WordPress…finally

So here it is. My blog, on WordPress, finally. So far, things are kind of rough. I’ve recently found out the a couple of months ago when I moved my Blogger blog over to the new Blogger Beta, that it was actually a really bad idea. Blogger Beta is fine, but apparently nobody has gotten around to writing anything to import a Blogger Beta blog to WordPress. Yikes, a total disaster. My blog isn’t even that big either.

Luckily, I’m not the only one having this problem. I found this great post on WebbleYou that explains how to hack your way around the old Blogger import and get it to work.

Everything worked great for me until I got to the part where I had to import my mysql dump into my WordPress database. The query failed for some reason I couldn’t understand (I understand very little mysql). I tried twice with no luck and then gave up. It turned out to be okay that I couldn’t figure it out because my WordPress database was actually empty, so I was able to just replace the whole damn thing without going through that funky import thing.

The import was great, but it left a lot of work to be done still.

  • Finish formatting of posts: A lot of the formatting on the posts got really messed up during the import so I have to backtrack that and fix it. I’m also kind of trying to standardize the style of my posts (if you look back, I’ve tried quite a few different things over the last couple of months).
  • Fix broken links for photos and videos: None of the links for the photos or videos transferred, so I’ve been working through those as well. I’m also moving them all over to my new web space as well.
  • Format Comments and get rid of some of those Anonymous comments: I want to check all of the comments to make sure they look good as well. I’m also going to add in the names (or something that identifies) of most of the commentors. I know who you are.
  • Categories: I was really excited about finally being able to do categories (in a non-hackish way) on my blogs. Then I realized that that means I have to created them and tag all my posts. Yuck.
  • Add muchas plugins: I’ve already started this, but I want to get all of the cool plugins set up of course.
  • Design Descisions: For now, while I get all of the basics up to snuff, I’m sticking with the default template with only a few changes. I plan on brining back something very similar to my design on Blogger, but that’s gonna be a whole new project. It will take me some time to work through developing a template for WordPress. I can modify things pretty easilty, but I think that I want to do a complete overhaul.

I’m sure there are a few other things that I’m missing here, but that’s a good start. As you may have noticed, the url has changed for my blog. Please update any bookmarks to the new url:

The old url, www.nerdstargamer.com, will still work for a little while. Eventually though, I will be putting up a different site at that address.

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