Yesterday I did my first blog transfer. I switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. For those who are curious about the differences, check out this link here. There was an option to have a free guided transfer but I forgo-ed it because there were only 5 steps, and I was in the mood to learn something new, and I’m a smart girl – how hard could it be? Boy was I ever wrong.
All of my images were broken and the text wouldn’t load properly. It ended up taking the entire day and the entire evening (till 1am) to troubleshoot just what the heck went wrong. I was on the phone with BlueHost, whom wordpress.org recommends as a hosting site, for about 5 hours and talked to 6 different technicians, each of whom gave conflicting information. There was so much back and forth that at one point I almost gave up and just decided to go back to my original format. Finally, the second to last guy I talked to, who was very unpleasant, routed me to his boss, who eventually was able to fix all of the issues. Till now I still don’t know what happened.
Should have paid attention in Programming 101.
Another thing I learned is: if you have followers through wordpress.com, they won’t be transferred over to your self-hosted site, they have to re-subscribe! For those who were following via wordpress.com, can you please re-subscribe through the email subscription option at the top right corner? Many apologies for the hassle, had I known it was going to be this difficult, I would have reconsidered. But now that it’s all said and done, I promise it will be worth it!!
One of the main reasons why I decided to self-host my site is so that I could play around with the design more and customize my content. I plan to work on it throughout the week, with the help of my younger sister (who somehow knows CSS/ Java/ HTML despite that she was Fashion major!), so look forward to a new “look” soon, along with another Giveaway!!
Lastly, I wanted to share this picture of a tomato that I referenced earlier this week. In summary, if tomatoes have cracked skin around their stems, it means the soil they were planted in was lacking in calcium. Otherwise, tomatoes can be terrific sources of calcium A big thank you to Allison, our PAN Vegan Pledge host, for sharing this information and picture with us!
Question: have you ever had crAzy technology issues? What were they and how did you deal with them? Surely I can’t be the only one!!! (or am I…?)
Happy Wednesday (and Halloween’s Eve!)