Ah, screw it

I’ll figure it out later. In my quest to speed up my posting experience (sometimes I have to wait up to a minute and a half just for Moveable Type’s “Create New Entry” link to come back with a blank field for me to type in), I’ve been exploring WordPress 2.5. It’s got a great theming system built into it, allowing you to very quickly apply a theme that someone else has created to your content. It’s really cool, at least from a blog-owner’s perspective. No coding required, just upload the theme to a particular directory on your webserver and select it from a graphical theme picker section of WordPress’ admin section. Pretty rocking.
Only thing is, I can’t find a theme I like. Ha. And there are thousands. Maybe I just need to spend more time looking. The good part is, WordPress allows you to edit the source, once you’ve got a theme installed. So, maybe find something I like and tweak it.
Right now, I’m using Moveable Type 3.2; this is a few releases old and I wanted to try out what the latest version, Moveable Type 4.1, had made. Only trouble is, I ran into no end of trouble getting the thing installed; perhaps this is related to my GoDaddy site hosting. Trying to load the main page (mt.cgi) errors out with a “500 Internal Server Error”, which of course could be anything. The error page suggests checking the server logs, however, after scrubbing around GoDaddy’s site, I have yet to find a place that lets me view the server logs, so I’m kind of at a dead end. Attempting to load the setup wizard directly (which is what mt.cgi would do, had it loaded correctly) results in “Loading template ‘start.tmpl’ failed.” I poked around for a while, trying to figure out what might be going wrong, but got nowhere.
So, anyway, yeah. I’m looking at switching to WordPress but I’m running out of patience, so, screw it.. I’ll stick with Moveable Type 3.2 for now. On a side note, if and when I do switch to WordPress, it’s going to break my RSS feed, so if you notice my feed doesn’t have any updates for a while (shut it, that’s enough out of you) just come back to krishengreenwell.com and get the RSS link again.
On a side note, if anyone can recommend a hosting service that they particularly like, and works well with Linux apps (say, Moveable Type), please let me know!
Music: Soul in the Machine (unsigned, via Myspace Music)

3 comments

  1. I honestly didn’t expect I’d need to follow all that, but I’m glad you have it up there. What a pain. Thanks for the link.
    Maybe I’ll give it another shot tomorrow. MT3.2 is starting to time/error out on rebuilds now.

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