Happy Monday, folks! For this week’s Movable Type news, let’s start out with some benchmarking. Alwyn Botha tested 2,200 websites to compare load times of various CMS applications. There’s a lot of data to sift through there, but overall Movable Type did very well, averaging the fastest load time of the systems tested. Alwyn attributes this to the static publishing system that is commonly used by MT sites.
Does fast page loading convince you to switch over to MT? If so, check out the blog conversion tools found by Technology Bites. They provide conversion between several popular blogging applications. You can download these open source tools, or use them from one of the Google App Engine sites that host them.
For users of MT-Notifier, Chad Everett has instructions to keep it from sending old entry notifications. This can happen because of changes between the older versions of MT-Notifier and the latest. Chad explains the problem well, and provides a simple solution.
Finally, I wanted to point out a few of the more interesting discussions in the Movable Type community forums:
- A conversation about importing from Word into MT.
- More importing troubles, this time caused by line endings.
- Some issues with widgets and three column layouts.
Author: Billy Mabray
Billy Mabray is a web developer in the publishing industry. Over the years, he’s written with and developed for just about every blogging platform there is. Blogging is in his blood, but the doctors think he can live a normal life anyway.