Over the next two months or so I plan to move this blog over to a dedicated server, not because wordpress.com is bad, but because wordpress.org just offers a lot in terms of themes and widgets and things to play with (and because I want the server anyway for various programming projects, and it may pull duty hosting On Target and Wallpaper and herself’s book site as well).
Step one in this process was to install wordpress.org on a local LAMP stack on my laptop and that’s done and I’m playing about with it and maybe I’ll write something up on that later, I’m planning on writing about the entire process of switching from wordpress.com to wordpress.org anyway.
Step two was registering domain names. It’s step two because wordpress will allow you to map a domain name to an existing blog, and that eases the handover slightly. So far I’ve only mapped the one domain, but the others will all become active over the coming weeks. So in a few weeks, you can read this blog at all of the following:
- http://stochasticgeometry.com (this one is live at the moment, in fact it should be in your address bar)
- http://stochasticgeometry.mobi (in a mobile format, naturally 🙂 )
- http://stochasticgeometry.eu (because why the heck not?)
- http://stochasticgeometry.ie (this may become the primary domain name in fact)
Step three : Profit!
Actually, step three is to source the server, but the underpants gnomes are funnier…