Current Mood: Esctatic
Those with sharp eyes might notice that the “random quote” widget there in the right-hand column has changed to a fancier one, and a page with all the quotes in the database has been added to the site, too. I switched to a new plugin, but was also able to remember something I’d nearly forgotten about SQL that allowed me to transfer all 824 quotes from one plugin to another without having to re-type all of them. I’m so happy I did a literal geek happy dance around the house!
If anybody out there knows a LOT about transferring posts from an old version of WordPress (php 4 database) to a newer one, I could use some help. I’ve gotten stuck trying to recover the old posts from Katie’s blog and things just keep erroring out. All the other sites came across just fine, but the export function on hers wouldn’t work so I can’t use the sweet little importer and have to actually much with the SQL directly, and keep getting SQL errors without intelligible error messages (my only access is through phpMyAdmin).
Current Mood: Cool
Getting Better is today’s post. I’m going to be alternating between posting here and posting on my other blogs from now on, but I’ll always at least post a notice here.
Current Mood: Happy
One of the changes I’ve made in the last few weeks is to move the stuff I’ve written about love, relationships and community to a new home, Felis Lunae. That’s a handle I’ve used on OKCupid and in other places for years, so it’s a domain I happened to have sitting around — no other special meaning to the name, honestly.
Another is that Heartsong Handicrafts, where my cross-stitch designs live, is now a WordPress site. That makes it a little easier to navigate, and gives people the option to leave comments or contact me through the comment form.
I finally got all the home education articles moved over to Academy Caritas, where I intend to continue talking about lifelong education (not just homeschooling).
The only site that didn’t really get changes (yet) is Fibrant Living, but it will get updated. It’s about living a full, vibrant life despite chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and major depression.
I wanted to go over the list of sites because I’m open to guest articles from anyone I know well here or on the other sites. I know some very good writers who don’t have web sites of their own other than Facebook, which is really more for ephemera. If you’re interested in writing an article or post, please leave a comment here or contact me otherwise.
Current Mood: Happy
I can’t say that I’ve fixed every broken link everywhere on the site (I didn’t go through all the old posts) but all the internal links are working now, thank goodness. I think I’m done with moving things about to new homes for a while, at least I thank you for your patience!
But as you can see by the growing list of pages on the right-hand side of the site, I’m making progress. The reading, stitching, geekery and health parts of the site have been migrated to WordPress, although not always rewritten and updated. My professional site has been migrated completely now, too. There are still some pages to be migrated here, but they’re coming, then I’ll work on getting the patterns site migrated and maybe even add more patterns. Fibrant Living needs some love, as does Cyberstalked.org, but that last one is my lowest priority.
I don’t suppose anyone would like to test stitch one of the patterns at Heartsong Handicrafts? It would be nice to have stitched model photographs for that site. I haven’t finished the biggest pattern that I was test-stitching for the site yet.