Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bits & Pieces website update

OK, here’s the scoop.    I’ve set up a new website.  I now need to customize it.  I have tested it with a couple of posts and it seems to work, but it needs some fine tuning (logo, links, etc.)…. OK, quite a bit of fine tuning.  I’m using WordPress and I had a hard time just getting it set up, but that seems to be done now.  I know next to nothing about WordPress, so that’s making it a slow process.  I actually had the site set up last night, but it took me a couple hours just to figure out how to get to the Dashboard and write a post.   (Documentation is good once you already know how to do something.)  Anyway, I’m past that now and just need to learn how to use the website software.


I’m not sure how long that fine-tuning will take.   I’m working on a project for an organization I belong to that has to be done by Saturday and another for my business that is eating up my time too. 


I have downloaded all the picturess from the old site to a hard drive here at Bits & Pieces headquarters, but I’m not sure that if I import the Blogger data (posts) that the pics will “line up” with the post automatically.  I don’t think I can repost them manually.  (There are 8,260 pics there.)  We may just be starting from scratch.   I’ll just have to see about that when I have the time.


I’ll try to at least make a couple posts a day here as I muddle through this.  I appreciate your patience and really appreciate all the kind words you’ve said about Bits & Pieces.


Stay tuned……

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is the website?

bitscared said...

You are indeed a busy man Jonco!! Don't kill yourself setting up the website. We will all wait for you! We are officially addicted!!!!!!! Take care of yourself and just keep breathing. Or go and sit on Charlotte and have a dream!

Anonymous said...

We are very excited about your new site. Leave us a trail of bits and pieces and we will follow you... Thanks for all you do for us!

Mike Firesmith said...

Dude!

Take your time! we will be here when you get it up and running, even if it takes a while. You've provided us with free entertianment at the push of a button and I for one think B&P is one of the best sites ever.

Seriously, man, chill out, go get some beer, and take a break. We will be here for you when you get back, and we don't give a damn how long it takes.

Take Care,
Mike

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, take your time and have no stress. I really enjoy the site and appreciate the blog each evening. We'll wait.

vancouver girl said...

As everyone else has said, don't stress, take your time! We're loving addicts, we can wait :) Good luck with everything you have to get and thank you so much for caring about our entertainment!!

Anonymous said...

I already miss the pictures :(

crown heights goat said...

enjoy your break!
we will be loyal to the end!!!!

John Good said...

Take your time; we'll wait. You've been a great source for funny pics and belly laughs!

Anonymous said...

Ex ac a tac a ree as Mike says. Chill, have a Beer, polish your bike, and we'll wait. Good Luck.

Warren said...

I've been using wordpress off and on for a few months and one of the things that I've found really helps is to use a desktop post-editor. There are several out there that a lot of people swear by, the one my wife and I like to use is called Post2Blog (I don't remember the link off the top of my head but I'm sure google does). Microsoft makes one too that a lot of people seem to like, and then there are a few paid ones that are supposed to be pretty good too.

It really helps, I never liked using the dashboard all that much with wordpress unless it was to customize something. If you need some help getting plugins or a theme setup for the new site Jonco, let me know and I'll see if I can help you out. There are some really great addons for Wordpress, if you know where to look and how to get them customized!

wcselby (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Yes we will all hang around

love Helen


LOM

Anonymous said...

You rock!

alilbit said...

Ditto its anonymous~we all love your site and will wait as long as you need~Good luck!

xco said...

good luck!

Derek Brink said...

Good news! Hope things get back up and running smoothly for you. I consistantly find myself directing people to this blog or telling one of the jokes from here... Glad to know I'll soon have something to say in the office again! :)

Alilbit's English teacher said...

Alilbit!! I'm so disappointed in you!

Joanne Casey said...

it'll be worth it in the end!

Anonymous said...

I love Bits and Pieces. I look at it every morning with my coffee. Take your time. We'll be here when you have time to get it up and running again.

FLSTI said...

standing by........still

peace!

Webjac said...

Hello Jonco, I'm here to help you back. I have exereicne setting up WordPress. If you need any help e-mail me at jaime@creixems.com

Saint Splattergut said...

I admire and appreciate your determination. :)

Thank you!

Nacho Bustos said...

I have 2 recommendations for you:
1- SCRIBEFIRE, a Firefox extension thats helps you post to your blog so easy as riting an email. You should check it out, it really helps me to post fast and easy into my blog.

2- FEEDBURNER, a website that has a lot of easy and very usefull tools for blogs. The greatest thing it has is detailed statisctics of your visitors and it helps a lot to promote your blog.

Hope you find thore usefull!
Keep on the good work, jonco!

Mine is a Gin said...

"Documentation is good once you already know how to do something."
How very true!! Good luck with it all and as they say - if you want something doing, give it to someone busy to do!

musiace said...

thanks for all the work! can't wait for your new website to set up soon!=)

Hawk said...

Jonco,

The picture problem can be solved in minutes. The only thing that takes time is uploading images and DNA A-record propagation, but thats just a matter of waiting.
Doing this will get bitsandpieces1.blogspot.com fully back online in minutes.

After that, you can always step over to Wordpress.
There are tools to import Blogger data to Wordpress. After importing, the photos will probably have a static url reference to your jonco48.com domain. So if you just upload all the photos in www.jonco48.com/blog/ directory, than the photos should be visible immediately.

Anonymous said...

We're super stoked that you're going to continue with your blog. The first thing my boyfriend does after checking his email is drop in and see what's funny today on B&P. But I will continue the general sentiment in these comments by saying take your time. We'll be here when you get back.

Anonymous said...

We are here to stay we will wait!! Good luck dont kill Yourself.

epiac1216 said...

Hi there:

I love your dedication and respect for your readers.

We will be waiting for your images with Job's patience.

Regards,

Omar.-

The Man said...

If you still using blogger with word press why don't you just continue with your present one

GOD said...

Jonco

You can import your whole site into wordpress from blogger, I can help you fix your picture problem too.
Just drop me a line if you need anything. xxx@cfl.rr.com

Dave
Deaddog.com

Kris C. said...

You can do it!!!

Save B&P and all its archived articles. I can always count on B&P to brighten up a sh!tty day.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really like your site. Its not as evil as the rest of the internet, and im 24.

Otif said...

I love your website! :)