|Cliffs and Rocks|
Blog move update. The honeymoon effect, as they say is over. The excitement of a new platform, themes, plugins, and it being, more or less mine (Wordpress still owns the basic platform, and GoDaddy owns my hosting) has given way to the cold hard reality of what moving my blog will take. There are over 450(!) posts here that first have to be imported into Wordpress. Thankfully there's a plugin for that, but that plugin isn't perfect so I'll need to go over the posts. Then there's the task of making sure that URLs either match up to their original URLs, so as to not confuse Google, or to redirect old URLs to new URLs. Not quite as sexy as choosing header images, galleries, and other fun things that I've been more interested in. Will the move still happen? Yes. Just not as quickly as I had first imagined. Lesson to be learned: Don't make decisions of this nature while in the middle of a rum and coke and a losing Sharks game; nearly anything sounds better than watching a bad Sharks team play. Oh, and for those wondering about Drupal, it dropped out of the running pretty quick. I had forgotten just how sparse it is out of the box and the number of plugins needed just to match WordPress out of the box were a lot. And this is before dealing with the fun and not fun parts of moving my blog. Drupal was always a bit overkill for this type of project.