Help me take my site and design from MovableType to Wordpress
April 4, 2011 10:20 PM Subscribe
Can I switch my site's CMS from MovableType to Wordpress but KEEP my site's design? I'm a coder and looooong time MT user, and I've got questions.
posted by 2oh1 to computers & internet (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been blogging since before there was a Wordpress. I've used MovableType since 2003, which is far longer than I should have. I stuck with it because I design my own html/css (themes don't appeal to me) and I prefer static pages rather than dynamic.
I assume I'd have to create a theme to use my site's design if I switch to Wordpress. Am I right about that? How hard is this to do? My design is centered three columns. We're not supposed to link here, so click WEBSITE in my profile :)
I'm mostly considering Wordpress because it's free and I assume has a huge support userbase.
The main thing that kept me with MovableType is that I've created some custom templates that generate specific code. For example, I post playlists on my blog. I created a custom template in MovableType that makes a list of all posts in the Music category and saves them as a list of links. I have a perl script that pulls one of those links for the bottom of my music player as a link to generate another random playlist. Will I be able to create custom templates (or whatever Wordpress calls them)?
Did you convert your site and design to Wordpress? What did you wish you knew before you did?