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New Design StraightfromthePen.com
The photo and all other aspects of the above link is my latest work. Thus far, every link that I checked is working properly. Now that StraightfromthePen.com is hosted elsewhere on a WordPress.org website platform, I have more liberty to design my website as I desire, without having to pay $25 per month to upgrade from the WordPress Premium plan to the Business Plan. Of course, I do have other things I have to pay for to keep StraightfromthePen.com working properly, but I do like the liberty to add plugins or to do what I feel is needed to continue to provide quality content.
Please go to my new site (https://straightfromthepen.com) and click to follow while thinking of it, as the URL on here will soon become history. Not only that, but my current hosting service (FastComet.com) may also become history because I am considering a different hosting environment on Hostinger.com.
At Hostinger.com, where I will have the capability to add more websites to my hosting environment, I hope to improve my success as an affiliate marketer.
Wonderful Women-2023 by Wayne T. Dowdy
Posted Originally at https://straightfromthepen.com
All of the Wonderful Women I pay tribute to each year were somehow missed last year due to operator error. This morning when deciding to post this blog before a spectacular day for me (watching one of my granddaughters play softball), I checked for my Women’s History blog from last year and found it sitting in a draft folder, where it ended up at when I was adding a link to the Spotify podcast that you may listen to by following the embedded post below, or by searching the title on this site. I do apologize ladies, and hope you will remember just how special God made each of you to be the Wonderful Women you are, just the way you are, special in every way on every day. 🙂
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Prisoners and Family Separation News
Work In Progress
I posted this on the new StraightfromthePen.com under the title of Screwing Up Again? This far most everything is working as it should. Once I have everything working correctly I will begin the process of trying to have all of my followers to move with me. 🙂
Screwing Up Again?
Yep, I may be screwing up again but it won’t be the first or last time, I promise.
In my quest to learn more about how to setup and keep websites fully operational, I have one thing in common with highly successful people: perseverance and a lot of errors, one error that I will write about in this blog.
For a more positive post about highly successful people, this is a good article from LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/1-thing-all-successful-people-have-common-nathanial-bibby/
For those who have some technical knowledge or for those who want to learn a little bit of what I know, when setting up a website, one of the things a person may choose are Permalinks, which are different formats to use for linking associated content. For instance, just showing the domain name and title, or domain name and numbers, etc. as shown below.
|Permalink structure |
Day and name
Month and name
Customize permalink structure by selecting available tags
When FastComet moved the content for straightfromthepen.com over from WordPress.com, the person or automated system selected a different format than what the majority of the former site used (now https://straightfromthepen.wordpress.com until it ends in March 2023).
Well, when I took over the website while on home confinement in 2018, I did not know a person should not change the Permalink because it screws up the way search engines index the content of the website for easy retrieval. Then later when I noticed that I was experiencing difficulties finding other blogs I knew existed, I couldn’t figure out why. But now I know what the problem was: ME.
I ventured off into an area I should have investigated more. So, when I started checking out the functioning of this new hosting environment on WordPress.org, not .com, I noticed that most of the internal links did not work and gave me an error message.
Then I changed the permalink again, and thought I chose the best one to eliminate most of the problems I’d have to manual correct when discovered, but I have since changed my mind and think I need to try again.
The moral of the story is the old cliché, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
So, here I go again after WordPress completes creating my backup in case I don’t like the result of my next experiment I can return to the current format as I type.
It won’t take long before I get it figured out but if you experience a 404 Error message, chances are that the blog is in here somewhere, and may be found by searching the title in the search feature at the top of the page.
Whether I am screwing up again or doing something to eliminate a lot of time needed to correct links will be learned soon.