Wired Joins the Family

I wanted to take a moment to welcome Wired.com’s 12 blogs to the WordPress family! (They just completed their switch from Typepad.) I thought this completes my prediction from January that WP would reach over 40% of this list of top blogs, but when I went to the Technorati 100 today everything has changed! First, they only show ten blogs at a time now (lame!) and second there appears to have been huge churn on the list,so we’ll have to wait until next January to do an apples-to-apples comparison.

14 thoughts on “Wired Joins the Family

  1. I love Wired.com material, one of the only magazines I have ever subscribed to. Glad to hear they made the switch from TypePad. One thing though. I rarely see companies/business come out and explain how they made the move. Is it too technical for them to divvy up the information? Perhaps it shows their proprietary way of doing things? I dunno, but more migration tips and tricks would be nice to have.

    1. Jeff,

      Good suggestion: That could be a good WebMonkey or Wired article that some readers would be interested in. I’ll pass along your suggestion.

      (BTW, There is nothing proprietary or confidential about the way WordPress was implemented or data was migrated to it.)

      — Rajiv

      1. Cool, that would be great information to share as migration information has a limited shelf life so the more current the migration information is, the better. Maybe it will help others to make the switch as well. Maybe turn it into a SERIES for Webmonkey. Please get in touch with my via email if you decide to publish the information.

  2. Wow, congratulations Matt on another coup. Congratulations to Wired.com for moving blogs to WordPress, you won’t regret it šŸ™‚

  3. Yes, it’s great that Wired was able to make the switch. You wouldn’t believe some of the companies for whom we’ve done Typepad to WordPress conversions (it’s not easy).

    It turns out that a lot of companies like to keep their weblog software under their hat.

    I am pressuring Anil over at SixApart to make it easier for people to export their posts (what they don’t cough up now is permalinks) and their images (Typepad images are now in .a directories and stored without file extensions if you can believe it, with horrible numbered name). There is simply no easy way to recuperate one’s images.

    But the permalinks are the real killer. And SixApart could fix the issue in ten minutes. Unfortunately it’s not something that WordPress can fix on the importer end as if the data isn’t there it isn’t there.