Phew! Building my new website has been more complicated than I thought.
A year ago I wanted to have my blog on my website. The website system I was using only allowed me to add a link so I looked around to find the best way to do this.
Having used WordPress.com for my blog I did consider adding my website there, which is easy to do. But I wanted to be able to achieve a lot more without the necessary restrictions WordPress.com applies.
Seeking advice from other bloggers and using, yes, Google I decided to use WordPress.org. Self-hosted and with an enormous range of choice of themes, plug-ins and other slick gizmos it was just the challenge I wanted.
However I just couldn’t succeed in installing it myself (I have a lot to learn) so I tarried and procrastinated until last month when I found I couldn’t update my previous website.
After contacting support for the website host I was told that I couldn’t use the latest and up-to-date internet browsers! I had to use previous versions which, of course, we’d been told had been improved for security.
Have you tried to go back to a previous browser? It’s virtually impossible and not worth the risk.
So I managed to get a refund and asked PyxisMedia to help me install, and host, the latest version of WordPress.org.
Then the learning started – and will continue! I’m not into progamming HTML etc (yet!) but I am enjoying discovering everything that this excellent system has to offer.
So do have a look around my new website, tell people about it and I would love it if you subscribed to my blog posts!