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Migration to Movable Type initiated

I’ve started migrating to Movable Type. As you can see, I’ve gone with the default theme for now, which I hate. That’s probably for the best, though, because it will inspire me to work on creating a new theme rather than just dealing with something substandard indefinitely.

If you read the site via RSS, you’ll need to update your RSS reader to point to one of the new syndication feeds. I’ve redirected the old feed URL to the URL of the new RSS 2.0 feed in the meantime.

Let’s see, comments are enabled for new entries, and I’m sure I’ll have to tweak the commenting system for awhile until I get it to work like I want it to.

If you’re a Movable Type user, please feel free to suggest any must-have plugins you can think of. Right now I’m running a bare install of Movable 3.2 beta 1.

P.S. The link in the right column points to the RSS 1.0 feed. The RSS 2.0 feed is here. The Atom feed is here.

Update: I fixed the comment configuration, so fire away.

8 Comments

  1. First post!

    Sorry. Couldn’t resist 🙂

    Welcome to MT-land Rafe. If I can help in anyway, send me an email.

  2. Going with the greed design or something new?

  3. Whoops that should have been “green” not greed…and I forgot to mention must have plugins. Markdown+ SmartPants (from daringfireball.net), MT-Textile, and MTIfEmpty. Some other “fun” ones are MTOnThisDay, Zeitgeist, and FlickrPhotoset.

    http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/plugins/

    If you are messing around with the templates it’s nice to let people know how you have comments configured with regard to what is allowed. It looks like you’re stripping out all html and not auto-linking urls, which is fine. But it’s nice to know in advance what you can do before you hit preview and have it all nuked 😉

  4. I just recently found myself wishing for more sophisticated logic options in MT templates.

    A little searching later, and I had learned of the built-in functions MTSetVar / MTGetVar (example at http://www.elise.com/mt/archives/000810colors_experimenting_with_using_mtsetvar_and_mtgetvar.php) and the invaluable Compare plugin (www.staggernation.com/mtplugins/Compare.php) which gives you some very cool arbitrary-if/then/MTElse options in your templates, especially when combined with the SetVar/GetVar commands.

    Check ’em out..

  5. Your move to MT made me thinking of the constant move from hand-made-for-myself-software to off-the-shelf-software. No conclusions yet.

  6. Ooh, nice UNC colors. Go heels! 😛

  7. Welcome aboard! I’ll be glad to point you to some design resources if you need, or you can actually just use Adobe GoLive CS2 (there’s a free trial available) or Macromedia Dreamweaver (there’s an MT tags extension) to lay out your design and they’ll automatically create the right MT template tags.

  8. Rafe, it’s weird to see rc3 on this familiar template but I’m damn glad to have ya. 🙂

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