You may have noticed that the IslandEarth website has changed. This is because we have now moved to WordPress.com
We were previously with Squarespace.com but the costs they charge started to become prohibitive.
I hadn’t even considered WordPress when I began looking around for alternative providers due to bad experiences in the past. But that was over 5 years ago – a millennium in IT terms!
The only reason I started looking at WordPress again was that the means of getting your old blog posts from one provider to another always involved using a WordPress formatted file as the intermediary mechanism. I tried that on a few hosting sites without much success – dates would be reset to today’s date, images would not be brought in etc.
Then I realised that WordPress was offering the same functionality, if not better, than the paid for hosting companies I was looking at. So I took the plunge and was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of using WordPress and the functionality it has to offer. Just looked at the stats today and they are well presented as well.
It was by no means perfect importing my blog posts from the old site – some images did not transfer DNS A records to point at the WordPress server IPs: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
So far so good and I highly recommend using WordPress.com not just for Blog style sites but ordinary websites as well.