Migrated from Blogger to WordPress

So, along with changing web hosts, I have moved from Blogger to WordPress. Dreamhost had a simple 1-click installer for WP 2.0, plus WP 2.0 has an amazingly simple Blogger importer. It logs into Blogger, tweaks your template, republishes, parses the newly-generated pages, and imports them into WP posts.


The only thing I’ve noticed so far that the importer missed was my site subtitle (“Ridiculous ideas. Insightful comments. Blank verse.”), so I changed via the WP admin screens.

Of course, now I have to go through my old posts, which are all “Uncategorized”. Plus, I’ve [temporarily] lost my Google Adsense, my del.icio.us link roll, and of course my hideousbeautiful old template. Still, the ability to have more control over the site is worth it. And WordPress r0X0rs!

Moved to Dreamhost

I have changed hosts from 1and1.com to Dreamhost. I was using the free professional preview package from 1and1, but I think it was going to expire soon. Plus, there was a pretty good Dreamhost code: ‘DREAM77’ to save $77 off a yearly plan.

I had to change my nameservers with my domain registrar (GoDaddy). Took a while for updated NS and MX records to propagate, but they seem OK now.
Dreamhost has some nice 1 click installs. One of which is the WordPress 2.0 install. More on that later…

Full disclosure: Yes, my links to Dreamhost are referral links. Dreamhost Dreamhost Dreamhost ;-P