My blog system has changed from Movable Type to WordPress.
I was using the latest version of Movable Type (5.12), but it was not user-friendly. Points I didn’t like were follows:
I couldn’t understand how to configure.
I wanted to change the design and location of widgets, but I couldn’t tell where I should have configured.
There are templates, widgets, styles and themes in the design tab, but I couldn’t tell the difference of them. I thought I had to choose my theme first, then modify the details, but what is template? And I was in trouble when I clicked on it because whole the source code appeared. What should I have done?
I couldn’t modify the comment setting.
I configured the authentication method as follows so that visitor can leave comments without logging in, but…
Uploading pictures was too slow.
It took 10 seconds every time for the next window to appear when I clicked on the upload link in the post window. It is too late! The new window KINDLY showed the list of the pictures I uploaded in the past even if I did want to upload a new picture. Also the list contained BOTH pictures and their thumbnails together. If I clicked on a thumbnail by mistake, the system created a thumbnail of that thumbnail. I also had to continue this whole process to upload the next picture. I just couldn’t do it.
Copying and pasting caused the editor unstable.
When I was composing the post and used copying and pasting, the system became unstable. After this happened, when I clicked a word, the system selected the whole paragraph. Once this happened, I needed to restart my browser.
I couldn’t go back from the HTML mode to the WYSIWYG mode
This happened on Firefox 15.0.1, but not on IE9.0.
So, I went to the CMS section of a bookstore and found that lot’s of books were about WordPress. I ran back to home and installed it. Then I knew why. The points are…
- The menu and configuration are easy.
- It is easy to upload pictures.
- I can change the size of thumbnails after uploading.
- An application for iPhone and iPad is available so that I can upload pictures from them. (iPhone and iPad can’t upload anything from their browser.)
I pretty like WordPress 😉
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