The Edward Ringwald Blog: Now on WordPress!

As you’re probably aware, EdwardRingwald.com has been around since 2000 and the Edward Ringwald Blog has been around since 2007.  A lot has come a long way since I began my web site as a Introduction to the Internet college course project at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa in March 2000.  What began as Edward Ringwald’s Home Page morphed into the website Where I Strive To Have The Best Site Anywhere On The Internet For Everyone!

When I started the Edward Ringwald Blog in 2007 I hosted it on Blogger which is easy to use for the beginner who wants to get into blogging.  I agree, Blogger has a lot of good features that are easy to use, and I can’t complain about that!

But over the years, I needed something better to help manage the Edward Ringwald Blog.  When I changed web hosting companies in January 2018 my new web hosting provider, InMotion Hosting, gives me more for my money when it comes to hosting not only my website but my other websites, Interstate275Florida.com, DrawBridgeAhead.com and my website portal, EdwardRingwaldWebsites.com:  The ability to host blogs and forums and a whole lot more, more than what my previous web hosting provider had.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about WordPress, and I like the better capabilities that WordPress provides over Blogger.  So, I went ahead and installed WordPress on my site and I was extremely impressed at the look and feel over Blogger.

Right after I completed installation of WordPress it was just a matter of fine tuning WordPress to my liking including adding the cover pictures to the elements of the blog.  Then it came time to import the blog entries from Blogger over to WordPress.

And I am very impressed!  That said, I want to say welcome to the new home of the Edward Ringwald Blog, powered by WordPress.

From this day forward, all new posts for the Edwarad Ringwald Blog will be on the WordPress platform.  For the time being, the Edward Ringwald Blog on the Blogger platform will be maintained as a legacy blog meaning no new entries or updates will be made on the Blogger platform.  Eventually, I intend to set it up so that if you go to a blog entry on the Blogger platform you will be redirected to the new WordPress platform.

One more thing, and this is just a reminder on commenting:  When you comment on an entry, please keep it clean as the Edward Ringwald Website and Blog are family friendly sites, and I will do everything in my power to keep it that way.  In addition, you may want to review the Community Guidelines for the Edward Ringwald Blog over at my website portal, EdwardRingwaldWebsites.com.

And speaking of commenting, I have used to allow anonymous commenting on my posts with moderation.  With the changeover from Blogger to WordPress, I have changed the commenting system to where you will need a Facebook account in order to comment.  In fact, when the Tampa Bay Times revamped their website they revamped their article commenting to require a Facebook account as well:  Back then you could use a Facebook account or a site registration account but today the Tampa Bay Times took away the site registration for commenting on articles.  Besides, a comment made on a Facebook account provides more accountability vs. a comment made anonymously even with moderation.

So, in order to comment on a blog entry, simply write your comment.  If you are prompted to log in to Facebook, do so; be assured your Facebook login details stay with Facebook.  You will have the option to select whether you want to share your comment on your Facebook timeline; if you want to simply check the box.  If not, just leave the box unchecked.  If you are already logged in to Facebook, your profile picture will appear to the left of the comment box.  Once again, all comments are subject to moderation.

Once again, welcome to the new home of the Edward Ringwald Blog, proudly powered by WordPress!

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