January 1, 2007

wordpress

Migrated from Movable Type to WordPress – something to start for my New Year. Spent the whole New Year Eve re-coding my old Movable Type template into WordPress… it was hell of a work, since I’m not a programming kinda guy.

[Reasons aplenty, on why I took the trouble to do this. I’m not gonna start on it.]

Just let me know if you have any feedback on bugs/errors or suggestions for improvements/etc… In the meanwhile, here’s a summary of some of the notable changes in this blog

– the old URLs will not work anymore. It will work for now and temporary, but they will all be changed once I got the archives running, and the old MT files removed. The content of this blog however, remains the same (the new URL structure will be shorter and neater)
– there will be no more pop up commenting form/list. All comments will load as a single entry page now.
– as a result of that change, all comments will now be linkable, just like a blog entry.
– your vapid text expression inside the commenting system will now automatically churn an actual smiley image.
– the site is now paginated. Just click the page link (on top or bottom of screen) to scroll for older entries (this is to save loading time).
– the sidebar menu is now FF / IE compatible. Previously, it was only FF compatible. (IE sucks donkey cock)

That’s about it for now. There will be more changes coming, now that I have WordPress powering this site. Happy New Year to all of you.

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8 Comments to “wordpress”

  1. doc says:

    Hehehe. Welcome to WordPress and Happy New Year!

  2. malcolmchoy says:

    wah..syok!!
    Happy new year to u n ur family..cheers

  3. Adrian says:

    Happy New Year dude.

  4. ShaolinTiger says:

    Congrats, wordpress is teh pwn.

  5. Silencers says:

    Ooh, nice. I had trouble making my own cross browser compatible, too – and it’s still not xhtml compliant, lol. I wonder if you tweaked your smileys :D

  6. michaelooi says:

    doc / ST – yeah, it’s the pwn. The controls are very much better than MT.

    Silencers – the smileys came prefixed with WordPress… heheh.

    oh, and for those of you who subscribed to this site through RSS or whatever feed, please update the feed again. It has been changed as well. Cheers.

  7. ShaolinTiger says:

    Dude just set a 301 redirect for the feed in your .htaccess file.

    Should forward everything to your feedburner really to get better stats.

  8. michaelooi says:

    Thanks for the tips man.

    I’ve set all my feed to point to feedburner now through a plugin.

    but then, as i’m not really a tech geek (i’m into gynaecology, you see…), i have no idea what to add in the .htaccess. A surf around yielded this :

    RewriteRule ^(atom|rss)/?(.*)$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/michaelooi [R=301,L]

    which I added in the .htaccess. Not sure if it’s working though. Let me know if any suggestion or if it’s not supposed to be like this…

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