Today this blog is being moved from its former host, BlogHarbor, to its new one, PressHarbor and from its former platform, Blogware, to WordPress.

For a while I was going to move the blog to another web host and spent a lot of time researching how best to do that. I was particularly concerned not to harm my ranking with the search engines. I could see the coming weekend disappearing while I endeavoured to do all this, learning as I went. As regular readers know, I am no techie – I respect those who are, it’s just not my thing. So I was not looking forward to that prospect.

The alternative, going with the PressHarbor WordPress hosting service, is proving to have been a smart move. Apart from exchanging a few emails and filling out a few boxes, I’ve not had to worry about the changeover process and have been able to get on with other things I needed to be doing.

By and large, the move is going pretty smoothly. I’m especially pleased that all the urls for the hundreds of posts on the old site have been successfully transformed into WordPress permalinks and I’ve been assured my level of Google juice will not have been diminished in the process.

There are a couple of challenges, the main one being that just now I can’t access the control panel for the site, which means I can’t right now upload a new theme of my choice. I know that will be sorted out quickly by PressHarbor. (Update: problem solved – it appears I was being a bit impatient!)

Various items from the sidebar in the old site have not made the transition but I expect to be able to reinstate them in their new home very soon.

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