Just a quick post, at 2 in the morning – to let you know I’m still around. I really bit off more than I could swallow when I decided to move my blog to my own hosting environment and then I decided I wanted to change the domain name again!
Now after sleepless nights, fighting with mySQL at command-line level, I’ve finally fixed all the broken posts, missing/broken images as well as making sure all the back-links in my previous posts now point to this domain (deems.co.za) and no longer to my old blog domain.
It’s amazing how reliant you become with GUI tools at your disposal and then things get messy, quickly when you need to delve into command-line world (yeah all the Linux folks are laughing at me right now, I know).
To cut a long story short, I’ve been making backups of my WordPress database daily only to find out I had problems importing it after I made changes to it (UTF-8, encoding, etc ,etc) but I managed to figure it out and I can safely say I can restore the WordPress backups now, even after hand-coding changes!
Now that I’m happy with my blog move the next task for me is a new design. A change is as good as a holiday they say. I’ll keep you posted but right now, I… need… sleep, stat!