Recommendations for new blog software
It’s about time. Typo isn’t working very well for me anymore, it’s hogging too many resources on my server, commenting is really slow, deleting comments is even worse, and I’ve botched my svk/svn setup so I can’t upgrade easily anymore. So I’m at the point where switching software is about as easy as staying.
I have a couple options on the table already. There’s Mephisto, which seems to be less bloated than Typo and have a clear migration path, but it’s not under active development right now, and there’s still the burden of maintaining my own server and stuff and worrying about all of that.
So I’m also considering hosted, just to avoid the hassle of moving stuff when I change servers. Wordpress.com and TypePad come to mind as the top contenders in this area, and I’m leaning towards Wordpress, if only because they have a free-forever plan and don’t require a credit card to get started. And Matt seems to be a cool guy.
What about archives? I’d like them to move over, and even better, to have the same URLs still work, but that seems like a long shot at this point. There’s a lot of content there, dating back to 1999, and it’s still getting quite a bit of traffic. That’s one thing in favor of Mephisto: There’s a clear migration path from Typo, keeping the content (not sure about the URLs).
What would you recommend?
I’m sure there are others out there with Typo blogs looking for alternatives.