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July 04, 2003

Final Thoughts on My Site Move

So I'm mostly recovered from moving my site to my friend's hosting company. Overall it was fairly painless. My biggest gripe is with Movable Type's default handling of permalinks. With a default Movable Type installation your permalinks are only permalinks if you never ever delete a post or only have one blog on it. I really think they should have something in the documentation or even a standard setting that makes links more permanent. While it wasn't necessarily moving my blog that caused my problem, I was planning on moving it anyways and it would have come up then anyways. I actually think they need to change their default archive structure too. When you have around 3000 posts in the same directory it gets to be a pain to work with if anything goes wrong. The issue is that a lot of people who set up Movable Type are still fairly new to blogging and aren't even aware of issues like this until it is too late. It would be great if there was a kind of checklist of things for new MT users to think about when setting up their blog. Just so that they are aware of possible issues.

On the plus side, since all my links were going to break anyways I was able to move my whole site into just http://www.ezoons.com/. Every cloud has a silver lining I guess.

Posted by snooze at July 4, 2003 11:56 AM