Category: General

I realized a ways back that I needed a third party to provide secondary DNS services for my domain and researched many optins and eventually settled on EveryDNS.com. I liked the robustness of the service and the price, free! Of course, they asked for donations and I was happy to provide one for their valuable service.

EveryDNS(ED) has since been acquired by DynDNS(DD) and my needs have changed and I switched to using ED/DD as my primary DNS host. This has worked flawlessly except for one domain. It appears that I ran into a bug with their system and they are not providing accurate DNS results. This is a problem and brings the question.

ED/DD provide technical support, but the response email states that it could take 4-6 days to respond. I can understand slow response on a free service, but I did pay for the service. To make matters worse, the issue at hand is clearly a bug in their system. At this point, I am frustrated waiting for them to respond and my website is having difficulties. Given that I paid, I think that I deserve a better response. Am I being unreasonable with this request?

One final note, my name registrar provides DNS services and so I moved the domain to them temporarily while ED/ED resolves the issue. This solves my problem, but does not resolve my my annoyance.

5/10/10 Update: The DynDNS Twitter team responded to my tweet on this topic.  They were helpful and highly responsive and resolved the problem on the same day!  Kudos to the DynDNS Twitter crew.

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Continued blog work

The migration to WordPress was completed, but there are many outstanding issues that need to be addressed.  Currently, I am working on finding a new template.  This is a temporary one that I am using.  The other issue is that I need to wait for DNS to propagate and so this site can become publicly available.

Please stand by….

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Migration complete!

I have successfully migrated to WordPress from B2Evolution.  The process was completely painless and highly efficient.  There are still some issues with previously posted images and youtube tags which I need to deal with at some point, but the content came through painlessly.

In case anyone is wondering, I used the script located here.  It went much more smoothly than expected.  The process was completely self explanatory.

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B2evolution?

I originally implemented b2evolution for this blog because I wanted multi-blog functionality. That is, the ability to host multiple blogs in one instance. Unfortunately, this is a feature not offered by WordPress my other blog engine.

My work blog over at aboutrestore.com relies on WordPress and I had forgotten how powerful that platform is. It is not that b2evolution is not powerful, but WordPress appears to have many more plugins and a very broad and active userbase. If I were to do it again, I would use WordPress here and bypass b2evolution and am still considering migrating.

Finally, this version of b2evolution is old and I am wondering whether newer versions are more intuitive like WordPress. Definitely worth a look since the migration path is easy.

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Migrate to WordPress

I am pondering the process of migrating this system to WordPress and am using this post as a place to maintain links to possible solutions. I welcome feedback on migration from any reader.

Paid service — http://worth2read.org/blog/2009/01/31/import-from-b2evolution246-to-wordpress-27/

Seemingly good option courtesy of WordPress forums — http://wordpress.org/support/topic/215389

A bit more thorough write up of the process at the WP forums — http://www.seo-strategies.org/2009/10/migrating-b2evolution-to-wordpress/

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