Wednesday, September 27, 2006

On an administrative note, you may have noticed that a lot of paragraph breaks have been lost in the archives. This is because I was playing around with WordPress and thought that I'd try to import my blog, preparatory to a putative move.

Unfortunately, not only did WordPress utterly fail—several times and with a number of different error messages—in this endeavour, but it also completely arsed up a lot of the formatting on this blog; so, sorry about that.

Consider me deeply unimpressed.


Matthew Sinclair said...

Your right navbar has dissapeared down to the bottom again as well... might be an Explorer thing though.

Devil's Kitchen said...


Yes, it's an Explorer thing, unfortunately.

I am going to clean the right sidebar up a bit though; there are so many things feeding into it that the blog is taking far too long to load.


Anonymous said...

I gave wordpress a trial on the hosted site before going over to my own hosted site using wordpress software.

When I did go to my hosted site it did screw up blogger completely and I lost everything on there, but it did import everything properly.

I had intended to leave a holding page but the whole blogger blog was screwed.

MatGB said...

Weird, I had no problems whatsoever, everything seems to have imported fine, and the old site is still functioning completely.

The only pain I've had is recategorising everything and redoing the blogroll, but both have come across fine.

Strange, Justin had a few little issues but it worked fine, mine was smooth, yours is messed up in a weird way. Makes no sense at all.

Anonymous said...

Well, if you had followed the one true path in the first place, you wouldn't be having this problem now :-).

Devil's Kitchen said...


1) I never anticipated blogging becoming so important to me.

2) I knew nothing about blog/CMS systems at the time.

But, yes, you're right. Blogger has served me well, but I would like to assign categories. On the other hand, I do know that Blogger won't go down because I cannot afford to pay my server bill.

I suspect that the problem is because I was trying to use WordPress's free service, rather than hosting on our servers. We do have an installation there, but I am anticipating moving servers soon (saving about £200 a month, BTW) and so there seems little point in adding to what is already going to be a complicated and time consuming task.

I may well shift after that though.


Devil's Kitchen said...

P.S. I have now redone my Devil's Kitchen Design site in Website Baker: it;s a very cool system (although it does have a slight tendency to bugger up permissions from time to time).


Anonymous said...

Using may be the cause of your woes. I've only ever used it to get my akismet api key for my real blogs.

[Website Baker]
I do like it - the simplicity for users, and the ease of setting up new templates.

"...that Blogger won't go down..."

Another reason to ditch Blogger?

Meanwhile... are you around tomorrow? I've got a couple of reps coming to the office, but I'd like to chat about those two jobs I emailed you about, and I have another couple of webby jobs if you are interested.Call you around elevenish?

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