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All New THIS LAMP Coming (VERY) Soon to This Spot

Older posts will become "Classic This Lamp" and will remain where they are at

Please be patient as I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing in WordPress.

My thanks to Joel Watts for getting me set up.

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Reader Comments (11)

Well, one thing I like about this new blog is that at least your RSS feed contains full article entries!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

Well, Larry, you have the distinction of being the first person to leave a comment on the "new" This Lamp. And to think you found it before I even announced it!

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR. Mansfield

Looks great, Rick - congrats on the move. Is there no hope of exporting the Rapidweaver files into a format that WordPress can import?

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElShaddai Edwards

Woohoo! Is this on or are you hosting it yourself?

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Good to see you finally on a better blogging platform.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersclough

Welcome Rick!

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Metts

Love the new site design Rick! Very clean, intuitive, and sleek.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Thanks everyone!

@EE: there is a possibility to move the RW files, but it would take a couple of weeks and a whole lot of work. I read one guy's method where he bought a program called "RapidBlogger" which converts your posts to Blogger which can then be converted to WordPress. Unfortunately, you can only post 50 Blogger posts per day (never knew there was a limit!). My last post on the old This Lamp was #791. Now there aren't exactly that many posts, but probably over 750, so it would take well over two weeks to move them all if I did 50 a day. And there would still be the problem of making certain everything copied correctly, stuck with its original date, had consistent internal links, and the rest. For right now, I'm going to leave it alone. It won't hurt to leave them there. Maybe one day I can move them, but if I never do, no big deal.

@Rob, yes, I'm hosting it myself.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR. Mansfield

Rick, congrats on this move. Nice!

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT.C. Robinson

Welcome to Wordpress!

By the way, did you just switch from RapidWeaver? I've just started using RapidWeaver for another website I'm working on, and I love it! Why can't all of life be like Mac just works?

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Yes, I switched from RapidWeaver. I'm still using RW for my cast iron site -- -- but This Lamp had grown too large for RW. It was unwieldy and very slow for any new post, up to two to three hours per upload.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR. Mansfield

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