Moving to Wordpress.com? Time for a Revamp!
- Posted: Sep 28, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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Yesterday, Microsoft announced a partnership with blog specialist Automattic that will see 30 million Windows Live Spaces users upgraded and transitioned over to Wordpress.com accounts. The move doubles the size of the Wordpress.com user base which is now one of the largest free blogging platforms available.
If you’re an existing Windows Live Spaces user, there’s no need to panic! You have six months to make the move over to your new home, and you’ll find tons of support available to help you get there as well as migration tools which will make the move as easy as possible.
I’m sure you’re keen to check out what your new site will look like at Wordpress, but with six months to make the move, why not take some time out to revamp your blog?
One of the great things about Wordpress.com is that there’s a huge population of developers out there creating beautiful themes, and awesome widgets and plugins which extend the features of the core platform – many of which can be used with free Wordpress.com accounts as well as self hosted blogs.
Before pushing the button to migrate, check out some of my favourite features:
Once you’ve found your feet with Wordpress.com, you may want to go the extra step and host your blog on your own server. Wordpress runs on Windows, courtesy of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, which will install key components such as Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer. If you’re running IIS with SQL Server or SQL Azure, there’s a patch available to get Wordpress working with your setup too.
Have fun creating your new blog at Wordpress.com.