MT4: Testing Time for 150 Blogs

We're upgrading our corporate blogging system to Movable Type 4

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Hmm. I haven’t updated you all on how the Weeks of Hell are going. And the answer is…

…surprisingly well. We now have a couple of versions of our Movable Type servers fully upgraded to Movable Type 4.1 and running on Linux rather than Windows. We’re now in the testing phase, as the little glimpse into my in-box on the right shows. There’s two lots of testing happening: each market is testing its blog templates to check that they perform as expected under MT4. And then we’re doing some automated stress testing to check that the new server config can stand up to the growing pressure we’re seeing on the existing server.

Next week I should be starting training the key bloggers in the new interface, and the new options on offer. So far, there haven’t been any major stumbling blocks. Fingers crossed…

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.