Alright, so I read the bad MT news, and their (still) crazy pricing scheme and I figured: time to move to another system.
I'm on a bloghost site so I installed WP automatically (very nicely done of them) and I exported/imported perfectly fine after reading some docs on how to do it. Then I took a 3 column theme and implemented that and I'm working on trying to make it look like my old MT blog (which is still up and running for now but I'm not going to update it).
Some questions - and please know that I have searched the topics here and have been reading this all day yesterday and this morning as well:
2) I want to make it so that only registered users can post a reply. Anyone can register but it will cut down on spammers as far as I can see. At least, that's the theory I have. I don't really care if I get a few less comments than I already do.
3) Is there a google API like in MT?
I'm sure there's a lot more questions to come but any answers would be greatly appreciated. I actually love the fact that I'm moving to a system which doesn't need rebuilding every time I add another entry or change the template. That was seriously a great big pain in the butt. I love MT, but it's got some serious work to do overall. I just happen to not know any PHP at all yet so changing things is hard for me, and my CSS skills are limited to basically making fonts look decent and the like.