Welcome to WordPress!

by Elizabeth Sellers on 5 July 2011 · 14 comments

I did it! I finally said goodbye to Blogger with all it’s glitchiness and unreliability and moved to my very own self-hosted WordPress blog. Hoorah!

It has taken me days and days to get this new blog set up, move all my content over (including comments), redirect my followers and begin the task of installing the right plugins, picking the best theme and starting to tweak the appearance.

It is still a work in progress so please bear with me as I continue to tweak away!

Hopefully I have managed to redirect all my previous content, RSS feeds, GFC and Bloglovin followers over. But if any of you lovely people do link to me on your blogroll please could you fix me up with this new address. Thank you.x.

I won’t lie to you, it has not been the easiest of task – it has taken me days and days to get this far.  And there is much more to do. But if you are considering making the move from Blogger to WordPress, I highly recommend this step-by-step tutorial by Beautifully Invisible –> Leave Blogger for WordPress

Right, I need to very large glass of wine after all that hard work…10am is a perfectly reasonable time to congratulate myself isn’t it?

photo of Bilbo the cat

Bilbo the Cat

I leave you with a photo of the most beautiful cat in the world. Bilbo the Cat.

P.S. – My comments from my most recent post failed to import over. Sorry if yours was one of those lost.

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Eadaoin July 5, 2011 at 9:55 am

Hey well done you made the move!! And very well too, looks like everything ran smoothly :)

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Elizabeth July 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

Yep, finally did it. Thank you for the encouragement too!x

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A Thrifty Mrs July 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

Yay! Well done, drink, drink, drink.

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Elizabeth July 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

Thank you lovely lady.x.

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Lisa July 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

Oooh its all posh! I love it! Well done and drink that wine xx

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Elizabeth July 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

heehee….thanks very much.x.

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Ebbsie July 5, 2011 at 11:12 am

Loving the new site – keep up the great work! :-)

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Elizabeth July 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

thank you for the support! I really appreciate it. :-D

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Lottie July 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Welcome! It’s much fun over here x

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Clare July 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Congratulations on the move, it looks great.

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Emma Cossey July 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Oooh it’s lovely! Moving to WP has been on my to do list for ages but keeps getting put off. I’ll definitely check out that tutorial.

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Roz July 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I’m so tempted to try to make the move myself as the constant problems with commenting are deeply frustrating – talking of which – I was sure I left a comment on the next post down – saying how that first photo reminded me so much of the AA Milne poem about sitting halfway up the stairs…

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Elizabeth July 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

Yes, Roz, you did comment and it got lost in the transfer over. So sorry. :-(

The commenting issues on Blogger were very annoying, so I’m hoping it will be a much better experience on Wordpress now.

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Kat got the cream July 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Well done. I wish I had the balls/time to apply myself to doing the same so i doff my cap to you. It all looks lovely and very swish over here!

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