Moving from SquareSpace to WordPress (Part Three)

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Introduction

As I previously promised, I am publishing a reference list that I compiled while researching the process of migrating from SquareSpace to WordPress. Some of the links refer to earlier processes that applied more to SquareSpace version 5 than the current version 6. I am including them, however, since many SquareSpace users may still be running version 5 sites so the information would be pertinent. → Read the rest

Moving from SquareSpace to WordPress (Part Two)

image of a wrench and screwdriverThe process that I used to bring my posts from my SquareSpace blog to the newly created one on WordPress was pretty basic. I first went into the blog on Squarespace via the longer url of quawkle.squarespace.com and logged in with my administrators account. Since I had already hooked up the DNS settings for quawkle.com to the new blog site on WordPress this was the only means I had of accessing my SquareSpace account. → Read the rest

Moving from SquareSpace to WordPress (Part One)

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One of the features touted for SquareSpace is that your data is not trapped in a SquareSpace website if you should ever choose to switch to another platform. That is true, however, migrating from SquareSpace to another platform is not a simple export from and import to process as I learned this past week when I made the switch. → Read the rest

Setting Up a Photoblog in WordPress Part 1

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One of my recent projects was to help my son, Hunter, setup a photoblog. I came across a perfect domain name, hunter.photos, while browsing at Hover and purchased it for Hunter. I wasn’t sure whether to do a redirect, or park the domain, or find and setup an inexpensive domain hosting account. I took a look at Bluehost first because I had heard some very good recommendations, including one from James Williamson. → Read the rest

Everything Old is New Again…

Quawkle.com is currently in a transition between the current site and a makeover involving either a switch to WordPress using the Genesis or Thesis, or a complete move to Squarespace.

image of Squarespace logoRather than continue with some of the many other observations I have made so far with Squarespace, I will save some of those thoughts for another post or two.

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Happy with WordPress

I am impressed with WordPress 2.6 blogging software. The number of great plugins and tools available make it obvious why the platform is so popular amount bloggers. I am looking forward to the release of version 2.7 though I don’t know much about it yet. I like the editor Mars Edit and the Firefox extension ScribeFire. → Read the rest