As you can see, I haven’t posted in a few days. That’s because I’ve taken a few days off from looking at my site so I can see it with clear eyes. After tweaking a bit here and there–and getting my photo uploaded to the sidebar–it was time to check into moving my WordPress site into my existing Web Hosting site. That’s the end goal, to be able to use the domain name of choice and make it easy for everyone. Well, that was easier said than done. I spent about an hour last night on the phone with a very lovely and patient technician who got my hosting site ready for the move. She emailed the instructions I’d need to move the WP site myself. I looked through that and found about seven layers of additional techno-gibberish that makes my head swim. This is me, calling my girl (or guy) back and begging them to bail me out of hot water. “Uncle! Help me, plu-eeease.” If you don’t hear from me for days and days, you’ll know I’m still treading the techno-geek waters.
I’ve been playing around with a couple practice sites on WordPress to get a better handle on what I’d prefer for my live website: visual appearance, user-friendliness, necessary pages, widgets, etc., Of course, the attributes I liked best didn’t all end up on the same practice site.
It would have been fine to simply use the one site that looked the best and move on with it, but there was one problem. The web address wasn’t the one I needed in which to ‘go live’. Its web address was “JayeLearns.wordpress.com” and that just wasn’t gonna happen.
Looking up the Help features gave me a couple options.
- I could Rename the good practice site to what I wanted. But that name, “jayegarland.wordpress.com”, was already in use.
- I could move everything that I liked from “JayeLearns” over to the “jayegarland.wordpress.com” web address. But, that meant reformatting the entire site and more time invested.
I chose the second option. The payoff was clear. I already had everything I wanted figured out via the practice sites and the good address was already mine.
‘Nuff said. I got busy and here’s the result. I’m quite happy with my decision. Now, on to the next step. As soon as I figure out what that is, I’ll be back. Muah!