I was patient. I debugged. I grew tired. My next blog (that hasn’t been worked on yet) will use a new blogging software and I need to decide whether I head down the Textpattern route or WordPress route. Eventually, I think the 9rules team will build our own software (we have a top notch designer, an usability expert, and a guru programmer…and I am none of those) for blogging use since I still see some room in that market, but for now it’s time to move on from MovableType. What’s the problem I have with it? Well let me first admit that I have not done any research into this problem so it might be something that I am missing, but that doesn’t matter since it’s time to expand my blog software knowledgebase anyways.
The problem that I am having is that MT doesn’t rebuild some pages or build them properly once I publish an entry. This only occurs with the latest version (3.15 as of this writing) and causes a major headache, because after I publish an entry, I then have to go back and rebuild all the files to make sure everything is in proper order. Wouldn’t be a problem if I was just one man, running one blog, with one author, posting once a day, but that isn’t the case.
Here is a list of features that I am looking for:
- Easily import entries from MT
- Multiple authors with different permissions
- Multiple blogs. For example, I may setup a site with a news blog and an articles blog sitting side-by-side.
- Decent spam prevention
- Can use the same url structure as my current sites (very, very important)
- Easy plugin architecture in case I get creative and decide to program something of my own
- Easy export in case I decide to build my own software
It’s a basic blogging list, but those are the essentials. Any advice beyond just telling me which one to go with is greatly appreciated.