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amit
amit
Finally, I have completed a pretty tricky exercise that I had started about a couple of weeks back. It wasn’t tricky because I wanted to move my website to a different platform. It was tricky because I wanted to do it cleanly. I wanted to retain as many things that worked well for me as... amitgawande.com
crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@amit At first glance the new site looks good, clean and clear.

amitgawande.com
amitgawande.com
@crossingthethreshold Thank you, David. That was exactly the intension. Glad it came through 👍
maique
maique

@amit It does look clean. God job, sir.

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amitgawande.com
@maique Thank you! Started with a clean base, and intended to keep it that way 👍🏼🙂
maique
maique

@amitgawande.com I love clean.

pratik
pratik

@amit What?! Back to Wordpress? You were the last person I would’ve expected to ditch Blot and go back to WordPress.

bix
bix

@amit I love the sun/moon effect of the mode switcher.

Cheri
Cheri

@amit Looks good!

cygnoir
cygnoir

@amit It looks great!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@amit Looking good, and I'll echo @bix - the sun/moon for day/night mode is a nice touch. Yes, WordPress can be heavy and clunky but it still has a lot going for it and the ecosystem is deep. Glad the move went well.

amitgawande.com
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@pratik Yeah, even I wasn’t sure till about a week back. But as I said, I was just tired of getting custom for myself — working things out myself. And the biggest pain point was I didn’t want to look for that one editor every time I wanted to write. Or edit. WordPress was an easy decision then.
amitgawande.com
amitgawande.com
@bix Thank you, Bix. However, can’t take the full credit for that. Referred to a couple of guides and themes that supported dark mode. Got it working to my liking.
pratik
pratik

@amitgawande.com Did you get the personal or business plan?

amitgawande.com
amitgawande.com
@colinwalker Thank you, Colin. I spent a good couple of weeks experimenting with WordPress. I had long stopped using it as a platform. So just wanted to make sure I am ok with baggage. I am ok with that after all, because the pros are many. Completely agree with you. Stable and ecosystem are a huge advantage.
amit
amit

@pratik Oh didnt I mention? I self-hosted the instance. .com was too limiting for my itchy mind 😬

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pratik
pratik

@amit Nice. So you did go the whole hog. Yeah, if you really wanna tweak it to your heart’s content, custom hosting is the way to go. I used to host at Tiger Tech. Excellent hosting service.

I hear ya about writing on the spur of the moment or even editing it. Blot unfortunately can be limiting that way. I’m still trying to find the sweet spot between convenience and control.

amit
amit

@cygnoir @cheri Thank you Cheri, Halsted! 👍🏼🙂

cdevroe
cdevroe

@amit I was wondering why I got some new webmentions/pingbacks!

amitgawande.com
amitgawande.com
@cdevroe Oh, I didn’t realize that would happen. Extremely sorry for the flood of webmentions. Wonder if I could have avoided them in some manner?