Well, my domain name and site are moved. This was a somewhat spur-of-the-moment decision I made about the middle of last month. I’d actually been considering moving my site to an independent host (previously, it was hosted by WordPress) for a few months. Pretty much since January, in fact. The task seemed daunting, however, and I didn’t know where to begin.
Round about the middle of April, I got into a conversation with one of my writer friends about a plugin when she mentioned using it to organize the chapters of a book she’d posted on her site for free. Over the course of that discussion, she linked me to the plugin’s site, and I spent a good hour or so looking for the place to add the plugin to my site’s backend. Ultimately, we realized we were essentially discussing two different versions of WordPress—hers programming she’d used for her site, mine the actual WordPress site.
Since I’d long wanted to find a way to move my Cancer Posts page to a setup like she had with her book’s chapters, and this plugin was for chaptering things out (among other things), I decided I had to move my site to an independent host because there was no way I could use this plugin on a site hosted by WordPress. As of this post, my domain name is with Namecheap and my site is hosted by JaguarPC (I’ll see about adding links to them and affiliate stuff at a later date; still figuring things out).
Opportunity permitting, I’ll be spending a fair amount of this month figuring things out with this new setup (using the WordPress UI, so it shouldn’t be too difficult, I hope). So, for May, I’m hoping to reorganize my Cancer post links and return my site to what it used to look like, with the sidebar on the right. I’ll work on getting a “Home” button on the top of the page, too, but for now, if you visit any other pages, just click on my name in the header box, and it’ll bring you to the homepage.