If my last post isn’t evidence enough, I’m having some technical difficulties. TypePad recently changed their UI and it’s wreaking havoc on my VBA html. I’m sure they’re only trying to make things easier, but it’s having the reverse effect on me.
I will be redoubling my efforts to get this blog to its new server. I will likely be moving it before the new site is customized the way I want, so the new site may be ugly for a bit. I’ve prioritized my tasks for the new WordPress site and I think that getting the Permalink issue resolved is the only pre-move critical aspect. If you know anything about WordPress, send me your ideas and help me out.
The TypePad permalinks look like this
and the WordPress ones look like this
I can’t have all the links out there screwed up, so I need to figure out either how to make WordPress the same, or create 500 web pages that redirect to the correct WordPress post.
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Found this thread on rewrite engine rules.
Looks like a regular expression language to me.
You’ll have difficulties translating
because it’s already truncated…
or will the new site accept
Dick – Alex King wrote a script to do the redirects from MT to WP. Here’s a link to a post on it:
I haven’t used it, so I don’t know how well it works, but worth a quick look.
Thanks Rob and Paul. All of the solutions I’ve found require some modification of the MovableType template, to which I don’t have access. Right now I’m back to creating my own redirect pages. I’m going live on the new server this weak come hell or high water, so we’ll see what happens.
Did you ever figure out how to point your old Typepad permalinks back to your new WordPress site? I’m in a similar situation right now.
TAD: I created 413 html pages that redirect. I think it works pretty well. Nobody has complained, anyway. See http://www.dicks-blog.com/archives/2004/11/16/creating-413-web-pages-with-vba/
Posting code? Use <pre> tags for VBA and <code> tags for inline.