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  • csp


    I’m weighing my options with respect to MT 3.0 licensing vs. WordPress. I know I’ll need help installing and moving two sites to WordPress from Movable Type. I have a good hosting relationship with Hosting Matters.
    The two sites are: and
    Is anyone here in the business of quoting a price to assist me with the move and startup on WP?

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  • pstew21


    Judging from your sites, I doubt you’d need much assistance. Add in the great support for questions here and it shouldn’t take more then a few hours to get them over.
    The content is quite easy to port over. The style and templates takes a bit of getting used to, but compared to MT, its more like unlearning it, then learning anything new.
    Since its all php based and really just one file to edit. You can do all the style and layout in your HTML editor of choice…
    If you are really interested in having someone to pay to do this for you, well, I’ll help once I know more of the scope of what you want done. However, I think you can easily do the move without paying anyone.
    Just set up a test install of WP 1.2 beta or a nightly, do an export out of MT, import it into the new install of WP and play around till you get it right. Once you are ready to switch, there are some other quick hints if you search or ask here to make everything easy.



    pstew21 has given you some good advice. There are lots of people around to help you out. Try the test site, as pstew21 suggests, and then, if everything works out as you would like, may I suggest that you make a donation to support WordPress? The community is here to help everything through the bumps!



    Thanks to both of you. I’ll give the install a try later today or this evening.
    I really appreciate the generous advice. I’d far rather make a contribution to WP
    than to pay the license fee that is facing me at MT. We’ll see how it goes.



    NuclearMoose brings up a good point… I’m willing to offer support (unofficial of course) of MT to WP conversions. I will charge money for this, however, all money will go to donations to support WordPress. Hopefully others might follow suit…
    Also, those that would pay MT for a license, but have decided to come to WP instead because of its open source / GPL license. Take that money and donate it as well.



    How can I find out if I have what is required to run WordPress? I read ahead and some of the posts suggest that you would have to have an Apache server and php for it to work best. The post I am refering to is the only one on the subject of Windows XP.
    On that link refering to the Windows XP post, the author suggests uninstalling IIS 6 which is the microsoft server for Internet Explorer, does WordPress work on IIS 6? If not surely would someone really uninstall it just to run a blog or a webpage? I guess I probably don’t understand the whole concept here. If anyone has the time and feels up to helping a novice along, I would greatly be appreciative of your time, Thankyou ahead of time,



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