.com to .org

Today is anoth­er sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for this blog. Effec­tive today, this blog is served as a self host­ed WordPress.org site that’s housed in one of the Blue­host’s servers some­where in the ether.

It’s a bit unfor­tu­nate that I had mis­tak­en­ly reg­is­tered my domain at WordPress.com with­out ful­ly aware of the con­se­quences and as a result I had to wait for 60 days before I could trans­fer out. But on the bright side, I got to know how life is on the host­ed ver­sion of Word­Press so I could appre­ci­ate the free­dom of WordPress.org.

The wait is final­ly over in the last cou­ple of weeks. So I attempt­ed the trans­fer but ran into some trou­bles. Today I was able to plug the last prob­lem that hin­dered the move. It turned out that, besides chang­ing name servers to that of Blue­host, I also had to dis­able Domain Pri­va­cy, gen­er­ate and enter autho­riza­tion code . That com­plet­ed the Domain Trans­fer and then I just had to update URLs in WP dash­board to chaitanyamsv.com.

First thing I worked on soon after the move is to over­ride Lato with my favorite fonts: Bit­ter for post titles and Source Sans Pro for post con­tent. The only thing I liked with Twen­ty Thir­teen is its fonts. So Twen­ty Thir­teen’s fonts com­bined with Twen­ty Four­teen’s lay­out and black plus green col­or scheme appears cool for the time being. I changed few CSS bits and did try to change the col­or scheme of Twen­ty Four­teen to orange but it sucked so I undid it.

There are some inter­est­ing bits that need sort­ing. I will even­tu­al­ly fix them.

Edit: I lat­er reset the post title font to Lato but changed the case to title case.



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