Happy Friday Y’all! So my little blog has been chugging along this week. I’ve been busy trying to do all the fun stuff like adding new plugins and designing. I also experienced my first 500 internal error and realized deleting even just one tiny symbol in the wrong place can throw your site offline. Yay for learning! From that experience I learned how to manually delete files using a wonderful program called Filezilla. I’ll be a little more careful next time I go messing around in the php files.
I decided to just do it myself when it came to moving which was a little scary. I didn’t just jump blindly in and expect for everything to work. I knew there could be some errors or losses and I am o.k. with that. I also knew a little bit about transferring, hosting, and coding. I figured I could eventually get myself out of whatever hole I dug.:) For those of you who are contemplating making the switch, I wanted to share a few posts that have been so helpful for me this first week.
–Blogging with Amy I think I read this post like 50 times before the switch. I like how she gives you the pros and cons about switching. Her post gives you the fine details you might not know.
–Mama Blogga I followed her directions step by step to move my blog. I started preparing my server and word press blog (with a temporary site) before my blog went live. Her directions were very easy and straightforward to follow. The only hiccup I experienced was transferring my domain. I didn’t realize you must turn your privacy setting off before transferring! Once I did that it was smooth sailing.
–Making Sense of Cents She sent me the link to her post the day before I transferred. It was very helpful to read!
Now for the fun stuff:
– Studio Press I decided to use the Genesis Framework as the foundation for my blog. They also have a ton of themes to choose from. When choosing a theme I went for layout of posts and how the menus look. I know anything can be changed with a little coding but I’m a newbie. What is currently running is the Pretty Young Thing template. I have just customized it and changed what coding I could. I’m still trying to figure out how to get that menu centered. #drivingmecrazy.
–The WP Chick Awesome tutorials on how to do things like changing the footer codes and plugin help. Super user friendly to read too!
–The Thinking Closet Love this blogger! I give her full credit for my new super awesome project gallery! YAY!
A week in and so far I am not regretting making the switch at all. I love all the new stuff I can do and responding to comments are so much easier now!