Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Hold on to your seats

I'm going to make the leap to the new Blogger. Template may be -- well, who knows -- until stabilized.

UPDATE: the migration locked my blog for something like six hours. So my first bit of advice: start it just before you go to bed.

UPDATE II: I notice now there is an annoying prompt when the Comments are displayed, dourly warning that "This page contains both secure and nonsecure items." I know from other blogs that have Gone Over that this will be a constant annoyance. I found the fix for that here. Now, that site (and my Dell's security system) warns that this reduces your pc's security. I relay that warning to you. Here are the steps, if you (like most of the world) use some form of IE:
  1. In your web browser go to Tools.
  2. Select Internet Options from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on the Security tab.
  4. Click on the Web content zone you use to access the Site.
  5. Click Custom level.
  6. Scroll down to find the heading Miscellaneous.
  7. Find the sub-heading Display Mixed Content.
  8. Click Enable.
  9. Click OK.
  10. In response to ‘Are you sure you want to change the security settings for this zone?’ click Yes.
  11. Click OK to close the Internet Options box.


Matt Gumm said...

All right!

I'll let you be the guinea pig, and I'll be the guy still running the Blog equivalent of Windows 98.

Anonymous said...

Grr. Had to recreate this. I can't edit my posts while they're "transferring." Looks like I have to re-create my profile. Looks like I may lose my cool picture for awhile.

Anyway, I may delete this post once it's all over, so I can keep the denominational question at the top. I am hoping for more responses.

Should I go back to DJP? I guess people know me as that.

Anonymous said...

Both fixed?

candy said...

I thought the new fancy template was your transfer to the new blogger. Let me know what you think, cuz I haven't changed over either.

Matt Gumm said...

For better or worse, I think you're stuck with DJP.

DJP said...

Okay, the migration took something like SIX HOURS. So one piece of advice: if you're going to do it, start it just before you go to bed.

Connie said...

I made the switch about a month ago--no problem cause I'm a "new" blogger and had basically nothing much to lose!

I did however "lose" my site meter without realizing it! Certainly challenged my "purpose driven life" for a while as I saw a big "zero" day, after day, after... :-)

Your's is looking good after the switch over!

DJP said...

Thankfully, I still have Site Meter. I don't see much of any change, except on at least one comment thread, Kim's are Anonymous -- and I don't allow anonymous.

Kim said...

I'm anonymous? Oh dear; now I will have to go and "find myself."

Jared said...

Dan, I made the switch to the new blogger today. I was encouraged by your example and decided to hope it went well. I must say it only took me about 5 minutes and I didn't lose my site meter or anything else because I remembered to copy the code and bring it into the new html (lucky forethought). Anyway, I have found it is actually a little easier to add things in to. I guess we will see over the long haul.

C.T. Lillies said...

I am glad it went well Dan.

Love the greek thing over on the side, BTW. Thats worth a post right there.

"...the word of God is not bound."
--2 Timothy 2:9

Carla Rolfe said...

I can't switch because I have a group blog (ENo) in my dashboard.

So, when blogger beta is out of beta and allows the group blogs to switch over, I'd like to do that for no other reason than the cool categories you can add to posts. I like things decently and in order.

Go figure. :o)

DJP said...

Hm. Well, I'm a member of two group blogs, and Blogger simply transfered the two blogs I own, and left the others.

NEB said...

I had zero problems in the transfer. Santa loves me more than you.

Matt Gumm said...

There may be a difference between being a member of a group blog and being the owner of one.

Carla: it says it is out of beta now. Don't know if that makes a difference or not.

DJP: are the Google ads in the bottom right-hand corner supposed to be there?

P.S. Are you using IE7, or IE6?

DJP said...


I twice tried IE7, and twice removed it. I use Maxthon, built on IE6; sometimes Firefox.

Yes, the Google ads are making me pennies a year!

Kay said...

Oh you are a star. That 'are you sure?' box has been plaguing me wherever I go..