, because there is still one powered by MovableType 5.2.
To keep having a MovableType installation as a blog is to keep a connection with MovableType. I still like the static publishing feature of it. 6A changed its license from time to time. I hope it can change back to its very beginning.
There are very few guide on web about migrate blog from MovableType 5.27 to WordPress 3.7.
Here is my own experience to do it.
Step 1: Prepare the data on MovableType 5.27
Using MovableType export function is not enough, because the exported file has entries, tags and comments, but no keywords.
When WordPress import plugin working on this type of export file, it will not import tags. It only import MovableType keywords as WordPress tags.
So that, I found an solution to export MovableType with keywords, which are actually tags in MovableType.
Add a new template file. Add following into it and publish it.
From SixApart official site, MovableType.com or MovableType.org, there has no link for personal license, which is free for blogger. Now It is time say Goodbye MovableType as a personal blogger. As a senior user of MovableType, I am very sad about the decision 6A made. They do not support free version any more. No OpenSource version either.
I am thinking about other blog platform, or blogging software.
I am using MovableType for a long time. Oh, almost 10 years.
From 2.64 to v3, v4 and now v5 here. But v4 is the last blog only platform. v5 is good for site, including blog.
It looks like coming v6 will have a big change.
I have a site, which just need a blog as a news system. First I am thinking use the latest MovableType 5.2.7. Due to the complicated site structure, I am afraid it may overwrite some files of existing site. I decide to use the last v4, MovableType 4.38.
I saw the very familiar interface of MovableType. I love it.
109983 Fixed Smartphone Option typos
110000 If the user tried to invalidate the MTIgnore’s block tag’s opening closing tag, an error would occur
110049 Tags created for custom fields could not be used with blog entry archive mapping
It is time to upgrade my MovableType installation to 5.2.6. I subscribe SixApart blog to receive news of MovableType. Most of my important Blogs are powered by MovableType. I like its static publishing. And the template system.
BlogDash is a platform for bloggers. Bloggers can create content, connect with others and audience, engage with the blog.
From here, you can see the basic facts of the social stats of the blog in web environment.