Blogs.....anyone know the technicalities

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  1. dippingatoe

    dippingatoe Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone on here know anything about blogs and hosting them etc?

    I started my first one on a little website I made but it got very complicated as the number of pages grew

    I then went to wordpress - but the company I went with was sold out to someone, and now they have changed all their programmes and it looks like my blog won't be able to be updated. I have been emailing them but don't know for sure what is going to happen

    If I go to all the effort of redoing the blog then they decide to change things again its all just too much to keep learning. I thought wordpress was a biggish thing and I wouldnt need to change all the time.

    Any advice anyone. Can I keep my wordpress blog and just move it somewhere else. How do all these things work ??????
     
  2. Clarky

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    I have my blog on Wordpress who also host it.
    There are no third parties involved. I use their software which is easy to use and FREE. :xThumb:

    There is a link below if you want to have a look.

    Richard.
     
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    Google blogspot. Free and easy!!
     
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    We have a blog with WordPress see the site details below. In the page on blogs and blogging there is bit of information. Wordpress have a site which has many tutorials which are very helpful.
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/category/wp-tutorials/
    I also use YouTube for tutorials, they have been very useful. Just type in the query and look at the tutorial that answers your question.
    Hope this has been of some help.
    Ewout
     
  5. Carol

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    @dippingatoe Ohhh disaster I don't want anything to go wrong with your brilliant Blog I am only half way through it, I wonder if Karl @Gromett has any ideas, or hopefully the other helpful suggestions will help.

    Wishing you a Happy Christmas may the a Sun shine and the bus run smoothly. :xsmile:
     
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    Why not use a Fun Blog. Add pictures, allow followers to comment, if you wish you can separate blog posts into categories, such as Spain Trip or Weight Loss Journey, anything you like. You can choose who gets to see it, anyone, family friends or the world. All here, all free and if you need help I'always here. http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/xfa-blog-home/
     
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    Many thanks Jim. I have a message this morning that they have fixed it. I think they thought I had a web site rather than blog with them. It was set up when Grommet was doing it. But he sold out just after I joined. I paid for a couple of years hosting with them so hopefully all running fine now

    Pleased you are enjoying it @Carol :)
     
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    I feel really guilty about selling so soon after you started. It was a surprise to me too but after 18 years of being available 24 hours a day 7 days a week without holidays I was just burned out by it all. It all happened rather quickly from first offer to the sale completing took only 3 days. This was about 6 weeks after you signed up I believe. I was shocked by the changes the new owner has made and the failures he suffered during the change shouldn't have happened. I can't believe it is almost a year since I got out of the business.
     
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    Hope its all going well for you. The site seems fine at present :) I think they were making some changes which probably disturbed the system a bit :)
     
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