I’ve never been good at remembering my social media URLs. Am I “dafacto” there or “mhenders”? At Facebook, where neither was available, what was that URL stub I chose? And doesn’t LinkedIn include something like /i/ or /in/ in their URLs?
Well today I solved that problem by using the Yoast SEO Premium WordPress plugin’s “redirect” feature (also available in the free alternative, Redirection). Now, all my social URLs are easy to remember:
This website runs on WordPress, and over the past several years has seen its hosting move from the DreamHost shared environment, to DreamPress managed hosting, to GoDaddy managed hosting to, finally, DigitalOcean. This article explains why.
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I recently switched from DreamHost’s DreamPress to GoDaddy’s managed WordPress hosting service. This article explains why, and discusses my experience so far. [Update: Since writing this article, I’ve switched away from GoDaddy, and now host my blog in a VPS at DigitalOcean. You can read about that switch, here.]
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I have an internet-hosted Mac mini running OS X Server, and recently decided to figure out how to host websites on it, and in particular, WordPress websites. After a few struggles and speed bumps, I finally got a site up and running, and wanted to document the process here, pulling together the various bits of information I compiled along the way.
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After three years of using Movable Type, I decided to migrate my weblog over to the open-source WordPress weblogging systems. This article documents the process, and some of the details.
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