Monthly Archives: October 2016
Well, I finally got around to building a new personal website. It’s been a while since I updated the old one, mostly because it was made in Apple iWeb which I no longer have. One set of content on my old site is quite active (the documents I’ve collected for Cal sailboats) so I wanted to make sure that any new website maintains the old URLs to those documents so Google search results would still link to them.
So I installed an instance of WordPress in the same folder as the old website, imported or recreated the content (depending on what it was) and specifically rebuilt the pages for the Cal documents so that they linked to the same files in the same locations as the old site. Then I set about updating the old pages with automatic redirects to the new site. Each section on the old site now redirects to its matching section on the new site.
Hopefully now that the website is running on WordPress I can update it more frequently and slowly tune it to be something I will be proud of. In the mean time it’s pretty nice so far, and it meets my objective of keeping old content available.
I’ve actually consolidated blog posts from various blogs I had around the web into three final locations:
- Sailing related posts have been imported into our cruising blog at AndersonsAbroad.com as well as some other travel blogs we had written about French Polynesia and Italy.
- Work/Technology related posts were already on StorageSavvy.com which is now at Storagesavvy.richardanderson.net. I’m winding down this site and no longer want to pay for the domain.
- All other personal posts have been imported into this site under the Personal Blog section. This includes posts originally on the old richardanderson.net site, in addition to non-sailing posts that were on sailingsleipnir.wordpress.com and kirklandnano.blogspot.com.
Take a little tour through the menu to see what’s here..