I had the bright idea to move the blog to my own domain because I wanted to customize it and didn’t want to fork over $ to WordPress.com. I have a whack of unused disk space here, so I went for it. Then I realized I’m on a Windows OS. So I had GoDaddy transfer the site over to a Linux server. Then all my ASP scripts stopped working. I had to do some quick coding in PHP at work (what’s with PHP INCLUDEs not allowing referencing files in higher subdirectories?!?) and uploaded the fixes when I got home. Then I noticed the site was–and is–slow to upload.
Deciding to ignore the slowness issue, I installed WordPress. Wow. It really did only take five minutes! Okay, maybe less. However, configuring it so it looked like the rest of my site took…a while. (Two freakin’ hours!) It’s kind of presentable right now, but there are a lot of little details that still drive me crazy and the coding’s a mess. (Yeah, yeah, I could download a theme for free, but where’s the challenge in that?)
The site is still taking longer than usual to upload. I realize it’s probably because I’m using TABLE tags for the layout of my pages. (Yes, I know I’m a total noob.) I have started a test site with DIV tags and it’s looking good, but I want to incorporate the blog with the rest of the site so I only have one CSS to deal with when I want to make changes.
What’s all this rambling about? Well, if you see funny things happening on the site, it’s because I accidentally FTP’d my test files to the production region instead of the test region. Don’t be alarmed and don’t run off. It can–and will–be fixed shortly.
I want to say, “Trust me; I’m a professional,” but I’m not. Every computer-related skill I have was learned by osmosis. The notebook computer doesn’t take up too much space in my bed.