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From WordPress.com to WordPress.org – going self-hosted. Eek!

Hello my lovelies. I just wanted to ask you to have a bit of patience while I work out Flora’s Musings as a self-hosted blog. I’m updating this page with information as and when needed.

I found a great deal with ChemiCloud getting a HUGE 65% discount! Meaning that I paid £175 for a 3 year deal for multiple websites!

Self-hosting with ChemiCloud logo image

I need to find a theme, customise it and find a couple of lost pages. I hope you’ll stay with me during this short period of change. However, I’m enjoying the challenge!

Update: 15th May 2020

I’ve noticed that some of the links in my older posts aren’t working. Also that the automatic scheduled “Social Media Sharing” of my posts to my Twitter feed and Facebook page was showing “Page Not Found“. I hope that I’ve sorted out these issues now.

However if you find any pages that don’t open or links that don’t work please let me know. I’m still learning what I need to do to ensure this blog continues to run smoothly as a self-hosted one.

Update: 25th May 2020

I found out that some of you aren’t getting notified when I post something new. So I found out that I had to “migrate my followers“.

“Keep in mind that while your email subscribers will continue to receive email notifications of new posts as before, WordPress.com followers will only see new posts in the Reader. They will not receive email updates unless they subscribe to receive those on your new site. You might want to post a notice on your old site about your upcoming move to keep your readers informed.”

Anyway, I’ve started the necessary migration. However, if you want to still get the emails, just fill in the “Subscribe by Email” at the top right-hand side. 💜

Thanks again for all your good wishes and patience. See you on the other side.

Flora x

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(31) Comments

  1. I’ve toyed with doing this for so long and back out each time because there are so many ways in which I could screw up! How are you finding it now – did you lose followers during the migration?

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  3. Congratulations on going self-hosted! I remember when I switched over, it was super stressful haha. Wishing you the best!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Anika. I’m enjoying the ride! Lol!

  4. Just making sure I’m not supposed to be going somewhere else to find your latest posts—no worries if you’re still just getting things sorted out!

  5. I love seeing the changes whenever I visit your blog!

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Lindsi x

  6. Yay for self hosting! And Chemi Cloud really does have great prices! Also I think you used my link, thank you for that <3 The site looks great, I hope you get any issues sorted quickly!

    1. Flora says:

      Yes, I did use your affiliate link, Kristen. They’re really helpful too. I’ve sent them lots of messages since joining and they’re always quick to respond.
      I’ve had over 100 referrals from my link but no sign-ups yet.

  7. I keep thinking to make the switch from blogger to WP but I’m never brave enough to. Good luck with working out the kinks! It’s looking good from what I can see. 🙂

  8. Oh my gosh, LOVE the new site! Looks like you’ve made some big changes, and those are exciting but also frustrating and scary (been there, done that, so I totally understand!). If you get stuck with something, you can definitely hit me up and I’ll try to help. :3

    1. Flora says:

      Aww, thanks so much Sammie. I LOVE what you’ve done with your site. I’ll definitely shout out when I need help! Lol!

  9. Oooh this is exciting! I hope it goes smoothly from now on!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Steph. Every day is a learning day. 😉

  10. The new design looks great and I hope you’ll enjoy going the self-hosted route. That’s what I have and I love it.

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Suzanne.

  11. Wahoo!! If you need help or tips hit me up. I am happy to help. Congrats!

    1. Thanks Kimberly I appreciate it and will definitely be taking you up on the offer

  12. I love the new design and layout, it looks wonderful!

    1. Thank you I think I’ll live with it for a while and just tweak stuff as and when things come up.

      1. I think it might be necessary for me at some point to do the same as you have done, and move to self-hosted. It is kind of scary though, I am not so great with coding.

  13. It really takes time to get it how you want it! Just remember to be patient with yourself! It looks fabulous! 🙂

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Christine I’m enjoying the freedom of being self-hosted and learning about all the behind-the-scenes stuff I need to sort out.

  14. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Don’t worry we’ll be patient!

    1. Flora says:

      Awww, thanks Sophie

  15. I’m sure it will be great! Looking forward to your posts again.

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Erin. I took advantage of the lock down during April and scheduled a dozen or so posts, so reviews will still be published over the next few weeks.

  16. I thought your site looked a little different! Best of luck with the switchover. 🙂

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Lindsi I’ll probably be tweaking things for months and months.

      1. It’s been years and I’m still tweaking my site! 😉

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