RJ’s Virtual Assistant Blog is MovingJune 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Posted in Blog, Rita J. Cartwright, Virtual Assistant, Virtual Assistant Services, Virtual Assistants, WordPress.com, WordPress.org | 5 Comments
Tags: WordPress.com, WordPress.org
To all my valued readers, I am moving my blog over to WordPress.org. The new address is http://rjswordprocessing.com/blog/. Up until now, my blog was located at WordPress.com. After much procrastination, I took the plunged and switched to WordPress.org.
Based on my experience I gained from relocating my blog, I would like to share a couple of inside tips with you. In order to use WordPress.org to create your blog, it is necessary to set up a database on your web server and a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it. If you are using hosting companies like GoDaddy, Blue Host or Dream Host, to name a few, they will install WordPress.org and set up the database for you. This will save you headaches and time, as well as ensure that your blog and database are installed and set up correctly. All you will need to do is select the name of your blog, username and password.
If you are faced with the same situation as I am, redirecting your reading audience to your new blog address, I suggest writing a post, similar to this one, informing your readers of your new address. WordPress offers the capability of redirecting your audience. This feature is called domain mapping, which is an upgrade that costs $10.00 per year. If you want to save money, write a post instead. Remember, if you don’t have time to set up a blog, outsource it to your Virtual Assistant.
I hope to see you at my new blog address, http://rjswordprocessing.com/blog/.