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Shopping for Blogging Software that Scales

Posted by geeknews at 3:53 AM on October 31, 2005

I have been doing some shopping for a blogging application that will scale the way I need it to, and I have figured out one thing. I am not leaving Movable Type. No other blogging tool on the market will scale they way Movable Type does. Hands down it wins!

During this search I had a dozen or so people try to convince me to switch to WordPress and the more I played with WordPress the more I realized that although it is a great personal blogging tool it just does not measure up to MT.

Sure I will be paying for a commercial version but I know the RSS feeds will not be funky and that it will scale to multiple users, multiple blogs from a single installation.

Expect to see TechPodcasts.com and PodcastConnect.com running on a MovableType blog in the near future and say goodbye to Mambo. I really liked the application in the beginning, but it is just to hard to manage and it does not do RSS well. The RSS implementation was like it was hacked together, and anytime I have to deal with hacked up RSS or resort to having to use a third party source like FeedBurner then it is going to get replaced.

4 Comments

  1. From Tack at 5:21 am on October 31, 2005

    Ow!!! My aching heart Todd :-( and here I was about to convince you that WordPress was just so good. :-)

    To be fair, the link above is now prefaced with :-

    “Update: since writing this post WordPress’s feeds started validating. That needs to be pointed out because I�ve found the WordPress team is remarkably fast at listening to its users and implementing fixes and features. Yesterday at the Blog Business Summit it was praised on stage multiple times for just this reason.”

    And I must say, that my MT installation failed to validate at first. Also remember – Scoble is talking about (and using) an Alpha release, not the current public release.

    I, too, had a good look at all the blogging platforms ( detailed at Wet Scalpel my other blog ) and went from there.

    No Doubt MT is a great platform, but I don;t think you can rule WordPress out that easily.
    My 2 cents worth :-)

  2. From Jay at 6:36 am on October 31, 2005

    Yeah, what Tack said. :) Honestly, give WP 1.5 a try for yourself and do all the tests and such.

  3. From ajcannon at 5:15 pm on October 31, 2005

    I agree with the others. Give WordPress 1.5 a try instead of the beta 1.6 that is on WordPress.com. It can do everything that you said MT can do, it’s open source, and has a bigger support community. I think you’ll like it.

    If you want a WP 1.5 blog, let me know and I can set one up for you on one of my test websites that I use to test things out and you can play with it all you want
    andrew@ajcannon.com

  4. From Scott Johnson at 9:20 pm on November 1, 2005

    I can’t agree with you more on MT. I have tried WP 1.5, and I think it sucks. I don’t care that 6A is charging for MT. I’m willing to pay for good software. Especially when it’s written in perl. :) I’m glad to find another blogger who feels the same as me.