My blog has been running on an open source CMS (content management system) called Textpattern since 2004. Whilst I believe that this is an excellent CMS, it has to be said that development of the core by the open source community has been very limited for the last few years. I wish I had the time to help out, but I don’t. I therefore decided to move over to one of the most popular blogging systems, WordPress – also open source. This has a huge number of users, followers and contributors. I do not think that it is as technically elegant as Textpattern or, to some extent, as flexible (it is certainly first and foremost a blogging system rather than a true CMS but can be made to work much like one). Integration with other systems (social networking sites, etc) is better catered for though thanks to it popularity. Templating is not as clean but it is much easier to switch between templates than in Textpattern and many many more are available.
There is an import script provided in the WordPress package for Textpattern (amongst several other cms/blog sources) but it does not work that well. Fortunately, Alexandru Brie, a Romanian programmer and IT consultant, came to the rescue with revised guidance and an updated script.