Now Running on WordPress

I’ve moved my personal website and blog over to WordPress.  I’ve done little work with WordPress until a few months ago, but recently used it for a new project and liked what I found.  I see a lot of places where I think it fits in very well, and I think my web site works as one of those places.  It’ll also give me the chance to become more familar with WordPress.

Previously I’d been using BlogEngine.NET for my blog.  The migration went pretty smoothly using the directions I found at http://www.craigbailey.net/migrating-from-blogengine-net-to-wordpress/.  The only significant change from his instructions I did was to download the BlogML import plugin from the WordPress site instead of the one linked from that article.  For the redirects from the old links to the new links for articles I used the Redirection plugin from http://urbangiraffe.com/plugins/redirection/.

As part of the update I also revived a few blog posts that had vanished from the blog due to a bad setting.

Let Me Tell You About This Little Thing Called the Internet

I find it amazing that in 2009 there are still so many businesses that do not have even the most basic of web sites.  I tried to look up a couple of restaurants in Morristown, TN today.  One did have a MySpace page that I found after playing a few rounds of the “pick the right search terms” game, but the other had absolutely nothing that I was able to find except for review on third part sites.

 

I imagine that anyone reading this probably already know this, but a simple one page web site with your hours, contact info, and some basic information (menu for a restaurant, etc.) will cost you less than $10 a month.  That’s probably the cheapest advertising you’ll ever get and I think you’ll find it worth every penny.