SimonLeung.com is Live!

Posted by Simon Leung in Launch, Updates on April 11th, 2006 | No Comments

Recently, I was finally able to register the domain name for my name, Simon Leung. The domain name, SimonLeung.com, was previously registered, but inactive (the domain redirected to an incomplete free Yahoo website). It finally expired not too long ago, and and since I was watching it like a hawk, I was able to pick it up the moment it became available again :)

After doing a little bit of research, I decided to switch over from Blogger and install WordPress on my domain to power my blog. It was an easy switch since my webhost supports Fantastico, which made it pretty easy to have WordPress installed into my website. However, I ran into some time-consuming tasks, such as finding a template, editing the templates and several other minor details which added up to 5 or 6 hours.

In addition, since I’m not too familiar with this program, I also had a hard time trying to figure out how to go about setting up an atom.xml file, since I was not able to locate it in the installation folder. I actually still don’t know how it works or if I need to generate one on my own. I’m also trying to figure out if I need to re-generate my entire Google Sitemap. I’m a little annoyed that WordPress did not come with better instructions or made things like this more apparent.

On the bright side, there was a handy Import feature that allowed me to copy over all my old blogs from my Blogger account to my new one. This is an awesome feature and probably saved me another few hours of work!

In any case, I’m going to play with WordPress some more. I’m also disappointed that the interface is not as user friendly as Blogger’s, and editing templates was a real hassle. But hopefully, the gurus know what they’re talking about and I’m able to capture some better rankings and results from the switch.

Oh, I also added a new ‘About Me‘ section. Check it out when you have time!

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