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The easiest site migration ever.

For years, Steves.life has been a self-hosted blog, however I’ve been toying with the idea of migrating it to WordPress.com. There are many reasons for my decision, the main one being that I can focus on writing and not have to play engineer when something gos wrong. One other really neat advantage of hosting with WordPress directly is that if you receive my posts by Email and want to comment, you can simply do so by replying directly to the Email. I have no idea how many people may or may not use this feature, but it’s always bothered me a bit that readers needed to activate a link in the email just to write a comment, especially given that just replying would be so much easier. Hey wait, not currently subscribed by Email, but wish you were?

The real thing I wanted to write about today though is just how easy the migration process actually was. I decided to move everything over the Labor Day weekend figuring that I would have extra time to fix anything that might go wrong. What I didn’t anticipate though was the process taking less than an hour. WordPress publishes fantastic, easy-to-follow documentation on how to migrate a self-hosted site to their platform. Even better, with paid plans, WordPress “Happiness engineers” are available through live chat to assist with the entire process. And yes, WordPress really does call them Happiness engineers which might just be one of the coolest job titles ever.

I’m really excited with just how smoothly the migration process went and am excited to start utilizing some of the features that weren’t easily available to me before. I still have some small things to configure, but for the most part, everything is up and running, that is, assuming this post publishes successfully. 🙂

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Testing the ability to post via the iOS WordPress app

I have just installed the iOS WordPress app and so am curious whether or not I am able to post from it. Except for a few buttons which have rather odd labels, the app seems relatively accessible.

For those who have not used it, the WordPress app allows you to see all posts in your blog, moderate comments, and of course post new content. I have to say, it’s pretty neat.

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Testing, Testing, Is This Thing On?

Hi folks and welcome to my new home on the web here at https://www.steves.life . Not going to make this too long as I’m not sure this will actually post — if it does, setting up WordPress and migrating posts over from my other blogs was way easier than I thought it’d be. Undoubtedly I still have things that are broken, so I’d appreciate it if someone could take a second and try to comment on this post.

Very excited to hopefully be up and running,

Steve