Barbarism Begins At Home
On Monday, Blogger finally got back to me about my permalink problem. They had looked at my website and said that “the problem seems to be resolved already”. And indeed it had been, because I had moved to WordPress the day before. So credit to Blogger for finally trying to sort out the problem, but I’ve moved on now and I can’t be bothered to go back.
So; without going all “Oscars” on you, a few thanks are in order regarding the move.
- To my brother for installing the files and creating a MySQL database, whatever that is. He insists that what he did was very simple and only took a few minutes; I am certain that had I attempted it we would have been talking hours, and then it still wouldn’t have worked. Cheers our kid.
- Ady Romantika for his Blogger RSS Import plug-in, which made importing all my Blogger posts and comments while maintaining my existing permalink (and fixing the broken ones) so easy that I might have done this ages ago had I known.
- Owen Barder and Tom Sherman for their scripts that, with a few amendments, even mean that all my old obscurer.blogspot.com permalinks now re-direct to the correct posts on obscurer.co.uk. My life is complete.
Now that everything has been set up don’t be surprised to see some tinkering and fiddle-faddling here over the next few weeks until I get things “just so”. I’ve installed the veryplaintxt theme which I have subsequently
Finally, for my feedreader friends, it looks like the redirect for the atom.xml and rss.xml feeds has worked so you needn’t change your feed settings after all. Mind you, if the redirect doesn’t work, and you haven’t changed your feed, you won’t be able to read this anyway. So there.
That’s enough introspection. Any suggested improvements, or questions regarding the move, feel free to get in touch. Until next time.