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Poll: WP vs MT (37 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer?

  1. Wordpress (33 votes [89.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 89.19%

  2. Movable Type (4 votes [10.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

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#1 TCH-Dick

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:46 PM

This subject seems to pop up a lot lately, so I figured it was time to put on the gloves and jump in the ring.

The only thing I ask is that you try to play nice and keep it above the belt. For those of you that might ask why just MT and WP, well that's because they are the two most common blogs installed by TCH customers.

Please cast your vote and defend your favorite blog.

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#2 TCH-Bruce

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:26 PM

You know my position, I'm a Wordpress fan all the way! :)

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#3 Bunni

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:33 PM

Wordpress :thumbup: all the way!

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:23 PM

WP without question. Easy to install/upgrade, easy to customize, easy to extend, easy on the servers, fast, always been free. Started out on MT back in the day, switched to WP for some reasons I don't remember, and have never looked back.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 03:25 AM

WP because it is easy!

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:43 PM

I love wordpress. Before I got my own domain again I was using a wordpress.com free blog. :thumbup:
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:28 PM

I'm middle of the road in technical skills for people on the interweb, although I'm the most technically savvy person in my office of 40 people and have been a long time, 3+ year, fan of MT on which my primary blog and front end of my website runs: www.DanzFamily.com

MT is more powerful and more customizable. However, I am unable to install, significantly customize or even update MT. I have paid to have all those services done.

Recently, I installed (using Fantastico), modified, customized, and perfected two WP installations, one for a friend and a private one for myself.

WP is irrefutably much easier to install and customize. Accordingly, despite being a huge MT fan, I would have to say that, absent a compelling reason to use MT, one should go with WP.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:41 PM

So you're saying as a technical savvy guy you can install and modify a Wordpress blog but not an MT blog. Yet you say you are still a huge MT fan. Why?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:47 PM

personally, I prefer MT because of the multi-user/blog features. (a must have feature for me)
I also prefer to do my own templates, and I have a much easier time with MT's css than WP (yes, I did try to switch...just didn't work out for me)
I've hacked the heck out of the files, templates, etc...and set it up for several friends who are not the most 'tech savy' (to put it mildly)
YMMV, but in my book, it will always beat out WP :thumbup1:
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:40 PM

Multi-User Wordpress

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:47 PM

Multi-User Wordpress

Tried that...for months...never did work right :thumbup1:
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:15 PM

Tried that...for months...never did work right :thumbup1:

Ditto here. Got it almost working once...I think. Figured I'd give it a little more development time before I tried again.

Anybody here ever get WP Mu to work?

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:53 PM

Only 21 votes. I know there are more bloggers hosted here.

Apparently none of them read the forums.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 09:19 PM

Only 21 votes. I know there are more bloggers hosted here.

Apparently none of them read the forums.

Or maybe WP is the clear winner and the other bloggers out there didn't feel it worthwhile to continue pounding on MT.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:31 PM

heyguy pretty much hit the nail on the head, but for the record, WP all the way.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:47 AM

Well the three of us know that, but still..... ;)

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 02:18 PM

*defiantly uses blogger, because it's simple enough for the other members of his team to figure out without having a five-hour roundtable discussion complete with a powerpoint slide show*

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:19 PM

I've been using Wordpress for about 3 years now. I switched from MT when they went from free to pay.

Ironically, I spent the weekend re-doing my blog.. I've also made a resolution to update it at least a few times a week instead of once every-other-month :)
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:05 PM

Wordpress to be sure. Been using it for 4+ years now, used B2 before. I can't imagine how MT is more powerful, they're both just php on top of mysql databases. But Wordpress seems to be endlessly customizable. It even works well as a CMS.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:57 AM

Well, currently, I use Expression Engine. And I <3 it. (;

Before I switched to that, it was Wordpress. I just never got the hang of being able to code a layout for it. Made me utterly nuts. On the plus side - there are about 8 bazillion free layouts to be found for it. (=

So, between MT and WP - gimmie some WP, baby!

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:26 AM

So you're saying as a technical savvy guy you can install and modify a Wordpress blog but not an MT blog. Yet you say you are still a huge MT fan. Why?

Nothing like a reply, four months later.

I'd say two primary reasons:

1) Cognitive dissonance. So much about both myself and others became clear when I learned about this concept and how it explains people's apparently irrational thoughts.

2) In using two WP installs and my one MT install, the WP just seems more skittish for lack of a better word. More dropped posts and glitches while editing, it just gives me the feeling for some reason that I'm writing on some AJAX popup instead on "hard" on the screen. I can't explain it well, I just have less confidence in WP. It seems....more flighty, the way the post editor goes back and forth between "visual" and "code" just makes me feel uncomfortable. There's something about the backend performance of WP that is different in a way that I don't' like.
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:36 AM

2. Well there's your problem. Real bloggers don't use the rich text editor! :P

Mine has been disabled since the day they added it.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:39 AM

2. Well there's your problem. Real bloggers don't use WYSIWYG editors! :P

Well there's nothing wysiwyg about MT!
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#24 TCH-Bruce

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:41 AM

I was referring to the rich text editor in Wordpress. I changed my post. I don't like that interface either but you can configure WP to not use it which I have since the day they introduced it.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:43 AM

I was referring to the rich text editor in Wordpress. I changed my post. I don't like that interface either but you can configure WP to not use it which I have since the day they introduced it.

Hmmm...I'll have to check that out. Thanks.
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#26 TCH-James

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:46 PM

I'm not a big fan of MT, simply for the fact that the comments seem to get hit with spam quite a bit and the comment system then uses a ton of resources.




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