I currently run an MT-based blog at http://www.bladam.com/ and while I’ve been pleased with MT overall, I’m about ready to throw in the towel and try another blogging tool because I’m sick of comment-posting taking ~20 seconds. And, yeah, rebuilds are a bummer in general, too.
Wordpress looks pretty neat, but I would love to learn a bit more about how it stacks up against MT in terms of stability and functionality.
In particular, there are a few features that I’m worried about doing without, and I’d be appreciative to know if these features are possible to achieve with WordPress (natively or via hacks):
– Blog pagination, including “next entries” and “previous entries”
– Listing of number of posts in particular categories (see my blog for an example)
– Ability to show [x] words from a particular post or comment, or from a set of posts or comments, either on a blog page or elsewhere on my site (this is useful for including a partial title of an individual entry in a masthead, for example, or a segment of an entry on a non-blog topical page…)
Also — and I hope this isn’t un-kosher to bring up here — I’d be most grateful to hear some respectfully-stated comparisons between MT and WordPress. For instance, from what I already know:
– Larger userbase (more mods, templates available, etc.)
– Stood the test of time
– Can run multiple blogs with one installation
– Built in mail-entry-to-friend, notify-when-entry, etc.
– Much nicer support forum software! I can’t even preview what I’m posting here? Ack! 🙁 (get thee phpBB or InvisionBoard, please!)
– Free, even for commercial use
– Look ma, no perl! 😀
– No rebuilds
– More elegant text engine
– Optional comment moderation
… anything else?
Thanks so much in advance for your insight! 🙂
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