As I explained in my post in the previous version of this blog, I decided it was about time to move it to a new host. But that wasn’t the only change. The other thing I changed was the software I am using for blogging.
“Wait, what?!?” I hear someone asking. Well, to make a long story short: Instead of using common sense, use WordPress, do a simple export/import dance and then call it a day, I decided to instead do things in a slightly more complicated way. I decided to use Drupal. There are a couple of reasons for that. Without going into too much details, the reasons are that I just like Drupal and that I wanted to learn more on how to use it.
The first part is pretty subjective, everybody likes different things so no further need to explain it. As for the second part there is only so much one can learn with an offline site in their own machine. Eventually it is just necessary to go online to learn more about this kind of software. And I can’t think of anything more simple than a blog to start learning. Plus if something goes horribly wrong (*knocks on wood*) then I should be the only one losing any hair over it.
Now, I tried to match every feature WordPress.com offered but if there is anything that you feel is missing or would like to see added, this is a good time to say it. Just make a comment on this post or use the contact link up there. I am disabling the update notifications via e-mail for now though, just to make sure things won’t blow up, obliging me to switch to another software… like WordPress. I apologize for the incovenience and in the mean time, I suggest people use the RSS option as an alternative.
Speaking of broken things, if anything isn’t working (*knocks on wood again*), please let me know in the comments below, via the contact form or by sending a message via twitter to Rakuno_SoI. I tried to make sure everything is working properly but there is always something one can miss.
Oh, some of the ancient content may look funky right now. I will get back to fix them eventually. Same for the new content, I will eventually get back to fix the typos and cluncky paragraphs. But for now I just want to go back to ol’regular blogging 🙂
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*knock on wood* it all goes well for you…I am frustrated enough with WP but do not have anymore time to invest in blogitus after Lotroitis…oh and work and family tooitis!
Thanks! And I hear ya. This was a ton of work and spent time to get just right. But I admit most of it was self-inflicted due to my indecissiveness and perfectionism. The other part was finding the Drupal modules that gave me the same functionality as the ones I had in WordPress.com. Most of it were pretty easy, the others took a bit more work. Going straight from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress would be a lot more simple but then again I don’t have a tendency of doing the simplest thing.
I really like the look of everything so far! So clean and fresh!
Thank you. 🙂
It is all thanks to the theme I am using. Although I am trying to be a bit more careful with the sidebar too as not to clutter it too much.
It’s good to hear from you again, and I really like the new look! Nice font, too. I hope you’ll have fun with all the website stuff (it can be so much work!) and that you’ll feel motivated about your blog once again. 🙂
If “by feeling motivated by your blog again” you meant my lack of blogging all this time, well, that was just because this transfer of host/software took far longer than I expected by a series of reasons. There were times I felt like blogging but I went “Nah! I will save it for when the new site is live”. Then something happened to make the new site going live to be postponed. >_<
Glad to have you back either way. 🙂
Another thing that you might want to look into: if I add your new website to my blogroll, it doesn’t update with the newest post (and gets hidden at the bottom of the list as a result). Must’ve something to do with feed and other things I don’t know much about.
*nods* Thanks for letting me know. I need to add this new site to a RSS reader still to see if the RSS part is working properly to be honest. That is one of the things I couldn’t test when I was testing things locally, on my own machine. >_<
It’s working now, Shards of Imagination is showing up correctly on my blogroll. 🙂
Phew. I was already thinking of making a testing blog on Blogger just to see if I could figure out what was wrong. Thanks for checking that and letting me know about it. 🙂
Hooray for a new blog and own domain! =) good luck!
Thank you. 🙂
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