WA To The Rescue One More Time

Last Update: November 30, 2014

I know I haven't been around a lot in the past few weeks. I had a huge project that needed my full attention and since I'm. . . shall we say well over the age of consent, some things just take longer these days. That project is completed and, because of it, I needed to seriously update my old writing website.

The Old Site

Most of you know I'm a writer. I had a writing website that I paid way too much for a few years ago. I decided I needed a new "look," plus I had to morph it into the way I do business now. Armed with my new knowledge of WordPress, thanks to WA, I went to town.

Ruh-Roh

But guess what? It refused to update. It said it needed 11 updates and wouldn't do a doggone one of them! It kept telling me files were missing. The builders were long gone. I Googled and Googled, trying to find out what to do and then I remembered something.

This site was started with one host and they went out of business. A new company had picked up all those accounts. Somehow, I fell through the cracks until I had to find who was hosting my website. So much fun! I figure something must have happened in the transition.

Siterubix.com

"Well, that's no problem," I told myself. "I'll build a siterubix.com site." And I did! I even designed my own header. The cast comes off the arm I broke patting myself on the back on Wednesday. LOL

But then came the time to move the site to my business name.

Scattered Site

I had moved over two sites before, but this one. . . well, the domain was at GoDaddy and the hosting was somewhere else. Plus, the old site was still active with my domain. Wasn't quite sure what to do. So I threw it out to the Community and got lots of advice. I also put in a Support Ticket because of everything being located in a different place. Now, with the correct information in hand, I was set to go. (Cue horror film music here.)

The Move

I went to GoDaddy and aimed the name servers to WA. Then I popped in to Build Your Websites Here, hit the 'ole move it button and waited for the warm, fuzzy thrill of victory. What I got was a huge error message that looked like Martian to me. I about had heart failure.

I waited a few minutes, intending on doing it again (oh, yeah, good thing to do, right?) and, as I refreshed the page, I noticed that the new site was up in the Manage section, right above the siterubix.com site. There was just one problem. I couldn't sign into either one of them!

Panic Sets In

I knew I might have to wait. So I waited patiently. (And if you believe that, I have some nice oceanfront property in Arizona you might be interested in!) I must have waited all of about 15 minutes and I still could not access either site.

So I filed another support ticket. They gave me some ideas, none of which worked. And then they told me to wait a bit. WAIT??? I'm here having a heart attack and they want me to wait some more? Obviously, they're not up to snuff with old ladies having the vapors!

Just to be on the safe side, though, I went back into GoDaddy to make sure the DNS were indeed pointing in the right direction. They were.

VOILÁ

I can honestly say I don't know what the hell happened, but a short time later. . . .it worked! Yeah, I know. Had I not panicked and just sat it out for a while, but . . . the no panic thing or the patience thing is not my usual style.

And this site was super important. Remember that first fiction book I was scared of editing? Well, I did it. The author loved it. She invited me to her online release party on Friday so I really needed this website under my business name.

KUDOS

Once again, I find myself thanking the wonderful WA Community and, in particular, Alan Hocking who I pestered mercilessly on PM. And you just can't say enough about the great folks in Tech Support, who apparently did know they had a crazy old lady on their hands. But now the crazy old lady is a happy lady indeed!

So now all is right with the world. Well, almost all. But that's another question the community will be seeing shortly. :)

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dhayman Premium
Glad you got it fixed.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Doug!
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Judy-B Premium
Sure glad you got it all going correctly. I can relate to the panic and old lady stuff, even tho I am fighting that...lol Sometimes I have no patience either. :) Nice to hear from you again also. :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Judy!
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rosieM Premium
I am soooooo happy for you! You have amazing talent and I have felt threw you into that Charlie Brown figure with the cloud over his head all the time raining......perhaps that rain was there for growth, who knows? You have arrived! You have blossomed! CONGRATULATIONS!
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CarlaIves Premium
That's sweet, Rosie. Thanks!
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rosieM Premium
You are always welcome :)
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Hi loveing
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rosieM Premium
Happy Holidays, Carla!!!!!
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Rosie!
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rosieM Premium
I've missed you a LOT......it was so great to hear from you.....you made my day...... :)
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kholmes Premium
Wow Carla, that is so great to hear....that is a short story in itself and well written, you are a true writer indeed. I am very happy that all is well and you sorted all the gory details out. Good to have a community to lend a helping hand even if they don't have a clue what your yammering about...Lol....just kidding! Good luck with your future prospects, I wish you the best!
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Kim! Yep, I can tell a story. ;)
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Kathy331 Premium
Great to hear you got it all sorted and lovely to see you posting again. :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Kathy!
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