It’ll now allow us to add images to articles much more easily – rather than me having to FTP the files manually (since I’m the only one who knows the FTP password). The site is now much faster too – fewer database calls and less preprocessing mean the pages appear more quickly. And we finally have Google-friendly URLs.
Exporting entries wasn’t too difficult – I only had to modify one of the scripts to output entries in a form the MT’s Import system understands, and I was away.
Probably the only downside to using MT is that there’s currently no separate field for ‘author’. In our case, individuals write the articles, but usually only one person (ie me) uploads them to the site, so it wouldn’t make sense to have 30-odd user accounts. I actually only set up 2 – an admin account for me and a restricted account for everyone else. I’d like to think that we can now have more people adding content instead of it falling on to me.
The latest issue is partially uploaded – there’s just a few final music reviews to go up there.