So, I’ve finally finished moving this site to a new platform. I still need to go through and fix some broken links, so please bear with me. I am no longer using the subdomain, blog.backyardwildlifejournal.com. I was maintaining this site through GoDaddy’s Website Tonight and Quick Blogcast products. Those tools are somewhat cumbersome and really limiting. The site is now on a self-hosted WordPress platform and is powered by the StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework. I’m going to work on making the site “prettier” shortly. I looked at the different Child Themes to go with the Genesis Theme Framework, but I couldn’t decide what to do. The most important aspect was to get all of my content moved over.
Now that I have simpler tools for updating and maintaining my content, I hope to actually update this blog more regularly. Of course, I also need to get off of this computer and get outside to watch my birds and dogs. That is a different challenge. ;)
Features that I hope readers and subscribers will enjoy:
Threaded commenting (so get out there and post your comments)!
Built in search feature
Simpler navigation, more continuity between the site and blog
If you have any suggestions for me, or tips on customizing this Studiopress theme, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. I’m just getting started on the customization part of it, and I may add a child theme still so I didn’t want to do too much until I had the content fixed. For anyone else transitioning from GoDaddy, I can offer a lot of help in that process. I made just about every mistake possible. ;) Post a comment with the part of the transition you are having issues with and I’ll try to help.