MT: Jumping the Shark?
It looks like the backlash against Movable Type’s new pricing policy and user restrictions has turned into an avalanche. As Kevin Aylward details, users are having difficulty with the transition between versions; HostingMatters, the biggest player in the blog hosting game, is recommending that its users go with another platform; and competitors pMachine and WordPress are making aggressive moves to take advantage of the situation. Indeed, even everyone’s favorite whipping boy, Blogger, has made massive improvements in its system which may make it a viable alternative again. (Ironically, pMachine is going to be charging for its “good” version once the promotion is over.)
Several prominent bloggers have made the switch to WordPress recently and seem to be raving about it. I may give it a go myself at some point although I’m reasonably happy with MT. Indeed, the only real complaint I have with it is that it’s a massive web space hog for prolific posters such as myself. A lot of sites have gone to the rather inelegant weekly archiving format instead of individual posts to get around this limitation, which I refuse to do.