I’ve had a few queries about commenting on this site, so have checked with Ro, who builds websites for a living (Senior Interface Developer, he is – I suppose it’s inevitable that at least one of my children should have a job title I don’t really comprehend) and uses WordPress regularly, which he says is excellent.
This is not a wordpress.com blog but a stand-alone site that uses WP tools. So a WordPress ID doesn’t work to sign in with, you need to enter in your details to register.
Categorically, wordpress.com does not have access to comments on razorbladeoflife.co.uk and there is no crossover. If you register, your comments won’t appear anywhere else and they won’t be available for marketing or spamming.
If you don’t want to store cookies on your computer, Ro recommends that you let your browser store your password and then, rather than clicking ‘Remember Me,’ which does store a cookie, you just have to click ‘Login.’
I’ll post on both sites for a few more days and then just leave a link there. Ro has transferred all the posts and pictures and some of the comments, but there are about 28,000 of them and it’s straining the system a bit.
If you read blogs on an iPhone, it’s a lot nicer on this site and the commenting is easier too.
Many, many thanks to Ro for setting this up for me, the site itself wasn’t so much bother (though I kept going back to him with little points, mostly about the commenting set-up) but the transfer of 3,000 posts was and it took him the whole evening. He has been extremely kind and patient throughout and I appreciate it all very much.