Climbing the mountain after dark

I felt I had a good vision of how I wanted my client’s web site to look like.  I decided to try working on it in WordPress and not on the University’s server.  Guess what I discovered?  I had purchased a domain host on “wordpress.com” and not “wordpress.org.”   OH SO SILLY.  Wordpress.com doesn’t let you do ANYTHING.  When I realized that my cindeekarns.com was hosted at the .org site and that’s what I was expecting to use for my business web site, I had a plan.

I thought the easiest thing to do, would be to migrate my domain name over to wordpress.org.  I was following simple instructions….really…I was.  Suddenly I could get into neither web site.  ARG!!!

I spent about 2 hours with the support team at WordPress.org and even THEY couldn’t untangle the two sites.  The only option was to blow up my wordpress.org site and start over!  Yes, from scratch.  Luckily I had exported files before I started messing with things.  Turns out all that really saved was my blogs.  The rest is toast.  🙁

My wordpress.com site (alaskanbioshelter.com) won’t let me leave and migrate over to the .org site until the last day of November.  Apparently there’s some law that you have to stay with a host for at least 60 days.  So I’m waiting to have both sites on the wordpress.org hosting site.  I have to report that GO DADDY support was overly helpful and funny and patient, etc.  I had to talk with them since they are my cindeekarns.com hosts.

In the meantime my alaskanbioshelter.com site has a lot of wierd stuff on it since it tried to merge with the cindeekarns.com site.  I will have to try straightening that out today.  Did I ever tell you how much I LOVE doing this???  Egads!

NOW……maybe I can start again?  (I’ll work on my cindeekarns.com later.)

 

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