I’ve added a template to my WordPress Hacks page that can be used to republish your MoveableType archives and redirect them to your new WordPress archives. Hopefully this will help people migrate to WordPress from MT if they want to. Read more about this and other ideas in the WP Forums.
There is a version of the redirect template included that sends a 301 header to let people know the post has permanently moved, but it is untested. Should work though. 🙂
This is only a template for the single post template and it could use some more work. If you’d like to take what I’ve started and run with it, please do – I’ll help where I can.
UPDATE: Jonathan Green got this working, the 301 route is the way to go. I’ll remove the other PHP page and update the instructions soon.
UPDATE #2: I’ve updated the README and the templates as noted above.
Hell yes. Good on ya, Alex!
Alex: I went to the WP Hacks pg. you linked & didn’t find anything with the word MT or template in it. Which specific link on that pg. is the one dealing w. MT redirect template?
I just moved from typepad here & am tearing my hair out about the link conversion issue.
Thanks for the script. it works great and is really priceless for MT -> WordPress users.
I went ahead and modified the script to work for Monthly Archives too, and its working great so far.
Redirecting MT Entries
I’ve posted a single entry template for MoveableType that you can use to republish your MT archives and have them all redirect to the corresponding entries you’ve imported into WordPress.
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