I haven’t updated this in awhile due to issues with the backend editor. My domain name ashleyhuffman.net also expired and I failed to realize that the auto-renew was not turned on at godaddy.com. I renewed it and it still wasn’t working. So, I called Godaddy support to see if they could fix it. They told me I had to update the hosting on this domain name. Well, that didn’t fix the problem. I think the name servers got screwed up. So instead of monkeying around with all that I finally changed my domain to be hosted on the free hosting account that came with the domain name to begin with. I setup wordpress on that hosting account, created a new database and now I have it installed. Now to get my data back on it. I had previously backed-up all the files and the database. I just had to figure out how to get everything uploaded/imported. So, I FTPed all the original files back to the hosting account. Then I imported the database backup that I had created. I had to re-edit the wp-config.php to point to the new database that I had to created on the new hosting account. Godaddy doesn’t allow duplicate database names even between different hosting accounts. So after I made all these changes, my blog is back online. Yay for me! I’m also trying out the Windows Live Writer program that comes with Windows 7 (actually I had to install it along with some other proggies that come with the Windows 7 Live package. So far the editor interface is much nicer than the WYSWYG editor that comes with WordPress. Now I need to explore it and see if it can handle the comments and plugins.
And for posterity, I’m adding a photo. Just to test out this functionality on WLW.
Yes, I uploaded the Mayan calendar. I was able to resize it by dragging and dropping instead of having to type in the actual pixel width as in the old editor I was using. I has a various border options, watermarking (for copyrighting), and various basic effects (B&W, Sepia, etc.) This Windows Live Writer is pretty damn cool. It must be the end of the world cause Microsoft actually did a good job on this so far as I can tell. I’m curious how the Photo album, TableMap, Tags and Video insertion functionally will work in this program. I suppose my next post will be a photo album of my bathroom shower project. Cheers ~ Ash