Update

First I tried creating a staging subdomain on my host server. That was pretty easy using some good resources online.

A problem immediately arose in that my host followed up the installation with a notice that I was seriously over my storage limit. I had too many photo galleries. I could have merely deleted some galleries, keeping a few to testing, but chose to create a local server instead. That way I wouldn’t have to pick and choose which photo galleries to keep for testing.

I finished creating the development server on one of my local machines and added my WordPress site to it. This was a major undertaking using XAMPP, WordPress 4.41, and transferring my WordPress database to the new server. There was lots of detail in this and it took a week, several hours a day of crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to get everything working. I do have one small (I hope) hiccup to fix, but it doesn’t affect my testing of the development site itself.

Over the next few days, weeks, or months (depending on luck/skills)…

  1. I will customize the Twenty-Sixteen theme.
  2. Create a new menu system
  3. Add the NextGen Pro Galleries and Albums to the blog
  4. Then, back to moving stuff from the web site to the WordPress blog

Note: I’ve redirected the web site “www.hog-blog.net” domain to the www.hog-blog.net/wordpress subdomain. So, the web site is no longer available. You do not need to do anything but you might notice the “/wordpress” in the URL after entering “hog-blog.net.”

Updates

I just added a video of the country jam session at the Rivers Bend Campground Bar & Grill just south of Joplin, MO. Norm and I stayed there on Day 15 of the Eric Von Zipper Memorial Ride in May, 2015. The video quality is poor: sound is tinny and it’s dark (due to using my phone), but hope you get the feel of the place. I enjoyed it. It took me back to stories my uncles Norm and Floyd shared of their playing days in West Plains, MO.

Note: After publishing the video I will be doing some clerical type updates on my pages. It will be a simple tidying up of the naming convention so you may receive several notices (if you are signed up) of updates. So, after the notice of the video, ignore the rest of the emails you may receive regarding updates today (12/6/15).

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IPAQ PDA Wireless Test w/Image

I’m testing the ability to email directly to my blog with photos. It’s not too complicated and should be much simpler than updating the blog via the Blogger interface. The Blogger interace is not well designed for mobile devices and takes some dexterity in getting around to edit, post, add photos, and send. Via my IPAQ’s messaging interface this is easy. I can open a photo with the HP Image Zone, edit the photo for size, select File>Send and it automagically attaches to an email where I can add the text of the post. The above photo of my granddaughter Stella was sent this way.

I also finished my Roads to Quoz post of 11/11/08.

Riding to Maine Updates

I’ve updated Riding to Maine at hog-blog.net

  1. Added all photo galleries – An old concept relearned but makes things easy and gives readers another option. They can read the Journals which are daily logs of the trip with all the details and some photos or the photo galleries which have less verbage but all the photos.
  2. I’ve completed Journals for Days 1-7 (US-52 on the Ohio River) and all Photo Galleries for the trip. I’ve commented on Days 1-4, Days 5-6, and the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA in the Photo Galleries. Will update the other galleries later.

Your comments are welcome.

Riding to Maine Updates

I’ve updated Riding to Maine at hog-blog.net

  1. Added all photo galleries – An old concept relearned but makes things easy and gives readers another option. They can read the Journals which are daily logs of the trip with all the details and some photos or the photo galleries which have less verbage but all the photos.
  2. I’ve completed Journals for Days 1-7 (US-52 on the Ohio River) and all Photo Galleries for the trip. I’ve commented on Days 1-4, Days 5-6, and the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA in the Photo Galleries. Will update the other galleries later.

Your comments are welcome.