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Installed Movable Type 4 last night. The process went without a hitch, though the cheeky bugger did see fit to locate and transfer (without my say-so) all my posts from the current designer over to the new database. As a result, my old Movable Type 3 control panel isn’t working quite the way it should - for instance, it now tells me I have no blogs, although I can still navigate to them using the correct URLs. I would simply use the MT4 control panel, but due to plugin and code incompatibilities between the two versions, that won’t be possible without a lot of retooling… which I won’t be doing given that I’ll be switching to a fresh blog before too long. I don’t think this should cause any problems at the user end, but if you see any weirdness, you’ll know why.

When the new layout goes live, I’ll probably disable the comments function for the old database, in order to avoid the hassle of having to continually delete spam, approve and respond to comments in two different blogs. I’ll provide a “grace” period, though, to give people the chance to respond to any posts they want to on the old site. Alternatively, I might duplicate the last week or so of posts on the new site. We’ll see. At any rate, this is probably all still some way off.

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:37 PM
Categories: Technology | Web

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