Last updated on April 17th, 2015 at 01:38 am
You might have noticed that my blog looks different? That’s because I finally made the switch to WordPress! Yay! The switch over was relatively easy. One of the hardest part was deciding on a template. I downloaded and tried 20 different templates that I didn’t like.
The WordPress Template Dilemma
So what do you do when you don’t know which template to use? You go and look at bloggers from your niche who are doing things well and see what they are using. I follow the Fitness Cheerleader on a regular basis. She has a great site! I scrolled down to the bottom and noticed that she was using the Fashionista Theme, which is built on the Genesis Framework. I clicked on it and it took me to a demo of the theme. It’s then that I realized that Janice, the creator of Fitness Cheerleader actually designed the theme herself and sells it on her site other Just Janice Designs.
So I went ahead and purchased the theme. I have to say that Janice went above and beyond to help me set up my new theme on WordPress. She even helped with the header! I’m very thankful that she supports her customers! She obviously doesn’t see other running bloggers as competition, but as a support group!Here is a shoutout to @justjanicedes for creating a great #WordPress theme that I'm finally happy… Click To Tweet
URL change from Blogger to WordPress
The other hard part was changing my URL over from Blogger to WordPress. If you haven’t dabbled in DNS before, I would suggest to skip the headaches and hours of agonizing and just call the support line from your service provider. After hours of wondering if I broke the internet, a quick call had me up and running in about 10 minutes. I clearly knew nothing. GoDaddy had great customer service!Here is a Shoutout to @GoDaddy for excellent customer service! Click To Tweet
So, although I’ve finally made the switch and found a theme I’m finally happy with I’m sure the design will change in the next little while until I made it truly my own! Now I have to figure out how to switch Google Analytic over! One thing at a time Lucie!
Have you migrated your Blogger Blog to WordPress? What was your biggest headache?
My 5 Km race is tomorrow, come back soon for a race recap! Will I run a Personal Best?