I’m giving my personal weblog to a new domain (hypotyposis.net) and setting it to run with WordPress software rather than Movable Type. The new address is https://hypotyposis.net/blog I hope to redirect links aimed at the old weblog to the corresponding entry.
I moved my entries from MT to WP by using the export feature of MT and the import feature of WP. The translation wasn’t perfect; for instance, a lot of formatting was not done correctly. However, it’s good enough to move ahead with.
One thing that excites me about moving to WordPress (on dreamhost.com, where I’m hosting a bunch of my sites) is that I can easily keep up with the latest versions of WordPress through a one-click install and update process. In theory, I should be able to keep my software up-to-date; in practice, doing so was never high enough priority to go through the steps needed. A simple process makes all the difference. Keeping up with the latest software also enables me to enable commenting on my blogs without getting overrun by spammers. So far at least, I’ve been impressed with the ability of Akismet at blocking spam through its WP plugin.