PrettyLittleSith.com Is Back Up & Running

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Okay, I know it’s been a few days already, technically, since the site has been working, but I thought I’d write a post about the process!

I had a lot of help from friends, like Larry Everett suggesting DreamHost and helping me with the process of getting signed up with them and Pixelkaffe helping so much with the CSS!

I also used a very helpful guide called, “How to Properly Move Your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.”  It goes through everything step by step with images and even a video on what to do!

Unfortunately, for me, I was rushing the conversion process and was confusing WordPress! I picked an identical username and password, plus I had freshly updated the nameservers, so my site, on my computer, kept flipping back and forth from the old and new site. Additionally, I had a weird error in which I couldn’t import the XML file from the old site to the new one. DreamHost customer service was extremely helpful with everything and got everything to work!

However, the theme I’ve been using, Adelle, is a bit finicky. I’m glad Pixelkaffe was able to figure most of it out to in order to make the site look as close as possible to what it was on WordPress.com, but there were some slight differences when I transitioned over. The header text and image would not display simultaneously as it did on the old site. It was frustrating, and I couldn’t figure it out. Eventually I created a quick and dirty solution, and simply edited the header text into the header image.

Another issue is that I don’t like how the site looks on mobile, whereas on the old site it simply worked perfectly. I’ll have to do some fiddling with that, but for now it looks fine!

I did add a few images to the the cycling header image (refresh your page to see a new picture!), and I also updated my links and blogroll on the side as well.

There are still a lot of things I need to learn and get better at (Google Analytics? Google Ads? I have no idea what I’m doing.), but I’m pretty happy with the progress on the blog so far.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Pixelkaffe

    June 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Google Analytics is really easy to set up! Let me know if you need any help.

  2. Olib

    June 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Also happy to help if you have any questions.

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