Is this thing on?

Aaaand we’re back! Did you miss me? And have we got everyone? Show of hands, please, so I can work out whether all of my prechus readers have made the move to WordPress with me, or whether you’ve decided to use this whole thing as an excuse to stop reading and pretend you just “got lost”…

Mad props to Terry, by the way, for doing all of the hard work here while I did the …. no work. I did do a lot of refreshing the page, though, and that totally helps with a move like this. For sure.

Anyway, here I am at my new WordPress home. You will notice the spanky new header and footer images, but the rest of the design is going to remain pretty much unchanged, until Terry has either finished transferring all of our other blogs to WordPress, or got sick of me nagging him, whichever comes first. My money is on the nagging.

And! And! There is a change to the comments fields, in that we now have threaded comments, which means that when you leave me a comment, I can reply to you and my reply will show up underneath your comment.  And then other people can come along and reply to my replies, and it will be a total reply-fest, and we’ll all feel like one big, happy, integrated Internet family. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Anyway there is still a lot of tweaking to be done, so I’m going to go and do that, instead of telling you all about the mice that have once again set up home in our kitchen, and the half-naked man I saw while out walking the dog on Monday.  Those will have to be other posts for other days…

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.

44 Comments

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Amanda

    First to comment on revised blog!

    It looks great, a little slicker. Makes me want to move back to WordPress from Blogger. But you know, time, effort, nagging the boyfriend, etc., etc.

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      Amber

      Yeah, it's taken Terry working full-time on it for a few days to move it all over. The lesson: choose your blogging platform with more care than I did…

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    emmao414

    Yay, I love it!! it all feels so nice and shiny and organised!

    I think the header is a good idea, and how do you show some love? did you just mean leave a comment, or click on one of the wee thingies?

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Amber

    Thanks, Emmma :) It will look much better once Terry has time to work on the design. *cough*

    And the "Show some love" thing referrs to the thingies – they're links to add posts to Facebook/twitter etc…

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Kate

    Still looks great after the move! I had forgotten, momentarily, that you were going to do that so I was really excited when I saw it jump up to 10 unread posts in my reader! :-D

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      Amber

      Ooh, the feed is working? That's good to know – now the RSS subscribers have no excuse *evil laugh *

      • Reply September 11, 2008

        Louise

        oooo a comment on a comment on a comment, I know it's just what you always wanted. I am agreeing with Kate about the excitement of finding so many unread posts this morning.

        • Reply September 11, 2008

          Amber

          Ha! Yes, exactly what I've always wanted :)

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Steph

    It looks good :) And well done to Terry! And well done to Amber for her managerial skills :P

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      Amber

      Thank you! And yes, I have mad organisational skillz. It was ALL DOWN TO ME!

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    Elle

    Oooo it looks fantastic! Agreed on the 'organised' comment!

    *cue blog envy*

    • Reply September 10, 2008

      Amber

      I'm glad you like it :) Hopefully it'll be more organised soon….

  • Reply September 10, 2008

    J.

    Congrats Amber!!! Very sleek design. Guess the nagging paid off ;)

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      Thank you! The nagging hasn't actually started yet – this is just stage 1 of moving the site. Terry has a whole lot of nagging still to come :)

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Louise

    Shiny, new, exciting! Look look, I'm still here, only with a time delay compared to many of you other readers….

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      I'm glad you're here – and yes! Time delay! That will explain some of the other Missing Persons. Maybe.

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Tracey

    Very shiny and new and I am very impressed. I was a bit worried last night when I tried to look and got a big nasty warning message but it's all okay now!

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      Yes, there was nothing we could do about that unfortunately. I was worried that some people would look at it and think, "Hey, Amber dyed her hair blonde and started just posting stupid links. Unsubscribe!"

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Mel

    I'm here. And dude — threaded comments! I want!

