Website Moving to a New Cave

Website Moving to a New Cave

This website, and its sibling site WriteSF.com, have moved to a new home in the land of internet things. My host for the last twenty or so years, SFF.Net, is closing its doors, sending all of its inhabitants scurrying for new caves. SFF Net has been a major fixture in the SF community for a very long time, and besides being great people, they were known to authors with websites as being the people who never slept. You’d email them with a tech support question at virtually any time of day or night, and would get an answer back usually within the hour, sometimes within minutes. Plus, for years, they hosted my writing course for free, because it was aimed primarily at kids and they liked to help kids. I’m going to miss those guys a lot. Thanks, Jeffry and Steve!

So, with sadness, I embarked upon the job of looking for a new host. I’ve landed at InMotion, who offered a great price and were very helpful in moving my site over. That happened just today. As of this moment, the site is loading verrrrrry slowwwly. I’m sure we’ll work out the problem; at least, I hope we will. WriteSF.com is not yet working on its new platform, but I hope to get that fixed soon, also.

If you’re seeing this page, we’re 90% of the way there. Wish me luck for the last 10%.

Update: The site is still loading slowly, but writeSF.com is now up and running just fine.

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  1. Nate Hoffelder
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    Hi Jeff,

    I do all things WordPress, including fixing sites (and building them). If you get stuck, let me know and I will take a look.

    Thanks,
    Nate

  2. Jeffrey
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    Thanks, Nate. I’ll keep that in mind. But I need to give the InMotion guys a chance to look at it. I was amazed, frankly, that everything still worked–contact forms, comments, etc. I expected half of that stuff to break.

  3. Nate Hoffelder
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    Sure thing, Jeffrey.

    BTW, I did look over your site last night and I found a number of fixable problems. For example, your server has a slow response time. And you have plugins slowing down your site.

    You will have to get InMotion to fix the first problem, but you can do something about the second problem. There’s a plugin called “plugin performance profiler” which test your site and tell you which plugins are taking the most time to load.

    It’s hard for me to say from the outside exactly what you need to do, but I can tell you that Jetpack is misconfigured. There are Jetpack features you don’t need and can disable, thereby improving your site’s performance.

    Let me know if that helps.

    Best,
    Nate

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