About.com to WordPress

by john on December 7, 2005

A couple of years ago Six Apart, makers of the blogging software Movable Type, “announced”:http://www.sixapart.com/about/news/2003/07/aboutcom_powere.html that “About.com”:http://www.about.com was using Movable Type to manage all of their sites. This was a huge deal at the time for the young company.

Today Matt Mullenweg “announced”:http://photomatt.net/2005/12/07/about-switching/ that About.com was switching over to WordPress. Ouch.

I’ve been a Movable Type user (and plugin developer) for 3 years and a WordPress user (not on here yet) for a few months and I can honestly say I like WordPress way more. It’s just so damn elegant.


Joe Grossberg December 8, 2005 at 1:04 pm

Dang … I must have been asleep — when did you switch to Wordpress? Was there a post about it?

Joe Grossberg December 8, 2005 at 1:12 pm

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About.com, the most prominent site to import their content into Movable Type is switching to Wordpress. Ruby’s popularity, as measured…

john December 9, 2005 at 5:38 am

I’m still using MT on here, but am using WP at http://knives.itemblogs.com and http://tools.itemblogs.com

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