The Ongoing Migration To Word Press

Now that Tom Sherman has moved his site to the Word Press blogging platform he is angry no more. Yes, this is news.

I’m not angry anymore. I’m just kind of sad. I mean, I wasted a lot of time on that Movable Type shit. I’m past the denial and the anger; I’ve quietly accepted the trial that was Running a Large Blog Using Movable Type™.
I’m not angry about the 10 minute rebuilds or the 90 second post times. I’m not angry about the 30 second page load times for the admin interface (well, Dreamhost might have been to blame for that, too). I’m not mad that MT’s plugins are less extensive, less flexible, less interesting, and harder to install than WordPress’. I can look past the fact that building a CMS on Perl is, uh, probably not a great idea. I’m okay with the fact that much of the MT enthusiasts from 2003 have moved on to greener pastures. I’m all right with Six Apart placing a commercial license on the creaking mass of Perl code known as Movable Type.

I’m glad to see Tom so agreeable. Good work Word Press!

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Following in your footsteps soon, methinks.

  2. That would be a strong possibility.

  3. I had the exact same experience. I was so frustrated at having spent money on Movable Type that I was DETERMINED to get the damn thing installed, and it delayed my starting my site for months until I finally tinkered around with WordPress and found it, for the most part, pretty awesome.

  4. 🙂
    (That smiley is because I’m on WP and all is right with the world. PHP is going to solve the crisis in the Middle East.)

  5. I’ve been futzing with the old templates for a month now to get the rebuild to actually work on the archive pages for this site.

  6. I found WP to be pretty difficult for someone who doesn’t know code. Our corporate blog is there and it drives me freaking nuts. My personal blog is on typepad and it’s easier for a code-idiot like me. Although, I’m getting sick of typepad’s stats not working and the feeds updating about as frequently as the earth’s lunar cycles.