is Now On WordPress!

2010 February 25
by Carissa on WordPress

photo credit: SEPBLOG


It’s taken me several months but here I am. WordPress UP, yo.

And now I am super busy learning everything I can about WordPress and my Theme (Vigilance). Wow, I feel like a 3rd grader attempting to learn calculus.

“Sorry Miss Ashley, how do I locate the CSS file again via my FTP client? I can’t remember where my pink crayon is….”

I’m gonna need a lot of help. So if you already invented the WordPress wheel… will you please share a spoke or two?


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16 Responses
  1. February 25, 2010

    Oh Carissa!!

    It’s beautiful! Congrats my friend *HUG*
    Twitter: MadHatterMom

  2. February 25, 2010

    It looks amazing! I am soooooo happy for you. Seriously… UH FREAKING AWESOME!
    Twitter: sahans

  3. February 25, 2010

    It looks fabulous.

    You will love it- I am so happy we made the switch!

  4. February 25, 2010

    LOVE – are you not thrilled!!! Now you can start a whole new series of tutes.

  5. February 25, 2010

    YEAH!!! It looks awesome. I LOVE IT!!!
    Twitter: ScrappinMichele

  6. February 25, 2010

    Carissa – It looks great! Welcome to the WordPress pool – the water’s fine. I’d love to hear about your process – was the conversion from Blogger (or was it typepad) difficult? BTW – I love the image you found – it’s perfect!

    I’ve been a girl from the beginning. You know I love what you do, feel free to give me a call next week and I’ll be glad to help. You know, make sure you have the most useful plugins, share shortcuts etc. I’ll be glad to answer questions; you’ve helped me with plenty of mom blogger questions/connections.

    I had not idea that in your former life you were a molecular biologist; my brother is a plant geneticist.

    Twitter: cathywebsavvypr

  7. February 25, 2010

    Oh – I just read your post about the change-over and wanted to share one thing – too late for you, but it might help your readers – is not only one place you can buy your own domain name from, but you can also buy hosting from them (along with many other places – just be sure they meet the requirements of the software). Now – the COOL thing at this point in time Feb. 2010 – Godaddy recently launched a “wordpress hosting.” That is a specific package that comes with the Software ALREADY LOADED onto your site – at no extra cost – that’s even easier than their one button WordPress installation. You still have to select a free or paid/premium theme to style your blog – but the wordpress installation is one of the most intimidating parts for many non-tech types – no FTP needed!
    Twitter: cathywebsavvypr

  8. February 26, 2010

    Looks good. Nice and clean and the navigation works. I’ll add you to my RSS. Congrats.

  9. February 26, 2010

    See…I am SO wordpress naive that I posted my comment on the wrong post. Ugh. anyway…it looks great!

  10. February 26, 2010

    Can I say I am UBER jealous. I need to get off my arse and do it! LOL
    Twitter: KariewithaK

  11. February 26, 2010

    I love the new digs! And yay for easier commenting!

  12. February 26, 2010

    Love the name GoodNCrazy! Aren’t we all a bit good and crazy anyway?
    Twitter: ohiodh

  13. February 28, 2010

    Congrats Carissa, you did it…and it is sassy…love love love your layout/brand, everything!

  14. March 8, 2010

    Ooooo . . . another one bites the dust!

    It looks absolutely fantastic!

    One of these days, I might just get over being intimidated and join in the WP fun.
    Twitter: Rachel_L

  15. March 8, 2010

    Oops — wrong twitter handle in the last comment.
    Twitter: Rachel_L

  16. March 25, 2010

    Carissa, welcome to the world of self-hosting WordPress! Duong Sheahan sent me over to see your new site. Looks fantastic!

    WordPress takes a little while to get used to, but I’m sure you love it!

    Here’s me sharing a spoke or two:

    A book I highly recommend reading is WordPress for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis.

    And be sure you make regular backups of your database & essentials directories/files, keep your WordPress installation and plugins up-to-date with the latest stable version, and do your best to secure your FTP, hosting, database and wp-admin account. Being prepared and prevention is key. You don’t want to start all over or reconstruct anything.

    Check out this automatic WordPress backup plugin that integrates with Amazon S3 –

    Good luck with your site! Let me know if you need any help.

    Take care,

    Regina Smola
    Twitter: WPSecurityLock

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