Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

May 05 2007

Changes

New links!

Poagao’s Journal (here): poagao.org/pjournal

潑猴的日記: poagao.org/chinese

Monkey Learns to Push: poagao.org/taiji

The film production journal, Running with Swords: poagao.com/blog

It’s been a long, exhausting process, and it’s by no means finished, but thanks to Mark‘s generous donation of his time and effort over the past week, we’ve managed to force this site, kicking and screaming, into the realm of WordPress. Mark and I spent a couple of late nights wondering how to convert six years’ worth of posts and other ephemera, and it ended up involving ditching doteasy, upgrading my other hosting service, a nearly fruitless search for Blogger-to-Wordpress converters, converting all my blogs to Blogspot, then to WordPress.com blogs and then to WordPress.org blogs on my domain. I designed a new splash page with simpler links, but it’s still aligning to the top of the page whereas it should be in the middle. I also took the opportunity to make new banners for the Chinese and Tuishou blogs. The sidebars of all the blogs, however, are still pileups of bad links and leftovers. The film blog still hasn’t been converted, as that’s on poagao.com. I accidentally mislabeled a link yesterday in the WP admin section, effectively breaking this blog until Mark told me over gmail chat how to fix it. I knew it would be a difficult process, but neither of us could imagine what a pain it would turn out to be. I know nothing about coding and have relied on Dreamweaver for my web design efforts up to this point, something which Mark finds rather shocking. All I have to do to make him shudder with apprehension is mention the word “tables”.

So here I am in ur WordPress, postin’ blogs. It feels a bit alien and cold after six years of the Blogger interface, but it does seem to offer more usability. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks, with Mark’s help, I’ll be able to clean up the mess and get everything working properly again. For those of you who link directly to this page, the new URL should be http://www.poagao.org/pjournal

posted by Poagao at 11:49 pm  

4 Comments

  1. Keep up the great work, boy! And Wei Xiao Ma rocks!

    Comment by Daniel — May 6, 2007 @ 5:57 am

  2. Your new design looks wonderful – good job!

    Comment by your sis — May 8, 2007 @ 9:07 am

  3. Wow, looks really good! I’m clueless about most things that have to do with html and can’t handle anything but the simplest tools (like Yahoo-GeoCities Page Builder and Blogger). Maybe someday I’ll take some classes…..

    Comment by 500cbfan — May 11, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  4. Site looks good. 🙂
    Looking forward to reading it in the future!

    Comment by PandaPassport — May 13, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

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