Dead blog panic


Having carefully migrated my blog (Red Rocket Rising - thanks for asking!) and tweaked the styles, CSS, taxonomy and added some choice plug-ins what was I to do next? Answer, of course, start fiddling! One Sunday morning I added a few plug-ins and a security plug-in, fiddled with the settings then... Dead Blog Yes, suddenly... Continue Reading →

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Blog migration – how easy was it?


First up an apology: I had intended to post an in depth sequence of learning guiding you through my migration experience and sharing all my lessons learned. I wanted to show you how careful you have to be with WordPress so as not to accidentally lose all your content. I wanted to make sure no-one... Continue Reading →

Self-hosting – what did I decide


Back in June I posted on the topic of selecting a hosting service and moving away from WordPress.com (here). Well I made my decision and have chosen VidahostĀ and thought I would compare my actual decision with the strategy I outlined in June. If you are interested in how I made my choice or just generally... Continue Reading →

Self-hosting – the big one!


So, I've hit that 'wouldn't it be nice to do more with my blog but can't easily on WordPress.com' stage. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but praise for WordPress.com but would like to have the flexibility that self-hosting brings. This does of course mean cost and risk. I have found that a simple... Continue Reading →

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