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Tuesday, 15 February 2005

WordPress 1.5 released

In case you missed it…WordPress "Strayhorn" is now available for download. Like all WP users, I’ve anxiously waited for version 1.5 and it’s finally here!

At the end of last year, I announced that I’d switch this blog from MT to WP. I purposely waited for 1.5 before starting the conversion of musings. I’ll install 1.5 here later this week and play around with all of the settings and permalinks before making the switch official.

While waiting for 1.5’s release, I’ve stayed with Movable Type 3.1x and recently opted to render the archives dynamically. I really should have done that sooner — it’s pretty nifty. MT-Blacklist running in the background is also very cool. I’ve been getting a lot more spam hits in the past month, so it’ll be interesting to see how WP fares with comment and trackback spam. (In the WP blogs I have set up, I disabled comments, so I’m not familiar with WP’s anti-spam arsenal.)

Posted at 1:39 am | Filed under Tech/geek

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  1. i was wondering what was up with that since i saw you switched to MT 3 despite your misgivings with it.

    i have spent several hours in the past month fighting with MT-Blacklist under MT 2.6. it is usually because the blacklist operations get bogged down when the server gets slammed (i’m getting comment spammed like crazy with 20-100 messages a day and it’s just a lil old AMD-133 box), then the blacklist files get corrupted. and it taking my home server down. i’ve been slow setting the mac mini as a replacement server.


  2. I know you were thinking of switching to different blog software, too. I do think that upgrading from MT 2.x to 3.15 is a really good thing. The dynamic rendering options and the new MT-Blacklist for 3.x is definitely worth the trouble.

    That said, though, I’m still working on the switch to WordPress. More about that in my next post.


  3. Yay! It works!