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Changing Address

Print Version September 11th, 2006

Until now this blog has been living at http://rmarsh.com/ but with a web redirect from my ‘real’ domain http://rmarsh.com/. Unfortunately I’ve been having problems with my domain registrar’s email forwarding and have decided to make a move. This is where the trouble begins!

My blog will continue to be accessible from http://rmarsh.com/ but will shortly cease to be available via http://rmarsh.com. Now, of course I’m realising that ‘everyone’ out there has linked to the f2s address and not rmarsh.com. So … HELP!

1) If you have any links to this blog could you please update them to the new address.

2) Of course all my ‘permalinks’ are turning out to be ‘tempalinks’ — I will make all the necessary internal adjustments (thank God for search and replace!) but does anyone have any idea how to get my ‘old’ site (which I will keep alive for a month or so) to do an automatic redirect to the new place so that I won’t completely fall off google’s map? I’m running WordPress 2.04.

3) Any success stories or sob stories about the process of moving blogs?

4) And now I’ve just realised there’s the issue of feeds … arrghhhh!

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8 Comments

  • 1. Eifion  |  September 11th, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t understand. rmarsh.com automatically brings up rmarshsj.f2s etc. If you discontinue f2s will you disappear?

  • 2. Rob  |  September 11th, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    The idea is to get rmarsh.com to point at itself instead of pointing off anywhere else. That means I have to get the blog up and running at the new place but I’ll keep the old place going for a while but it will only be available by going to rmarshsj.f2s.com\rob\… etc.

    Make sense?

  • 3. Rob  |  September 11th, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    I think I’ve found a way of dealing with issue (2) above. I’m cobbling together a plugin for wordpress to redirect all page requests to the new domain. I’ve cannibalised some code by Angsuman Chakraborty which looks like it might work … but we’ll have to wait until the domain is transferred to be sure.

  • 4. crystal  |  September 11th, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    The posts on my blogs that have some of your homilies … will the links still end up going to your blog, or should I change them?

  • 5. crystal  |  September 11th, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    nevermind – just checked my mail.

  • 6. crystal  |  September 11th, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    Rob, I changed one of my links to http://www.marsh.com but instead of coming here, I end up here – http://www.marsh.com/MarshPortal/PortalMain – even though I didn’t add that part of the address after .com. waht am I doing wrong?

  • 7. Rob  |  September 11th, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    Crystal: The address is rmarsh.com … notice the ‘r’ there at the beginning … it tends to get lost in a sans serif font! Sorry for the work…

  • 8. Steve Bogner  |  September 17th, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, I’ve never done this before, but Typepad has a search & replace, so I searched for ‘rmarshsj.f2s.com/rob’ and repleaced it with ‘rmarsh.com/ ‘ and all appears fine…


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