After some general fiddling on and off for a few days, I’ve finally moved the blog over from Blosxom to WordPress. As part of the switch, the site is now running on my new and oh-so-cute mac mini, which, piece by piece, is taking over duties from my old trusty P-166. The Mac mini has enough processing power to run a dynamic php/mysql-driven app like wordpress. Still, things are not quite as zippy as I would have hoped, but they will have to do for now.
This also means that all my trusty readers can comment on my insightfullness once again (unless they get caught in the shiny new spam filters, that is).
The main part of the import was done using Mark Nozell’s instructions, then semi-manually importing comments, both those that stemmed from my blosxom-with-writeback-plugin, as well as older comments from back when I was running dasBlog.
For some nice layout, I used the theme ”Journalized Sand” from Mike Little with some minor tweaks. One particularly nice touch with this theme is that even though it has a left-hand navigation bar thing, it places the main content first in the HTML file, which means the interesting stuff comes first when browsing with lynx, on a cell phone, etc. Good stuff.
I’m using WordPress’ url-rewriting features to make old permalink URL’s still point to the right place, even the oldest BlogX-based permalink URL’s should still work — I hope. I’ll be scanning my server logs for 404’s. If you’re reading this through a RSS/Atom reader, at least some of it must have worked.