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Monday, August 30, 2004
The Switch

I’ve been meaning to write a little bit about the switch from MovableType to WordPress. Not much, just a little bit. Updating my templates wasn’t hard at all. It was basically just replacing all the MT tags with a little bit of PHP. Having multiple index templates (blog, photoblog, etc…) caused a small problem, but a little PHP code fixed that too. Here’s a list of links to useful information that helped me with the move:

  • Carthik.net – A post about moving from MT to WP, where I found several of the following links.
  • Fix for the date export problem from MT.
  • wp-mail.php – WP moblog script, that I modified to fit with my site structure and create thumbnails.
  • DrBacchus’ Journal – Importing MT posts into WP while keeping the same post numbers, so with a little .htaccess hacking, all my old links still work.
  • Tutorial: Installing AWstats at 1and1.com – Not really WordPress related, but when I made the switch to WP, I also switched from my old hosting to 1and1. And now, I have AWstats going, since 1and1 doesn’t have them by default. I’m sure I could have figured this out on my own, but this tutorial definitely sped up the process.

Hmm… I thought there was more to it than that. I’ll update this post if I find anything else that I used. Also, obviously, the WordPress Docs, though those weren’t as helpful as I would have liked.

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Comment by Carthik
2004-08-30 21:51:47

The real docs are at:

I am sorry I didn’t link them all. I thought the comment moderation would kick in, causing you more work 🙂

Comment by alan
2004-09-01 16:31:33

Weird. Comment moderation did kick in (as it should have, I have it set for five links), but it didn’t e-mail me about it. I’ll have to figure out why not.

Comment by Carthik
2004-09-01 16:40:36

Could it be that the admin email (in Options->General) or your email address in your profile are not defined. The mod emails are sent to the address in your profile.
You also have to explicitly select the option to have an email sent each time a comment is awaiting moderation. You can make sure it’s set right at wp-admin/options.php?option_group_id=all (look for moderation_notify and make sure it is set to a 1)

Comment by alan
2004-09-02 14:44:42

I think I have it figured out. I wasn’t getting e-mails about comments, either. Looks like the problem was 1and1’s sendmail or virus scanner or something not liking any \r characters in the headers. Figured this out from the second comment here. Had to edit wp-includes/functions.php to not include the \r in the headers in wp_notify_postauthor and wp_notify_moderator.

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