Changes, they are a comin’

Just wanted to let you all know that I have begun work on converting my blog from Blogger to WordPress.

What this means to you, my 3 readers (I gained another reader!):

  • The ability to comment on my blog without having a Blogger username. So, for those lurkers out there, you will only need to supply a username of your choice, an email address (which never gets posted), a home website address (if you have one), and your comment. Pretty simple
  • Nothing else will change. The look of this site will remain the same.


While I don’t like the fact that WordPress is written in PHP, I do like the fact that I can manage my own code instead of having to rely on Blogger to be free of charges, and to be working at all times (so that when I want to post, I can post). Also, Blogger likes to use individual html files for each post. This annoys me because if I make 1 change to my blog template, I have to republish the entire thing so that the single change gets propogated to all pages. With WordPress, each post is stored in a database. Plus, I have some experience with WordPress now, because a client of mine wanted a blog, so we settled on WordPress after Mark had thought highly of it.

The way I currently have my blog template set up will allow me to put some code logic into the detail.asp page (which is the page you would view individual posts at currently) so that old links will not be broken. You can use an old link that goes to, say, this post, and my code logic will redirect it to the correct WordPress page.


It may be a week or 2 before I get everything running correctly due to Mark being on vacation this coming week, so if I have server issues or the likes, I will have to wait until he gets back (I’m also transferring the domain to a new server). Regardless, this should be fun 🙂

I do want to thank PrimaryHub for allowing me to host my site(s) over there for the past 5 years. Thanks for making it easy for me to entertain the masses (all 3 of you).

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