Transfer complete

You can now reach this blog again through the usual URL (with or without ‘www’). The temporary URL at dreamhosters.com will disappear soon.

There are still a few small issues to work out, but most of it is done now. I have changed hosting from TypePad to Dreamhost, blogging platform from TypePad to WordPress, and I have transferred my domain.

I initiated the transfer of my domain last Sunday. The domain would have expired on Tuesday. The transfer process takes a week… this meant my site was in an interesting state of limbo for a while.

I can now do more things with my blog, my costs are a bit lower, and everything related to this blog is now consolidated in one place.

I used TypePad for almost 4 years, but in the end I felt WordPress offered more possibilities and better usability. I had the most expensive TypePad package simply because I wanted the ability to edit some HTML, which was quite cumbersome. I could run as many blogs as I wanted, but didn’t need to. Their customer support is nice, but I’ve had a couple of issues where they couldn’t help me at all (I think I’ve had trackbacks disabled for over a year). But at least they replied: I can’t say the same for Apple’s .Mac support, which is even more expensive and which I also intend to replace.

Update: It seems the feed through FeedBurner and all of their feed flare is working again.

Comments 4

  1. Ryan wrote:

    Congrats! Hope WordPress works out – I’m quite happy with it, and there’s tons of great plugins. Enjoy!

    Posted 11 Aug 2007 at 3:30
  2. martin wrote:

    1. WOW!

    2. I guess that was me asking about breaking into industry ;-) thank you.

    3. WHERE are your photos? I really have been enjoying those views on Hearst Castle..

    Posted 13 Aug 2007 at 5:07
  3. Jurie wrote:

    Hey Martin. Yes, that was you :) Good point about the picture, I will try to find a WordPress plugin to connect to my Flickr account.

    Posted 13 Aug 2007 at 5:42
  4. Ryan wrote:

    You shouldn’t really need a plugin to connect to Flickr (unless you’re trying to do something special) – Flickr itself has it built in. Just check out the options.

    Regarding the typepad-style links, definitely check the WordPress plugins. There’s so much stuff, it’s crazy.

    Posted 13 Aug 2007 at 12:57