After over five years of running Subzero Blue on version 2.661 of Movable Type, which is a great blogging platform, I decided to switch it over to WordPress, which is the software all my other blogs run on, in order to better organize things and harmonize them for me.
The main challenge was to try and not break permalinks with the migration, so that all incoming links from other websites or from search engines would still work fine, and through some research and a few acrobacies, I was able to keep the same urls for all the old posts, just like they were created in Movable Type.
Another important point was to keep the same design for the time being, and considering the really short time I’ve put into this, I think I’ve managed to keep the design pretty similar to the one I used on Movable Type, I’d say 85% similar or a bit more, with just a few details that are different.
But that’s not all that important really, it’s just temporary, as I’m planning to rethink the blog and redesign it very very soon.
The blog is now running on WordPress 2.7 RC1, which should be updated to the final 2.7 version once it’s released.
Please do let me know if you encounter anything that is broken, and I’ll do my best to get it back to normal as quickly as possible.