All in all the transition went pretty smoothly compared to migrations that I’ve done in the past, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that need fixing. Here’s a list of issues I’m still trying to resolve:
- RSS Feed Issues. At first I thought the problem was “hey my RSS subscribers are going to see their RSS feeds go away,” but it turns out I was able to use a redirect plugin for WordPress redirect the old feed URLs to the new ones. (With caveats: I may not have managed to snag all of them.) The current problem is that it appears images are screwed up. It looks like they’re all pointing toward the site I was using when I started migrating data (dtcweb.com) instead of pointing here (eviscerati.org). I’m going to try to fix this. The good news is, looks like you can keep your old feeds!
- Commenting Issues. So far everyone’s comments have been getting stuck in moderation. I assumed it was because I was training a new spam catcher in a new environment–no, it’s because WordPress defaults to forcing everyone to get approved at least once before they can comment freely. I can appreciate the thought that went behind that design decision on that one, but there’s no way I’m going to be up at 4AM to push comments through, so I turned that off. If comment spam becomes a huge problem I’ll turn it back on again.
- 4K Display Issues. If you have a 4K display, some of the images on this site are ridiculously huge. I don’t know why. I don’t have a 4K display so I can’t test it. I’m not even sure where to start on this one. If you have advice on this (and experience using/modding WordPress themes, this is new to me) I’d love to get a little help on this. Until then, people with high res displays, please enjoy your ridiculously oversized site images. 😉