Migrating in Public

Due to a rather deep hacking incident this past Thursday, we were forced to suspend new content over the weekend and hasten our migration from Movable Type to WordPress.

I’ve fended off several hacking attempts in the past on AdPulp.com, but this one was particularly deep. I have a near-OCD when it comes to data backups and thankfully, that saved our butt this weekend. While I’ve planned a migration away from Movable Type for a while now, the latest attack was against the core of Movable Type – to the point where I had to make a decision to upgrade our stable version – with numerous code refinements – or migrate, now.

I haven’t been able to determine if this was an issue with our hosting provider or with Movable Type at this point, so I’m not going to point fingers.

So, quite a few unplanned hours later, here we are. We are running a modded version of Thesis; which is our go-to alternative at my day job when our built-from-the-ground-up CMS is overkill. Thesis on WordPress is also running behind David’s firm, Bonehook.

Due the hasty migration, there are a bunch of things bound to be broken, such as in-post images prior to 2006 and the occasional audio/video file. Not to mention the sidebar of the site, which was heavily customized in MT and should be back to normal in a few days.

In other words, we are migrating in public, and we are glad to have you along for the ride.

If you see anything out of place, drop me a line: shartley@adpulp.com

About Shawn Hartley

Creative technologist by day. Bowling instructor at night. VP at Corporate 3 Design in Omaha. Proud father and husband.