Blogging with Movable Type

Posted by barb on Apr 19, 2004 in Technical Details |

Friday afternoon I had a huge scare while playing with iBlog. I won’t go into all the details, but suffice it to say that I thought I lost half of my entries (they were still there), and then, once I found them, I found that all the dates were wrong. I probably could have fixed the problem, but decided to look into other blogging software instead. Saturday Andrew installed Moveable Type for me and converted all my iBlog files to a format MT could import. I then tweaked all of the entries, uploaded all my images (and made thumbnails — cool!), and changed all the blog-to-blog links.

Don’t get me wrong, iBlog is a good package. However, I like that with MT I can edit pages on the web from any computer. (Though, with my Mac’s Airport occasionally fazing out for no reason, I may regret that…) I’ll probably play around with the style sheet and templates in the coming weeks, but for now I like the nice, clean look of the new pages.


David Anderson
Jul 13, 2004 at 7:19 pm

Oh, I so need your help. I need to do the same converstion. Can you tell me how you did it, or help me.

Jul 13, 2004 at 9:40 pm

Sorry, David, my fiance did all of the work…I just smiled cutely and asked nicely and next thing I knew I had all my iBlog stuff in MT format (more or less).
Actually, Andrew said he’d see if he still has the Python scripts he used to do it, and I can send them to you or point you to them if he finds them.

A.M. Kuchling
Jul 17, 2004 at 3:29 pm

I’ve made the script available. I can provide some help with running it, but you’re probably going to need to hack the code a bit (to change the default user name to something other than “Barb”, for example).


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