Okay, so today has been a very productive day. Along with doing actual work at my actual job, I spent a lot of my time on the side working on setting up a new page on my website. It took a LONG TIME.
This morning, I decided to upgrade my website from the free version to the basic plan that averages at roughly $4 a month, but it’s a one time payment of whatever $4 x 12 is. At first, I was more interested in having the URL without the “wordpress” sponsorship in it. Now it’s just annamerissa.com, which is GREAT; it’s so much nicer looking. In addition to that, there are no more WordPress.com ads which makes for a much better experience when visiting my website. The thing that I didn’t expect being so beneficial was the freaking EMAIL AND LIVE CHAT SUPPORT!
The moment I realized I could finally chat with someone for free about my desire to create an archival page for blog posts, I messaged the help people. From there I went on for a LONG WHILE trying to get exactly what I wanted to show up on my site, to show up. (Websites are a finicky thing, you know.) And oh. my. goodness. I can’t even begin to explain how helpful my support person was. I honestly would have never been able to figure all of this out on my own.
Anyways, what I spent a good chunk of today working on is a page that compiles all of my blog posts so it’s a hell of a lot easier to go back and read through older posts. (Before, you had to scroll all the way through everything.) So although this blog post is fairly uninteresting, I just wanted to rave a little bit about how helpful the WordPress staff is. 🙂 For reference, I’m attaching our chat conversation to the bottom of this blog just so you can see for yourself how difficult I was and how understanding my assistance was.
I also wanted to let you know there is now a much easier way to go back and read old blogs of mine if you felt so inclined. (I hope you do!)
xx – A