A fresh new look for my blog

A Fresh New Look For My Blog

Hello loves, I’ve finally decided to make the big switch to wordpress! This is my first published post with wordpress and I’m so excited to learn more about it’s features. I had been toying with the idea of switching things up a little for the longest time and a lot of you have said that you actually prefer wordpress! Before wordpress I was using blogger and as much as I love that platform it was just THE time to change things…

2019 has been about trying new things so far for me, I actually listed a 2019 goals post on my site in January (which you can take a look at here) and some of those goals I have already started making progress with. I knew that one of those goals was to rebrand or simply update my blogging site to a more modern platform. I had no clue where to start and watched some wordpress how to’s to begin with and took a look at some blogs that use wordpress to basically get some inspiration…

If you have been following my blog from the word go you will in fact know that I used PIPDIG to upgrade my blogger theme last year. I absolutely loved that theme but just felt like it was lacking in something, something I just couldn’t point out…

I decided to make the switch and research wordpress plans, themes, going self hosted and how much it would all cost. Most of you know Blogger is a free platform to use hosted by Google and there was only so much you could actually do. It’s great if your a first time blogger and not sure how to edit and write posts, a platform I would recommend if your want somethign simple and user friendly. When I started researching wordpress it said that you needed to have a host, in other words a server that would host your blog on a platform such as wordpress. The most familiar one is siteground and I heard a lot of mixed reviews about that but when I learned about Pipdig’s new hosting service I wanted to learn more…

Pipdig are amazing at creating themes for blogger and wordpress, some of the themes are absolutely beautiful and make you blog layout look fantastic. I needed a new platform, I needed a new host and most importantly a new theme for 2019! I looked into Pipdig’s new hosting service and noticed that they advertise three different plans, petite flourish and prestige. I also wanted to update my domain name and chose the plan that works best for me. I no longer wanted to have blogspot at the end of my name and so my new blog name is www.leighannesheila.co.uk, makes it that much more personal and updated too!

The whole process was so easy and I couldn’t thank Phil at Pipdig for the amazing work he has put in migrating my blog to wordpress and of course to Pipdig hosting. I can already see the difference in how my site is laid out, the features it comes with, the fonts you can use, the widgets you can display and most importantly how easy wordpress actually is to use. After a few tutorial videos I didn’t believe how simple it actually is, there’s so many of us that just assume it’s difficult to use when in fact it’s not…

I also want to thank Phil for transferring all my content from blogger and my disqus comments because that sounds like it was such a HUGE job to do, I would have had no clue where to start. I’m extremely thankful that Pipdig can move your existing content to a new platform because when I first started blogging(from Wix to Blogger) I remember those days of copy and pasting all my content into a new site, stressful!

I am so excited to continue using this platform for my blog and hopefully I will learn more about wordpress. Hope you enjoy my new layout, have any of you migrated to this platform yet? xo

 

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