The why's and wheretofores of the upcoming changes at the SDWC.

If you haven't noticed by now, after 2 and 1/2 years, I'm in the preparatory stages for moving the South Dakota War College to a new home at dakotawarcollege.com.

*sniff* Blogger platform, I hardly knew ye.

The cool thing is that I've been able to move most all my posts. And the comments are even coming over. Right now it's a matter of tweaking things to get them to work right. I've never been a CSS stylesheet person, but I'm muddling through.

Why the move after all of my success here? There are practical reasons.

I bought the dakotawarcollege.com name a year ago, and I'm glad I did. sdwarcollege.com has been snatched by a squatter in the interim. Renewal was due, and it got me looking at several factors for the continued life of this website.

Blogger is good, but I need more possibility of adding things that might help pay for all of this mess. I wanted the more professional look that Wordpress offers. And more than anything, after 2 1/2 years, I'm maxing out my filespace.

I'm actually running out of picture space on Blogger, which was causing me consternation, in addition to have to pick and choose what to keep on the free one at home. As far as that one goes, 50 meg wasn't cutting it. So this move will boost my file limit to a huge 250 gig.

Administration of the website could at times be a pain. Even with the keycode protection, I'd get spammed. Hopefully, this will help with some of the oversight.

For those of you who are asking, Anonymous posting should still be allowed, but it's going to allow MUCH better spam control. The new software will allow me to pre-kill junk based on keywords.

Where I was limited before, I'll probably spend months just trying to go through everything I could offer.

Now if I could only get the pictures to wrap (or not wrap) correctly.

Comments

Anonymous said…
headlines are two small vis-a-vis the byline.
PP said…
I'm still working on it....

Bear with me...
Anonymous said…
It's getting better all the time. Good work on fixing the point sizes.

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