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      I am * loving* the threaded comments. Seriously, best thing about moving platforms…

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    wendy

    *waves from LJ land*

    Very nice. Thought I'd let you know the RSS feed through LJ obviously works perfectly

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      Ah, that's good to know, Wendy – I've been worried that feed readers would get lost!

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Fi

    I'm still with you! Can see the blog no problem now.

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      Excellent! I think it only ended up being down for a couple of hours, which wasn't too bad. Moving The Fashion Police will be a whole other ball game, though – not looking forward to that at all…

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Carrie

    I am here and it updated my google reader with no problem.

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      Great – I think my own reader is the only one that's not updating. It figures :)

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Hank

    Works, and looks, great with Firefox 3.01.

    I'm undecided about the threaded comments. I'm sure you're very worried about this, and I'll make sure to let you know when I've formed an opinion.

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Hank

    And may I say that getting rid of the Captcha before the comment posts is an improvement?

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      Amber

      Yeah, I'll need to see how that works out – for some reason, this blog attracts thousands of really horrible spam comments every week (much more than any of my other sites for some reason), so I'm hoping the anti-spam will be able to deal with them. I hate Captchas's too, but every time I took it off Typepad I got hundreds of comments about Viagra and worse…

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    david

    Good new look, although there is a sideways scroll required to see all of the Midas Blog Network header and footer. I have a 19" monitor.

    I am sure that I can fix this if I put my mind to it, but I am not techie enough. It is not a big problem, but I thought I would pass it on as sideways scrolling is one of those things that some people think should be banned.

    Enjoying the blog.

    • Reply September 11, 2008

      admin

      Hi David, the width of any site I design is something I think carefully about in order to give as many people as possible the best viewing experience. The stats that we get from foreveramber tell us the resolutions of the people that view it and based on that data I choose the width of the site. It means that around 1.5% of the people that view the site will have a bit chopped off like you get and around 0.2% of people will get some of the content chopped off.

      • Reply September 13, 2008

        david

        Hi – could you please let me know what the most popular resolution is – I may be missing something from other websites, although most display normally.

        • Reply September 14, 2008

          admin

          1280px wide. I have slightly altered the width of the site by changing the way the drop downs work in the bars at the top and bottom of the site. This makes the site fit in properly for the other 1.5% of site users which I think you come into. As for the last 0.2% who are using 800×600, I can't help them :)

          • Reply September 14, 2008

            david

            Hi there – it fits perfectly now – many thanks.

            • September 15, 2008

              admin

              Always happy to listen and help if I can :)

  • Reply September 11, 2008

    Kristabella

    Good work Terry!

    Also, I like it because no more captcha and this new WordPress site remembers me when I come back so I don't have to always type in my name.

    • Reply September 12, 2008

      Amber

      Me too – I was constantly being defeated by my own captcha. Just hoping I don't get inundated with comments offeringh me cheap cialis etc now that it's gone!

  • Reply September 12, 2008

    Jennifer

    Looks great. I love the buttons at the top – very handy!

    • Reply September 12, 2008

      Amber

      Thanks – every day I thank God I married a web designer!

  • Reply September 12, 2008

    Kathleen

    Greetings from across the pond (I'm in New England)! I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now (landed here thru the Fashion Police site) and you're hilarious! Keep writing. :)

    • Reply September 12, 2008

      Amber

      Hi! And thanks for commenting – always good to know who's reading!

  • Reply September 12, 2008

    Nicky

    I am the Forever Amber ghost and I'm here! What with all the nice, new fangled comment functionality, I've been compelled to leave one for the first time EVER!? I've only been reading (and I mean your blogs, not in general you understand) for about 18 months – give me a chance……..

    Keep up the marvellous, sarcastic work.

    • Reply September 12, 2008

      Amber

      Thank you! You have no idea how nice it is when long-time readers comment to say hi! Stick around! Comment more! I will make you cookies and everything!

  • Reply November 6, 2008

    Sergey

    Blin … really beautifully written! All this is so familiar … and truthfully!

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