So much for it being a transparent process.
I was just about ready to move my sites to the new provider when I got an email from my old provider, saying that my sites had been hacked because I was using an old version of WordPress, and that if I wanted them back, I needed to upgrade.
Of course, part of the reason I was moving them was because I couldn’t upgrade WordPress without upgrading the database, and they didn’t give me a easy way to upgrade the database.
Then there was a whole series of things on the part of the new provider that made the process of transitioning a little more difficult than it should have been. Nothing bad really, just lots of little things. Plus, despite getting a flu shot, I seem to have the flu. So it sat for a while.
But we’re back! If you’re one of the few people who had an account here before, it’s gone. Fortunately, that’s not too big a deal. As you can see from the sidebar, you can now log in with a variety of other accounts to make comments. Your Google, Yahoo, LiveJournal, LinkedIn, Twitter, or OpenID account will work–or at least it should; let me know if you have any issues. Unfortunately, the free version of the plugin I’m using only lets you select a few providers, but doesn’t let you change the graphic, so you can’t use all the services pictured there. Working on that.
If I should write anything you find interesting, you should also be able to automatically share it on Twitter with a little button at the bottom.
jbhelfrich.com is still down, but I think I’ll be moving that content to www.helfrich.us anyway, if I can just find a way to get it out of the current site. We’ll see.
EDIT: OK, so the original Twitter thing wasn’t working, but the new one is. Now to see if I can make those extra icons go away.
EDIT2: And now the extra icons are dealt with. You’d think I play with web pages for a living or something.